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Applying to become a student
Computer-based exams
Joint Examination Schemes
Registration and subscription fees
Exam entry
Exam entry fees

Applying to become a student

So you've decided to study for the ACCA Qualification.

You can register at any time of the year. The easiest and quickest way to apply is online. You can do this using the ‘Apply now’ links on either the right or left-hand side of this page.

If you can't apply online, you will need to submit a paper application form. Contact ACCA Connect and we’ll send an application form to you. Please click on the ACCA Connect link in the related links to the left-hand side.

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Computer-based exams

You can sit computer-based exams (CBEs) at any time but you need to be a registered student and will have your student registration number.

For more information on CBEs, please click on the link in the related links list on the left-hand side of the page.

Joint Examination Schemes

If you live in one of the following countries, you can sit exams that qualify you for ACCA and the national accountancy body at the same time: Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Cyprus, Greece, Guyana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago or Vietnam.

To register with the relevant Joint Examination Scheme partner as well as with ACCA, please apply online or complete a Joint Examination Scheme registration form. You can get this from your local Joint Exam Scheme office.

Registration and subscription fees

The following fees apply from 9 November 2014 (and are subject to change without written notice):

ACCA Qualification  
Initial registration£79
Annual subscription£83
Re-registration fee£79*

Additional fees may apply to register with the relevant Joint Examination Scheme partner - please contact the Joint Exam Scheme partner for details.

*plus unpaid fee(s)


Once you have become an ACCA student and have started studying, the next step will be to register for your exams. Or if you have already decided when you want to start taking exams, you can enter for them at the same time as you apply online to become a student

Entering for exams online is quick and convenient. You will receive instant confirmation that you have been entered for the exams, saving you valuable time to do more important things - like studying for them!

Please note the following:

  • The early and late exam entry period only applies if you enter for exams online.
  • Discounts only apply for early online exam entry for paper-based exams (held in June and December) and not computer-based exams (CBEs).
  • The standard exam entry closing date, for both online and paper exam entries, is 8 October for December exams and 8 April for June exams. If you register after this date, you will have to pay the late exam entry fee; late entry option is only available online.
  • All deadlines for exam entry are midnight UK time.
  • The late exam entry facility does not allow you to amend an existing exam entry (for example change a variant or add further papers). In addition, first time entries submitted during the late entry period cannot be amended at a later date.
  • Before entering for exams, please refer to the exam progression rules page.

If you're still not sure entering for an exam online is the way to go and you complete the paper-based exam entry form, this must be received at ACCA's exams department in the UK by the specified standard closing dates above. Please remember to allow time for postal delivery.

Closing dates

Easy to remember dates

The closing dates for early, standard and late exam entry are easy to remember - 8 is the date!

June exams 
8 MarchEarly entry (online only)
8 AprilStandard exam entry (online and paper)
8 MayLate exam entry (online only)

December exams 
8 SeptemberEarly entry (online only)
8 OctoberStandard exam entry (online and paper)
8 NovemberLate exam entry (online only)

ACCA Qualification exam entry fees

Exam level Exam
June 2015December
  Exam feeExam fee
  (per exam)(per exam)
F1, F2 and F3
Early £71£71
 Standard £76£76
 Late  £231£231
F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9
Early £90£90
 Standard £96£96
 Late  £252£252
P1, P2 and P3 (and any two from P4, P5, P6 and P7)
Early  £104£104
 Standard £112£112
 Late  £268£268

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