Enter for an exam

Examinations are held twice per year in March / April and September. Examinations are held at independent venues (often the British Council) and not the approved centre.

Register online!

BCS members can now register for the Higher Education Qualifications online. If you are not yet a BCS member, you can apply for membership and exam entry online by following steps 1 to 3 below. If you are already a BCS member, please move directly to step 3:

Step 1: Join BCS

Step 2: Register for secure area access

Step 3: Online exam registration form

Online registration is now available for March 2018. This is currently available for UK, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria (Lagos),  Sri Lanka (Colombo), Sri Lanka (Jaffna) and Sri Lanka (Kandy).

For the UK, exams on the 20, 21 & 22 of March are being held in Swindon (B136) ; all other exams will be held in London (B107).

Other standard venues will be added as they become available.

All modules are available online.

The following application forms related to Higher Education Qualifications are available for download:

Examination entry form (PDF) (includes student membership registration)
Note: The Examination entry form should be used for non-standard venue exam entries and modules not available online. More standard venues will be available to book via the online facility above as they become available.

To make it easier to sit our exams, BCS may be able to find another venue for you, other than our standard venues. You will need to pay an increased module fee, for every module that you want to sit at a non-standard venue. 

There will be an additional fee of £10 per module as well as the non-standard venue fee of £60.

If you would like to sit in Dubai, Jersey, Malta or Jakarta, please enquire with BCS for the appropriate centre fee.

Note: The closing date for paper applications is 15 January 2018; this date applies to all non-standard venues for standard exam entry, re-sits and exam withdrawals.


Project Proposals

The online registration is now available for project proposals.

The session to use for this is August 2017. Please choose Unknown as your Approved Centre and B51 as the venue.

Email your receipt to exams@bcs.uk along with your project proposal.

Students from Mauritius will be unable to apply online.

Transfer of exams to another session

We can only transfer your examinations to the next available session, all requests MUST be made within 14 days of the date on your exam admission letter.

Please note: If your transfer is due to medical reasons, you are required to send us a medical certificate covering the dates in which you were due to sit your exams. This must be sent to exams@bcs.uk within two weeks of the date of your examinations.

Key dates

Exam periods 2016/2017
September March
Closing date for exam entry 15 July 2017
15 January 2017
Closing date for professional projects entry
31 August 2017
26 February 2017
Closing date for online entry
31 July 2017
31 January 2017
Closing date for projects proposals 31 August 2017 29 April 2017
Exam period 25 September - 29 September 2017
21 March - 1 April 2017
Results release date December 2017
July 2017

Candidates who have a successful Project Proposal outcome in the March 2017 session will be eligible to submit a project by the closing date in the September 2017 session.

Further information on the Professional Project in IT