Study Abroad, Erasmus and Exchange students

Full year students

If you are coming for the full year starting in September 2017 then you will fall under our accommodation guarantee and applications will open on Monday 10 April 2017. Please see our accommodation guarantee for further information.

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact the Students’ Guild Advice Unit who can guide you through this process.

If you need any help or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Accommodation Office Team.

Short term Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students

Students who are joining us as part of a Study Abroad and International Exchange* programme for a semester will be able to apply for accommodation at James Owen Court. We have a limited number of James Owen Court en-suite rooms available and applications will be dealt with in date order of receipt of your application. Please see the correct tab below to find out more about how to apply:

*Students who are returning to complete a further semester programme will need to secure private accommodation within the city. We are only able to prioritise students studying for their first semester programme in university accommodation.

Making an application

 Applications openContract start dateContract end dateContract lengthContract total
Semester One Monday 10 April 2017 (from 10:00am) Sunday 17 September 2017 Saturday 13 January 2018* 17 weeks £2,245.54

Prior to applying for accommodation at James Owen Court, please note the following:

  • You are unable to apply for your accommodation until your Study Abroad and International Exchange application has been processed by the Study Abroad Team and you have been issued with your University of Exeter ID number.

  • Once you have accepted your offer, you are then tied in to a legally binding contract and all students must pay until the end of the semester on 13 January 2018. Please ensure you book your accommodation accordingly.

Please see our login and how to apply pages for further information and to make your application. We have created a useful set of 'how to videos' in order to make this process a little easier.

When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form which will be: ‘Part year Study Abroad’ - for international exchange students coming from one of our Partner Institutions or if you are a study abroad fee-paying student coming to Exeter for one semester.

*Please note if you have exams on the same day as your contract end date, you will need to vacate your room by 10:00am on that day. It is down to you to make the appropriate storage arrangements. For a list of local storage companies, please see our services and facilities for further information.

Private accommodation in the city

We have a limited number of en-suite rooms available in James Owen Court and are therefore unable to accommodate all students. We recommend that students also consider looking for private accommodation within the city. Our private housing will help with this search and we will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

It is likely that the type of accommodation available to you will be a 'homestay' where you share the house with the landlord. These will be listed on the studentpad website and these pages will help with this search. We will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

If you are considering living with a Resident Landlord/Host Family or in a self-contained flat, you will find that this type of accommodation is only advertised 6-8 weeks before the start of the academic year so you may need to delay looking for this type of accommodation until early part of the summer before you want to move in.

To narrow your search you can

  • use the Contract Type? box to select with Short Lets (up to 23 weeks) or Short/Long lets so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.
  • or use the Living arrangement? box to select Resident Landlord/Host Family so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.

You may find that landlords will only consider letting to groups of students and we would recommend using the message board on studentpad to forms groups. Please contact us to be emailed the password to gain access.

There are also a number of purpose-built private halls of residence within the city which offer individual tenancies who may offer short term contracts. These tend to be similar to University accommodation with cluster flats or en-suite and studio rooms available for all-inclusive rents.

We will provide information on availability within purpose-built halls in the city on this page as we become aware of it.

Considerations

Many students will be based on Exeter’s Streatham Campus for study, however, students studying Sports and Health Sciences will study on the St Lukes Campus so will want to consider housing in this area. There is a regular bus service between the two campuses and Exeter is a cycle friendly city.

Alternatively, you may also wish to consider studying your subject at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Please follow the private housing link for further information on the local area, considerations and other useful advice to help you source your accommodation in and around Exeter.

You should consider your academic calendar when booking your accommodation. It is your responsibility to check with the relevant department prior to booking your accommodation making other travel arrangements. Many departments/disciplines (those in the College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences in particular) will require you to undertake your examinations in Exeter in January and will not offer alternative assessments.

Making an application

 Applications openContract start dateContract end dateContract lengthContract total
Semester Two Monday 23 October 2017 (from 10:00am) Sunday 14 January 2017** Saturday 23 June 2018 23 weeks £3,044.80

Prior to applying for accommodation at James Owen Court*, please note the following:

  • You are unable to apply for your accommodation until your Study Abroad and International Exchange application has been processed by the Study Abroad Team and you have been issued with your University of Exeter ID number.

  • Once you have accepted your offer, you are then tied in to a legally binding contract and all students must pay until the end of the semester on 23 June 2018. Please ensure you book your accommodation accordingly.

*Please note that we will have a limited number of rooms available at James Owen Court for semester two students and you may be offered alternative accommodation, which will be allocated in a residence with full year undergraduate students.

Please see our login and how to apply pages for further information and to make your application. We have created a useful set of 'how to videos' in order to make this process a little easier.

When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form which will be: ‘Part year Study Abroad’ - for international exchange students coming from one of our Partner Institutions or if you are a study abroad fee-paying student coming to Exeter for one semester.

**Students who are joining us for the second term please be aware that the date to move in is Sunday 14 January 2017, we cannot accommodate early arrivals.

Private accommodation in the city

We have a limited number of en-suite rooms available in James Owen Court and are therefore unable to accommodate all students. We recommend that students also consider looking for private accommodation within the city. Our private housing webpage will help with this search and we will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

It is likely that the type of accommodation available to you will be a 'homestay' where you share the house with the landlord. These will be listed on the studentpad website and these pages will help with this search. We will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

If you are considering living with a Resident Landlord/Host Family or in a self-contained flat, you will find that this type of accommodation is only advertised 6-8 weeks before the start of the academic year so you may need to delay looking for this type of accommodation until early part of the summer before you want to move in.

To narrow your search you can

  • use the Contract Type? box to select with Short Lets (up to 23 weeks) or Short/Long lets so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.
  • or use the Living arrangement? box to select Resident Landlord/Host Family so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.

You may find that landlords will only consider letting to groups of students and we would recommend using the message board on studentpad to forms groups. Please contact us to be emailed the password to gain access.

There are also a number of purpose-built private halls of residence within the city which offer individual tenancies who may offer short term contracts. These tend to be similar to University accommodation with cluster flats or en-suite and studio rooms available for all-inclusive rents.

We will provide information on availability within purpose-built halls in the city on this page as we become aware of it.

Considerations

Many students will be based on Exeter’s Streatham Campus for study, however, students studying Sports and Health Sciences will study on the St Lukes Campus so will want to consider housing in this area. There is a regular bus service between the two campuses and Exeter is a cycle friendly city.

Alternatively, you may also wish to consider studying your subject at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Please follow the private housing link for further information on the local area, considerations and other useful advice to help you source your accommodation in and around Exeter.

You should consider your academic calendar when booking your accommodation. It is your responsibility to check with the relevant department prior to booking your accommodation making other travel arrangements. Many departments/disciplines (those in the College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences in particular) will require you to undertake your examinations in Exeter in January and will not offer alternative assessments.

Here to help

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact the Students’ Guild Advice Unit who can guide you through this process.

If you need any help or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Accommodation Office Team.

Cornwall campus

If you are studying at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, either for a single semester or for a full year, then you are guaranteed University owned, managed or approved accommodation. Please click the ‘Cornwall Campus’ tab above for more information about accommodation available to you.