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Study Abroad programmes

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


Exchange students: Once you have been nominated by your home University, you will receive an email from the Inbound team with details of the application process and a link to apply. 
Direct Enrol students: Please contact the Inbound team for information and guidance.

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. Please collate ALL the documents you will need to submit BEFORE starting your application. 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 valid for the entire duration of your studies at Exeter. Dual nationals should submit a copy of the passport they will use to travel to the UK.  Please note we cannot accept ID cards.

Exchange students:

If entering the UK as a Visitor you must submit our Exeter English Language Proficiency Form 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. Please see the list of accepted qualifications and minimum scores required. 

Direct Enrol 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 requirements page.

For Study Abroad fee-paying students only.  The reference should focus on your academic ability, achievements, skills, and your suitability for the programme.

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 you will be asked to submit a module request form with eight module choices per semester. We will only accept the Exeter form and you must seek approval from 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 when 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 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 confirms 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 'Before you arrive' webpage. Do you have any further questions? Check our FAQs