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How to apply for overseas examinations

Do not wait until you receive official notification via the Portal or an official letter from the University before applying to sit overseas. As soon as your School informs you of your results you must start making the arrangements.



You must follow steps 1-3 below before completing the application form in step 4.

Check if your module/s MSExcelcon can or cannot be taken overseas. Some modules may require permission. 

If permission is required for any of your modules, you must contact the administering School/Department office for approval. You must have permission for EACH MODULE you wish to take. If any of your modules cannot be taken overseas or you have not received the correct permissions, your application could be refused and you would have to take your exams in Nottingham. 

Contact an MSExcelcon approved overseas institution to ask if they are able to facilitate your exam/s. It is your responsibility to do this. If they need to contact the University please ask them to contact the Exams Office at  

If there is not an approved institution within a reasonable distance to you, please contact the Exams Office immediatelyThey may have been removed due to poor performance in the previous exam period.  We may not be able to add some institutions back on to our list so you may have to be prepared to travel.

We will only make contact with the overseas institutions once the application deadline has passed.

Please be aware that if your chosen institution delay returning your exam scripts to the University there could be a delay in marking and therefore issues with your progression.

The application form will be available below from the following dates:

January 2018 Examinations

Applications are no longer being accepted. The closing date was 10th November 2017 at 16:00 (UK time). No late applications will be accepted.

May 2018 examinations

Applications are no longer being accepted. The closing date was 12th March 2018 at 16:00 (UK time). No late applications will be accepted.

August 2018 examinations Application form opens 6th July 2018
Application form closes 16th of July 2018 - 16:00 (UK).

Late Applications will not be accepted. 


What happens after you submit your application?

  • By submitting the application form you are confirming that you have received permission from both your chosen institution and the administering School/Department for each exam you wish to take overseas. If you have not received confirmation then your application may be refused.
  • The Exams Office will contact your School/Department and overseas institution to make the arrangements for your exam/s.
  • The UK date and time of your exams will be published on the examination timetable page early-December for Autumn exams, mid-March for Spring exams and mid July for August resits.
  • ALL examinations MUST be taken simultaneously with those in Nottingham. Where this is not possible, due to public holidays or closing times of your chosen institution the Exams Office will inform you of the alternative time and date.  It is not always possible to do this and if you do not have this permission from your School/Department you will be required to return to Nottingham to sit your examinations.
  • 3 weeks before the start of the exam period check your personal exam timetable on the Portal to ensure that your chosen institution is showing as the location for your examinations. The overseas examination fee of £150.00 (separate to any resit fees due to the University or any local administration fees) must be paid via the "My Finances" tab on the Portal. This will show approximately 2 weeks before the start of the exam period.
  • Before your first exam you must contact your chosen institution to confirm all final arrangements and pay any local costs.
  • Take your University ID card with you to your exams.

Cancelling your overseas exam arrangements

If you decide to return to Nottingham to sit your exams you will need to email to cancel your arrangements no later than 23th of March 2018 (16:00 UK time).

If you do not inform the Exams Office before this deadline you will still be required to pay the full overseas examination fee of £150.00 and any local fees.

Getting your exam results

The Exams Office cannot release any exam results. Your School will tell you when your results will be available for collection, or you will be able to access them via Blue Castle.

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