Meet other international students from around the world and share your experiences.

Discover your new surroundings and meet new people at our regular socials.

Global Chums Mentoring Scheme

We know that finding out an answer to your questions (no matter how small!), settling in quickly once you get here, feeling comfortable and meeting some local students are crucial to getting the most out of your studies here at the University of Exeter and enjoying the UK. Global Chums can help you achieve this.

Benefits of having a mentor:

  • Settle in to University of Exeter life faster
  • Someone to answer your questions
  • Someone to introduce you to societies, clubs and sports
  • A great way to meet other students of all nationalities

Find out about the scheme on your campus below:

Global Chums Exeter

The University of Exeter's biggest mentor scheme!

To help you settle into life at the University of Exeter, we are happy to invite you to join GLOBAL CHUMS. It's the biggest mentoring scheme across our campuses with over 300 students participating every year.

How does the scheme work?

You will need to apply for a mentor if you are a new incoming student, or if you are a current student and want to be a mentor.

  • Each mentor will be matched with up to 3 new students
  • Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • We will confirm receipt of your application
  • You must notify us if you no longer wish to be part of the scheme
  • The scheme runs for 6 weeks starting on 24 September
  • There will be 3 Global Chums organised socials for you to attend with, or without, your mentor
  • You are invited to join the Global Chums 2018/19 facebook page. We will publicise socials there and you can speak to other Global Chums.
  • You can meet your groups outside the socials - this is something you can talk about and organise yourselves
  • Global Chums restarts in January for our new intake of international exchange students.

How do I apply for a mentor?

All you need to do is apply! Use the Exeter Chum Application Form for new incoming students to request a Chum.

Current students: Become a mentor

If you want to help new students find their feet, and gain recognition for your time, please apply here. Applications are now open. 

Global Chums Cornwall

Global Chums Cornwall is a mentoring scheme designed to answer questions before you arrive, help you settle into campus life quickly, and provide you with some familiar faces around campus.

How does the scheme work?

  • We pair you with an existing student, often someone who is studying the same (or similar) course wherever possible.
  • Your mentor will email you before you arrive to introduce themselves and answer any questions you have.
  • We encourage you to attend our ‘Meet Your Mentor’ event – a chance to meet face to face with your mentor when you arrive on campus, and other new overseas students too.
  • We organise ongoing social events throughout the year. Take a look at our Facebook group to see what is already being planned!

How do I apply for a mentor?

First year International fee apying undergraduates

Study abroad/Exchange/Erasmus students

We will automatically allocate you a mentor who will contact you before you arrive.

First Year EU undergraduates

You can request a mentor by emailing

Postgrad students

You can request a mentor by emailing

Current students: Become a mentor

If you want to help new students find their feet, and gain recognition for your time, please apply here.


If you have any questions, please email