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

How to book a University of London exam with the British Council

  1. Download a copy of your examination entry form from the University of London Student Portal.
  2. Submit 2 copies of your examination entry form at the British Council office of your choice (Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt) with your bank draft issued to British Council.
  3. Receive your validation code (if applicable) after completing your payment.
  4. Complete your registration on the University of London Student Portal

Please note that the deadline set by the University of London is also the deadline for registration with the British Council.

Please see the University of London website for candidate instructions.

Fees and payment

Effective from 01 October 2019, candidates taking 1 or 2 exams will pay NGN31,804 per exam. Candidates with 3 or more exams will pay NGN22,419 per exam.

  1. You will need a reference number before making your payment. Contact the British Council for your unique reference number. Alternatively, you can quote your student number (if you are a continuing student) or your National ID / Passport number as the reference number on your deposit slip
  2. We accept payments into our bank account from the following:
  • bank drafts drawn from any Nigerian bank payable to British Council Trading Services (you do not need bank account numbers to buy a bank draft)

3. To make the above payments you must quote your registration British Council assigned Reference Number / ID number in all reference fields that are available.

4. For candidates making payments via bank deposit, it is prudent to plan for an extra day or two for processing payments.

5. Failure to quote a reference number may delay your application process. 

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

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.


University of London results are issued three to four months after the exam is taken and will be sent via registered mail to you by the relevant British Council office.


Please refer to our Examinations refund policy.

Further information

For more information about courses and registering for an exam, please go to the University of London Internation Programmes website.

If you have any questions about taking an exam with the British Council, 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.