There are around 10 Egyptian students currently studying at the University of Exeter. Many of them are enrolled on postgraduate programmes within our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies or our Graduate School of Education.

The University of Exeter and Egypt

Our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (see below) has a number of faculty staff with research interests in the political, literary and philosophical aspects of Egyptian life and culture. For example, Professor Rasheed el-Enany is an Egyptian national and a leading authority on the literature of Naquib Mahfouz.

Staff in our Archaeology department have undertaken research and excavation in the deployment of the Roman army in Egypt, and its bases in the Nile Valley and the Eastern desert. Exeter staff in the field of sport and health science ran a training programme in the late 1990s for over 400 Egyptian doctors to come to the University to improve their skills in family practice and women’s health.

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The University has a particularly good reputation in the Arab world and throughout the Middle East. We have been teaching Arabic since 1971, and have also introduced programmes studying Farsi and Kurdish.

Our world-famous institute offers degrees in Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies and in Arabic language and culture. The institute also houses the Gulf Documentation Centre, while the University library holds around 30,000 specialist volumes on the Middle East.

Exhibitions and Events

Upcoming events

Details of upcoming visits to your country

We don‘t have any visits planned for your country yet, sorry! Please check here for updates, or get in touch to be contacted about any future exhibitions and events. You may also want to take a look at the details of student recruitment fairs and other events around the world that our staff will be attending in the coming months.

Past events

Past visits to your country

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11 - 13 October 2017

Egypt: Global Study UK International Student Fair

20th Egypt International Student Fair – October 2017. Full details
Cairo Add event

Country specific information

Find out information specific to your country below;

See your course details for specific entry requirements:

English language requirements


If you have already completed your A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry if you meet your chosen programme’s entry requirements. These are shown on the course pages of the University’s website and in the undergraduate prospectus. You can apply through UCAS.

Foundation Year entry

Thaneweya A’aama students can be considered for our Foundation Year course. As a general rule, a minimum score of 75% applies, with at least 75% in maths and science if you are applying for engineering or any science-based subjects. For more competitive streams, including in our Business School, a higher mark would be desirable.


Generally, a Bachelors degree from a recognised Egyptian institution is with a pass of at least 75% is required for direct entry to a taught Masters programme at the University of Exeter.

For entry onto postgraduate research programmes, you will need to hold a relevant Masters degree, supported by a strong research proposal.

For more information, please visit our postgraduate applications page.

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.


The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes.  They can also assist you in making an application. 

Tel: +202 22 622 899
Global Study UK

+202 2269 9752 (Cairo)
+20 1220 044 539 (Alexandria)


Please note: Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free. Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of the consultation and issue you with a receipt.

If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.

If you have any other questions, we’d love to hear from you. The international officer for this region is Nicholas Chavasse.

International Officer

Nicholas Chavasse

Student Experience

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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.

Muslim student guide

The University of Exeter warmly welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities. You can download a copy of our Muslim Student Guide to Exeter and Penryn in English‌ or in Arabic.