Most candidates are able to sit STEP at their own school or college. Please contact the Examinations Officer or School Counsellor at your school to check if your school has eligibility to administer STEP.
If you cannot take STEP at your school/college, we have a network of Open centres throughout the world where you can take the test. Our Open centres accept external candidates and you can find them on our Find a centre page.
You will need to speak to centres directly regarding the entry process, start time and where STEP will be held and how to pay any applicable fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the exam take place?
- STEP Paper 1 - 10 June 2019
- STEP paper 2 - 17 June 2019
- STEP paper 3 - 21 June 2019
What are the registration deadlines?
25 February 2019 - registration opens
3 May, 17:00 UK time - standard registration deadline
10 May, 17:00 UK time - late registration deadline is (there is an additional late entry fee)
Please note that centres can set their own internal deadlines to allow time for processing registrations.
Which STEP papers do I need to take?
The university should specify which papers you need to sit. If you are unsure, please contact the university you are applying to.
What is the registration fee?
- £52.00 / €62.00 / $82.00 per paper for entries made by 17:00 UK time on 3 May
- £71.00 / €81.00 / $111.00 per paper for entries made after 17:00 UK time on 3 May
Please note that centres can charge an administrative fee in addition to the registration fees above.