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Exeter is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the UK and is described as being one of nine universities that form the UK’s unofficial "Ivy League”. In addition to world-class academics, Exeter has one of the highest  National Student Survey  rankings in the country making Exeter students amongst the most satisfied in England. 

Exeter’s Student Union enables students to indulge their passions, try new activities  and learn new skills. Each year over 8,000 students join at least one society or club making it one of the best ways to meet people and make friends on campus. Each society is run solely for the benefit of its members, by the students themselves. 

With campuses in Exeter, Devon, and near Falmouth in Cornwall, students and staff enjoy some of the finest study environments in the UK. The South West counties of Devon and Cornwall are two of the most beautiful in England with stunning coastal and moorland  scenery and host a very mild climate and high quality of life, perfect for studying abroad. 

You can expect to experience the following if you choose to attend the University of Exeter for your UK Study program:


The University of Exeter can trace their roots back to1855 and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. The university has two campus locations in the UK, one in Exeter and one in Cornwall. You will live and study on one of the two campuses depending on your academic subject, however, most international students are assigned the Exeter location as it is home to more common subject areas such as social sciences and humanities. The Exeter location is a two and a half hour train ride to London. You will be joining a university community of more than 20,000 students, with 5,000 international students. Study abroad students benefit from additional international support services such as airport meet and greets, accommodation check in support, specialized international welcome orientation and activities and more to help you settle into your study abroad experience. Additionally, Exeter runs two international student support programs, which matches you with an Exeter student to help you get settled in to University life.    

Campus Life 

The student union is responsible for running over 200 sports and society clubs for students, including study abroad, to get involved with. This is a perfect opportunity to meet students outside of your classes and residence halls. Additionally, Exeter is home to some of the UK’s premier state of the art sports facility, giving you opportunities to stay healthy, fit and try any sport you could nearly think of.  


As a member of the elite Russell Group of universities, Exeter is at the forefront of global collaboration with over 200 partnerships worldwide. This mix of international, European and British students makes for engaging and stimulating academic and social experiences. Since study abroad students are taught alongside British and international students enrolled on full degree courses, you will have an opportunity to experience a mix of student voices, ideas and beliefs in your classrooms led by prestigious faculty. Dedicated International Student Support staff will advises and support you throughout your study abroad. UK universities expect students to self-manage their time between lectures, tutorials and independent study hours. Additional support services are available for study abroad students to help you adjust to the UK higher education system and be successful in your study abroad. 


Study abroad students are offered housing with all our UK university partners, provided you apply by the deadline. Typically, study abroad students are integrated and mixed with British, European and other international students. Both Exeter and smaller Cornwall campuses offer a safe environment with 24-hour security as well as being self-contained; meaning everything you need from food, health care and banking is housed right outside your front door. The university offers accommodation varying in price depending on location, style and length of stay, so please speak with an advisor directly. Living in University housing is a great way to meet new people from around the world and develop life-long relationships and fantastic travel partners!

The requirements to study abroad in the UK and apply to the program of your choice are straight forward. In order to proceed with an application you need to make sure you have the following information:

  • Academic Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcript
  • You will need to have at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA​

An Across The Pond Advisor can help you with your research and application. Want to find out more? Speak to an Expert today.


  • Fall Term: September to December 
  • Spring Term: January to May 
  • Full Year: September to May 

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Exeter Receives Royal Tribute for Success

The University of Exeter has received a royal message of congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of 60 years of heritage and success. The history of the University can be traced back to the 1850s, when the schools of Arts and Sciences were opened in Exeter. From these humble beginnings came the University College, which moved to the Streatham Estate – now the site of the University’s Streatham Campus in the 1920s. 

Exeter is located in the South West part of England and is about two and half hours away from London. The campus is located within close distance to some of the UK’s most stunning coastal and moorland scenery, giving you the opportunity to really explore true English nature. In addition to world-class academics, Exeter has one of the highest student satisfaction ratings so you know you’ll be well looked after and always have things to do on and off campus with other students.

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