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Accommodation in Exeter

Study Abroad and Exchange Students

Studying in a new country is a big decision to make, and we understand how important it is to have somewhere to call 'home' during your time with us. Our student residences have their own distinctive character and offer you a safe, secure environment to live and study in.

As you start your Study Abroad or Exchange journey, whether you're coming to Exeter for a full year or one semester, we look forward to welcoming you to the University.

The International Student Support website has lots of information to help with your university journey, including applying to study at the University, arranging visas, travelling to Exeter and settling in.

Why choose University managed accommodation?

  • Meet other students and get involved with student life
  • Convenient locations close to lectures and the city centre
  • 24/7 campus security from our Estate Patrol Team
  • Residence Life Team there to help you settle in and provide advice
  • No guarantor required
  • All-inclusive rents - no extra bills to pay
  • Wifi and contents insurance included

Full Year Students

If you're coming for the full year starting in September 2023, you will qualify for our accommodation guarantee and you will be able to apply for accommodation along with other home and international undergraduate students. 

Short term Study Abroad and International Exchange students for academic year 2023-24

  • 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 our small number of rooms in short-term University accommodation.
  • The date that you will be able to apply from depends on whether you are joining us in Semester 1 or Semester 2 - take a look at the When to Apply section below for help.
  • We have a limited number of rooms available and applications will be dealt with in date order of us receiving the applications.

*Due to the 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.

When to apply

  • 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 need to make the pay for the entire length of your accommodation contract as detailed below.

Applications open

Contract start date

Contract end date

Contract length

Contract total

Semester One

Monday 3 April 2023 (from 09:00am)

Sunday 17 September 2023

Saturday 13 January 2024*

17 weeks


  • When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form, which will be: 'Semester 1 St Abr/Exchange'

*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.


Applications open

Contract start date

Contract end date

Contract length

Semester Two

6 November 2023

Sunday 14 January 2024*

Saturday 22 June 2024

23 weeks

  • When applying, please ensure you select the appropriate application form, which will be: 'Semester 2 St Abr/Exchange'

*Students joining us for the second semester should be aware that the earliest move in date is Sunday 14 January 2024 and that we’re not able to accommodate early arrivals.

All our rooms for Semester 1 (September 2023) are now taken. 

If we are made aware of any large accommodation providers or letting agencies who have availability for semester students, we will provide information here. Please check back regularly for updates. 

  • 29/08/23 - Study Inn are able to offer semester stays during 2023/24 at Walnut Gardens in Exeter. Anyone interested can contact Study Inn on 02476 239 349 or

  • 19/07/23 - Winkworth Exeter - this agency has a number of properties and landlords who would be happy to offer semester tenancies. Please call their office on +44 (0)1392 271177 and speak to Sammi or Jasmine.