University exams

If you are enrolled with a UK or other international university and you need to take your examinations, you can sit them at our premises. 

British Council Philippines provides invigilation services for students registered with UK schools, colleges and universities or overseas colleges and universities ( i.e. distance learning programmes) who need to take examinations but are not able to travel abroad.

Each educational institution has strict regulations about how examinations are conducted. We ensure that all regulations are followed and that all requirements are met. We receive and store papers from schools, colleges or universities, provide test rooms with invigilators for examinations and return the answer scripts by courier.

How does it work?

  • You must first get in touch with your university to register.
  • Remember to request from your university an overseas centre upon registration. The overseas centre will be the British Council in Pasig City, Manila, Philippines.

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 exam fees with your university.  Courier charges will depend on the country which the scripts have to be sent back to. 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 information about the venue and time of your examinations once your university has confirmed the details.

Some common exams


The BioMedical Admission Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants for certain medicine, veterinary and related courses.


The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) is a new pre-interview admissions test for applicants to undergraduate courses in English. The admissions test is designed to enable applicants to show their ability in the key skills of close reading, paying attention to language, imagery, allusion, syntax, form and structure of the passages set for comment.

Students applying to University of Oxford for English Language and Literature courses are required to take ELAT.


Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is used to measure an applicant's critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students applying to the University of Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) or Economics and Management (E&M) are required to take TSA.

For further information about exams, registration and fees please contact:

Ian Cortez
British Council
10th Floor Taipan Place F Ortigas Jr Road Ortigas Centre Pasig City 1605 Philippines

Telephone +63 2 555 3000
Fax +63 2 555 3090