Tuition fees and living costs
To gain a UK student visa, applicants must show that they have enough funds for both academic costs and living expenses. Our offer letters state the annual tuition fee and a monthly allowance for living expenses.
The tuition fees for international students starting their course in October 2017 are:
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (including Business, Economics and Law); £16,400
Accounting and Finance: £17,000
Biosciences, Geography, Maths, Psychology and Sport Sciences: £19,100
Engineering, Physics, Geology, Mining: £21,000
Combined Honours programmes that combine a science and a non-science subject: £17,500
Please note that the prices listed above will increase by no more than 3% each year for the duration of your studies to take into account inflationary pressures.
In addition to the cost of tuition fees, when you apply for your visa you will also need to provide evidence that you can afford living expenses of at least £1015 per month for 9 months, ie. a minimum of £9,135 (the actual amount spent may differ according to your needs).
These costs are an estimate and actual costs will vary according to your type of accommodation and lifestyle. For further details of the cost of living in the South West, please see the International Students’ Guide and the Accommodation Office website. For further assistance with realistic budgeting for your time in the UK you might want to use the International Student Calculator tool.
Some departments provide partial scholarships to international students and you are advised to check the Funding website.
The Career Zone, our on-campus job shop in Exeter and Cornwall, provides assistance with finding part-time work where this is permissible.
Although I love studying in the nice, green campus environment at Exeter, it is the academic environment which really makes it special here. Exeter is just a place that is really good for study. It has a great reputation and the people and everything around you help you focus on studying.
There’s more than enough support for international students at Exeter. The International Society here helps you to meet other international students so you won’t feel alone in the UK. I have friends from all sorts of different countries, and you can make friends easily because of all the events the University provides to help you to meet more people. As an international student it’s also great to be able to travel to other European countries, and I’ve visited Spain and Germany while I’ve been here.
There are so many societies and volunteering opportunities to join in with too, so you won’t ever feel bored. I’m a member of Community Action and St John Ambulance, and have been in the Skydiving, Gliding and Ski Club societies too. I’m also a student helper at INTO, and am part of the International Welcome team too.
When I finish studying here I don’t want to leave Exeter, but try and find a job here instead.
Rebecca Chow, from Hong Kong, BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry