Experience the University of Exeter for yourself at one of our three campuses  - all in the stunning countryside of South West England.

To be eligible for an Erasmus exchange with Exeter you must:

  • be a citizen of one of the EU Member States or citizen of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • be a registered student at one of our Erasmus partner universities.

If you are not a registered student at one of our Erasmus partner universities then we are unable to accept you on the Erasmus programme. We cannot create an agreement based on student request. Instead, you may wish come to Exeter as a fee-paying student. For more information please enquire online.

Please also note that we are unable to offer internships.

Your home university will select and nominate students to study at The University of Exeter according to the Erasmus agreement held between our institutions. Once this selection process has taken place, your home university will contact Exeter with these details. On acceptance of these nomination details, students will be contacted with details about how to apply to the programme.

Academic Requirements

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 available on the International Student Support webpages.


  • Copy of your Official Academic Transcript from your home university, in English (this is the document that contains the grades you have achieved in your studies at university to date).
  • Personal Statement (your reasons for choosing University of Exeter. One side of A4 is sufficient.)
  • Copy of the ID information page of your passport/s (please enusre it is in date and easy for us to read)
  • Exeter Application Study Plan. Please do not send a learning agreement in place of our Exeter study plan.
  • EU/EEA passport holders - English Language Competence statement from your Erasmus Co-ordinator (this must confirm that you have the required level of English to study at the University of Exeter. Your Erasmus Coordinator will provide this for you.)
  • Non EU/EEA passport holders - you will need a visa to study in the UK. Students who require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa must satisfy UK Visas and Immigration English Language Requirements. See Undergraduate Study entry requirements page for accepted English language test certificates. 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.

Please check you have submitted all of your supporting documents before submitting your online application. Applications submitted without all supporting documentation will not be processed.


  1. You must have been nominated by your home university.
  2. Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines and familiarise yourself with the academic calendar.  Applications  must reach us by 31st May for September start and 31st October for January start.  Applications received after this date will not be processed.
  3. 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. Please note modules are not guaranteed and will be finalised on your arrival to Exeter.
  4. Gather together your supporting documentation.
  5. You are now ready to apply online. Follow the instructions carefully in the Application Guide for Erasmus. CHECK YOU HAVE ATTACHED ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITH MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
  6. On submitting your application you will receive an automated response acknowledging receipt.
  7. 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.
  8. Once a decision has been made you will be sent an acceptance 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.

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.


  1. Please be patient whilst we process your application - this often takes some time, especially in cases where full supporting documentation is not received and in cases where the application was submitted very close to the deadline.
  2. When we process your application we will send you an acceptance email. Please read very carefully.
  3. Non EU students who require a Short Term Study visa to study in the UK will need a hard copy of the acceptance letter. We will send you a second email and this will contain an acceptance letter for you to print out. Note: this is not posted to your your International Office at your home university
  4. You will gradually receive a number of support emails from the University designed to help you prepare for your studies. It is essential you read these carefully.
  5. Many of your questions will be answered on our New Student webpages and before you arrive webpages.
  6. Do you have any further questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for answers.
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