The British Council in Japan is a registered examination centre delivering Cambridge Assessment International Education qualifications: IGCSEs, International AS and A Level examinations; and Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing for higher education, professional organisations and governments.

To find out more about the International Education qualifications, please visit the International Education website
To find out more about the Admissions Testing, please visit the Admissions Testing website.

Please be aware that test methods written below cannot be held in the British Council in Japan.

  • Speaking/Oral Test
  • Practical Test
  • Any Coursework
  • Any subjects which private candidates are not allowed to take

* Please note that we are not be able to make entry for papers scheduled outside our office hours or on our office closing days (Saturdays and Sundays).
* Please contact us for subjects available.
* The British Council in Japan does not hold Cambridge O Level examinations.

Exam Periods

International Education

Written examinations are held twice a year:

  • May/June Exam Series. Please click here for updates on the May/June 2021 examination series from Cambridge Assessment International Education. Please click here (PDF 111KB) to view a letter to candidates and parents from the examinations board.

Cambridge is providing exemptions from some exam components for schools and private candidates where teaching and learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.

· Apply for an exemption with Cambridge

Cambridge will also support schools and private candidates by expanding the special consideration process.
The special consideration process allows for adverse circumstances, including illness, bereavement, temporary injury or disruption to an exam.

Students who have taken at least one assessment component are eligible for a grade.

· Submit an application for the special consideration process.

Private candidates must apply for exemptions and special consideration through the British Council office where they made their entry.

Private candidates will be contacted after the entry closing date with information on how to apply for exemptions, if applicable.

  • October/November Exam Series

Registration deadline is subject to change each year. Please refer to the Course Options and Price list for more details.
Please read and submit your Registration Form and Conditions for administration of examinations Tokyo (PDF 230KB) to the British Council Examinations Services Unit by e-mail.

Admissions Testing

Test dates are designed to fit in with universities’ application processes.
Please go to the Admissions testing website to find details of entry fees (where applicable) and key dates, as these vary for each test. Alternatively, download the key dates calendar (PDF 60KB).

Exam Fees

Exam Fees vary depending on subjects. Please contact us for further information.

International Education

Course Options and Price List (PDF 277KB)
*Price quoted includes local fee covering British Council cost and board fee for International Education..

Admissions Testing 

Exam fees include registration fees, paper fees and board fees. Total amount is subject to assessment type.
Please contact us for the total exam fees amount when submitting your registration form.


How can I sit an examination at the British Council?

International Education

Once you have decided what subject you would like to take, please fill in the registration form below and send to the Examinations Services Unit by e-mail or by post. We will get back to you in due course.
*Please be aware that we neither sell any practice materials for International Education nor offer any courses.

Admissions Testing 

Registration forms can be found from the Register Test-Takers website.


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