The Exeter Scholars Programme

What is the Exeter Scholars programme?

Exeter Scholars Residentials

What are the Exeter Scholars residentials?

Exeter Scholars Support & Benefits

What are the benefits of Exeter Scholars?

Exeter Scholars

Covid-19 Update

We have now taken the decision to cancel all Exeter Scholars subject activity sessions that were due to take place in March and April 2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We have taken this decision with the aim of safeguarding the health and welfare of our participants, visitors, students and staff. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety is our top priority. You can find more information about the University’s response to Covid-19 here: www.exeter.ac.uk/coronavirus/prospectivestudents/.

We can now confirm that all events until the end of July have now been cancelled. If event cancellation extends beyond this then we will of course be in touch; you will always be contacted by email in the first instance.

Please see our Coronavirus Information page for information for our year 12 and year 13 Exeter Scholars participants.

Please see our Travel Claims page for information about our travel claims policy during this time. Please see our Live Online Q&A Forums page for information about how you can engage with the programme virtually. Please see our Year 10 Residential page for information about how this affects our Year 10 South West and National participants. Please see our Year 12 Subject Activity Strands page for information about how this affects our Year 12 South West participants.  


Exeter Scholars is a free programme giving you the opportunity to find out more about university, develop a passion for a chosen subject, and gain first-hand experience of student life at the University of Exeter.

It will provide you with:

  • An understanding of university life and an opportunity to hear directly from current university students about their experiences
  • First-hand experience of a leading university and advice from world-class academics who are passionate about the subjects they teach
  • An exciting insight into the type of research carried out by universities and the impact it can have on our everyday lives
  • The chance to make new friends
  • The opportunity to explore a subject of your choice through fully funded residential events and regular trips to one of our campuses
  • Development of experience and knowledge to help you decide if university is right for you, and, if so, boost your university application
  • Development of key skills to help with both your current studies and the transition to university-level study in the future
  • A pathway to studying at the University of Exeter and access to the Exeter Scholars benefits packages

The programme offers opportunities for both South West-based and national students, has activity pathways starting as early as Year 9, and supports participants through to the end of Year 13. All pathways include exciting face-to-face events, as well as continued support and online activities to complete in your own time.

Click on the following links to find out more about the opportunities available to you and to check the programme eligibility criteria.