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Student Accommodation

  • First year undergraduate students who have firmly accepted the offer of a place at the university and applied for accommodation by the advertised deadline, will be guaranteed an offer of a place in university accommodation.
  • Over 5,600 places in catered halls, self-catered flats and townhouses provide a range of room types and accommodation options to suit all budgets.
  • All university accommodation is either on the campuses or a maximum 30-minute walk away, close to the campus and the city centre.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,250 to £8,000 per year
Self-Catered from £3,250 to £13,100 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 117,800
  • Student Population: 19,300
  • Students at the University of Exeter, whether based in the city itself or at campuses in Cornwall, benefit from living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Its proximity to the coast and countryside allows you to escape the city and participate in outdoor sports, including cycling and canoeing. 
  • Exeter has over 2,000 years of history and the city's unusual medieval underground passages are fascinating to visit. Exeter Cathedral is a fine example of gothic architecture. 
  • The Penryn Campus is located at the former site of Glasney College, an influential 13th-century institution. Modern Penryn is home to a growing community of artists, young professionals, and university students. The town is home to independent cafés, shops, galleries and restaurants, as well as Jubilee Wharf, one of the country’s first zero-carbon buildings.

Culture and Nightlife



  • As the regional capital, the cathedral city of Exeter has plenty to keep students entertained, with nightlife, shopping, culture, food and drink, and sport. There's a huge variety of restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs.
  • Theatre and cinema lovers are well catered for with venues both on and off campus.
  • For those who love sport, Exeter is home to current Rugby English Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs, and also Exeter City Football Club. Exeter racecourse holds 15 jump fixtures between October and May. Cycling is popular in the city and surrounding countryside or along the Exeter Canal towpath. Water sports are available at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, there is a dry ski slope, and also the largest indoor climbing wall in the South West at Quay Climbing Centre – home to Europe's first Clip 'n Climb, a series of fun climbing-based activities for all ages.



  • The towns of Falmouth and Penryn offer an array of nightlife ranging from cosy Cornish pubs hosting open-mic nights, to cocktail bars, and a small locally-loved clubbing scene. There are also many independent cafés and restaurants providing seasonal produce and vegan-friendly options.
  • As well as the Stannary (the student bar situated on Penryn Campus), the Princess Pavilion and the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society host musicians, comedians and other performance events. There is also the unique Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre built into a cliff.
  • The Eden Project, an hour's drive from Penryn Campus, is a well-known visitor attraction that features the largest indoor-rainforest in the world and regularly hosts events.
  • The county of Cornwall offers no shortage of coastal paths, parks, gardens, and incredible beaches where you can go to enjoy the scenery. Watersports – surfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, swimming, paddle-boarding and more – are all possible in the nearby surroundings.



  • The city centre is only a 15-minute walk away so students can enjoy the advantages of a campus-based university without missing out on life in the city. An e-bike scheme is available on both campuses and across the city.
  • A bus service runs regularly between the campuses and the city centre, train and coach stations. Exeter's train stations are on mainline routes providing easy access to Plymouth, London, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff; and the rail network across the city makes this a practical way of travelling to the city outskirts or the coast.
  • Exeter International Airport is conveniently located just outside the city centre. Buses run regularly between the airport and the city centre.


  • The Penryn campus, shared with Falmouth University, is a ten minute walk from centre of Penryn.
  • The campus is just a ten-minute train journey to the town of Falmouth and 20 minutes to the city of Truro. 
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay is the main commercial airport for Cornwall.