There are currently 120 US students studying full-time degrees and many others on Study Abroad programmes at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:
- BA English
- BA International Relations
- BSc Psychology
- BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology
- MA International Film Business
- MA English Literary Studies
- MA Politics of the Middle East
- MA Financial Analysis and Fund Management
- PhD Middle East Politics
- PhD Biological Sciences
Exhibitions and events
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the USA.
We don‘t have any visits planned for the USA 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.
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Americas region.
We don‘t have any visits planned for your region 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.
Details of recent international visits from University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Americas region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|21 - 22 March 2020||Full details||Chile||Add event|
|29 February - 1 March 2020||Full details||Canada||Add event|
|29 February - 1 March 2020||Full details||Mexico City||Add event|
|7 - 25 October 2019||Full details||USA||Add event|
|5 October - 5 November 2019||Full details||USA||Add event|
|1 - 5 October 2019||Full details||Brazil||Add event|
|25 - 28 September 2019||Full details||Bogota||Add event|
|24 September - 1 October 2019||Full details||USA||Add event|
|18 - 24 September 2019||Full details||Florida||Add event|
|12 - 20 September 2019||Full details||New York||Add event|
|5 - 6 May 2019||Full details||Vancouver||Add event|
|29 April - 3 May 2019||Full details||New York||Add event|
|28 - 30 April 2019||Full details||California||Add event|
|23 April 2019||Full details||Boston||Add event|
|6 - 18 April 2019||Full details||California||Add event|
|2 April 2019||Full details||Lima||Add event|
|22 - 27 March 2019||Full details||Santiago||Add event|
|2 - 8 March 2019||Full details||East Canada||Add event|
|1 March 2019||Full details||Toronto||Add event|
|20 November 2018||Full details||Bogota||Add event|
|17 - 18 November 2018||Full details||Bogota||Add event|
|13 - 17 October 2018||Full details||Canada||Add event|
|11 - 23 October 2018||Full details||USA||Add event|
|3 - 15 October 2018||Full details||Chicago||Add event|
|2 - 6 October 2018||Full details||Brazil||Add event|
|28 - 29 September 2018||Full details||Colombia||Add event|
|17 - 26 September 2018||Full details||USA||Add event|
|30 April 2018||Full details||Vancouver||Add event|
|29 April 2018||Full details||Vancouver||Add event|
|28 April 2018||Full details||San Francisco||Add event|
|27 April 2018||Full details||San Francisco||Add event|
|26 April 2018||Full details||Pasadena||Add event|
|25 April 2018||Full details||Santa Anita Park||Add event|
|23 April - 4 May 2018||Full details||USA||Add event|
|23 - 24 April 2018||Full details||Los Angeles||Add event|
|22 April 2018||Full details||Orange County||Add event|
|20 April 2018||Full details||Orange County||Add event|
|19 April 2018||Full details||San Diego||Add event|
|16 - 18 April 2018||Full details||San Diego||Add event|
|5 - 8 March 2018||Full details||Toronto||Add event|
|4 March 2018||Full details||Toronto||Add event|
|3 March 2018||Full details||Montreal||Add event|
|2 March 2018||Full details||Montreal||Add event|
|1 March 2018||Full details||Montreal||Add event|
|18 - 19 November 2017||Full details||Colombia||Add event|
|31 October 2017||Full details||Brazil||Add event|
|28 October 2017||Full details||Brazil||Add event|
|10 - 17 October 2017||Full details||California||Add event|
|1 - 4 October 2017||Full details||Toronto||Add event|
|30 September 2017||Full details||Canada||Add event|
|29 September 2017||Full details||Canada||Add event|
|24 September 2017||Full details||Vancouver||Add event|
|23 - 27 September 2017||Full details||USA||Add event|
|18 - 23 July 2017||Full details||Philadelphia, USA||Add event|
Country specific information
Find out information specific to your country below;
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’). We can also accept a composite ACT score provided any programme subject requirements are met by relevant AP or SAT subject tests.
AP and SAT subject tests
3 Advanced Placement (AP) and/or SAT subject tests can be considered alone or in combination to meet our three A Level equivalence requirement using the following A Level grade equivalences:
- AP subjects: a score of 5 = ‘A’ grade; a score of 4 = ‘B’ grade.
- SAT subject test: 700 = ‘A’ grade; 650 = ‘B’ grade.
If you are applying for a degree requiring A level Mathematics, a SAT subject test in Maths is not considered equivalent. You will, therefore, need to hold AP Calculus
SAT Reasoning results will only be considered as providing additional contextual information.
ACT – we can also accept a composite ACT score as described in the table below provided you meet any programme subject requirements by offering the relevant Advanced Placement or SAT subject test/s (noting AP requirements above for programmes requiring ‘A’ Level mathematics)
|ACT||A level equivalent|
College level credit/ dual enrolment
The University accepts college level credit as the equivalent of UK A level on a case by case basis. This can be mixed and matched with the test results above (e.g. two APs + one suitable college class). The class credit should be in a named academic subject (rather than practical or recreational) and a minimum 3 units/credits or 1 semester in length. You will be required to separately submit your relevant high school / college transcript to demonstrate this.
The following A level grade equivalencies apply:
|Grade in college credit||A level|
|A+ / A / A-||A grade|
|B+ / B / B-||B grade|
|C+ / C / C-||C grade|
Associate degrees for transfer
US community college students completing a transfer degree from a regionally accredited college can receive guaranteed acceptance to Exeter!
The following circumstances would allow community college students eligibility with their completed transfer degree:
- Complete 100 percent of all required courses (including math, English, and Science) requirements outlined in the transfer degree of your accredited community college.
- Receive an overall GPA of at least a 3.2
- The intended programme does not require a specific subject requirement or an interview (in which case applicants would be assessed on a case-by-case basis without the guarantee).
- Complete the minimum of 60 transferable semester units or 90 quarter units.
- Meet all English language requirements
We encourage all community college students to apply!
If you are a transfer student and miss one of the circumstances for the guaranteed admissions we will still consider your application and assess your overall GPA by the following criteria:
|Transfer Degree Equivalencies|
|A*A*A||GPA of 3.4 or better|
|A*AA||GPA of 3.3|
|AAA||GPA of 3.2|
|AAB||GPA of 3.1|
|ABB||GPA of 3.0|
Community college students that have completed their transfer degree can apply as a second-year (junior equivalent in 4-year system Bachelor degree) but must indicate this preference on the UCAS application. Admittance is subject to review of courses on an individual basis.
Additionally, all students transferring from a university or community college with at least one year completed will also be considered on an individual basis.
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 for your course. We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 2.6 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Lower Second-Class (2:2) and a GPA of 3.2 or above as comparable to a UK Upper Second-Class (2:1).
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 student finance webpage.
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. 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 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|
|Study In UK (SI-UK)|
|Play Overseas (for student athletes)|
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.
Regional Manager, Americas
Hear from our students about life at the University of Exeter
Hello from Exeter
International Students HandbookDownload PDF
Virtual Open Day
Can't make it to an Open Day? Our Virtual Open Day platform will provide an interactive experience for our applicants all over the world. The system will open on the 17th April 2020 so please check back then.