United Arab Emirates
There are around 35 UAE students currently studying at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:
- BEng Engineering
- BA Business and Management
- MSc International Management
- PhD Biological Sciences
- PhD Arab and Islamic Studies
The University has enjoyed a long and distinguished reputation in the United Arab Emirates. We are proud to count His Highness Shaikh Sultan Al Qassimi of Sharjah as one of our many alumni, and we enjoy a close working relationship with the Universities of Sharjah as a result.
The University is also extremely grateful to His Highness who welcomes Exeter alumni each year to Sharjah, and graciously hosts the annual Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner at the Dr Sheikh Sultan al Qassimi Centre for Gulf Studies.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
The University has a particularly good reputation in the field of Islamic Studies. We have been teaching Arabic since 1971, and have also introduced programmes studying Farsi and Kurdish.
Our world-famous institute offers degrees in Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies and in Arabic language and culture. The institute also houses the Gulf Documentation Centre, while the University library holds around 30,000 specialist volumes on the Middle East.
Exhibitions and events
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in United Arab Emirates.
We don‘t have any visits planned for United Arab Emirates yet, sorry! Please check here for updates, or get in touch to be contacted about any future exhibitions and events. You may also want to take a look at the details of student recruitment fairs and other events around the world that our staff will be attending in the coming months.
The Middle East
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Middle East region.
We don‘t have any visits planned for your region yet, sorry! Please check here for updates, or get in touch to be contacted about any future exhibitions and events. You may also want to take a look at the details of student recruitment fairs and other events around the world that our staff will be attending in the coming months.
Details of recent international visits from University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Middle East region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|4 - 5 March 2020||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|1 March 2020||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|28 - 29 February 2020||Full details||UAE||Add event|
|23 - 27 February 2020||Full details||Saudi Arabia||Add event|
|10 - 13 April 2019||Full details||Riyadh||Add event|
|16 March 2019||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|13 - 14 March 2019||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|10 - 11 March 2019||Full details||Doha||Add event|
|6 March 2019||Full details||Bahrain||Add event|
|6 - 7 March 2019||Full details||Kuwait||Add event|
|4 March 2019||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|3 March 2019||Full details||Kuwait||Add event|
|1 - 2 March 2019||Full details||United Arab Emirates||Add event|
|23 - 25 February 2019||Full details||Beirut||Add event|
|26 April 2018||Full details||Dubai||Add event|
|16 - 18 April 2018||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|7 - 9 April 2018||Full details||Saudi Arabia||Add event|
|26 March 2018||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|17 - 19 February 2018||Full details||Beirut||Add event|
|7 - 8 February 2018||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|5 - 7 November 2017||Full details||Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah||Add event|
|28 October - 1 November 2017||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|21 - 22 October 2017||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|2 - 3 October 2017||Full details||Muscat||Add event|
|28 September - 1 October 2017||Full details||Dubai and Abu Dhabi||Add event|
|27 - 28 September 2017||Full details||The Gulf||Add event|
|21 - 24 September 2017||Full details||UAE||Add event|
|10 - 13 September 2017||Full details||Amman||Add event|
|17 - 18 May 2017||Full details||Jordan||Add event|
Country specific information
Find out information specific to your country below;
See your course details for specific entry requirements:
- Undergraduate courses
- Postgraduate taught courses - Masters and other taught degrees
- Postgraduate research courses - PhD research topics,projects and degrees
English language requirements
If you have completed your A levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry if you meet your chosen programme’s entry requirements. These are shown on the course pages of the University’s website and in the undergraduate prospectus. We also accept SATs and/or AP subjects, you will need three subjects as a minimum. See our USA page for equivalencies. You can apply through UCAS.
Foundation Year entry
The Al-Thanawayaa or Tawjihyah General Secondary Education Certificate is not sufficient for direct entry to the University of Exeter’s undergraduate programmes. If you hold this, you may be eligible to take a recognised Foundation Year programme, such as INTO’s International Foundation Year, available on the Exeter campus.
For direct entry onto our Masters programmes you will be required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade equivalent to a UK Second-class honours (2:1 or 2:2 – SEE TABLE BELOW). Check individual programme pages for exact requirements to your course, and follow the link on each page to apply via our website.
Foundation Year entry
If you are interested in our Finance or Management Masters programmes but do not quite meet our entry requirements, you may be able to gain entry by first attaining a Graduate Diploma through INTO, which you can read more about here.
PhD/ postgraduate research
For entry onto postgraduate research programmes, you will need to hold a relevant Masters degree from a recognised institution, with a good GPA (2:1 – see table below), supported by a strong research proposal. Please visit our PhD page for more information including research topics and how to apply – please pay close attention to our advice on contacting a prospective supervisor.
|GPA out of 4.0||UK equivalency|
Your fee status will depend on where you are from. From the 2021 academic year onwards, when students apply, they are classified as "Home " if they are from the UK (or Ireland) and "International" if they are from elsewhere. If you are not sure whether your fee status is "Home " or "International", please see further information on our student finance pages.
Fees vary by programme and will be detailed in the offer letter you will receive after you have applied. Fees are not fixed at the point of entry for all years of study: there may be a small increase year-on-year for courses which are over one year in duration. For more information, please see further information on our Tuition Fees page.
The University recommends that single students allow at least £1,015 per month for living costs, which includes accommodation, food and books, but not travel to/from the UK. Students with families (a spouse and children) should allow additional resources for each dependant. You can find more details about living costs on our International Student Support webpages. If you need a visa to study in the UK, for yourself and/or your dependants, you should familiarise yourself with UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI's) financial requirements.
There are many funding and scholarship opportunities available to international students - find out more about these on our searchable funding database. The British Council can also provide more information about funding schemes.
The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies.
Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer. See our Applying for a Visa pages for more information.
The University of Exeter offers a wide selection of university accommodation, on and off campus, to suit all tastes and budgets.
Accommodation is guaranteed for:
- new, unaccompanied first year undergraduates
- international fee-paying unaccompanied first year postgraduates
- full year Erasmus/Study Abroad students
as long as applications are received by the deadline of 31st July.
When you apply for accommodation, please note, you do NOT have to hold an Unconditional offer to submit your application: as long as your response is Firm, you will still be able to apply, even if your offer from the University of Exeter is Conditional. However, a room will not be allocated to you until all the conditions of your offer have been met.
Undergraduate students have a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. There is a broad range of options: twin rooms, single studio bedrooms with bathroom and kitchen attached, and more. Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Erasmus students can only apply for self-catered accommodation.
For full details of the options available, as well as prices, facilities and 360-degree virtual tours of some of the rooms, visit our accommodation pages.
Students who would like to rent private, rather than University-run, accommodation can use the Accommodation Office's online database of privately rented accommodation. Visit the "Private Housing" section of the accommodation pages for details.
The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes. They can also assist you in making an application.
|Intelligent Partners: Dubai|
+971 43686087 / 97/ 36
|Intelligent Partners: Abu Dhabi|
|IQ Education Consultants|
Office Num 402 and 403, 4th Floor
|Telephone||+971 4 2594478|
|Fax||+971 4 2594487|
Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free. Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts.
If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.