For International Exchange and fee paying Study Abroad students the application deadlines are:

  • One year and first semester: 30 April
  • Second semester: 31 October

We know that clashes in academic year dates can occur for students particularly in North America and Canada.  For these students most departments will arrange alternative assessment so you can still receive a full semester's credits.  Departments who do not do this are the Business School who expect students to arrange to sit the exams at their home university, and Engineering and Mathematics who expect students to say in Exeter and sit the exams.  Students who do not have these commitments would be expected to stay until the end of the exam period which can be up until 10th January.

You must have completed at least one year of study at your home university before studying at Exeter.  As a general indication, for American students we would normally require a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 where the maximum GPA is 4.0.

If English is not your first language you will also need to meet the University's minimum English language requirements.  To see the full list of accepted English Language qualifications the minimum scores/grades please see our Undergraduate Study entry requirements page. Please note that some departments require a higher level of English Language than others.  Students planning to take modules from across different departments will normally need to satisfy the higher of any linguistic minima required; for example students taking one English module and two Archaeology modules will need the higher grade of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Once we have processed each application and supporting documents we will send formal acceptance letters by post to your International Office.  In most cases we will wait until all student applications have been processed from your institution before sending on.

The letter will indicate your student number; study period; tuition fees and information relevant to your Tier 4 Visa/Student Visa as appropriate.

If you are coming to Exeter for the academic year you must apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa (entry clearance).  If you are coming to Exeter for one semester you can apply for the Tier 4 General Student Visa or the Student Visitor Visa. NOTE: If you plan to travel during your course of study we strongly recommend that you apply for entry clearance in advance of travelling to the UK. You will find further information at our International Student Support website.

If you have a current British or other European passport and you use it to travel then you do not need a visa to enter and study in the UK.

Please note that you must direct all visa and immigration queries to our specialist International Student Support Office via The Study Aroad Team are not able to advise on matters of immigration.

Accommodation information for Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students can be viewed at the Accommodation Office website.

Full year students are guaranteed accommodation (as long as you apply before the deadline).  Information about the guarantee can be viewed above.

Please contact our Student Information Desk at and put 'Accommodation Query' in the subject line.  You will be directed to the Accommodation team.  The International Office is not involved in accommodation allocation.

In 2014/15 we have a limited number of rooms available for single semester students but we are unable to guarantee accommodation.  Please see the Accommodation webpage for information.

In 2014, accommodation applications opened in April for students starting in September.  Please note that you cannot apply for accommodation until you receive your Exeter Student ID number which is contained in your official acceptance letter.  We are not able to issue students with this number, or letter until the application and supporting documents have been processed.

Students coming for one academic year must study 120 Exeter credits.  Students coming for one semester must study 60 Exeter credits.  The number of modules you study to achieve this will vary according to the credit-weighting of each module.

You must choose at least half of your modules in one subject area to avoid timetable clashes.  You can apply to study modules in any discipline apart from Medicine and Dentistry. You must meet any pre-requisites state in the module description.

No, you will not enrol onto modules before you arrive, your study programme will be confirmed when you are in Exeter and you meet your academic coordinator.

The modules chosen on your application form are provisional. We cannot guarantee modules as they are subject to timetabling and availability.  However we do try and give you a good idea of what you are likely to study.

Students coming for the first semester or the academic year can book on to the Meet and Greet service organised for all new international students which operates from London Heathrow airport.  There is a small charge.

This service is not available for semester two students, however it is easy to get to Exeter from most major airports. There is a direct coach service from London Heathrow airport to Exeter bus station.

For more information see the International Student Support webpages.

Yes, students arriving in September take part in Freshers' Week, a week of information sessions and social events before the start of classes.  Students arriving for semester two will be involved in an orientation day where you will take part in information sessions and social events during the first week.  Orientation programme details are posted on the University website for new students once they have been confirmed.

For details about registering as a University of Exeter student please see the University's website for new students.

Registering for modules - you will be allocated a home department/College and you will meet with your Study Abroad coordinator during Orientation to confirm your module selection.  Your Study Abroad Coordinator will act as your academic advisor during your time at Exeter.  You will be given a module registration form listing your modules and each module will need to be signed off by the coordinator.  Please note that if you are taking modules in another department/College you will need to obtain the signature of the appropriate coordinator.

When you leave Exeter you automatically become one of our alumni.  A range of discounts are available to Exeter alumni, including sports facilities; library access; accommodation; learning and conference facilities and discounts on postgraduate study.  Ther are also opportunities for you to come back for lectures and events.  In addition, careers support is available to recent alumni through the Career Zone team.  There are intership opportunities, chances to build your skills and plenty of advice or networking opportunities.

Once you have completed your studies at Exeter you could also consider writing us a profile to describe your Study Abroad experience with us.  Profiles of students giving testimony about their time at the University of Exeter provide an invaluable insight into the real experiences of our students, helping to inspire and inform prospective and current students.

Please see the Alumni website for further information.

Your Exeter academic transcript will be sent out as soon as your marks have been entered on the University's student database.  For one year and semester two students this will be early July, for semester one students this will be late February.  From January 2015, transcripts will be sent by by the Student Information Desk.  You will be sent out two copies, one for your home university and one for you.

Your Exeter transcript will only be sent out once we have had confirmation from the Student Finance Office that you are not in debt to the Unviersity so if you have not received your transcript this could be why.  It is therefore very important that before you return home you check that you have no outstanding library fines or accommodation bills.