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International Summer School

Entry requirements

You are eligible to join the programme if you are 18 years old by the start of the programme and meet the entry requirements in the two following categories:

The University of Exeter standard English Language Level requirements apply to this programme and full details can be found on our International Students area. Below is an overview of basic guidelines for applying and if you are unsure if any of these apply to you, please contact to confirm.

Basic English language level requirements:

  • Reside in a country for more than three months where English is a widely spoken or native language. This includes short term study where the course has lasted for 3 months or more
  • Come from an English-speaking country
  • Have a letter or transcript from your place of study to confirm that courses in your institution are taught exclusively in English (excluding English language courses)
  • Have a qualification from one of the following with the minimum grades detailed below.



Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Grade C or above

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Grade C or above


Minimum score of B2

European Baccalaureate

60% or above

GCSE/IGCSE English Language

Grade C or above

IGCSE English as a Second Language

Grade B or above

HKDSE English (Hong Kong)

Level 5 overall (no less than Level 4 in any sub-section)


6.5 (with no less than 6 in each component)

International Baccalaureate English

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 or above

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills


Internet-based TOEFL - 90


Score 550 or above


Score 520 or above

Our courses are a mixture of introductory levels up to pre-master level courses but do not require applicants to be studying on particular courses before applying. It may be beneficial to have a background in the area, particularly on our more science based courses like Preventative Medicine, but this is not a requirement.

Anyone can apply for any of the courses providing they are able to prove a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or above (or equivalent in their own country). For students who have yet to complete their first year or who are looking to try this before starting a degree programme, please contact to discuss entry requirements in more detail.

If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements, you can email us to check or just apply and we will let you know if you have been successful. If you are not successful we will contact you to inform you what you need to gain a place on the programme.

Email if you have any questions.

"The Exeter Summer School is an amazing experience and worth every penny! The staff and coordinators go out of their way to keep everyone comfortable and entertained. The accommodation in London and Exeter is convenient and comfortable and I’m actively considering a graduate or law degree at Exeter due to my experiences!"

Tina – University of Alberta, Canada

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Applications for 2024 are now open. Please visit our How to Apply section to read the guidelines to find out more. 


There are several partial scholarships available both from University of Exeter and external organisations for the International Summer School. See our Fees and Scholarships area for more information.

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