2023 UK The 87th TOPIK Application Guidelines

15:17 04 Jan 2023

2023 the 87th TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) in the UK

Test Date: Saturday  8 April 2023

Test Schedule



Test Area

Entry by

Start Time

End Time

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Place of Test


  • Overseas Koreans and non-Koreans who do not speak Korean as their mother tongue


Application Period : 9 January – 29 January 2023 (Now closed)


How to Apply

  • Online application only.

  • Prepare the required documents to upload on your application and click on the following link to fill in the form. (Available during the application period only)

2023 The 87th TOPIK Online Application Form


Required Documents for the Application

1. An image file of your passport style photo

  • Ideal file format : jpg file (3x4cm ideally)

  • Your photo should be in PASSPORT/ID style as it will be displayed on your score report.

  • A photo of you facing the FRONT on a PLAIN WHITE background is also acceptable. Please find how to get a digital photo from the UK government website:
    Get a passport photo: Digital photos - GOV.UK (

  • Please do NOT submit the front page of your passport/ID. This should be the photo of yourself, not the document.

  • A photo with any mark/stamp is not acceptable.

2. A proof of your test fee payment

  • A captured or downloaded payment confirmation screen(image/PDF file)

  • Test Fees: TOPIK I £40.00 / TOPIK II £55.00

  • Fee payment to :

[From a UK Bank]


- Account Holder’s Name: KOREAN EMBASSY IN UK

- Sort Code: 30-14-73

- Account Number: 08006114

[From a non-UK Bank (International payment)]

- IBAN Number: GB46KOEX30147308006114


- Address of Bank: KEB Hana Bank, 2/F 8 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DN

- Recipient Address: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 60 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ

** Please ensure that international banking charges/fees are charged to the sender, not to the beneficiary, so that the exact amount of test fees are paid.


▶ Special Exam Arrangements

If you would like to apply for special exam arrangements, you should submit the following documents while completing the TOPIK online application.

  1. Application Form for Special Services for Disabled Applicants (Download

    - Please leave the 'Registration Number' section empty in the form.

  2. Certification of disability from NHS OR doctor's written diagnosis 

Please note that the requested special arrangements are not guaranteed as it will be considered by the TOPIK head office under the international TOPIK policy.


▶ Cancellation

We will notify you by email and announce on our website if the exam is going to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances/government restrictions, in which case your fee will be fully refunded.

If you cancel your exam due to personal circumstances, 40% of your test fee will be refunded. You will need to cancel and request your refund by submitting the Cancellation and Refund Request Form no later than 2 April 2023 via the following link :

ONLINE Cancellation and Refund Request Form

** Please note that all refunds will be issued in the week commencing 10 April 2023.


▶ COVID-19 Safety Measures

We would like to inform you regarding our health and safety measures that :

  • All venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of all tests.

  • Hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes will be available, at the registration desk, in all the test rooms and any public areas.

  • Masks/face coverings are recommended although they are not compulsory.

  • Temperature will not be checked at the entrance.

  • You will no longer need to submit/present the following documents at the entrance of the exam centre:

     - a negative COVID test result

     - COVID Pass

     - COVID-19 Declaration Form

Please do not attend your test if you:

  • are in self-quarantine

  • have a Covid-19 symptoms


▶ Exam process

[On your arrival]

1. Entry
Please aim to arrive at 8:30–9:00 (TOPIK I)/ 11:40–12:10 (TOPIK II) and stay outside of the college gate until allowed. 

2. Face Covering 
Masks/face coverings are recommended although they are not compulsory.

3. Sanitise your hands

4. ID check
Present your ID (Passport or driver's license) and identification slip.

- Your ID should include your full name, date of birth and photo.

[In the Exam Room]

1. ID Check
Go straight to your exam room following the signs and present your ID and identification slip to the invigilator on your entry to the exam room.

2. Find your seat
Each desk has a label with candidate number and name on it. Find your seat using the candidate number on your identification slip.

3. No electronic device allowed
You cannot possess any type of electronic devices during the exam including mobile phone, ipad, laptop, and smart watches. We will collect them all in the exam room before the exam starts and return them to you after the exam.

4. No food no drink allowed in the room except for water

5. Equipment and stationery
Stationery(a specially designed pen for TOPIK) for the test will be provided. However, you will need to bring your own correction tape (eg.Tipp-Ex).

6. Toilet
Toilets are available, however, you cannot go to the toilet once the exam has started.

7. Exit
You must remain seated in the exam room until the exam is over. If you wish to leave during the exam, you will be asked to sign the consent form in the staff office and your test will be void.


▶ Exam Results and Score Report

  • The result will be released on Thursday 25 May 2023.

  • You can check your score and print your report from the Official TOPIK Website which can be accessed on a computernot on mobile devices.

  • You do not need to sign up to check your score. You will only need your date of birth and your registration number which can be found on your identification slip.

  • Your score report will be available in digital version only. Printed version is not available unfortunately.

  • Please note that we do not send you a printed or digital copy individually.

  • TOPIK score is valid for two years. Within the valid period, you have unlimited access to your result online at the TOPIK Website.

  • For technical issues in printing your score report, please contact TOPIK Korean office at


For further information, please visit the official TOPIK website.


Application enquiries

Korean Education Centre in the UK :