Examinations Overseas

Students who have a overseas fee status and are required to resit examinations may apply to sit these in their home countries. Please note, this service is not available to students with a home fee status.


Examination Period Application Deadlines Overseas Centre Fee
Autumn Semester Exams (January/February 2018) Applications will open on 25 September and will close on 13 October 2017 at 17:00 £315
Spring Semester Exams (May/June 2018) Applications will open on 5 February and will close on 23 February 2018 at 17:00 £315
August Resit Examinations 2018 Applications will open on 6th July and will close on 14th July at midnight £315

Application & Process

Continuing Undergradtuates

Please apply using the Resit Payment Pathway for August exams

Final Year Students & Postgraduates

Step One: Complete the Overseas application form on the right of this page. 

Please note that payment alone is not an application. You MUST complete the Overseas application form, as you are required to choose which British Council you wish to attend. Do not pay without making an application.

When you submit the application form you will receive an automatic reply confirmation email.  Please retain the email for your records.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadlines and you will be required to return to Sheffield to sit your exams.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cancel an application?

Email the Examinations Team no later than 16:00 hrs on the following dates:

For Autumn Semester 2017/18: Friday 15 December 2017
For Spring Semester 20178/18: Friday 20 April 2018
For August Resits 2018: Friday 20th July

A refund will be available if the cancellation is received by the appropriate date. Cancellations received after the deadlines will require medical or other evidence to support the request.

Can Erasmus or Study Abroad students resit their exams overseas?

If you are registered on an Erasmus, Study Abroad or Visiting programme, you should contact your academic department at this University for advice about resit arrangements. The Student Examinations Team cannot make these arrangements for you.

What happens if the British Council is not available?

In the event that the British Council is unavailable, an alternative may be offered to you. If you do not wish to accept the alternative, you will be required to return to Sheffield to sit your examinations.

How will I know when my examinations take place?

The Student Examinations Team will contact you by email, with further information. Please do not contact the British Council.

If the centre you have selected is unavailable, an alternative may be offered.

If you wish to change your application, please email exams@sheffield.ac.uk - Please do not submit multiple applications.

If you have any further questions please email the Examinations Team.