South Africa

Student life

The University's three campuses offer a safe and welcoming environment.  In Exeter student activities are co-ordinated by the Students' Guild, in Cornwall by FXU, for further information please see our Students' Guild/FXU webpage.

Socially, the Guild/FXU co-ordinates over 180 societies and sports clubs.  From Archaeology to Skiing, from Chocolate to Badminton, there is a club or society for everyone.  There are also a number of country based societies and an International Society with branches in both Exeter and Cornwall.  They are a great way to meet new friends and enrich your experience at Exeter.

The South West of England is a top holiday destination thanks to its mild climate and beautiful surroundings.  Transport links to London and the rest of the UK and Europe are excellent.  Exeter is a historic, safe, student-friendly city with a population of around 120,000 and a thriving arts scene.  As the regional capital, students have access to a great range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.  For a virtual tour of the city click here.  Our Cornwall Campus is just a short distance from the lively, waterfront town of Falmouth.  With its seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina, it's a haven for those who love sand, sea and surf.  You can find out much more about life in Cornwall in our 24 Ours guide.


We know employability is very important to South African students.  We provide a Careers and Employment Service with expert advisors for international students, host a number of career fairs and company presentations, and the Students' Guild also has an office called 'The Works' which assists students in finding part time work during term time.  We also provide information on the post-study work scheme which allows you to stay and work in the UK ofr 2 years following graduation.