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We work closely with universities, colleges and educational institutions in the UK and can make arrangements to administer examinations, re-sits and admissions tests in South Africa for candidates who cannot travel to the UK.

Why take or re-sit a university examination with us?

We will make all the necessary arrangements for the local delivery of your exam, including:

  • compliance with the regulations of each university, educational institution or professional organisation
  • arrangement of a suitable venue with appropriate facilities
  • receipt of your exam materials and their secure storage
  • dispatch of scripts via a reputable international courier to ensure safe and traceable delivery.

Please note that we are unable to provide facilities for examinations that have a practical component.


Register for your exam directly with the institution you are enrolled or plan to enroll with. The institution will decide on the exam dates and times and notify you directly of these. The British Council South Africa will be happy to administer your exam in either Johannesburg or Cape Town, as long as it's paper based and there is no practical component to it.

We charge a fee per paper for administering your exams and for sending your scripts via courier to your institution.

Please call or email us for the latest prices in this regard as these fees are adjusted monthly according to the exchange rate.

Who we partner with

The University of London is one of the world’s leading academic institutions, recognised internationally as a centre of excellence. It is a federation of 20 world-class colleges and a number of acclaimed institutes. Among the members of staff and alumni are over 55 Nobel prize winners and over 35 past or present Heads of State.
University of London degrees have been accessible to students worldwide through their International Programmes since 1858. Today, the University of London has over 40,000 students in more than 180 countries studying for 100 different programmes.
Late registrations for the University of London exams, start on Friday 15 March 2024 and end on Wednesday 27 March 2024. Please see below the How to Register guide for the University of London exams and click here https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/6022/home to begin your registration


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

Send all your documentation along with your proof of payment to Tebatso.Maremela@britishcouncil.org or fax it to +27 (0)86 570 0422. Please keep a copy as proof of payment.


Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy.

At the Exam

Please bring the following with you to your exam session:

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


Most universities will send your results directly to you. University of London results are issued three to four months after the exam is taken and will be sent via registered mail to you by the relevant British Council office.

Contact us

For more information about courses and registering for an exam, please contact the university you are enrolled or plan to enroll with. If you need to contact the British Council South Africa exams team, please email us.


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.