The Complete Guide To UKiset

What is the UKIset?

UKiset is an adaptive online entry test taken in English designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. It can be taken in the student’s own country at an authorised testing centre, in the UK at a test centre in London or at selected schools. It provides schools with valuable information on a student’s potential within their school.

It is an intelligent means to test a student’s developed ability and aptitude for learning and is a standardised assessment that helps identify the candidate’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences.


UKiset Fees – How Much Is the UKiset test?

UKiset costs £295 which includes registration, arrangement of a test date, invigilation fees, results sent to the candidate, and the full UKiset Profile sent to up to five schools (more school choices can be added at £50 per school).


UKiset Test Question Structure

UKiset takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. For year 12 entries (16+), this may be longer due to the level of their test. Ukiset measures five principal areas:

  1. Non-Verbal Reasoning – a form of problem solving based around diagrams rather than words.
  2. Spatial Ability – tests the ability to mentally rotate and manipulate shapes in two and three dimensions.
  3. Verbal Reasoning – problem solving with words.
  4. Quantitative – The application of mathematical concepts and skills to solve real-world problems.
  5. English – grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening and creative writing.


UKiset schools list

Currently, there are over 200+ UK Boarding Schools which use UKiset as the standardised assessment to recruit overseas students. Here you can find a comprehensive list of schools. 

Academy School Mansfield College Oxford
Adcote International Marlborough College
Aldenham Merchiston Castle School
Alleyns School Mill Hill International
Ampleforth College Millfield Senior
Ardingly Monkton Combe
Ashford International School Moreton Hall
Badminton Mount Kelly
Bede’s Prep & Senior School Mount School, York
Bedford School New Hall School
Bellerbys Colleges Norwich School
Benenden School Oakham School
Bishopstrow College Old Buckenham Hall
Bloxham School Old Palace of John
Blundell’s School Oundle School
Bournemouth Collegiate School Packwood Haugh School
Box Hill School Padworth College
Bradfield College Pangbourne College
Brentwood School Pilgrims School
Brighton College Port Regis School
Bromsgrove School Princess Helena College
Brooke House Prior Park School
Bruton School for Girls Prior’s Field
Bryanston School Queen Anne’s School
Buckswood School Queen Ethelburga’s York
Burgess Hill Girls Queen Margaret’s School
Caldicott Queenswood School
Canford Rendcomb College
Cardiff Sixth Form College Repton School
Charterhouse Royal Masonic School for Girls
Cheltenham College Royal Russell School
Christ’s Hospital School Rugby School
City of London Freemans School Scarborough College
Claremont School Seaford College
Clifton College Sedbergh
Clifton College (Prep) Sevenoaks
Cobham Hall, Kent Sherborne International College
Concord College Sherborne School
Culford School Shiplake College
Dauntsey’s Sibford School
Dean Close School Sidcot School
Downside School St Claire’s Oxford
Eastbourne College St Edward’s Oxford
Edinburgh Academy St John’s Beaumont, Windsor
Ellesmere College St Lawrence College
Epsom College St Mary’s School, Cambridge
Eton College Stonyhurst
Felsted School Stover School
Fettes School St Swithun’s School
Foremarke Hall Tettenhall College
Gordonstoun The Friends School
Greshams The King’s School, Canterbury
Haileybury School The Leys School
Handcross Park School The Royal Hospital School
Harrogate Ladies College The Royal School
Harrow Tonbridge School
Haslemere Tudor Hall School
Headington Uppingham School
Ipswich School Warminster School
Kent College Warwick School
Kilgraston Wellingborough School
Kings Bruton Wellington College
Lancing College Wellington School
Langley School Westminster School
Lathallan School Whitgift School
Leicester High School for Girls Winchester College
Leighton Park School Woldingham School
Lingfield Notre Dame School Woodbridge School
Lord Wandsworth College Worth School
Loretto School Wycliffe College
Loughborough Grammar Wycombe Abbey School
Malvern St James


UKiset Registration Process

You can register for UKiset online or speak to us (we’ll help you handle all the nitty-gritty details).


UKiset Test Centers

Britannia StudyLink Malaysia is a certified, official UKiset test center. You can book an appointment with us if you wish to sit for the UKiset Test.


UKiset Training

According to, the best practice for UKiset is in working on a candidate’s English skills. The student should prepare on improving vocabulary, grammar, receptive (reading and listening) and expressive (speaking and writing) tasks, as well as practice verbal and non-verbal reasoning. You can Google terms like “verbal or non-verbal reasoning” to get explanations and ideas of the type of questions that might be asked.


UKiset Results

Instant reports are generated after the test has been taken that are available the next working day and emailed to the provided contact.

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