Entrance and English language requirements

Applications for all full-time undergraduate degrees have to be made through UCAS, while visiting students can apply direct to the University - see our Study Abroad Inbound site. European fee-payers must please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@exeter.ac.uk for an application form.

Academic requirements

Our academic requirements are expressed in terms of A levels or the International Baccalaureate; however the University recognises a large number of other overseas qualifications. Guidance on equivalencies, details of our local representatives, and information about where you can meet one of our staff can be found on the ‘Your Country’ section of our website, or contact the International Office.

If your previous academic qualifications do not meet the entrance requirements for one of our Bachelors degrees you can apply for the Foundation or International Year One Programme for international students at INTO University of Exeter. Students at INTO University of Exeter are guaranteed a place on a degree programme at the University of Exeter if they meet the required grades on completion of their INTO programme.

In addition to academic preparation programmes at INTO University of Exeter, we consider applications from students who have studied academic preparation programmes at external providers to offer alternative routes of entry onto our courses. You can view the foundation programmes that we can consider for entry to degree programmes at Exeter on our 'Other accepted foundation programmes' page.

EU students

If you are a student from an EU country you can check academic entry requirements via our EU UG Qualifications Equivalency Guide 2019‌.

English language requirements

To get the most out of your time at the University of Exeter you will need to have strong English language skills (see English language requirements). If the results of your English language test show you need to improve your English before commencing your studies, you can attend a Pre-Sessional English course at the INTO University of Exeter Centre during the summer months. These intensive courses are designed for students who need to improve their ability in English and study skills before they start their degree programme. Applicants who undertake a pre-sessional course may be permitted to start their formal programme of study without retaking an IELTS or TOEFL test, depending on their language ability at entry and their progress in the Centre. For details of entry requirements please see the INTO website.

If you do not meet the pre-sessional entry requirements or want to study a longer English language course during the academic year, the Centre also offers an English for University Study course. This course is available throughout the year with intakes at the beginning of each term. Full details and an application form can be found in the Pre-sessional English brochure

Anh Viet Huynh, from Vietnam, BA Accounting and Finance

To be honest I had no idea about Exeter until the day I started to fill in my UCAS application. After going through the website and actually visiting, I fell completely in love with the University and the town. We have a modern Business School, the historic Reed Hall and a great city centre. Exeter is just a perfect place for your education. 

If you take the initiative and get involved in activities you’ll be surprised how friendly this university is. I’m a member of the Basketball Society and the Vietnamese Society, co-founder and president of Bright Futures Exeter, and the senior member in the International Welcome Team. I play basketball for the University in the local league, too. 

I love numbers, analysis, and business, so Accounting and Finance seemed like a perfect combination of those three. With a business degree you can go anywhere in the world; I’m not sure whether I’ll get a job in the UK or go back to my home country when I finish my degree, but I am sure I’ll come back here one day. Exeter is an amazing place. Just come and experience this fabulous campus for yourself and you will understand!

Anh Viet Huynh, from Vietnam, BA Accounting and Finance