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Pre-arrival and arrival information

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter.  Please read the information below carefully.

  1. Read your pre-arrival support emails. Students joining in September will receive approximately one per month from July onwards. Students joining in January will receive two before Christmas, from early November onwards.
  2. Visit the International Student Support webpages - the 'before you arrive' and 'when you arrive' pages will answer many of your questions and it is here that you will find the International Welcome Programme. Remember to book your 'meet and greet' airport collection service (if applicable) and take advantage of the Global Chums Mentoring Scheme (where available).
  3. The Orientation Programme for each campus includes Welcome Talks and information sessions. These provide essential information about your academic studies and the support available to you. There are also opportunities for you to make changes to your modules if required. See 'module allocation' below for dates and times.

Arrangements are subject to the evolving response to COVID-19.


13th September 12:00-13:00 - you will need to register! Link here: 

Further details on arrival, orientation, and the full International Welcome Programme are on the When you arrive in Exeter webpages.



Details on arrival and orientation, including the full International Welcome Programme, are on the When you arrive in Cornwall webpages.

Please be sure to come to the following session, which will give you vital information for your time as an inbound exchange student:

Study Abroad Welcome

Tuesday 14 September, 11am

Zoom meeting link

Meeting ID: 930 1528 4020
Password: 197395

Here are details of information sessions and contacts for confirming your module choices. You will need to meet with your College Study Abroad Coordinator at dates/times shown below to discuss and finalise your modules. You should first visit the Coordinator where you are undertaking the majority of your modules (your 'home' College) and then visit the College where you may be taking additional modules. If you are unsure which College you should see first, please get in touch by emailing

Exeter-based (Streatham and St Luke's Campuses)


College/SchoolDisciplineAcademic ContactsModules & Study Support
Business School Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management Studies, Organisation Studies



Global Opportunities Inbound Team

13th September 14:30-15:00
Humanities (HUMS) Archaeology, Art History & Visual Culture, Classics & Ancient History, Drama, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Theolgy & Religion, Foreign Language Centre
Social Sciences & International Studies Arab & Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology
Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences (EMPS) Engineering Dr Anna Baldycheva and

13th September
Zoom/Teams (link available soon)


Flexible Combined Honours   Tim Seelig and Professor Marion Gibson

13th September
Queens Lecture Theater 2 (LT2)

Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences Dr Tetsu Kudoh

13th September
Peter Chalk building reception

  Geography Dr Dunia Urrego

Geography based students:


Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Brad Metcalf


Penryn Campus

Biosciences, Business, Geography, History, English, Mathematics, Geology, Renewable Energy, Mining, Law, Politics

Rachel Scofield

Study Abroad Welcome session:

Tuesday 14th September


Zoom meeting link 

Meeting ID: 930 1528 4020
Password: 197395                                                 

 *Flexible Combined Honours: European exchange students studying at the University of Exeter through a 'Broad General Programmes' partnership agreement will be homed with our Flexible Combined Honours Department. Study Abroad and International Exchange students who request to study modules (courses) in many different departments may be homed in our Flexible Combined Honours Department. This department permits students to study two to three different subjects however students cannot study more than half their modules in one subject area.

For advice on module changes please contact the Inbound Team at, you can also refer to Module Change Guidance

We are also running Study Support sessions during Freshers week to help you with changing your modules:

Tuesday 14th September - 10:00 - 14:00 in Queens F and online:
Wednesday 15th September - 10:00 - 14:00 in Queens F and online:
Thursday 16th September - 10:00 - 14:00 in Queens F and online:
Friday 17th September - 10:00 - 14:00 in Queens F and online:

You can contact the Inbound team for a link to our online sessions. 

Please note: You should check the deadline for module changes.  NO changes can be made after this.  There are no exceptions. 


Helpful links:

Info Point Contact Information:

My Timetable Guidance:

Module Timetables:

We understand that the pandemic situation in your home country may mean you have to join us at a different time.  

If you will be arriving late you must notify the Inbound Team