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As we work with similar institutions all over the world to build the network of qualified Chartered Bankers, we encourage overseas students to discuss their requirements with their local banking institute in the first instance.
We do, however, welcome applications to our programmes from outside of the UK but would ask you to note that fees quoted indicate the price including postage and packaging within the UK only. Overseas students will be given the option to receive the study materials in soft copy format, or will be advised upon receipt of their application any additional fee that will apply to send the study pack to their preferred address.
Qualifications for Entry The minimum entry qualification to our Chartered Banker programme for overseas candidates is a post school qualification. You should also have a good standard of English, evidenced by holding one of the following qualifications:
Evidence of having sat previous examinations in English will also be acceptable.
Enrolment Procedures You must complete an application form, which can be found by following the above links to more information about the qualifications. This must be signed and returned to the Institute together with all relevant documentation before your application for admission can be processed. Documentation evidencing our minimum entry qualifications should be certified by a member of staff at your local British Council office.
Membership and Subject fees must be paid before entry to any of our qualifications will be allowed. However, you should wait for confirmation that your have met our entry criteria before making payment.
Examination Entry Examinations will be held at the nearest available British Council examination centre. Please ensure that there is an exam centre accessible to you before you enrol for the examinations.
Examination dates are flexible, subject to agreement with the local British Council examination centre.
Institute Rules and Regulations
You must abide by the Institute's Rules and Regulations which cover admittance to the Institute and examination behaviour, except where these rules are replaced by specific rules governing overseas students.
Below are a few examples of the special arrangements in place for students through partner Institutes.
Our Institute is working through the Institute Bank-Bank Malaysia [IBBM] to bring the curriculum of the Chartered Banker programme to South East Asia. Individuals completing the IBBM Chartered Banker programme will become eligible to apply for full Chartered Banker status with our Institute through IBBM. For more informaiton about this exciting project please visit the IBBM website.
Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
As a result of a mutual recognition agreement with Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, AHKIB holders can gain Chartered Banker status by passing examinations in Professionalism & Ethics and UK Financial Services. For further details, please click here.
Chartered Banker Accountancy Conversion Course in Hong Kong
We work with the Success Institute in Hong Kong to offer local support and tuition for the Chartered Banker and Advanced Diploma in Financial Services courses. For further details, please click here.
Our Institute has accredited the Institute of Bankers Pakistan's [IBP] new Junior Associate programme. Those completing this new programme become eligible for Associate Chartered Banker status of our Institute. You can find out more from the IBP website.
Working with Institut Bancar Roman, our Institute has developed a programme to help bankers in Romania work towards Chartered Banker status. Find out more at http://www.ibr-rbi.ro or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“We rely on the broad range of skills that the Institute provides.”
Jim Lindsay, General Manager, Airdrie Savings Bank