The information on this page is for students who are considering entering our exams as a private candidate.
If you do not attend a Cambridge school or are studying with a Cambridge International school registered as online, you can enter our exams as a private candidate.
Why choose Cambridge?
Our qualifications are internationally recognised by employers and by over 1900 universities worldwide, including more than 800 US universities (including the Ivy League) and all UK universities.
We have been providing international exams for more than 160 years and we are the only exam board wholly owned by a world-leading university.
How to enter exams as a private candidate
You must find a centre or approved Cambridge exam provider in your country that accepts private candidates and register with them to take Cambridge exams. You must make all your arrangements for taking exams directly with the school not with Cambridge International. For example, if you have any questions you must ask the school, you also discuss any special requests with them, such as access arrangements.
You must be able to meet the full requirements of any assessment for which you are entered.
Find a centre
The British Council works with us in countries that offer Cambridge exams to support private candidates wanting to register to sit exams. Contact your local British Council office directly to find out about registration and the support provided.
If you are in one of these locations below, you can contact the British Council and make entries through its regional office.
British Council offices that accept private candidates.
Help finding a Cambridge exam centre
Tutors & Exams has a placement service to help private candidates find a suitable exam centre. It connects private candidates to a network of registered organisations that offer the exams they want to enter. Contact Tutors & Exams for more information using the links below.
Tutors & Exams is a third-party organisation with no direct links to Cambridge. We do not quality assure its service and are highlighting this service to help private candidates entering Cambridge exams.