Sitting Referred/Deferred Examinations Overseas

Referred and deferred exams will be held at the University between Saturday 12th – Saturday 20th August 2017 (inclusive).

All students are expected to return to their normal campus to sit their exam(s). If you are unable to return to the University to take your exam(s) you must ask for permission to sit the exam abroad.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the Sitting Exams Overseas 2017 - Request Form once your results have been formalised post Exam Board in early June 2017. Send the completed form, which MUST be accompanied by supporting evidence in English, to your ‘home’ College by no later than noon Friday 23rd June 2017.

Business School

Please log a SID enquiry; 

Business School Category; ‘Referred Deferred Exams’

Title “APPLICATION TO SIT ABROAD”

Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences

exams@emps.ex.ac.uk

Humanities        

humanities-education@exeter.ac.uk

Life and Environmental Science

(including Natural Sciences)

andy.j.robinson@exeter.ac.uk

Social Science and International Studies

ssis-mitigation@exeter.ac.uk

Medical School 

t.rushforth@exeter.ac.uk

Flexible Combined Honours

fch@exeter.ac.uk

REASONS THAT CAN BE CONSIDERED

The only reasons that can be considered for sitting abroad are:

  • Medical reasons – if you are unable to travel for medical reasons.

NB - this is where medical reasons prevent you travelling but not from sitting an exam. A Mitigation Application should be submitted if medical reasons mean your performance at an exam (in any location) will be affected. 

  • Academic Study – if you are undertaking further academic study during the exam period and the host institution has confirmed that you are not allowed to return to the University for these exams. 
  • Overseas work placements (credit bearing) – only if you have had a request for permission to return to the University for the exams refused by the placement provider. 
  • Other exceptional personal circumstances.

Please note – financial or employment reasons will not be accepted unless in exceptional circumstances.


EVIDENCE REQUIRED

When you ask for permission to sit your exam abroad, your request form must be accompanied by supporting evidence in English (see Request form for further official translation advice). This is important – any application that does not have the appropriate supporting evidence attached will be refused and students will not be chased for additional information.  

Medical:

A letter from an independent medical professional to confirm that you are unable to travel for medical reasons.

Academic:

Official documentation such as a verifiable letter from your place of study that states what you are studying, the course dates, and confirms that you do not have permission to attend the exams in August.

Overseas work placements (credit bearing):

Official documentation such as a verifiable letter or email from your place of work confirming that you do not have permission to attend the exams in August.

Other:

Other verifiable evidence that provides details of the unavoidable circumstances and shows that you are unable to return to the University for exams in August.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

All decisions will be sent by email on Friday 30th June 2017.

If your College approves your request to sit exams abroad you will receive a further email from the Examinations Office on Friday 14th July 2017 giving details of the final stage of the official online registration process.


ACCOMMODATION EXETER / PENRYN CAMPUS

Accommodation will be available in Exeter and Penryn for those students who are required to return to the UK to sit their exams.  Full booking details for this accommodation will be advised in the official email which will be sent on Friday 14th July 2017.


VISA EXTENSIONS

If you have any worries about your visa status or think you need to extend your visa, please contact the International Student Support team: sid@exeter.ac.uk