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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.

You must have completed a minimum of one year of academic study at your home university and have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent. You must meet any pre-requisites for the modules you wish to take.  These are detailed on the module descriptions.

English language requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence that they have a level of English that will enable them to benefit fully from their 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.
If you are a one year student you must apply for the Student visa.  UK immigration legislation requires students to provide specific linguistic qualifications when applying to study at Exeter.  ‌

Accepted qualifications can be found here.

Study abroad fee-paying:

Independent fee-paying (not exchange) applicants will be required to provide official evidence that they meet the University of Exeter's minimum English Language requirements, 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 English language requirements pages. We accept a wide range of qualifications, including IELTS and TOEFL. 

Note that some subjects require a higher level of English - students planning to take modules from across different departments will need to satisfy the higher of any linguistic minimum scores required.