We organize exams on behalf of a number of UK universities and institutes that cover a wide range of academic and vocational subjects as follows:

  • Re-sit examinations: Students of UK universities can sit their exams at the British Council in Korea throughout the year, without having to return to the UK.
  • Distance learning examinations: Not everyone can travel abroad for a UK qualification. If you are thinking of studying from home with UK universities and institutes, you may be able to sit your exams in our centre.
  • Other on-demand university exams: We offer a range of other on-demand exams. Contact us for more information.

University exams process


Please make sure your application to sit an exam overseas is approved by your university.

※ You should contact us for the service request at least 7 working days prior to your exam date.

  1. Download the exam application form: Please download the exam application form here. And fill out the form.
  2. Apply for an exam: Submit the completed form via email at exams@britishcouncil.or.kr.
  3. Make a payment: You may make the payment via bank transfer once you have received the notification indicating your exam fee and the terms of payment from us.
  4. Receive the exam confirmation letter: Once your exam has been confirmed, we will notify you the exam details including the exam schedule and venue information via email.


  • Candidates should report to the venue 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam. 
  • Candidates must bring the same National ID or passport used at registration.
  • Candidates can take writing instruments into the exam room. No mobile phones, books, dictionaries or papers are allowed.

Statement of results

  • Candidates should contact the university or professional institution to receive information on their exam results.

※ Candidates who require special arrangements are advised to register at least one week before the registration deadline.

Test fee (Non University of London International Programme)

  Up to three hours
Test fee per paper KRW 145,000

※ Exam board fee, postage (KRW 22,000 per paper) and external exam venue fee (KRW 70,000 per paper) are excluded from the noted service charge above.
※ KRW 25,000 of the additional cost will be charged per hour, if the duration of the exam is over 3 hours.

Refund and cancellation (Non University of London International Programme)

A cancellation fee of KRW 45,000 per exam is charged, if an exam is cancelled between 7 to 14 business days prior to your exam date.

  • No refund will be given if you apply for cancellation within 7 business days from your exam date.
  • Candidates who are unable to show an appropriate ID on the exam day, or who are absent for personal reasons including a minor illness, will not receive a refund.

Test fee, refund and cancellation of University of London International Programme

Test fee for University of London

Number of Exams 1~2 exams in a session 3 or more exams in a session
(30% off from the normal price)
Test Fee (VAT incl.) 140 pounds per subject 98 pounds per subject

※ Total fee in Korean Won is subject to change depending on the exchange rate of the month.

Refund policy for University of London (with effect from 16 May 2016)

  • Full refund if you apply for cancellation during the entry period.
  • 75% refund if you apply for cancellation more than 28 days before the date of your first exam. (In case of 30 June exam, get 75% refund if apply for cancellation on 1 June)
  • No refund will be given if you apply for cancellation within 27 days from the date of your first exam. (In case of 30 June exam, No refund if apply for cancellation on 2 June)

※ The refund policy is based on your earliest exam out of all your exams.

Contact us

  • Emailexams@britishcouncil.or.kr
  • Fax: +82 (0)2 3702 0660
  • Address: British Council, 2F, 19 Seosomun-ro 11-gil (B-dong, Paichai Jeongdong Building, 34-5 Jeong-dong), Jung-gu, Seoul, 04516 Korea

※ Please note that all enquiries relating to Exam Proctor Services are only handled by email at exams@britishcouncil.or.kr.