Below we describe what we may charge a fee for, so you can access our world-leading academic programmes and resources. It is important you have a clear understanding of our fees before you apply to become a Cambridge school.
Before you can offer Cambridge qualifications you must go through our application process. This includes an approval visit, where a Cambridge representative will visit your school to understand your plans and help you to register. A school application fee applies. We will refund a portion of the application fee if a school does not meet our standards. UK schools might be exempt from the approval visit – please contact us to find out more.
Fees for Cambridge programmes and qualifications
The information below gives you an overview of the fees we charge. For full details of the fees for your region please contact us.
Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary and Advanced
There are annual programme fees for the Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary and Advanced programmes. These annual fees maintain your status as a Cambridge school, giving you access to:
- high-quality and innovative programmes and qualifications recognised by employers and universities worldwide
- a wide range of support resources to help teachers plan and deliver our syllabuses and prepare for our assessments
- training and resources to help exams officers administer our exams
- regular updates from Cambridge to support you
- opportunities to exchange best practice and experiences with a community of over 10000 schools in over 160 countries.
We waive the Cambridge Secondary & Advanced programme fee for schools that spend over a certain threshold in the previous year, for example, through making exam entries, attending training and buying publications.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests are included in the programme. There is a fee for each Cambridge Primary Checkpoint test in English, English as a second language, mathematics, science and Global Perspectives. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests are marked in Cambridge and are generally taken in the final year of Cambridge Primary.
Cambridge Lower Secondary
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests are included in the programme. There is a fee for each Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint test in English, English as a second language, mathematics, science and Global Perspectives. Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests are marked in Cambridge and are generally taken in the final year of Cambridge Lower Secondary.
Cambridge Upper Secondary
Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level: we charge a fee for each exam entry.
Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U: we charge a fee for each exam entry. Cambridge Pre-U is being withdrawn and the last examinations for the majority of subjects* will be June 2023, with a resit available in June 2024. No teaching of Cambridge Pre-U syllabus should be started for new students in September 2022. *There are five syllabuses being withdrawn a year earlier with last examinations in June 2022 - Latin, Classical Greek, Psychology, Russian and Italian. Only resit candidates can be entered to take the exams in June 2023 for these syllabuses, new candidates will not be eligible to enter.
View our fees information (PDF, 303KB) for qualifications regulated by Ofqual.
We charge online schools an annual learner registration fee, based on the number of learners enrolled in Cambridge programmes in September each year.