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Streatham campus

"Exeter is very easy to fall in love with. It has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, in one of the most beautiful counties in Britain", Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities

Why Exeter?

Exeter is a vibrant, student-friendly city with a relaxed atmosphere. Situated in beautiful Devon, it is just a short distance from the coast and within easy reach of Dartmoor.

Both the Streatham and St Luke's campuses are within walking distance of Exeter city centre which offers cafés and restaurants, pubs and clubs alongside a host of shops and historic buildings. The arts centre, theatres and cinemas each offer a variety of entertainment, from dance and live music to comedy shows and art house films.

Just over two hours from London by train, Exeter is the hub of the South West and enjoys excellent transport links within the UK by road, rail, and air.

Essential student accommodation information

Living in university accommodation enables you to meet a diverse range of people from different backgrounds and cultures, on a variety of courses, and you can make friends straight away.

Each University of Exeter residence is a vibrant community with its own distinctive character offering you a safe and secure environment in which to socialise, study and relax.

Residences vary in style and size. Most residences are on campus, some off, but all are conveniently situated for the campuses and Exeter city centre.

Are you studying at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall?

If so, please see the Penryn Campus accommodation website, email or call 01326 253639 for further information.

Choosing a residence

Before you choose your accommodation think about what is important to you.

We try to allocate you your preferred choice but due to high demand it may not be possible. We cannot guarantee to offer you accommodation on the campus you are studying.

Please use our student accommodation search to find a residence that suits you.

Self-catered or catered?

Self-catered accommodation: You cook for yourself in shared kitchens where cooking appliances are provided, but not utensils, pans, crockery, etc. In studio rooms you have your own kitchenette within your study bedroom.

Catered accommodation: Offers a well-balanced range of meals including a vegetarian option at every meal. This can make it easier to budget.

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate students may apply for catered halls or self-catered accommodation.
  • Exeter Medical School students will only be offered self-catered accommodation. 
  • Postgraduate, study abroad and Erasmus students may only apply for self-catered accommodation.

Great course, great accommodation, great campus and friendly staff!

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