USA

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
  • MBA
  • 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

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 international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the USA.

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17 - 26 September 2018

University Fairs and School Visits in Eastern USA

Meet Robin Rhodes in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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3 - 15 October 2018

Recruitment events in the USA - Chicago and California

Meet Amy Chandler in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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11 - 23 October 2018

University Fairs and School Visits in Eastern USA

Meet Robin Rhodes in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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23 April - 6 May 2019

New York City and Boston School Visits

Meet Amy Chandler in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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Americas

Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Americas region.

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17 - 26 September 2018

University Fairs and School Visits in Eastern USA

Meet Robin Rhodes in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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28 - 29 September 2018

University Fairs in Colombia

Meet Tracey Moore in Colombia to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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2 - 6 October 2018

University Fairs and Schools Tour in Brazil

Meet Tracey Moore in Brazil to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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3 - 15 October 2018

Recruitment events in the USA - Chicago and California

Meet Amy Chandler in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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11 - 23 October 2018

University Fairs and School Visits in Eastern USA

Meet Robin Rhodes in the USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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13 - 17 October 2018

University Fairs and School Visits in Canada

Meet Robin Rhodes in Canada to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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23 April - 6 May 2019

New York City and Boston School Visits

Meet Amy Chandler in the USA 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 the Americas region.

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30 April 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders in Vancouver

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to Canada to meet with students. Full details
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29 April 2018

NACAC College Fair, Vancouver

Meet Robin Rhodes in Canada to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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28 April 2018

NACAC College Fair, San Francisco

Meet Robin Rhodes in USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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27 April 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders, San Francisco

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to the USA to meet with students. Full details
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26 April 2018

NACAC College Fair, Pasadena

Meet Robin Rhodes in USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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25 April 2018

California Out of State Fair, Santa Anita

Meet Robin Rhodes in USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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23 April - 4 May 2018

Recruitment Events in New York State and Boston

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Amy Chandler who will be travelling to New York State and Boston to meet with students who are interested in coming to study at the University of Exeter. Full details
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23 - 24 April 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders, Los Angeles

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to the USA to meet with students. Full details
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22 April 2018

NACAC College Fair, Orange County

Meet Robin Rhodes in USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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20 April 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders, Orange County

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to the USA to meet with students. Full details
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19 April 2018

NACAC College Fair, San Diego

Meet Robin Rhodes in USA to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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16 - 18 April 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders, San Diego

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to the USA to meet with students. Full details
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5 - 8 March 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders in Toronto

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to Canada to meet with students. Full details
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4 March 2018

Study and Go Abroad Fair, Toronto

Meet Robin Rhodes in Canada to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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3 March 2018

Study and Go Abroad Fair, Montreal

Meet Robin Rhodes in Canada to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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2 March 2018

Individual school visits and available to meet offer holders in Montreal

The University of Exeter would like to invite you to meet with our representative Robin Rhodes (Assistant Director Recruitment) who will be travelling to Canada to meet with students. Full details
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1 March 2018

Canada Law From Abroad event with McGill University

Meet Robin Rhodes in Canada to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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18 - 19 November 2017

Expo Posgrado Fair Bogota

Meet Robin Rhodes in Colombia to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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31 October 2017

UK Universities Fair 2017 Rio de Janeiro

Meet Robin Rhodes in Brazil to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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28 October 2017

UK Universities Fair 2017 Sao Paulo

Meet Robin Rhodes in Brazil to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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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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1 - 4 October 2017

Toronto Study and Go Abroad Fair

Student recruitment event with Robin Rhodes. Full details
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30 September 2017

Canada Law From Abroad Fair

Recruitment event with Robin Rhodes. Full details
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29 September 2017

British Council Mini Fair

International recruitment event with Robin Rhodes. Full details
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24 September 2017

Vancouver Study and Go Abroad Fair

http://www.studyandgoabroad.com/student-expo/. Full details
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23 - 27 September 2017

CIS Tour USA

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 the ACT.

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.

PreferredNon-preferred

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

SAT Subject Tests are also admissible as A level equivalent, unless:

  • you are applying for a degree requiring A level Mathematics, for which a SAT subject test in Maths is not considered equivalent. You will need to hold AP Calculus. 
  • you are applying for BMBS Medicine, for which SAT subject tests in Chemistry and Biology are not considered equivalent. You will need to hold AP Chemistry and AP Biology.

Please note SAT Reasoning results are only considered as providing additional contextual information. 

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 

ACT – for all undergraduate programmes without a specified A level subject requirement we can also accept a composite ACT score. You may meet any specific subject requirement/s by offering the relevant Advanced Placement or SAT subject test/s. 

ACTA level equivalent

32

A*AA

31

AAA

30

AAB

29

ABB

28

BBB

Associate degrees and advanced entry 

Finally, we will consider you for entry to an undergraduate programme if you have completed the first year of your Associate Degree or 4 year college degree.  Students with a completed Associate Degree or 2+ years of a full college degree may be eligible for entry to the second year of an undergraduate degree.  In all cases 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.

Scholarships

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.

See your course details for specific entry requirements:

English language requirements

Contact

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
Website www.studyacrossthepond.com
Email info@studyacrossthepond.com

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 Regional Manager, Americas is Robin Rhodes and Amy Chandler is the International Officer, Americas.

International Officer

Regional Manager, Americas
Robin Rhodes

International Officer, Americas
Amy Chandler

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