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Applicants for our programmes will be expected to meet the high academic standards required of our full-degree entrants. You can apply to be an Erasmus student if we have an exchange relationship with your institution in the appropriate subject area and your institution nominates you to take part*. The University of Exeter requires Erasmus students to have completed a minimum of one year of a university degree, and you will often be required to have academic background knowledge of the modules you wish to take within your main subject area.
*If you are an independent fee-paying applicant from within the EU, please contact the Admissions Office at Admissions@exeter.ac.uk for an application form.
English language Requirements
Overseas applicants whose first language is not English must have a standard level of English that will enable you to benefit fully from your course of study. As part of the application process, EEA nationals must provide a 'statement of English language competency' from your Erasmus Coordinator confirming that you meet the minimum requirement of English language specified in our Erasmus Bilateral Agreement held between our institutions. Non-EEA nationals requiring a visa to study in the UK must submit an English language certificate. A list of accepted qualifications and the required scores can be found on the Undergraduate Study entry requirements page, under 'English Language'. Note that we accept IELTS (academic), TOEFL IBT and a number of alternative types of evidence. Further advice on immigration is availabel on the International Student Support webpages.
- Copy of your Official Academic Transcript from your home university.
- Academic Reference/Letter of Recommendation (from someone who can comment on your academic ability)
- Personal Statement (your reasons for choosing Exeter)
- Copy of the ID information page of your passport
- Exeter Study Plan
- English Language Competence statement from your Erasmus Co-ordinator confirming that you have the required level of English to study at the University of Exeter*
- *Students who require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration English Language Requirements (see our Undergraduate Study entry requirements.) You will require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa if you are not a national of an EU member state, EEA member state or Switzerland AND you wish to study at Exeter for the full academic year. Please also note that some subjects require a higher level of English Language proficiency than others. Students planning to take modules from across different subjects 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.
- Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines and familiarise yourself with the academic calendar. Applications for the second semester must reach us before the 31st October. Any applications received after this date will be considered at the University’s discretion. Please do not leave your application until the last minute.
- If you are not a British or European national, you will need a visa to study in the UK and must consider which one best meets your needs. The visa type will depend on the length of your study and what you wish to do while you are here. View our Immigration Advice pages for more information and be sure to submit your application as soon as possible.
- Consider your module choices. You must ensure to choose the majority of your modules in the subject covered under the Erasmus bilateral agreement between the University of Exeter and your home university. If you are unsure, please speak to your Erasmus coordinator at your home university. Some departments at Exeter will allow you to choose 25% of your modules within another subject, though this is at their discretion. Please note modules are not guaranteed and will be finalised on your arrival to Exeter.
- Gather together the additional supporting documentation required to be submitted with your application form (see above).
- You are now ready to apply online! Follow the instructions carefully in the Application Guide for Erasmus.
- On submitting your application you will receive an automated response acknowledging receipt. Please do not log back into your application once submitted.
- Please be patient as we process your application - this can take some time, especially if you have applied close to the deadline. You should expect to hear from us within one month of the application deadline date. Once a decision has been made we will send you an offer email, containing your student ID number and information on how to apply for accommodation (you cannot apply for university accommodation until you receive your student ID number). If you require a visa to study in the UK, please contact us.
You will now receive a number of emails from the University designed to help you prepare for your studies! Do you have any questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for answers.