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 SchoolMansfield College Oxford
Adcote InternationalMarlborough College
AldenhamMerchiston Castle School
Alleyns SchoolMill Hill International
Ampleforth CollegeMillfield Senior
ArdinglyMonkton Combe
Ashford International SchoolMoreton Hall
BadmintonMount Kelly
Bede’s Prep & Senior SchoolMount School, York
Bedford SchoolNew Hall School
Bellerbys CollegesNorwich School
Benenden SchoolOakham School
Bishopstrow CollegeOld Buckenham Hall
Bloxham SchoolOld Palace of John
Blundell’s SchoolOundle School
Bournemouth Collegiate SchoolPackwood Haugh School
Box Hill SchoolPadworth College
Bradfield CollegePangbourne College
Brentwood SchoolPilgrims School
Brighton CollegePort Regis School
Bromsgrove SchoolPrincess Helena College
Brooke HousePrior Park School
Bruton School for GirlsPrior’s Field
Bryanston SchoolQueen Anne’s School
Buckswood SchoolQueen Ethelburga’s York
Burgess Hill GirlsQueen Margaret’s School
CaldicottQueenswood School
CanfordRendcomb College
Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeRepton School
CharterhouseRoyal Masonic School for Girls
Cheltenham CollegeRoyal Russell School
Christ’s Hospital SchoolRugby School
City of London Freemans SchoolScarborough College
Claremont SchoolSeaford College
Clifton CollegeSedbergh
Clifton College (Prep)Sevenoaks
Cobham Hall, KentSherborne International College
Concord CollegeSherborne School
Culford SchoolShiplake College
Dauntsey’sSibford School
Dean Close SchoolSidcot School
Downside SchoolSt Claire’s Oxford
Eastbourne CollegeSt Edward’s Oxford
Edinburgh AcademySt John’s Beaumont, Windsor
Ellesmere CollegeSt Lawrence College
Epsom CollegeSt Mary’s School, Cambridge
Eton CollegeStonyhurst
Felsted SchoolStover School
Fettes SchoolSt Swithun’s School
Foremarke HallTettenhall College
GordonstounThe Friends School
GreshamsThe King’s School, Canterbury
Haileybury SchoolThe Leys School
Handcross Park SchoolThe Royal Hospital School
Harrogate Ladies CollegeThe Royal School
HarrowTonbridge School
HaslemereTudor Hall School
HeadingtonUppingham School
Ipswich SchoolWarminster School
Kent CollegeWarwick School
KilgrastonWellingborough School
Kings BrutonWellington College
Lancing CollegeWellington School
Langley SchoolWestminster School
Lathallan SchoolWhitgift School
Leicester High School for GirlsWinchester College
Leighton Park SchoolWoldingham School
Lingfield Notre Dame SchoolWoodbridge School
Lord Wandsworth CollegeWorth School
Loretto SchoolWycliffe College
Loughborough GrammarWycombe 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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