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University of Exeter Study Abroad Application

Please read this page thoroughly before submitting your application to study abroad at the University of Exeter.

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How do I apply?

Application Deadlines  
Full year and Semester 1 31st May

Semester 2 (January-June)

31st October

Applications for Semester 2 are now open! You can access the links to apply through our University of Exeter Exchange Application 2023-2024 Semester 2.

If you have any issues completing your application, please email


Once you have been nominated by your home University, you will recieve an email from with details of the application process and a link to apply. Please collate all the documents you will need to submit before starting your application.

You must submit a complete application with all documents attached, incomplete applications will not be processed. This may impact your ability to apply for accommodation. On submitting your application you will receive email confirmation.

You must submit the following documents with your online application:

Copy of your Official Academic Transcript from your home university, in English. This is the document that lists the courses you have taken and the grades you have achieved in your studies at your university to date. Please note that if it is not an official document, for example a download from your online student record, it must be signed and stamped by your University.

A copy of the ID information page of your passport (please ensure it is in date). Dual nationals should submit copies of both passports.  Please note we cannot accept ID cards.

Exchange students:

If entering the UK as a Visitor you must submit the  completed by your home university.  This confirms that you have the required level of English to study at a British university. We do not accept other documents.

If applying for a Student Visa you must submit an official English language qualification. This is a requirement of the Student visa application. For a list of accepted qualifications and minimum scores required please see the Exeter English Language Proficiency Form.

Study Abroad fee-paying students: 
Whether entering the UK as a Visitor or with a Student visa, official evidence of English language level, e.g. TOEFL/IELTS, is required.  Please see the above list for all accepted English language tests and minimum scores.

Please note that nationals of a majority English-speaking country are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.  A list of majority English-speaking countries can be found on the English language page.

For Study Abroad fee-paying students only.

What happens after I submit my Application?

Check out our Application Timeline for an overview of the application process.

After the application deadline has passed we will contact students and ask you to submit a complete study plan with eight module choices per semester. We will only accept the Exeter Study Plan form and you must confirm your module choices with your home university. Full time study is 60 Exeter credits (30 ECTS) per semester. More information can be found on our module page.
Please be patient while we process your application - this often takes some time, especially in cases where applications are incomplete or submitted very close to the deadline. If your application is successful you will be sent an acceptance email which contains your Exeter Student ID number. Read the information in this email carefully. 
Unless you are a British or Irish national you will need immigration permission.  More information can be found on the Visa Advice Pages. Students who are planning to enter the UK as a Visitor to study will need an acceptance letter.  These will be issued after the application deadline has passed.  You will be sent an email with a PDF acceptance letter attached for you to print out. Students who are applying for a Student Visa will require a CAS number which will confirm that you have accepted an unconditional offer to study at the University of Exeter.  You will be contacted in June (for semester 1) or November (for semester 2) to begin this process. 
In June (Semester 1 students)/November (Semester 2 students) you will receive the first support email from the University designed to help you prepare for your studies.  It is essential that you read all emails you receive carefully as they aim to answer all of the questions you might have about life at the University of Exeter.  In the meantime, please have a look at the 'Arrival information' webpage. Do you have any further questions? Check our FAQs | Study Abroad programmes | University of Exeter