University of Nottingham Malaysia
Current students

How to apply for overseas examination

Do not wait until you receive official notification via the Portal or an official letter from the University before applying to sit overseas. As soon as your School informs you of your results, you must start making the arrangements.

Application process


You must follow steps 1-3 before completing the application form.


Check to see if your modules can or cannot be taken overseas and what permission you need to obtain. Some modules may require permission.

If permission is required for any of your modules, contact the administering School/ Department office for approval. You must have permission for EACH MODULE you wish to take so this may involve contacting more than one School/ Department. You will need to tell us the names of the staff members who have given you permission when completing the application form. If any of your modules cannot be taken overseas or you have not received the correct permissions, your application could be refused and you would have to take your exams in Malaysia campus.


Contact an approved institution to ask if they are able to facilitate your exams. It is your responsibility to do this. If they need to contact the University, please ask them to contact the Exams Office.

Please note:

If there is not an approved institution in a reasonable distance to you, please contact the Exams Office immediately. They may have been removed due to poor performance in the previous exam period.  We may not be able to add some institutions back on to our list so you may have to be prepared to travel.

Institutions may ask for the Exams Office to contact them before you apply. We cannot make contact with the overseas institutions so please tell them we will make contact once the application deadline has passed.


To apply please contact us via Please refer to the deadline here. No late applications will be accepted.



What happens after you submit your application?

  1. By submitting the application form you are confirming that you have received permission from both your chosen institution and the administering School/ Department for each examination you wish to take overseas. If you have not received confirmation then your application may be refused or rejected.
  2. The Exams Office will contact your School/ Department and overseas institution to make the arrangements for your overseas examination.
  3. The date and time of your examination will be published on the exams page. The Malaysia date and time of your exams will be published on the examination timetable page early-December for Autumn exams, mid-March for Spring exams and mid July for August resits exams.
  4. ALL examinations MUST be taken simultaneously with those in Malaysia. Where this is not possible, due to public holidays or closing times of your chosen institution, the Exams Office will inform you of the alternative time and date. It is not always possible to do this and if you do not have this permission from your School/ Department you will be required to return to Malaysia to sit for your examination.
  5. One week before the start of the examination period, please check your individual exams docket that sent by Exams Office using your University's email. Please ensure that your chosen institution is showing as the location for your examination.
  6. Before your first examination, you must contact your chosen institution to confirm all final arrangements and pay any local costs. This is your duty and responsibility to ensure your overseas exams arrangement are being made accordingly.
  7. Take your University ID card with you to your examinations.

Cancelling your overseas exam arrangements

If you decide to return to Malaysia to sit your examination, you will need to email Exams Office to cancel your arrangements no later than 10 days prior to the first day of the exam period.

If you do not inform the Exams Office you will still be required to pay the full overseas examination fee of RM300.00 and any local fees by the institutions.

Getting your exam result

The results will be released via Blue Castle. We will notify students via University email. Please kindly ensure your University email is active to receive further updates from us.

Student Registry Office

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8663