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Mat Wright

The British Council is a global leading examinations administrator. We organise exams on behalf of a number of UK and international universities and institutes that cover a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.

Open University
University College London
King’s College London
University of Leeds
Heriot-Watt University
Manchester Business School
Durham University
University of Sheffield

Deakin University
Charles Sturt University

University of South Africa
Massey University

How can I sit an examination at the British Council?

Please download the Registration Process Flowchart first.
If you would like to sit an examination at British Council in Japan, please inform your university, college or institute of the following details.

  1. The British Council can only conduct paper-based tests.
  2. All the examinations will be held during our office hours which are from Monday to Friday (except national holidays), starting at 10:00 or 14:00 (Japan local time).
    Apart from the fee to the university, you will need to pay the local fee to British Council to cover our cost.

How much will it cost?

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

Exam Paper(s)

Monday to Friday

(10:00am to 6:00pm)

First examination session
Lasting up to 3 hours
¥33,000 (¥30,000 + 10% consumption tax)
Each additional/subsequent 3 hours
(within the same application)
¥22,000 (¥20,000 + 10% consumption tax)
*All charges are inclusive of consumption tax.
**For examinations that straddle the two time slots, the total fees will be determined by the end time of the examination.