Taking your examinations off-site

  • If unable to sit your exam at the University, 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 for 2019/2020

    Exam session Deadline
    Semester 1 

    Friday, 15th November 2019 (Week 8)

    Semester 1 Resits

    Friday, 13th March 2020

    Semester 2 

    Friday, 20th March 2020 (Week 8)

    Semester 2 Resit 

    Friday, 12th June 2020

    Note: This is before the timetable is published - leave the date and time blank on the form.


    3 weeks before exam date

    How to apply

    Step 1

    Identify an institution to host your examination. This will normally be your nearest British Council. Other institutions may only be approved at the discretion of the Examinations Manager.

    Step 2

    Contact your 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 and the postal address of the centre.

    Step 3

    Complete the Online Off-Site Examination Application Form, making sure you have provided all contact details of your off-site examination contact. If you cannot access the google form then you can complete a paper Off-Site Examination Application Form.

    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, then the fee is non-refundable.

    Step 5

    We will contact your host institution to make a formal request.

    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 exam centre before any deadlines they set. This is your responsibility.

    Step 8

    Attend your examination at the centre 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
    • The Financial Aid team may be able to assist you if needed