Cambridge English exams (FCE, CAE, CPE)

Why Cambridge English?

Cambridge English exams are well-known for their quality assessment of real English, as used in everyday work, study and leisure situations. Cambridge English (formerly Cambridge ESOL) is a leading awarding body for qualifications relating to English for speakers of other languages. 15,000 universities, employers and governments around the world accept Cambridge English exams.

Why Westminster?

Our exam centre is based in central London, only a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus and Warren Street underground stations. We are the fourth largest centre in the UK. More than 1,500 people take their Cambridge English exams at the University of Westminster each year.

We offer the Cambridge English: First (FCE), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) exams.

How to apply

Please fill in our online enrolment form.

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Cambridge English exam dates

Exam Format Fee Late entry fee Exam date Entry closing date Speaking Test Results release window
FCE Computer-based £130 £150 20 May 2017 9 May 2017 20 May 2017 5–12 June 2017
FCE Paper-based £130 £150 27 July 2017 4 July 2017 27 July 2017 24 August – 8 September 2017
FCE Computer-based £130 £150 4 August 2017 24 July 2017 4 August 2017 18–25 August 2017
FCE Paper-based £130 £150 4 November 2017 10 October 2017 4 November 2017 1–15 December 2017
FCE Computer-based £130 £150 2 December 2017 21 November 2017 2 December 2017 15–22 December 2017
CAE Computer-based £135 £155 8 April 2017 28 March 2017 8 April 2017 25 April – 3 May 2017
CAE Paper-based £135 £155 13 May 2017 18 April 2017 13 May 2017 12–26 June 2017
CAE Computer-based £135 £155 17 June 2017 6 June 2017 17 June 2017 30 June – 7 July 2017
CAE Paper-based £135 £155 20 July 2017 19 June 2017 20 July 2017 17 August – 1 September 2017
CAE Computer-based £135 £155 12 August 2017 1 August 2017 12 August 2017 25 August – 4 September 2017
CAE Paper-based £135 £155 9 September 2017 8 August 2017 9 September 2017 6–20 October 2017
CAE Computer-based £135 £155 11 November 2017 31 October 2017 11 November 2017 24 November – 1 December 2017
CAE Paper-based £135 £155 25 November 2017 24 October 2017 25 November 2017 22 December 2017 – 15 January 2018
CPE Paper-based £140 £160 8 June 2017 7 May 2017 8 June 2017 6–16 July 2017
CPE Computer-based £140 £160 15 July 2017 4 July 2017 15 July 2017 28 July – 4 August 2017
CPE Computer-based £140 £160 18 November 2017 7 November 2017 18 November 2017 1–8 December 2017
CPE Paper-based £140 £160 2 December 2017 31 October 2017 2 December 2017 8–22 January 2018

Results

The results release window is for online results publication.

Certificates are dispatched by Cambridge English Language Assessment within 3 weeks after results are released. We will send you and email once we have received your certificate to arrange collection or posting.

Late entries

Applications submitted after the test closing date are subject to availability and may not be accepted.

Cancellations and transfers

Requests to cancel must be received before the test closing date.

All requests to cancel or transfer your exam are subject to a £40 admin fee, must be made in writing to [email protected] and be received by 3pm on the test closing date. No cancellations or transfers can be made after the closing date.

Cambridge English practice materials

Practice materials available for the Cambridge English exams.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about our Cambridge English exam.