Year 9 Overseas Admissions

Outstanding boarding for boys and girls aged 13 to 18


Charterhouse reserves a few places at Year 9 (13+ entry) to welcome candidates from overseas.

1. UKiset Pre-tests

Prior to registration, all candidates who are in education outside of the United Kingdom must successfully complete the UKiset Pre-tests. UKiset is an adaptive cognitive test that measures underlying ability and language proficiency. More information can be found on the UKiset website (

We request that parents inform the Admissions Office that they want their child to be considered for entry to Charterhouse before registering for the UKiset tests. If the child has already taken the tests, parents should instruct UKiset to send the results to Charterhouse. If the candidate is successful in the UKiset Pre-tests then they will be invited to register. Please note that success in the UKiset Pre-tests does not guarantee a place at Charterhouse. The UKiset results should be sent to Charterhouse by 1 October of the year before entry, at the latest.

2. Registration

Children should be registered by 1 November of the year before entry. Parents complete the registration form and pay a non-returnable fee of £250 to secure a place for their child on the list for their year of entry (Year 9 – usually, the September after their 13th birthday).

3. Selection

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.

Tests are held on specified days in January at Charterhouse, or arrangements can be made to have the tests sent to a candidate’s own school or a recognised testing centre. Candidates who have successfully passed the tests will be invited to Charterhouse for an interview. If essential, a Skype interview may be possible.

Candidates who are successful in the tests and interview will be offered unconditional places, and parents will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure the place. Some reserve places may also be offered.

Candidates from Hong Kong and Mainland China

Candidates for Year 9 (and Year 10) entry should contact Academic Asia ( by late August of the year before entry. They will be interviewed at the Top Schools Event held in Hong Kong in September and then sit the entrance tests in Hong Kong in November. Offers of places will be made in December.

Timeline for 2018 entry
1 October 2017 UKiset test results must be submitted to the Director of Admissions
1 November 2017 Registration Deadline
January 2018 Charterhouse Entrance Tests
February 2018   Results 

Prospectus and Information request ForM

To request a prospectus and/or further information, please complete the Prospectus and Information Request Form using the link below: