Saudi Arabia

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.

The University has a long history of friendship and collaborative scholarship with the Middle East. There are currently about 70 students at the University of Exeter from Saudi Arabia, studying across a wide range of subjects, with Education, Law and Arab & Islamic Studies proving especially popular.

Exeter is particularly famous for its Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.  We have been teaching Arabic to British students since 1971, and offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Islamic Studies and Middle East Studies.  The Institute houses the Gulf Documentation Centre, while the University Library hold about 30,000 specialist volumes on the Middle East.  The Institute is committed to promoting intercultural understanding, and  since 2003, through the generosity of His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Al Saud, has been able to offer financial support to postgraduates looking to spend part of their studies in the Arab world.

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: