Other University and FE Colleges Entrance exams

The British Council Nigeria administers exams on behalf of many universities, colleges and schools, both within and outside of the UK, making distance learning possible around the world.

How to book an exam with the British Council

You can book for an exam in three simple steps:

  1. Confirm with your examination body/exam officer of your institution that you can sit for your Exam with the British Council.
  2. Send an email request to exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org stating the name of the institution, preferred date of exam and location (Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt). You will receive a confirmation within three days.
  3. After you receive a booking confirmation, please make your payment within five days by banker’s draft addressed to British Council. See fees and payment section below for further details.

Attention all institution exam officers: if your institution will be paying the administrative charges, we will invoice you at the end of the exams. Please email exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org for further details.

Other and Non UK Institutions: Fees and payment

Institutions within the UK

British Council charges a fee of NGN 27, 625 per subject for administering your exams.

For Entrance Examinations into sixth form colleges and other UK schools, we will charge a flat rate of NGN 27,625 per candidate. Please note: For Headington School and Oundle School Entrance Exams, we will charge N27,625 for 1-3 subjects and N55,250 for 4 subjects or more.

Institutions outside the UK

If your institution is outside the UK, the fee is NGN 42,500 per subject for administering your exams and for sending your scripts via courier to your institution.

Payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to ‘British Council’. 


Due to operational reasons, we are unable to process bank transfer payment until further notice. All payment should be done with a bank draft issued in favour of British Council.

Important: you will not be allowed to sit an exam unless you have paid the fees.


Please refer to our Examinations refund policy.

What to bring to your exam

Please bring the following with you to your exam session:

  • identification such as ID book or passport
  • statement of entry
  • pens and pencils in a clear plastic bag
  • basic calculator

No electronic devices, e.g. mobile phones, are allowed to be taken into exams.


Most universities will send your results directly to you. Please confirm this with your institution.

Further information

For more information about courses and registering for an exam, please contact the university you are enrolled with or plan to enroll with. If you need further information please contact the exams team.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We are 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.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.