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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 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 Welcome Programme for each campus details the Welcome Talks and sessions for exchange students. These provide essential information about your academic studies and support available to you as an exchange student. There are also sessions for you to amend your modules if required. See 'module allocation' below for dates and times.

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

Exeter-based campuses

There will be compulsory welcome sessions in September around the beginning of the semester.

Further details on arrival and orientation information will be found on the When you arrive in Exeter webpages.


There will be compulsory welcome sessions in September around the beginning of the semester.

Further details will be found on the When you arrive in Cornwall webpages.

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 be confirmed) 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 Welcome TalkModules & Study Support
Business School Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management Studies, Organisation Studies


15:00 on Monday
14th September 

Zoom link

ID: 986 2257 4012
PWD: 456507

Global Opportunities Inbound Team

See Study Support sessions


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 Khurram Wadee and



  Computer Science Dr Leon Danon
  Maths Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein
  Physics Dr Charles Williams Physics based students: TBC
INTO Centre English Language Modules Emma Sweeney

English Language Support information session for international students: TBC 

English Language Support Placement test: TBC

Flexible Combined Honours If you are based in FCH you will be informed on Friday 10th January. Tim Seelig and Professor Marion Gibson

Students will be emailed details

Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) Biosciences Dr Tetsu Kudoh

See Study Support sessions

  Geography Dr Angela Gallego-Sala

Geography based students:
Tuesday 15th September.  Zoom link will be emailed to students




Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Brad Metcalf

See Study Support sessions

Penryn Campus

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

Rachel Scofield

Debby Wright

Welcome Talk:

11:00 on Tuesday 15 September. Zoom link emailed to students.

Module add/drop:

Email for help with this.

*Flexible Combined Honours: Erasmus 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.

Study Support Sessions are now closed.  For advice on module changes please contact the Inbound Team at , you can also refer to the following:

Module Change Guidance

Please note
: the deadline for making module changes is Midday on Friday 2nd October.  NO changes can be made after this.  There are no exceptions. 


Helpful links:

Module Change FAQ:

Info Point Contact Information:

My Timetable Guidance:

Module Timetables:

We understand that the situation in your home country may mean you have to join us at a different time; many of our students will be arriving on campus at different times this year and we are providing a wide range of information, materials and resources to enable you to start your learning journey with us no matter where you are in the world.

If you are arriving later than Monday 21 September you must notify the Study Abroad Team.