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, Sundays and Japanese National Holidays).
* 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. 

  • Application deadline for May/June Exam Series: 21 February 2020
  • Application deadline for November Exam Series: 14 August 2020

The deadline is subject to change each year. Please visit the International Education website or contact us 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 or by post

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 257KB)
*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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