The University of Exeter has approximately 22,000 full time students, 5,000 of whom are international. A thriving multi-national community of staff and students from over 140 countries ensures you will receive a warm welcome, whichever programme you study.

We currently have approximately 10 students from Egypt at the university enrolled on postgraduate programmes with many of whom are in our Institute of Arab and Islamic studies, or our Graduate School of Education.

The University has a particularly high reputation in the Arab world and indeed throughout the Middle East.  We have been teaching Arabic since 1971 and now teach Farsi and Kurdish as well.  Our world-famous Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies offers a range of degrees in Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, and Arabic language and culture.  The Institute houses the Gulf Documentation Centre, while the University Library holds about 30,000 specialist volumes on the Middle East.

The University of Exeter and Egypt

The University enjoys a long-standing reputation in Egypt across a wide range of academic disciplines.  Our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has a number of faculty with research interests in the political, literary and philosophical aspects of Egyptian life and culture (for example; Professor Rasheed El-Enany is an Egyptian national and a world authority on the literature of Naquib Mahfouz).  Staff in our Archaeology department have undertaken research and excavation in the deployment of the Roman Army in Egypt, and its bases in the Nile Valley and Eastern desert.  Exeter staff in the field of sport and health science were responsible in the late 1990's for a training programme in family practice and women's health whereby over 400 Egyptian doctors came to the University to improve their skills.

Visits to your country

To see if there are any visits to your country, please click here, to view our Overseas Travel Schedule.

Muslim Student Guide

The University of Exeter warmly welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities. You can download a copy of our Muslim Student Guide to Exeter and Penryn in English‌ or in Arabic.

Your International Office contact

If you have any questions Nick Chavasse, Assistant Director, would be happy to answer your queries in person if visiting your country or by email: