Study Abroad, Erasmus and Exchange students

Whether you are coming to Exeter for a full year or one semester we are looking forward to welcoming you to the University.

Full year students

If you are coming for the full year starting in September 2020 you will fall under our accommodation guarantee and you will be able to apply for accommodation from 9:00am on Monday 6 April 2020. We will consider your application along with other home and international undergraduate students. We encourage you to visit our prospective students webpage where you will find links to many useful pages such as the Undergraduate Accommodation Guide 2020 which provides a handy price list. 

Short term Study Abroad, International Exchange and Erasmus students

If you are joining us as part of a Study Abroad and International Exchange* programme for one semester you will be able to apply for accommodation at James Owen Court. We have a limited number of James Owen Court en-suite rooms and applications will be dealt with in date order of receipt of your application. If you want to get an insight into what accommodation is like, take a look at the video featuring students living in James Owen Court. 

(*Due to limited number of bedspaces available for semester students, we are currently only able to accept applications for University accommodation from students studying for their first semester programme. Students who are returning to complete a further semester programme will need to secure private accommodation in the city).

Accommodation in the city

Due to a limited number of universty rooms available for students who come to Exeter for a single semester you may wish to take a look at alternative accommodation options in the city. The private housing options website has a comprehensive list of alternatives to the University accommodation.

The tabs below contain more information on how to apply.

Making an application

 Applications openContract start dateContract end dateContract lengthContract total
Semester One Monday 6 April 2020 (from 09:00am) Sunday 13 September 2020 Saturday 9 January 2021* 17 weeks £2,502.78

Prior to applying for accommodation at James Owen Court, please note the following:

  • You are unable to apply for your accommodation until your Study Abroad and International Exchange application has been processed by the Global Opportunities Inbound Team and you have been issued with your University of Exeter Student ID number.

  • Once you have accepted your offer, you have entered a legally binding contract and you will be expected to make the payment in full for the entire length of your accommodation contract as detailed in the table above. 

Please see our login and how to apply pages for further information and to make your application. We have created a useful set of 'how to videos' in order to make this process a little easier.


When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form which will be: ‘Part year Study Abroad’ - for international exchange students coming from one of our partner institutions or if you are a study abroad fee-paying student coming to Exeter for one semester.


*Please note if you have exams on the same day as your contract end date, you will need to vacate your room by 10:00am on that day and you will be responsible for making appropriate storage arrangements for your belongings. 

Making an application

 Applications openContract start dateContract end dateContract lengthContract total
Semester Two  November 2020 (Date TBC) Sunday 10 January 2021* Saturday 19 June 2021 23 weeks £3,393.60

Prior to applying for semester two accommodation at James Owen Court please note the following:

  • You are unable to apply for your accommodation until your Study Abroad and International Exchange application has been processed by the Global Opportunities Inbound Team and you have been issued with your University of Exeter ID number.

  • Once you have accepted your offer, you have entered a legally binding contract and you will be expected to make the payment in full for the entire length of your accommodation contract as detailed in the table above.

Please note that as the number of rooms available at James Owen Court for semester two students is limited you may be offered alternative accommodation in a different location, which will be in a residence with full year undergraduate students.

Please see our login and how to apply pages for further information and to make your application. We have created a useful set of 'how to videos' in order to make this process a little easier.

When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form which will be: ‘Part year Study Abroad’ - for international exchange students coming from one of our partner institutions or if you are a study abroad fee-paying student coming to Exeter for one semester.

*Students who are joining us for the second term should be aware that the date to move in is Sunday 10 January 2021. We cannot accommodate early arrivals.

Here to help

If you need any help or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Accommodation Office Team and if you decide to live in the city and need help with understanding your contract you can contact Guild Advice who can guide you through this process.

Cornwall campus

If you are studying at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, either for a single semester or for a full year, then you are guaranteed University owned, managed or approved accommodation. Please click see our Cornwall campus webpage for more information about accommodation available to you.