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 2020) Applications will open on 30 September 2019 and will close on 18 October 2019 at 17:00 £335
Spring Semester Exams (May/June 2020) Applications will open on 10 February 2020 and will close on 28 February 2020 at 17:00 £335
August Resit Examinations 2020 Applications will open on 3 July 2020 and will close on 10 July 2020 at 17:00 £335

Application & Process

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 2019/20: Friday 20 December 2019
For Spring Semester 2019/20: Friday 17 April 2020
For August Resits 2019: Friday 17th July 2020

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. after the final examination timetable is published.  Please do not contact the British Council until you have received information from us.

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.