UK and overseas universities offer a wide variety of qualifications for students who wish to study from their home country. We assist these universities by administering exams on their behalf.

You can also take resit exams at the British Council Hong Kong, so you don’t have to return to the UK during your holiday.

How do you register?

Please ensure you have contacted your institution and obtained approval from them to take an exam with British Council Hong Kong. It is the student’s responsibility to complete any documentation and settle any payment the institution requires. 

Complete the exam request form and return it to us. We will contact your institution when we receive your exam request.

How much does it cost?

Our exam fees cover venue hire, invigilation charges, secure storage of question papers and scripts, and courier charges. Our fees do not include fees charged by the exam board. Please get in touch with the board to discuss their exam fees. 

If the fee is paid by the institution, we will contact the institution to sort out the payment.

If the fee is paid by the candidate, please complete the exam request form.

Exam paper

Monday - Friday (9am-9pm)

Saturday (9am-6pm)


Monday - Friday (after 9pm)

Saturday (after 6pm)

Sunday and Public Holidays

Courier charge
First paper HK$1,200 HK$1,800 HK$250
Each additional paper HK$800 HK$1,200 HK$125

Exam timetable

Exams are normally held at the time specified by the universities. Neither the British Council nor the candidates can make changes to the exam time.

Special arrangements

In most cases you will need to contact your examining board or university directly for a special need request. The examining board will contact the British Council about the arrangements and will inform you about the approval of your request. 

You can contact us for a special need request if you have registered with us for your exam. You will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years at the time of registration.