Overseas Admissions

Charterhouse reserves a few places in Years 9 and 12 for candidates from overseas. We do not usually admit overseas pupils to any other year.


As a result of the large number of overseas applicants to Charterhouse and the wide differences in educational provision which they have received, it has been decided to require them to take the UKiset battery of online tests that has been introduced by Gabbitas, the leading British educational consultancy. Applicants will also take a written English paper. The tests can be organised in the candidate’s own country or in the UK if it is more convenient. Details of the tests can be found on the UKiset website.

Unless a candidate is already registered, parents should inform the Admissions Office that they want their son to be considered for entry to Charterhouse before registering for the UKiset tests. If he has already taken the tests, they should inform UKiset that they want his results to be sent to Charterhouse. Please note that success in the UKiset pre-test will not lead to the offer of a place at Charterhouse, but candidates whose performance suggests that they have little chance of gaining a place will not be allowed to apply or to sit the entrance examination.

Year 9

Boys should be registered before the end of December of the year before entry and are then tested at their own schools or at a recognised testing centre, usually in January. Tests are also held on specified days at Charterhouse. Candidates who have done well enough to be considered for a place will be invited to Charterhouse for an interview. If essential, a Skype interview is possible. The entrance tests are set in English, Science and Mathematics, and a high level of performance is expected. The School will also ask for a report from the candidate's school. Those who are successful in the tests will be offered unconditional places, and parents will be asked to pay a deposit to secure the place. This may include advance payment of the first year's fees if a Tier 4 visa is required to study at Charterhouse. Some reserve places may also be offered. 

Year 12

Boys and girls should submit an application form by October of the year before entry, and we will then ask for a school report. Tests and interviews are held at Charterhouse in November. We expect all candidates to come to Charterhouse, except those who sit the tests in Hong Kong which are supervised by Academic Asia. In some cases, we are willing to test candidates at Charterhouse at their own convenience, but it is best to come on the test day itself. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the tests. Offers of places are made at the beginning of December and parents will be asked to pay a deposit to secure the place, which may include advance payment of the first year's fees if a Tier 4 visa is required to study at Charterhouse. If places are left after this process, we will test applicants at Charterhouse at a later date. 

Candidates from Hong Kong

Candidates for both Year 9 and Year 12 entry should contact Academic Asia (www.academic-asia.com) by late August of the year before entry. They will be interviewed at the Top Schools Event in September and then sit the entrance tests in Hong Kong in November.

IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME Candidates from Germany

Charterhouse offers a few places each year to Sixth Form boys and girls from Germany to study the IB Diploma Programme. Candidates should arrange a visit to Charterhouse during the autumn before entry. They then sit entry tests in German, English, Mathematics and one other subject at Charterhouse on the Sixth Form selection day. If candidates choose to sit their tests at a notary’s office in Germany, they will be invited to Charterhouse for interview.

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