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INTO University of Exeter Foundation - 2025 entry

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code None
Duration 1 year
Entry year 2025
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline INTO: Programmes for International Students

Phone: +44 (0) 1392 724282

Typical offer

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Offers are made on an individual basis

Contextual offers


  • Pre-university course designed to bridge the gap for international students between high school and undergraduate studies in the UK.
  • Specifically designed for international students who do not meet the University’s academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
  • Progress to one of over 150 different degrees through one single multi-disciplinary pathway, with standard and fast-track options available.
  • Successful completion (subject to achieving the specified grades for progression) guarantees direct entry to a wide range of degree programmes at the University of Exeter.

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Phone: +441392724282

Over 150 different degrees through one single multi-disciplinary pathway, with standard and fast-track options available

Develop the key transferable skills needed for successful undergraduate study

Successful completion guarantees direct entry to a wide range of degree programmes at the University of Exeter

Course content

Around 60 per cent of the course is devoted to the academic modules for students’ own subject areas. Modules are flexible and can be tailored to your chosen degree. Subject areas include Business, Biological Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Academic English Language and Study Skills is a core subject, accounting for approximately 40 per cent of classes, covering reading and study skills, writing, listening and speaking within the context of academic study.

The Fast-Track option allows students to study an accelerated version of the pathway in just 2 terms.

Find out more about the Exeter International Foundation programme >>.


Students can choose between 2, 3 and 4 terms depending on their circumstances, with start dates in January, March, June and September.

The Exeter International Foundation (Fast-Track) is a unique accelerated programme which lasts two terms, starting in March.

Students, who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the three-term Foundation programme may be eligible to apply for the Extended Foundation programme. Lasting four terms, the Extended Foundation programme incorporates a term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, allowing you to begin your course and improve your English to a level appropriate for academic study.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Entry requirements

Students at the INTO Centre on Streatham Campus, Exeter

For more information about entry requirements, please click on the programme that you are interested in studying:

How to apply

To apply, complete the INTO online application on the INTO website.

International students

A fuller list of recognised qualifications can be found in our Entry requirements pages.

Students with less than IELTS 5.0 can enrol on an INTO Academic English course for an appropriate period – see the INTO website for further details.

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Learning and teaching

Teaching is delivered through a range of methods including lectures, seminars, academic tutorials and, where appropriate, laboratory classes. The programmes have also been designed to develop the key transferable skills needed for successful undergraduate study.


Students are assessed by a combination of exams, tests and coursework assignments, which might include essays, presentations, problem solving exercises, reports and research projects. Modules in academic subjects are assessed at the end of each semester but English language assessment takes place predominantly at the end of the programme.

Grades from the programme do not count towards a final degree but help the University assess students’ abilities in their chosen field of study.

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Optional modules outside of this course

Each year, if you have optional modules available, you can take up to 30 credits in a subject outside of your course. This can increase your employability and widen your intellectual horizons.

Proficiency in a second subject

If you complete 60 credits of modules in one of the subjects below, you may have the words 'with proficiency in [e.g. Social Data Science]' added to your degree title when you graduate.

  • A Foreign Language
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Social Data Science

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Your future

Successful completion of the Foundation programme (subject to achieving specified grades for entry) leads to direct entry to Year 1 of a number of degree subjects at the University of Exeter.

These include:

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