• The deadline for one year and first semester applications is 31 May
  • The deadline for second semester applications is 31 October

Accommodation information for Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students can be viewed at the Accommodation Office webpages. 

Full year students starting in September are guaranteed accommodation (as long as you apply before the deadline).  Information about the guarantee can be viewed above.

Please note that the majority of single semester students should expect to be housed in the private sector as there is limited university-owned accommodation available.  There is plenty of advice and support to help you in your search on the university's private housing pages, including things to consider and local area information.

Please contact our Student Information Desk at sid@exeter.ac.uk and put 'Accommodation Query' in the subject line.  You will be directed to the Accommodation team.  The International Office is not involved in accommodation allocation.

No, as with many UK institutions we are unable to guarantee university-owned accommodation for single semester students. Each year we receive a limited number of rooms (usually in James Owen Court).  In order to apply for this, you will need to have been issued your acceptance email containing your Exeter ID number and make your application when it opens on Monday 11 April 2016. Please see the accommodation webpage for further information.

Most single semester students should expect to be housed in the private sector.

In 2016, the accommodation application portal opens on Monday 11th April for students starting in September.  Please note that you cannot apply for accommodation until you receive your Exeter Student ID number which is contained in your official acceptance email.  We are not able to issue students with this number, or email until the application and supporting documents have been processed.

Students coming for one academic year must study the full-time course load which is 120 Exeter credits.  Students coming for one semester must study 60 Exeter credits.  The number of modules you study to achieve this will vary according to the credit-weighting of each module.

Note that students are not permitted to take more than the full time course load. By doing more credits the students’ performance is likely to be affected detrimentally through attempts to accumulate an excessive number of credits - one extra 15 credit module actually equates to an extra 150 hours of full-time study.

On your application form you indicate a proposed programme of study but this may be subject to change.  You must also ensure to choose the majority of your modules in the department covered under the Erasmus bilateral agreement between the University of Exeter and your home university.

Some departments will allow you to choose 25% of your modules within another discipline, though this is at their discretion.

Please speak to your Study Abroad Coordinator in the first instance should you have any queries.

Please note the modules you initially choose may not be available due to timetable clashes and staff availability.  If this is the case you will be offered other modules, subject to availability, on your arrival.  This is when your programme of study will be finalised.

Please note that modules from the English Department are restricted.

Our undergraduate degree programmes generally last for three years and consist of modules which are credit-rated to reflect the workload that they represent. A full-time undergraduate is expected to take 120 credits a year (students are not permitted to take more). The University’s academic teaching is based on two semesters. Some modules will be taught over both semesters, with final assessment, usually in the form of examinations, held at some point in the final weeks of the second semester. Other modules may be condensed into one semester, with examinations either in early January or at the end of the academic year. If you plan to come for one year you should spread your module choice evenly over the two semesters to avoid the possibility of overload at any particular point in the year.

To help you plan your programme we have given an indication of how Exeter’s credit system translates into US semester credits. There is no direct correlation between Exeter credits allocated to a module and the number of formal contact hours required for its study. The credit rating indicates the total expected workload, including independent study involving library research, additional background reading, preparation of seminar papers, essays or project work, as well as lectures, seminars and tutorials. If you are in any doubt as to how your Exeter credits translate into credits at your home institution you should consult with your Study Abroad Advisor.

Exeter credits US credits 
120  30-32 
60  15-16 
30  7.5 
15  3.75 

To find out about our modules and to gain up-to-date and extensive information you must consult the Colleges’ module lists on their websites – please see the 'Module Selection' page.

On the College's webpages you will find a full module description which includes, for example, details of the subject content, any prerequisites, total study time, teaching/learning methods and how the module is assessed. You will also see details such as the credit value and duration of the module.

Module descriptions  
Code  SOC2005 
Credit  30 credits 
Semester/Term  Term 1 and/or Term 2 
  • The first digit of the code indicates the level at which the subject is taught, e.g. SOC2005 would normally be taken by a second-year undergraduate at Exeter
  • The credit value indicates the expected workload, e.g. 30 credits is 25% of the full-year's workload of 120 credits at the University of Exeter
  • The duration indicates in which semester (term) the module is likely to be taught

The modules chosen on your application form are provisional. We cannot guarantee modules as they are subject to timetabling and availability.  However we do try and give you a good idea of what you are likely to study.  Please list up to 7 options on your study plan.

Each department/college manages its module allocation differently, but most aim to start this process before you arrive based on the modules listed on your study plan. Your study programme will then be confirmed when you are in Exeter and you meet your academic/study abroad coordinator.

Students coming for the first semester or the academic year can book on to the Meet and Greet service organised for all new international students which operates from London Heathrow airport.  There is a small charge.

This service is not available for semester two students, however it is easy to get to Exeter from most major airports. There is a direct coach service from London Heathrow airport to Exeter bus station.

For more information see the International Student Support webpages.

Yes, students arriving in September take part in Freshers' Week, a week of information sessions and social events before the start of classes.  Students arriving for semester two will be involved in an orientation day where you will take part in information sessions and social events during the first week. Orientation programme details are posted on the University website for new students once they have been confirmed.

For details about registering as a University of Exeter student please see the University's website for new students.

Registering for modules - you will be allocated a home department/College and you will meet with your Study Abroad coordinator during Orientation to confirm your module selection.  Your Study Abroad Coordinator will act as your academic advisor during your time at Exeter.  You will be given a module registration form listing your modules and each module will need to be signed off by the coordinator.  Please note that if you are taking modules in another department/College you will need to obtain the signature of the appropriate coordinator.

When you leave Exeter you automatically become one of our alumni.  A range of discounts are available to Exeter alumni, including sports facilities; library access; accommodation; learning and conference facilities and discounts on postgraduate study. There are also opportunities for you to come back for lectures and events.  In addition, careers support is available to recent alumni through the team. There are internship opportunities, chances to build your skills and plenty of advice or networking opportunities.

Once you have completed your studies at Exeter you could also consider writing us a profile to describe your Study Abroad experience with us. Profiles of students giving testimony about their time at the University of Exeter provide an invaluable insight into the real experiences of our students, helping to inspire and inform prospective and current students.

Please see the Alumni website for further information.

Your Exeter academic transcript will be sent out as soon as possible after the release of your marks for your study period at Exeter. For one year and semester two students the transcripts will be posted in July. Semester one students should expect transcript to be posted in late February by the Student Information Desk. The transcripts will be sent to your university's international office.  Please see our Transcripts page for more information.

Your Exeter transcript will be sent in a batch to your home university once all of the marks have been entered for students attending Exeter from your home university. Sometimes (usually in the case of semester one students where alternative assessments have been granted) the marks may arrive a little later.

The European Commission Website provides information on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) but translation of your makes is the responsibility of your home university.  We do not advise on this as different universities can often use different systems.

Term dates are found on the Academic calendar. 

First semester students starting in September are expected to stay at Exeter until the end of the exam period in January.

All second semester and full year students must stay for the examination/assessment until June.

Please note that while teaching and assessment is organised over two semesters, our holidays are organised over three terms. The important dates for your study period at Exeter are the semester dates.  Those studying for the full-year or semester two will benefit from a University holiday during the Easter period.  Many of our students use this time to travel.


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