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Visiting, Erasmus and Hosting Exams

Visiting students, Erasmus students and hosting exams for non UOS students


Semester 2 and Supplementary 2020 exams will now not take place on campus, as soon as we receive further information on this and on the details we will post them here or your student office will contact you direct.


Visiting and Erasmus students - On this webpage you will find information on how to sit your examinations off campus if required.

Non University of Southampton (UOS) students - Do you want us to host your exams? Find out on this webpage if it is possible, scroll down and look for the header 'Non University of Southampton students'.

Visiting and Erasmus – Sitting off campus

If you do not want to sit on University of Southampton (UOS) campuses (Avenue Campus, Highfield Campus, Boldrewood, Winchester, Southampton General or the National Oceanography Centre) during an examination period, you can choose to sit off campus at your Home University or your Semester Abroad University. If you wish to sit elsewhere, please email for permission and for more details.

Please note, there is a deadline to apply and possible fees involved, read the whole webpage for this information. Take the following steps if you wish to sit off campus:

Step 1) Please email with your request and we will check with your faculty if you can sit your exams off campus.

Step 2) Contact your Home University, provide them with the date ranges of the exam period and ask them if it is possible for them to host the exams for you. If they say yes, find out who will be arranging these exams (a representative) and ask for their contact details, you will need; their name, telephone, fax and email. Note this has to be a specific person, so we can liaise with them, it cannot be generic details from their website.

Step 3) Once you have gained the above required details, you can fill in the ‘Taking your Exams Off Campus Application form’ which can be found at the end of this webpage.


You will need to pay fees when you are re-sitting the examination. The fee is £20 per re-sit exam up the maximum of 5 (max payment £100). Please note, if you are taking it for the first time or as a Deferred examination, no payment is required.

You will also need to pay fees if you wish to sit off campus at different venue other than your Home or Semester Abroad University. In order to do this, you will need to contact for permission and to find out the fees involved.

How to pay:

Please visit the Online Store by going on: and either type in 'Referral' or 'Repeat Year, Not Attending', depending which examination period it is.


Defferal - A Deferred examination is the sitting of an examination at a time other than the original scheduled time/date. Due to some special considerations, you may be sitting the exam under mitigated circumstances; this is when your faculty have agreed you are re-sitting your examination as if for the first time.

Referral - Re-sitting the examination in the Supplementary period.

Repeat Year Not Attending - Repeating the year externally therefore not attending lectures and do not pay tuition fees. IT and other services are still available, only failed modules will be re-sat/deferred over Semester 1 and 2.

Deadlines for applications and payments

Off campus application form/change venue/change campus Semester 2 - Sunday 22 March 2020

Off campus application form for Supplementary exams 2020 Monday 13 July 2020

The following is only applicable if you are re-sitting the examinations:

Payment deadline for Semester 1 exams only - Friday 14 February 2020

Payment deadline for Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams –  Friday 19 June 2020 (if not paid in Semester 1)

Payment deadline for Supplementary exams – Friday 11 September 2020.

Exam dates and timetables

Please click here for timetable information for various examination periods.

Non University of Southampton students

If you are a student studying at a different University or Institution and would like apply to sit your exams at the University of Southampton, please see the following information:

If you are happy with the above criteria please email with the date of your exam and we will respond within 10 days to let you know if we can host your exam.

Contact details


Telephone: +44 (0) 2380 59 5922


Please click the button below to be directed to the Taking Your Exams Off Campus Application Form.

Taking Your Exams Off Campus Application Form
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