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We administer several subject-specific admissions tests for the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford on request:

  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
  • CAT 
  • ELAT
  • HAT
  • MAT
  • MLAT
  • OLAT
  • PAT
  • TSA.

Dates and locations

Please check the following website for dates: Admissions Testing Service 


Information about your results will be provided by the exam board in your information pack. 


Please pay using one of the banking methods below and use your name and surname as the payment reference.

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)

Bank: Standard Charted Bank
Account name: British Council
Account number: 001-883526-00
Branch: Johannesburg Branch
Branch code: 730020
Type: Current Account

Cash Deposits

Bank: Nedbank
Account number: 145-41169-19
Branch name: Corporate Client Services JHB
Branch code: 145405

Credit Card

Send your proof of payment or credit card form to  or fax it to +27 (0)86 570 0422. Please keep a copy as proof of payment.


We will only consider application for refunds, if you are unable to attend the examination on the following grounds:

  • Medical - hospital admissions or serious injury
  • Loss or bereavement - death of parents, guardian, brother/sister or child
  • Hardship/trauma - victim of crime, victim of traffic accident

Refunds will not be issued for incorrect choice of examination or subject choice. Applications for refunds must be made within 14 days of your exam date. Application made after this time will not be considered. All applications attract an administration fee of 25% of the exam fee paid.


 The following documentation needs to be submitted to enable us to process your refund:

  • Refund application form (available from British Council).
  • Original bank deposit slip, receipt or payment confirmation.
  • Copy of photo identity document.
  • Documentation supporting your grounds for refund (medical certificate, death certificate or police report).


Refund applications take 10 working days to process, we will contact you to notify you of the outcome of your application. Refunds shall be issued by cheque or electronic fund transfer into applicant's account. Refunds shall not be issued to third parties unless the student authorises us to do so in writing.

Candidates with special needs

The British Council makes every effort to cater for candidates with special needs. Should you require assistance in this area, please contact our Customer Service team who will be able to advise you on the options available. Please note that it can take up to 3 months for some arrangements to be put in place.

What to bring with you

  • Identification such as a passport or ID book
  • Statement of entry
  • Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
  • Basic calculator
  • No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc

Contact us

If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly e-mail us for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date. Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.