The University of Exeter combines world-class teaching and research in exceptional locations in South West England. It is home to a supportive community of over 5,900 international students from more than 130 countries, studying in Exeter and Cornwall.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

6,185 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The university's International Students' Guide contains practical information students need to prepare for living and studying at the University of Exeter.
  • The university coordinates a range of social media activity including opportunities for students to connect with seniors and their new classmates prior to arrival.
  • A Meet and Greet Scheme from Heathrow International Airport is bookable online from July.
  • The International Student Support Office assists with immigration issues including the renewal of student visas, advice on bringing family to the UK and coordinates a wide range of cultural events in partnership with student societies.
  • This includes Freshers' Week, held immediately before the start of term in September. A targeted programme of events introduces the university and provides practical information before the academic programme begins. Students can familiarise themselves with the local area, register with a health centre, open a bank account, meet representatives of campus organisations and make new friends.

English Language Requirements

  • Students who are nationals of a majority English-speaking country may be accepted without an English qualification if they can demonstrate that they are able to understand written and spoken English to the required level during the application process.
  • Students who are not a national of a Home Office-defined majority English-speaking country may need to submit evidence of proficiency in English to the university's required standards before starting a degree programme. If they have previously completed a full degree programme in a majority English speaking country, this may not be required.
  • If a student's academic qualifications or English language skills do not meet the university's direct entrance requirements, they may be eligible for an INTO University of Exeter bridging programme.
  • Please refer to the university website for English language requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Unaccompanied international students, and full-academic-year study abroad or Erasmus students, are guaranteed an offer of university accommodation for the first year of their studies, providing they return their application form and deposit by the deadline.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 16,900 16,995
Mixed 17,995 19,800
Laboratory 22,500 23,000
Clinical 33,000 20,100
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.