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British higher education is available from Hungary

A lot of people would like to get a UK higher education, but cannot travel to the UK and attend courses there. For them, the British Council provides the unique service by organising unviersity exams without having to leave the country.

WE WILL MAKE ALL THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LOCAL DELIVERY OF YOUR EXAM, INCLUDING:

  • compliance with the regulations of each university, educational institution or professional organisation
  • arrangement of a suitable venue with appropriate facilities
  • receipt of your exam materials and their secure storage
  • dispatch of scripts via a reputable international courier to ensure safe and traceable delivery.

We continuously work with new educational bodies, please contact us even if you do not find your institution in the list below. 

Who we partner with

You can study with several top institutions and take your exams in Hungary. We work with:

Special arrangements for the University of London

Step 1

You will need to register with the University of London for the examination session. After you have registered, you will be able to download an application form from the portal. Fill it in electronically and send a copy of your exam entry form to information@britishcouncil.hu. Make sure you make a copy for your own records. You will receive a validation code from us. Finally, you will be able to complete the online entry task by logging on to the University portal by entering your validation code, making your entry and paying the University’s examination entry fee.

Step 2

Information about the venue and time of the exam will be sent to candidates by email approximately two weeks before the test date. You will also be notified about the fee you will need to pay for exam administration and the deadline to transfer the fee to the British Council bank account (see bank details below). 

For more detailed information regarding the exam session please visit the University of London website.

Admission Tests for UK Universities

To read about the admissions tests you can take with us for UK Universities, visit this page.

Disclaimer

The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. Therefore, please understand 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.

Registration

Get in touch with your education institution at least one month before your exam and register your exam directly with them. Contact us after they have confirmed your registration.

Fees

The following administration fees are valid between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. 

Exam type Administration fee*
Written exam 2 hours and 15 minutes long or shorter 31,900 Ft
Written exam longer than 2 hours and 30 minutes 51,700 Ft

Our administration fees do not include costs charged by the exam board. Please get in touch with the exam board to discuss their costs.  

The administration fee is due ten days before the first exam.

 * The administration fees for the University of London are as follows:

Exam type Administration fee*

For one or two exams in an examination period.

The fee is per student per exam and includes courier services.

£83

For 3 or more exams in an examination period.

The fee is per student per exam and includes courier services.

£58

** The amount has to be paid in forint and will be calculated using the British Council exchange rate at the time of payment. Please inquire before making the payment.

Invoicing

Please note that we are unable to issue an invoice after the payment of an exam fee has been made. To receive an invoice, please contact us.

Bank details

INFORMATION FOR PAYMENT VIA BANK TRANSFER

Bank: Citibank Zrt., 1051 Budapest, Szabadság square 7.

Bank account holder: British Council Hungary

Bank account number: 10800007-77237006-00000000

SWIFT/BIC code: CITIHUHX

IBAN code: HU46 1080 0007 7723 7006 0000 0000

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please make sure you indicate your name, the date and name of your exam (e.g. ACCA 22 August 2014).
  • Please send us the bank transfer receipt with the rest of your registration documents to information@britishcouncil.hu, once you have made the payment.
  • Please contact us, in case you haven't received an acknowledging e-mail (which can happen with Freemail or Citromail e-mail accounts).
  • It's not possible to pay by cash. Cash payments can only be received from the Citibank branch below: 1133 Budapest, Váci street 80. (Promenade Gardens Irodaház at Dózsa György út metro station).
  • Please ensure that the British Council receives the full amount, all applicable banking charges have to be borne by the transferor.

Cancellation policy

100 % refund

If you cancel your registration 5 working days before your exam, you are entitled to a 100% refund of the exam fee. Please send your cancellation mail to information@britishcouncil.hu.

75 % refund

If you cancel your registration less than 5 working days before your exam (even if you registered less than 5 weeks before the test date), you are entitled to a 75% refund of the registration fee only if the request is made due to:

  • the candidate’s serious illness (e.g. hospital admission)
  • the death of a close family member
  • hardship/trauma, e.g. a traffic accident
  • military service.

No refund

Candidates who cancelled their registrations less than 5 working days before the test date are not entitled to a refund if:

  • the cause is different from those listed above
  • the application is not accompanied by appropriate official documentation and/or evidence
  • the application is made later than 5 working days after the test date.

Result

For information regarding your examination results, please contact your university.