For International Exchange and fee paying Study Abroad students the application deadlines are:
- One year and first semester: 30 April
- Second semester: 31 October
We know that clashes in academic year dates can occur for students particularly in North America and Canada. For these students most departments will arrange alternative assessment so you can still receive a full semester's credits. Departments who do not do this are the Business School who expect students to arrange to sit the exams at their home university, and Engineering and Mathematics who expect students to say in Exeter and sit the exams. Students who do not have these commitments would be expected to stay until the end of the exam period, note that exams often take place on Saturday 14th January 2017.
You must have completed at least one year of study at your home university before studying at Exeter. As a general indication, for American students we would normally require a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 where the maximum GPA is 4.0.
If English is not your first language you will also need to meet the University's minimum English language requirements. To see the full list of accepted English Language qualifications the minimum scores/grades please see our Undergraduate Study entry requirements page. Please note that some departments require a higher level of English Language than others. Students planning to take modules from across different departments 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.
Once we have processed each application and supporting documents we will send formal acceptance letters by post to your International Office. In most cases we will wait until all student applications have been processed from your institution before sending on.
The letter will indicate your student number; study period; tuition fees and information relevant to your Tier 4 Visa/Student Visa as appropriate.
If you are coming to Exeter for the academic year you must apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa (entry clearance). If you are coming to Exeter for one semester you can apply for the Tier 4 General Student Visa or the Student Visitor Visa. NOTE: If you plan to travel during your course of study we strongly recommend that you apply for entry clearance in advance of travelling to the UK. You will find further information at our International Student Support website.
If you have a current British or other European passport and you use it to travel then you do not need a visa to enter and study in the UK.
Please note that you must direct all visa and immigration queries to our specialist International Student Support Office via firstname.lastname@example.org. The Study Abroad Team are not able to advise on matters of immigration.
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 email@example.com 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.
You must choose at least half of your modules in one subject area to minimise timetable clashes and to ensure that you have a departmental/college point of contact throughout your study period. You can apply to study modules in any discipline apart from Medicine and Dentistry. You must meet any pre-requisites stated in the module description.
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.
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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.
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- 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 Career Zone 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 your marks have been entered on the University's student database. For one year and semester two students this will be in early July. Semester one students should expect transcript to be posted in early March 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 only be sent out once we have had confirmation from the Student Finance Office that you are not in debt to the University so if you have not received your transcript this could be why. It is therefore very important that before you return home you check that you have no outstanding library fines or accommodation bills.
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 on Saturday 10 January 2015. Alternative Assessments/exams will be granted only if you can provide a letter from your home institution confirming that the Spring Semester commences during the exams period. You will be advised of this at the start of term.
All second semester and full year students must stay for the examination/assessment until Friday12 June 2015. Alternative assessment is not an option.
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 from Friday 27 March to Monday 27 April. Many of our students use this time to travel.