There are currently around 100 American students currently studying at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:

  • BA English
  • BSc Psychology
  • BMBS Medicine
  • MBA
  • MA Politics of the Middle East
  • MA Financial Analysis and Fund Management
  • PhD Middle East Politics
  • PhD Biological Sciences

Exeter is eligible to receive FAFSA federal loans. Exeter also participates in the Fulbright and Marshall scholarship schemes. Please visit the student funding pages for more information. 

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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10 - 17 October 2017

School visits and fairs in California, Seattle and Portland

Recruitment events in Cypress, Los Angeles, Yorba Linda, Brea, Rancho Cucamonga, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Full details
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23 - 27 September 2017


Houston IB school fair - 23 Sep/ New York IBschool fair - 25 Sep/ Atlanta IB school fair - 27 Sep. Full details
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18 - 23 July 2017

USA: Nafa Conference

International student recruitment event with Robin Rhodes. Full details
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Country specific information

Find out information specific to your country below;

Undergraduate programmes

If you have 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.

Alternatively, undergraduate applicants from the US should have successfully completed their High School Diploma, and should hold Advanced Placement tests (APs) and/or SAT subject tests (previously ‘SAT II’). If your chosen programme has no specific A level subject requirement, we can also accept ACTs.

Preferred and non-preferred AP subjects

AP programmes are classified into two groups: ‘preferred’ subjects, which are considered comparable to A levels; and ‘non-preferred’. Please see the table below for more information.


AP Art History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP Biology

AP Human Geography

AP Calculus AB

AP Macroeconomics

AP Calculus BC

AP Microeconomics

AP Capstone programme – one only from:

  • AP Research; or
  • AP Seminar.

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

(taken together, these equate to one preferred subject)

AP Chemistry

AP Psychology

AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP Studio Art 2-D Design

AP Computer Science A

AP Studio Art 3-D Design

AP English Language and Composition

AP Studio Art Drawing

AP English Literature and Composition

AP United States Government and Politics

AP Environmental Science


AP European History


AP French Language and Culture


AP German Language and Culture


AP Italian Language and Culture


AP Japanese Language and Culture


AP Latin


AP Music Theory


AP Physics 1


AP Physics 2


AP Spanish Language and Culture


AP Spanish Literature and Culture


AP Statistics


AP United States History


AP World History



SAT subject tests are also admissible as A level equivalent, unless:

  • you are applying for a degree requiring A level Mathematics, for which an SAT in Maths is not considered equivalent. You will need to hold AP Calculus; or
  • you are applying for BMBS Medicine, for which SATs in Chemistry and Biology are not considered equivalent. You will need to hold AP Chemistry and AP Biology; or
  • you have taken SAT Reasoning, which we only consider as providing additional contextual information to support your application.

Combinations and equivalencies

APs and SAT subject tests are accepted, whether alone or in combination, to meet our three-A level equivalence requirement, using the following A level grade equivalencies.

  • Preferred AP subjects: a score of 5 = ‘A’ grade; a score of 4 = ‘B’ grade.
  • SAT subject test: 700 = ‘A’ grade; 650 = ‘B’ grade.

Additionally, we will accept two non-preferred AP subjects in lieu of one preferred AP subject or one SAT subject test, with the following grade equivalency:

  • Two non-preferred AP subjects: scores of 5 and 5 = ‘A’ grade; scores of 5 and 4 or 4 and 4 = ‘B’ grade.

ACT scores

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First Year entry

Finally, we will consider you for entry to an undergraduate programme if you have completed the first year of your American college or university Associate Degree, for which we will need to see evidence of your most recent college transcript.

Postgraduate programmes

For direct entry onto our Masters programmes you will be required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

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.

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.

Exeter is eligible to receive FAFSA federal loans. Exeter also participates in the Fulbright and Marshall scholarship schemes. Please visit the student funding pages for more information. 

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. 

Study Across the Pond

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 their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts.

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 officers for this region are Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director, Americas) and Amy Chandler (North America and Europe).

International Officer

Assistant Director, International Student Recruitment (Americas)
Robin Rhodes

International Officer (North America and Europe)
Amy Chandler

Pre-arrival information for students starting in 2017

Our pre-departure briefing for US and Canadian students is now available to view on-demand.

Visit our New Student Information site for further pre-arrival information.

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.