There are around 70 Saudi students currently studying at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:
- LLB Law
- MA Education
- PhD Arab and Islamic Studies
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
The University has a particularly good reputation in the field of Islamic Studies. 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
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in Saudi Arabia.
The Middle East
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Middle East region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|23 - 27 February 2020||Full details||Saudi Arabia||Add event|
|28 - 29 February 2020||Full details||UAE||Add event|
|1 March 2020||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|4 - 5 March 2020||Full details||Amman||Add event|
Details of recent international visits from University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Middle East region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|10 - 13 April 2019||Full details||Riyadh||Add event|
|16 March 2019||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|13 - 14 March 2019||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|10 - 11 March 2019||Full details||Doha||Add event|
|6 March 2019||Full details||Bahrain||Add event|
|6 - 7 March 2019||Full details||Kuwait||Add event|
|4 March 2019||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|3 March 2019||Full details||Kuwait||Add event|
|1 - 2 March 2019||Full details||United Arab Emirates||Add event|
|23 - 25 February 2019||Full details||Beirut||Add event|
|26 April 2018||Full details||Dubai||Add event|
|16 - 18 April 2018||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|7 - 9 April 2018||Full details||Saudi Arabia||Add event|
|26 March 2018||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|17 - 19 February 2018||Full details||Beirut||Add event|
|7 - 8 February 2018||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|5 - 7 November 2017||Full details||Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah||Add event|
|28 October - 1 November 2017||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|21 - 22 October 2017||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|2 - 3 October 2017||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|28 September - 1 October 2017||Full details||Dubai and Abu Dhabi||Add event|
|27 - 28 September 2017||Full details||The Gulf||Add event|
|21 - 24 September 2017||Full details||UAE||Add event|
|10 - 13 September 2017||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|17 - 18 May 2017||Full details||Jordan||Add event|
Country specific information
Find out information specific to your country below;
See your course details for specific entry requirements:
- Undergraduate courses
- Postgraduate taught courses - Masters and other taught degrees
- Postgraduate research courses - PhD research topics,projects and degrees
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
The Thanawiya Amma is not sufficient for direct entry to the University of Exeter’s undergraduate programmes. If you hold this, you may be eligible to take a recognised Foundation Year programme, such as INTO’s International Foundation Year, available on the Exeter campus.
For direct entry onto our Masters programmes you will be required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Second-class honours (2:1 or 2:2). Check individual programme pages for exact requirements to your course.
If you are interested in our Finance or Management Masters programmes but do not quite meet our entry requirements, you may be able to gain entry by first attaining a Graduate Diploma through INTO, which you can read more about here.
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.
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.
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 .
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 webpages. 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.
There are many funding and scholarship opportunities available to international students - find out more about these on our searchable funding database. 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. See our Applying for a Visa pages for more information.
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 Saudi Arabia, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes. They can also assist you in making an application.
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