Taking your exams off-site

If you are unable to sit your exam at the University, you can apply to take it off-site by the relevant deadline below.

The exam must take place at the same time as the main sitting, irrespective of any time zone difference. 

Please note, approval of an off-site exam is at the sole discretion of the University.

Application deadlines 2023/24

  • Semester 1 - Friday 17 November 2023 (Semester 1, Week 8)
  • Semester 1 Resits - Friday 8 March 2024 (Semester 2, Week 6)
  • Semester 2 - Friday 22 March 2024 (Semester 2, Week 8)
  • Semester 2 Resits - Wednesday 19 June 2024 (Note: This is before the timetable is published - leave the date and time blank when completing the off-site exam request form.)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) exams - 3 weeks before the scheduled exam date

Any application after the deadline will be refused.

How to apply

Step 1: Identify an institution to host your examination. This will normally be your nearest British Council. Other institutions will only be approved at the discretion of the Examinations Manager (e.g. another University).

Step 2: Contact the host institution and find out who can help you organise your off-site exam. This will be your Off-site Exam Contact. You will need their email address and the postal address of the institution.

Step 3: Complete the Request Exam be Taken Off-site Form in Student Requests, making sure you have provided all contact details of your Off-site Exam Contact.

Step 4: Make the payment to Brookes for the application through the online shop. If we are unable to arrange your examination, then we will refund this fee. If you choose not to attend the examination, the fee is non-refundable.

Step 5: We will contact your host institution to make a formal request to host your exam.

Step 6: We will inform you if your application has been approved or rejected. If the application has been rejected, payment will be refunded.

Step 7: Make sure you make all required registrations and payments with your host institution before any deadlines they set. This is your responsibility.

Step 8: Attend your examination at the host institution on the correct date and time. Remember to bring your Brookes ID card and other required items to the exam.

Off-site fees


  • £150 for one examination
  • £75 for each additional examination taken in the same examination period


  • £200 for one examination
  • £75 for each additional examination taken in the same examination period

Please note:

  • The administration charge is non-refundable
  • The host institution may also charge you for the service