Student support

Student support

We are committed to supporting students from all walks of life to succeed during their studies at Exeter. We know that many groups face additional challenges in accessing Higher Education. We therefore provide a package of ongoing support in terms of financial advice and assistance including bursaries, access to accommodation including year round, peer support and help with wellbeing. 

Mature students

The term ‘mature student’ applies to anyone age 21 or over who didn’t go straight to university after leaving school or college. 

Care leavers

We work with young people, carers, foster families, social services, virtual schools and organisations to support progression to HE.

Estranged students

We have proudly taken the Stand Alone Pledge which will help provide support for estranged students, those without family support.

Asylum seekers and refugees

The University is proud to welcome asylum seekers and refugees to study at all levels.


The University is developing a number of initiatives to better support those with caring responsibilities. 

Disabled students

We support those with a chronic medical condition, a physical or sensory impairment, mental health difficulties or specific learning difficulty. 

Student groups

The university supports equality and diversity.


We are proud to welcome all students to our campuses, and are committed to supporting our LGBTQ+ community.

Faith and religion

The University welcomes staff, students and visitors from all faith backgrounds, as well as those from none.