Study Abroad

In this section you will find all the information you will need to apply for an Erasmus, Study Abroad or International Exchange study placement at the University of Exeter.

Why Exeter?

  • The University has 18,500 students and 1,800 members of staff who are employed in six Colleges over three campuses.
  • Exeter is ranked 8th in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Students at the University of Exeter are among the most satisfied in the land according to this year's National Student Survey.  Exeter has one of the highest National Student Survey rankings in the country and has maintained it top 10 poition since the survey was launched eight years ago.  
  • The University comprises three main sites of study - Streatham Campus and St Luke's Campus (Exeter) and Cornwall Campus
  • Exeter has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year Award more times than any other university and has won three Queen's Anniversary Prizes for its research

Exceptional locations

  •  Sandy beaches, moorland and some of the most stunning countryside in Britain are right on the University's doorstep. The South West is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations - as a student you'll be able to enjoy it all year round
  • The Streatham Campus in Exeter is widely acknowledged to be the most beautiful in the UK - many students say they simply fell in love with it when they first came to visit
  • Our campus near Falmouth in Cornwall offers a fantastic student lifestyle with excellent facilities and plenty of opportunities for sporting and other outdoor activities. With around 3,000 students studying in the local area, Falmouth is a lively student town with a wealth of bars and restaurants, and with its stunning coastal location come beautiful beaches and superb water sports.

After attending a large university in a big metropolitan city for a year and a half, I was looking for a change of pace for my year abroad.  In addition to its campus base and great community atmosphere, Exeter was an ideal choice because the city's location makes it a good base for travelling around England and around Europe.

My professors have been very friendly and open to meet with me whenever I need assistance with my modules. My classes have been very small, and tutorials make it easier to get to know both the professor and fellow students. The approach to teaching taken here is very positive; students are given the opportunity to offer insight on class material.

The best thing about Exeter is that you get to know people really easily - even after one month here, it's hard to walk from my residence to the library without bumping into someone I recognise. The other great thing is the ease of travel because of Exeter's train and bus stations, which make it possible to take weekend trips to just about anywhere. By the time I leave, I will have spend 6 weeks backpacking across Europe over Easter vacation, which is a new experience for me.

Anne Bender, University of Toronto studied English and Anthropology