"I loved the social and cultural aspects of the International Summer School. I learnt the most from meeting people from all over the world. The Exeter staff were great, the activities wonderful and well organised and the experience unforgettable." - Emily Starace, Haverford College, USA

International Summer School


Am I eligible to apply for the International Summer School?

If you are currently studying at postgraduate or undergraduate level and you have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3 or above, you are eligible to apply to participate in the University of Exeter International Summer School. You are eligible whether you are from the UK, EU or from overseas.  If you do not have a GPA, we will require you to be at an equivalent academic level and we will ask for details on this.  You will need to submit a transcript of your grades with your application form.

What are the English language requirements?

Students whose first language is not English are required to have an IELTS level of 6.5, TOEFL IBT level of 90 or an equivalent level of competency (see more information on English language requirements). You will need to enclose a copy of your certificates with your application or supply proof of an equivalent level of competence. If your test is pending, please enclose details of when you are to take the test and when you expect to get the result. Find details of IELTS testing centres worldwide. If you are studying at one of the University of Exeter’s institutional partners, it may be that we can arrange for you to take our English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). If you have any queries about language requirements, please email the International Office.

What if I don’t have an English language qualification?

Applicants who do not satisfy our academic English language or other entry requirements may be given a conditional offer with details of how you can satisfy the requirements.

If you are studying at one of Exeter's partner universities you may be able to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPA).  In line with IELTS requirements, students taking this exam must receive a 6.5 score overall, with no less than 6.0 in any section.  For more information contact iss@exeter.ac.uk

What if I am not currently studying?

The University of Exeter Summer School is only open to students who are currently in education.

Do I need a Visa?

Successful applicants will need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa - a short term visa that lies outside the new Points-Based System for immigration. You will need to make sure that your passport is valid and obtain any necessary visa/entry clearance for study in the UK.

Guidance will be provided on the application form but it is the responsibility of students to check the immigration requirements that apply. More information about visas and entry can be found on the International Student Support pages under Student visitor visas.