If you want to take exams at a UK university, institute or college, finish your studies or further improve your knowledge, the British Council Turkey offers the perfect opportunity for you to achieve this.

As the official and authorised body in Turkey, the British Council is an educational link between Turkey and United Kingdom.

Admissions Tests

Admissions tests evaluate specific skills required for admission to certain Higher Education courses and programmes:

UK university Admissions tests held in November: BMAT (Biomedical Admission Test), ELAT (English Literature Admission Test), Oxford TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), HAT (History Aptitude Tests), PAT (Physics Aptitude Test), MAT (Mathematics Aptitude Test), OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test), CAT (Classics Aptitude Test), MLAT (Modern Languages Test).

The STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) exams are usually held in June and registrations are accepted in March-April. The STEP registration form and exact dates will be published on the STEP website.

Distance learning programmes

We administer educational examinations for a wide range of British universities and colleges:

University of London

The University of London is one of the world’s leading academic institutions, recognised internationally as a centre of excellence. It is a federation of 20 world-class colleges and a number of acclaimed institutes. Among the members of staff and alumni are over 55 Nobel prize winners and over 35 past or present Heads of State.

University of London degrees have been accessible to students worldwide through their International Programmes since 1858. Today, University of London has over 40,000 students in more than 180 countries studying for 100 different programmes.

Univeristy of London exam registrations will open 5 February and close 28 February, late registrations will begin on 15 March until 27 March. Exams will take place in Istanbul. Please see below How to register guide for Unv of London exams and please register through here: British Council - Customer Portal

Open University

The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom’s only university dedicated to distance learning.

Heriot-Watt University

With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, Heriot-Watt`s Edinburgh Business School is one of the leading UK institutions for business and industry.

Warwick University

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching for innovation and for links with business and industry.

Other UK universities

Re-sit exams (usually held July-September) for all UK universities can be taken at the British Council Turkey. Please contact your University first to obtain their permission and then send us your application form.

We can also organise other exams on behalf of any UK educational institution on demand. Please contact us for more information.

How much will it cost?

Exam Administration fees will be incurred. Administration fees include venue charges, invigilation charges, secure storage of question papers and scripts. This does not include examination fees charged by your university and courier charges. Please confirm with your university for exam fees and courier charges depend on the country which the scripts have to be sent back. Please contact us for administration fees and courier charges.

It is important to check with your institute if the invigilation services fee has been included in the tuition fee or examination fees. The candidate will be charged if it is not covered by the institute.

Please contact us for the information on the venue and time of your examinations once your university has confirmed the details.


If candidates miss the examination due to illness or imminent death of an immediate family member or withdraw their entry on medical grounds, at the sole discretion of British Council they may receive a partial refund. A written refund request in English must be submitted to epe@britishcouncil.org.tr no later than three working days after the examination. An administration fee based on 15% of the total amount paid will be still applicable.

If you wish to cancel your booking two weeks before the exam date, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Examination fees are non-refundable where no acceptable proof of medical grounds can be provided. No refunds are given where candidates travel to a wrong venue or arrive too late to be admitted  to the examination.

The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

For more information about please contact us.