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Welcome to the University of Exeter. Based in the South West of the UK, we are a thriving, international learning and research community situated in one of the country’s most beautiful coastal regions and just 2.5 hours from London.

Our students enjoy an outstanding university experience, and we are consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2023). We are also one of the very few top UK universities to be both a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led institutions and have a triple Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).  

We offer a range of research-led undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught by world-leading experts. Find out more about studying at Exeter.  

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Ranked 153rd in the world 1

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11th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Ranked Top 10 in the Russell Group for student satisfaction in six out of seven themes 2

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#2 safest place to live, Devon and Cornwall are amongst the safest places in England and Wales 3

1 QS World University Rankings 2023 2 National Student Survey 2023 3 Office for National Statistics, 2024

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Join our global community

Our consistently high national and international rankings* attract top students from over 150 countries, giving you access to a variety of cultures, new ideas and friendships. We welcome students across the globe and are proud of our diverse and supportive community.

We believe that financial circumstances shouldn’t stand in the way of your education, and therefore offer a variety of bursaries and scholarships to our prospective and current students, including over £5 million in scholarships for international students.

Explore our engaging blogs, where students’ share their unique experiences and perspectives of studying here.

*11th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, 153rd in the world in QS World University Rankings 2024 

A location like no other 

Our welcoming and inclusive campuses are set within the stunning natural scenery of Devon and Cornwall, which are amongst the safest places in live in England and Wales (Office for National Statistics, 2024). Based in Exeter, we have our Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus and in Cornwall, we have the Penryn Campus.

Beyond our vibrant cities and towns, we are surrounded by national parks, beaches, nature reserves and heritage sites, with an exciting year-round cultural scene. Explore many of Devon and Cornwall’s historical towns with bustling cafes and quirky independent shops, with great transport links to bigger cities like Bristol and London.

Our University accommodation gives you the opportunity to meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures who are on a variety of degree programmes, especially our accommodation in Penryn, where you will be sharing with Falmouth University students.

The best way to get a feel for our amazing campuses and our facilities are at one of our Open Days. However, if you're unable to visit us in person, take a look at our campus tour videos

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What our students say 

Follow us on social media

Our latest posts on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram give you an insight into life at the University of Exeter. We also have our Exeter Uni Life Instagram account where students take over the account each week. To get a feel for life on our Penryn Campus, follow our University of Exeter Cornwall Instagram.