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Applicant FAQs

If you applied online you can view the status of your application on The Gateway. Details of how to access this are included in your acknowledgement email. You can upload outstanding documents in The Gateway and these documents are prioritised to be actioned by the team. You can also accept your offer with us and see status updates for your application whilst it is being considered. For those of you who completed a paper application, if unsure about the status of your application, please contact admissions.

Please refer to the guidance notes in your offer letter, or visit our 'after you apply' section for further information on how to accept your offer..

You can accept your offer on The Gateway once you have received your offer using your login details you set up when applying and entering them in here. You may also need to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer, this will be stated in your offer letter if required with a deadline and once paid will be taken as confirmation of your acceptance. You can accept the offer before you pay the deposit, however if you pay the deposit first, we will acknowledge this as acceptance of the offer.

You will need to send us an English language test certificate of results which meet the scores specified in your offer letter. You will need to produce the originals or certified copies of these certificates at registration but in the meantime, scanned copies of these are acceptable and can be uploaded on The Gateway you do not need to email them to us as well. For further information about which tests and scores are acceptable please see English Language requirements.

It will be likely you are going to be working with vulnerable adults or children whilst studying on your programme. If you have lived within the UK during the last 5 years we will ask you to undertake a UK DBS check. If you have lived outside the UK for more than 12 months within the last 10 years you will need to provide a police check or certificate of good conduct from that country. These checks are independent of each other and it is your responsibility to provide the non-UK police check. Full details will be sent you with your offer. For further information is given on our Disclosure and Barring Service page.

All students must use a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a Tier 4 General Student visa. The University will generate a CAS number for appropriate applicants once their offer is unconditional and has been firmly accepted. The CAS number emailed to include a longer document known as the CAS Statement which will be sent to those holding unconditional offers that have been firmly accepted. Applicants must ensure all details in the CAS are correct before submitting a visa application. For further information see the Entry Clearance page on the International Student Support site.

All postgraduate offer holders for full-time taught programmes need to pay a deposit to secure their place. This needs to be paid within 8 weeks of receiving an offer. Your deposit will be offset against your tuition fees when you start. Further details can be found on our deposit information page.

If you are in receipt of an approved scholarship or studentship covering the full tuition fees of the programme and can provide documentary evidence of this, you will be exempt from paying a deposit.

Yes, you will, however you will only be required to pay a reduced deposit of £250 and your deadline will be extended to 31st July. If this applies to you, please contact the admissions team with your Exeter Student Number and they will be able to help.

No. When you accept your place on a programme you are committing to that programme. If you hold offers for more than one programme you will need to specify clearly which you wish to accept this will release the other offers you are holding.

You may be allowed to defer your application for one academic year. If you wish to defer again after this, you will normally need to reapply via the normal route. You can make the request to defer via The Gateway.

No. Your deposit will be rolled over with your application to the next admissions cycle. If you apply to defer for a second year, you will need to reapply and your deposit will not be refunded unless there are extenuating circumstances (see our deposit information page for further details).

Yes, you can. If the mode is available, you will need to contact Admissions and request the change. They will check if there are places available and you are eligible and if so, they will action the change and send you a new offer email. Please be aware that if you require a visa you will need to check the regulations, as it is not always possible to study part-time.

It is sometimes possible to change programmes. If the programme you wish to change to is within the same discipline please contact the admissions teams with details of which programme you wish to be considered for and they will advise you if additional information is required. If you are wishing to apply to a programme that is in a different discipline you will need to reapply, via the normal route.

Accommodation tends to open for applications in April and we will confirm to you the exact dates when this is approaching. You can apply for accommodation 24 hours after accepting your offer of a place at Exeter and paying the tuition fee deposit if required. Please see After you apply for further information.

You will need your 9-digit Exeter Student Number, your Date of Birth and Full Name.  Details of how to pay can be found on our Make a Payment pages.

After making a successful payment, you will receive the following dependant on the payment method:

  • Online Debit or Credit card payments: A confirmation email from quoting a unique reference number. The payment should reach the University within 2 working days of the payment being made
  • GlobalPay for Students: A reference number that can be used to track your payment via!/tracking. Please note that international bank transfers can take up to 10 days to reach the University.

Once confirmation of your payment has reached Admissions, your status will be updated and can be seen on The Gateway.  You will also receive an email confirmation from admissions in approximately 10 working days of payment.

We are pleased to confirm this is an option available to you on The Gateway.