The University warmly welcomes international students and ensures that you have all the support you need, both before you arrive and whilst you are studying with us, to help you make the most of your time in the UK. At present over 4,000 students from over 110 countries outside the UK contribute to a thriving international community across our three campuses.
The University is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in the UK. Our campuses are compact and convenient – the teaching buildings, libraries, student accommodation and the social buildings are all close together so it is easy to find your way around. The Streatham and St Luke’s campuses are conveniently located a 15-minute walk or five-minute bus ride from the historic student-friendly city of Exeter, which is two and a half hours from London. Students studying at our Cornwall Campus will find it equally easy to reach Falmouth, a scenic port town situated in beautiful countryside which has a vibrant and friendly student community where you constantly meet people you know. The Cornwall Campus is just over four hours by train from London and approximately two and a half hours by train from Exeter.
You can study a wide variety of subjects, from the traditional to professionally accredited programmes or a unique combination devised through our Flexible Combined Honours scheme. Alternatively you may be able to transfer here for the last two years of your degree and earn an Exeter qualification, or study with us as a visiting student to earn credits towards qualifications at your home university (see the Study Abroad website) or as part of an exchange agreement with one of our partner universities in more than 40 countries worldwide.
After studying science at school I decided I wanted to switch to a business course for university. The BA Management programme at Exeter is rated highly by past alumni around the world, and the added incentive of studying Leadership got my attention. Now I’m here I like the practical approach in tutorials, which makes learning theories a lot easier and fun.
I was anxious about settling in and meeting people, but the moment I got here I met people from my home country, and gradually made friends with British as well as international students. In my second year I moved into a house with four friends I made during my first year, and the five of us each covered a different country and continent – Bermuda, France, Kenya, India and Hong Kong!
There are societies on campus for just about everything you can think of, and getting involved is the best way to meet like-minded people. I’m a member of the Campus Bands Society, Motorsports Society, the International Society and the Asian Society. I met some great people, made friends, and even formed a band; we’ve won competitions and played gigs around Exeter.
The campus would easily be rated as one of the best in the world, it’s a real scenic paradise. The view of the hills from my room in Holland Hall was amazing. For admission at one of the new ‘Ivy League’ universities, where there is equal emphasis on studying and student life, choose Exeter! Life here gets better every day.
Abhyuday Purkayastha, from Chennai, India, BA Management with Leadership