Hosting exams for other institutions

The University of Leeds can facilitate exams on behalf of other academic institutions. We will provide a suitable room and a University trained invigilator.  

If you would like us to host your exam, please contact us at least four weeks in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Available times

We can only facilitate exams during the office hours of Monday to Friday,  09:30 to 16:30 (UK time). We cannot facilitate exams when the University is closed for public holidays.

Exam materials

You can email us any exam papers and specific exam regulations. Please send these at least 24 hours before the exam. We will print the papers on plain white A4 paper, and give students A4 lined paper to write on.

If the exam paper cannot be sent via email, or there are additional materials, please send it to us through a courier service, such as DHL.

We will store all exam materials in a secure environment, and return completed exam scripts to you via DHL.

Exam venue

Candidates should arrive at least fifteen minutes before the exam start time. University staff will meet them at the reception inside the main entrance of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.

All exams will be held on campus, either in or near the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.


It is the candidate’s responsibility to arrive on time for their exam.

University policy permits students to enter the exam venue up to an hour after the exam start time. The exam still ends at the scheduled time and we do not permit extra time to students that arrived late.

When you make your booking, please inform us if your institution operates a different late arrival policy.


The candidate, or their institution, should provide 72 hours’ notice in writing if they will be absent from an exam; otherwise, the university may charge the full cost.


The student should bring a photo ID and present it to the invigilator before the exam starts.


It is the responsibility of your institution to pay the fees.

  • Standard facilitation fee, charged per exam: £50.00
  • Standard exam fee per hour or part hour, charged per student: £20.00
  • Courier fee to return scripts to the home institution: £20.00

Example costs

The following charges would apply for a 2 hour 30 minute exam for one student.

  • £50.00 standard fee for the exam
  • £60.00 for two hours 30 minutes for one student
  • £20.00 courier fee
  • Total cost: £130.00