You can apply online at any time of the year - it’s quick and easy. You can:
Please note you will need to allow time for your application to be processed if you want to sit exams at the next available session.
Paper-based exams can be taken in June or December. However, computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the first seven exam papers at the Foundation level (but not for the specialist papers). You can sit these at any time of the year. Simply find a CBE centre and pay them directly for the exams you wish to sit.
You can take computer-based exams at any time but you will need to make sure that you are registered as a student and that you have your student registration number with you on the day. Please allow at least six weeks for your form to be processed and to be given your student number.
For more information on computer-based exams, please click on the computer based exams link in the related links on the left-hand side of the page.
To register for the Foundation Diploma you will need to select Foundations in Accountancy during the application process. 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.
If you apply to become a student with us before 8 May, you will need to pay both your initial registration fee and your annual subscription fee. This is the closing date for late exam entry for the June exams, so applying before this date means you are eligible to sit paper-based exams at both the June and December exam sessions.
The following fees are applicable from 9 November 2013 (and are subject to change without written notice):
To register, please select 'Foundations in Accountancy' during the application process.
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 a Foundation Diploma 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:
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.
Easy to remember dates
The closing dates for early, standard and late exam entry are easy to remember - 8 is the date!
|8 March||Early entry (online only)|
|8 April||Standard exam entry (online and paper)
|8 May||Late exam entry (online only)|
|8 September||Early entry (online only)|
|8 October||Standard exam entry (online and paper)
|8 November||Late exam entry (online only)|
|Exam level||Exam entry period||December 2014 exam fee (per exam)||June 2015 exam fee (per exam)|
|FA1 and MA1||Early||£48||£50|
|FA2 and MA2||Early||£48||£50|
|FAB, FMA and FFA||Early||£69||£71|
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