At the University of Exeter, we host around 22,000 full time students, around a quarter of whom are international. Our thriving international community of staff and students means you will receive a warm welcome wherever you come from, and whatever your chosen programme of study.

Exhibitions and events

Upcoming events

Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in Europe and Central Asia.

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22 - 23 January 2018

Ta Utdanning Forum, Stavanger

Meet Tracey Moore in Norway to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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Past events

Details of recent international visits from University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in Europe and Central Asia.

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28 November - 3 December 2017

Agent visits and training

Agents visits and training, including ODD Moscow, ITEC Education Day. Full details
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3 - 4 November 2017

Destination Britain event

Includes presentation on studying at the University of Exeter at 3.30 on 4 November. Find out more at Full details
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9 - 19 October 2017

Turkey: British Council and a2 Exhibitions

British Council Study UK - Istanbul & Ankara, a2 International Education Fair - Ankara, School visits - Istanbul, Ankara & Izmir. Full details
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3 - 8 October 2017

Russia: British Council Study UK

International student recruitment event with Sarah Goddard, plus school and local agent visits. Full details
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6 September 2017

Norway: Discover Britain Fair

International recruitment event by Study Across the Pond with Amy Chandler. Full details
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5 September 2017

Norway: Discover Britain Fair

International recruitment event by Study Across the Pond with Amy Chandler. Full details
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Country specific information

Find out information specific to your country below;

See your course details for specific entry requirements:

English language requirements

The University accepts a wide range of international qualifications.  As competition for places is strong good grades are always required and an early application is recommended.

Undergraduate programmes

Our typical offer for GCE A-levels is AAA-ABB excluding General Studies or 36-32 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma including bonus points.  Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the Undergraduate prospectus.

All students must also meet our linguistic requirements before they can receive an unconditional offer, please see the English language requirements webpage for more details.

All applications for undergraduate degrees must be made via UCAS and must include details of qualifications obtained and awaited along with a personal statement and reference - preferably from a teacher.  Exeter's UCAS code and name is E84 EXETR.  All applicants for Medicine must apply by 15 October each year.  We recommend applicants for all other programmes apply by 15 January as the course may be full after this point.  The UCAS website indicates which courses are open to new applicants at any time.  Please note that it is normal for UK universities to make conditional offers based on your results to date and to confirm these once you have the results of High School and/or language tests.  Applicants who wish to apply for deferred entry should indicated this on the UCAS form and provide further details of their reasons for deferring in their personal statement.  Applications can only be deferred for one year.

Postgraduate programmes

Typically we require applicants for taught masters programmes (MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MPA, LLM) to hold a bachelors degree (usually in a relevant subject) with a grade equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Our prospectus indicates if there are any additional or other programme requirements.  In some instances it may be possible to complete a Graduate Diploma programme as an entry route to a masters degree in Business, Finance, Law or Public Administration if your grades or local qualifications do not meet our normal entry requirements. For more information about the INTO University of Exeter Graduate Diploma programme please visit our INTO webpage.

Applicants for postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, PhD, EdD) will, in addition, be required to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. As a result many successful research applicants have completed a Masters degree with a thesis or dissertation component.

All students must also meet our linguistic requirements before they can receive an unconditional offer, please see our English language requirements page for further details.

All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made via our online application form. Our online system allows you to upload your supporting documents and save and return to complete your application in more than one sitting. You can apply up to 12 months before your preferred start date. Please note that our taught masters programmes have a single intake in October each year.  Research students may be able to start at other times with their supervisor's agreement.

Fee status

Your fee status will depend on where you are from. When students apply, they are classified as "Home/EU" if they are from the UK or from the European Union, and "International" if they are from elsewhere. If you are not sure whether your fee status is "Home/EU" or "International", read this advice from The Complete University Guide.

Tuition fees

Fees vary by programme and will be detailed in the offer letter you will receive after you have applied. Fees are not fixed at the point of entry for all years of study: there may be a small increase year-on-year for courses which are over one year in duration. For more information, please see our student finance webpage.

Living costs

The University recommends that single students allow at least £1,015 per month for living costs, which includes accommodation, food and books, but not travel to/from the UK. Students with families (a spouse and children) should allow additional resources for each dependant. You can find more details about living costs on our International Student Support pages. If you need a visa to study in the UK, for yourself and/or your dependants, you should familiarise yourself with UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI's) financial requirements. Details are on our immigration advice webpage.


International students can apply for several of the University of Exeter's scholarships and bursaries. For further information please visit our scholarship search engine. The British Council can also provide more information about funding schemes.

The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies.

Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer.

Immigration advice

The University of Exeter offers a wide selection of university accommodation, on and off campus, to suit all tastes and budgets.

Accommodation is guaranteed for:

  • new, unaccompanied first year undergraduates
  • international fee-paying unaccompanied first year postgraduates
  • full year Erasmus/Study Abroad students

as long as applications are received by the deadline of 31st July.

When you apply for accommodation, please note, you do NOT have to hold an Unconditional offer to submit your application: as long as your response is Firm, you will still be able to apply, even if your offer from the University of Exeter is Conditional. However, a room will not be allocated to you until all the conditions of your offer have been met.

Undergraduate students have a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. There is a broad range of options: twin rooms, single studio bedrooms with bathroom and kitchen attached, and more. Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Erasmus students can only apply for self-catered accommodation.

For full details of the options available, as well as prices, facilities and 360-degree virtual tours of some of the rooms, visit our accommodation pages.

Students who would like to rent private, rather than University-run, accommodation can use the Accommodation Office's online database of privately rented accommodation. Visit the "Private Housing" section of the accommodation pages for details.

International Officer

Sarah Goddard

Student Experience

Learn about international students' experiences at the University of Exeter

International Students Handbook

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Virtual Open Day

Can't make it to an Open Day? Check out our Virtual Open Day platform for an interactive experience for our applicants all over the world.