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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.

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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. Use the contact us form to request an application form.

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Computer-based exams

We offer two different types of computer-based exam (CBE):

  • on-demand CBEs
  • session CBEs. 

This section provides you details of our on-demand CBEs which are available in all markets at our network of licensed CBE centres. From September 2016, we will be introducing Session CBEs for the F5-F9 exams -  initially in selected markets. These CBEs will only available to take during the timetabled four exam session weeks.

For more information on session CBEs, please visit the exam changes section.

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Joint Examination Partnerships

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 for the relevant Joint Examination Partnership as well as with ACCA, please apply online. You may also have to complete a Joint Examination Scheme registration form, which you can get this from your local Joint Examination Partnership office.

Registration and subscription fees

You will need to pay an initial registration fee when you apply. You will also need to pay an annual subscription fee by 1 January each year to keep your student status active.

You will be invoiced in November each year, and we’ve made it easy for you to pay your fees online via our student tool myACCA. Your annual subscription to us means we can keep providing you with the right resources and support to help you gain your ACCA membership.

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

Important note

A subscription fee is charged in addition to the initial registration fee in your first year as an ACCA student if you are eligible to sit at more than one exam session in a calendar year.

New students who registered before 9 May 2017 will be charged a subscription fee in addition to their initial registration fee.

Thereafter the annual subscription fee is due and payable on or before 1 January each year you wish to remain an active student.

Exam fees and dates

You will also need to pay an exam entry fee for each examination that you sit. 

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Start your application for the ACCA Qualification or a Foundations in Accountancy qualification online today

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Your journey to membership

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Areas of accountancy

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