After accepting your offer

After accepting your offer the two most important things you will need to do are apply for accommodation and register as a student.

We guarantee University accommodation to all new unaccompanied international postgraduates from outside the EU.* Once you have firmly accepted your place, you are eligible to apply for University accommodation.

*Study must be for a minimum one full-year; no such guarantee exists for further years of study. University accommodation is owned, managed or approved by the University. You are defined as an international student only if you pay international student fees. Please apply by the 31 July.

Exeter Accommodation Office 
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 722524

Cornwall Accommodation Office
+44 (0) 1326 253639

Details of registration, including collecting your Unicard and registering for an IT account, are sent out to new students from August onwards.

If you are a UK student and have not sent copies of your documents to the University previously, you will be required to present your passport, transcripts, degree certificate and (if required) English language certificate.

If you are an international student, even if you have presented these documents previously, you are required to present your visa or entry clearance form, along with your passport, original or certified copies of your transcripts, degree certificate and (if required) English language certificate.

All certificates, transcripts or Certificates of Qualification submitted must give the final degree classification, grade, percentage or CGPA awarded. Where a certificate/transcript is not in English an official translation must be provided.

All your documents need to be seen and verified before you will be permitted to register.

If you are a graduate of the University of Exeter**, you are not required to submit evidence of your qualification since we hold a record of your degree.

** Please note this does not apply to degrees taken at another institution but validated by the University.

Original certificates and transcripts

Original certificates (not copies) must meet the following criteria to be accepted:

1. University certificates/transcripts need to be on official headed and stamped paper.
2. Original certificate(s) of qualification. Must clearly show;

  • the students name; and
  • the title of the award; and
  • the date of the award; and
  • the name of the awarding institution

3. Transcript of results. Must clearly show:

  • the students name; and
  • the name of the academic institution; and
  • your course title; and
  • the confirmation of the award

The University of Exeter requests that applicants do not send original documents in advance of arrival at the University as we cannot guarantee their return.

Certified copies

Certified copies will only be accepted if they meet the following criteria:

The document must be certified by professional person or someone well-respected in your community. The University of Exeter will accept the following:

  • bank or building society official
  • councillor
  • dentist
  • police officer
  • solicitor
  • teacher or lecturer
  • official authorised Agent of the University of Exeter

The person you ask must not be:

  • related to you
  • living at the same address
  • in a relationship with you

The person will need to certify the copy by:

  • writing ‘certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’ on the document
  • signing and dating it
  • printing their name under the signature
  • adding their occupation, address and telephone number

The person certifying the document may charge you a fee.

Official translations

Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation provided by a professional translator/translation company. 

This translation must include:

  • details of the translator/translation company’s credentials; and
  • confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document; and
  • the translator/translation company’s contact details.

It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator or an authorised official of the translation company.

Translation companies will charge you a fee.