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  • Locations: Exeter, England UK
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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The University of Exeter had just 19 students in 1840 and it is now one of the UK’s most popular and successful universities with approximately 18,500 students, including over 14,000 undergraduate students. The University is very proud to be University of the Year 2012/13 which was awarded to us by The Sunday Times.  We are also ranked 7th in the UK out of 122 UK Universities.

Exeter has a lively, friendly and welcoming campus environment where there’s always lots going on including over 170 societies such as Amnesty International, Beats & Bass, Harry Potter Society and Theatre with Teeth.  If you are interested in sports there are over 40 clubs including Archery, Football,  Speleology and Windsurfing.

We have three campuses – our main campus is the Streatham Campus which is a beautiful campus, only a 15-minute walk to the city centre.  St Luke’s Campus which is a small campus located on the other side of the city centre which houses Sports & Health Sciences and only a 25-minute walk to the main campus.  Our campus in Cornwall which is close to Falmouth has approximately 4,000 students in total and offers some unique programmes such as Environmental Science and Renewable Energy.


You can study any subject, and may wish to follow in some famous Alumnus footsteps.  We offer a wide range of subjects including Accounting; Classics (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter author); English (Thom Yorke, Radiohead); International Relations; Physics & Astronomy (Dr Michael Lawrence, ex.Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange); and Sports Science (Peter Phillips, the Queen’s Grandson). The only discipline excluded is Medicine.

You must study 60 credits per semester, 120 credits per academic year.  Most modules are 15 credits each which equates to studying 4 modules per semester.

Student Life

More than 150 affiliated student societies are offered for students to take a part of, including theatre, creative writing, debate, volunteering opportunities, and award-winning school media such as radio, newspaper, and TV station.  As the university campuses are compact, facilities are in close proximity such as academic buildings, libraries, student housing, and social buildings making it convenient to become acquainted with the university.  In addition to this, a University Athletic Union (AU) is present that is comprised of 49 sports clubs with more than 5,000 students.  Opportunities available for students include recreational sport to competitive fixtures at local, regional, national, and international levels.  With about 3,000 students studying locally, students have the great opportunity of interacting with locals their age in the student-friendly atmosphere.

Student Support
We offer many ways in which to support students from the Student Advice Unit, Student Counselling, Academic Skills Development Team, AccessAbility, Wellbeing Services and our Multi-faith Chaplaincy.  For example the Academic Skills Development Team can provide assistance with essay writing, time management and exam skills.
The Study Abroad Team will provide you with initial information and guidance so that you can apply for the appropriate visa and the International Student Support Team is available to offer advice on applications for Tier 4 or Student Visitor Visas.


International students studying for the full academic year are guaranteed university accommodation in our purpose-built self-catering flats, as long as they apply by the 31 July deadline date.  Students studying for one semester will be provided with assistance from our Accommodation Office who will provide lists of privately-owned or managed flats and houses close to the university.


• Exeter has a population of 122,000
• The city centre is only a 15-minute walk from campus
• The Cathedral was consecrated in 1133 and rebuilt in the late medieval period
• The Guildhall is the oldest civic building in the country
• The Underground Passages, 14th century located under the High Street, is the only system in the whole country
• Roman Wall, over 70% of the 2,000 year old wall remains and covers approximately 2 miles
• Range of venues for live music and performance including Open Mic, Comedy and International bands
• Only 2.5 hours from London by train, for a fun-filled weekend of sight-seeing, museums and theatre shows
• 1 hour flight to Paris, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin from Exeter Airport
• 20 minutes to the nearest beach
• Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks close by