Overseas Resit Exams

Overseas Resit Exams

For students who would like to resit exams in their home country.

If you have a permanent home address outside of the UK you may be able to take exams in your home country during the three exam periods.

Check the list of exams which you cannot take overseas (PDF: 79kb) before submitting an application.


SemesterExam DatesApplication OpensApplication Closes
Semester One 14 January to 25 January 2019 Monday 15 October 2018 Wednesday 14 November 2018 (5pm GMT)
Semester Two 20 May to 7 June 2019 Monday 4 February 2019 Friday 1 March 2019 (5pm GMT)
Resits 19 August to 30 August 2019 Tuesday 2 July 2019 Monday 15 July 2019 (5pm GMT)

Applications to take resit exams in August have now closed. No further applications can be accepted.

Students who have failed assessments and are eligible to resit exams in August 2019 must now do so in Newcastle.

You must sit your exams in British Council offices which are established and reliable exam centres. Check the British Council website for addresses and contact information.

If your country does not have a British Council office, you may be able to sit at an alternative venue. Check our List of Permitted Overseas Exam Venues (Excel: 17kb) for your nearest options. If your preferred venue is not on this list, contact the Exams Office to enquire further.

Exam Rules

The same rules apply to all exams whether they are held on or off campus. Full Off-Campus Assessment Policy details (PDF: 315kb) are available.