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Study Abroad programmes

Entry requirements

General requirements

If you are applying as an exchange student (European, International or from Switzerland) you must be nominated by your home university.

All applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of academic study at their home university and have the equivalent of a UK 55-60% average. You must meet any pre-requisites for the modules you wish to take. These are detailed in the module descriptions.

English language requirements

Unless you are a national of a majority English speaking country you must provide evidence that you have a level of English that will enable you to benefit fully from your studies at the University of Exeter.  

Exchange students:

If you are a one semester student you can enter the UK as a Visitor and submit the Exeter English Proficiency Form‌‌ completed by your university, confirming that you have the required level of English to study with us.  If you want to work while in the UK you must apply for the Student visa, in which case you are required to submit an official English language qualification, where applicable.
If you are a one year student you must apply for the Student visa.   ‌

Accepted qualifications and minimum required scores can be found here.

Direct Enrol students:

Direct Enrol applicants will be required to provide official evidence that they meet the University's minimum English language requirements (where applicable), whether studying for one semester or one year. The English language qualifications accepted by the University and the required scores can be found on the Accepted qualifications webpage above. We accept a wide range of qualifications, including IELTS and TOEFL.