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University of Exeter

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Last updated March, 2018

Academic Information

Course Information

Exeter courses

All language courses are Full Year. Students taking language courses must start in October.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September – JuneExeter Forum_Campus 2018
  • Semester 1: September – January
  • Semester 2: January – June

Exeter semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load: 60 credits per semester
  • Maximum Course Load: 60 credits per semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Exeter accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

Exchange Experiences

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The University, City and Region

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The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in the South-West of England. With two campuses in the cathedral city of Exeter and one near Falmouth in Cornwall (Penryn), students can expect to enjoy a vibrant and fun culture whilst benefitting from an inspiring first class education at one of the most competitive universities for British students.

Formed in 1955, the University now has over 22,000 students from more than 130 different countries. Its success is built upon a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance.

The University is ranked in the Top 200 of universities worldwide (according to the THE World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings), is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities and has been awarded a TEF Gold award for teaching excellence. In recent years it has also been named Sports University of the year (2015/6) and Sunday Times University of the Year (2012/3).

Exeter's high quality education is offered in a safe, supportive and friendly environment at its campuses in Devon and Cornwall. However, this is only a part of the Exeter Experience: with over 200 student societies, over 50 sports clubs and multiple employability events, the university offers students an opportunity to continue developing skills outside of the classroom.

The City of Exeter and Region

Exeter is a modern city with a rich history - with its Roman origins & gothic cathedral, Exeter has an abundance of interesting places to explore. You can discover the charm of the Cathedral Close and a vibrant new shopping centre both only a 15 minute walk from the university campus.

Exeter is located only 20 minutes from the nearest beach, with Dartmoor National Park close by, surfing beaches on the North Devon and North Cornwall coast and London is just 2½ hours away.

Exeter International Airport has daily flights to Paris, Amsterdam, Scotland, Ireland and many other European destinations.

The Penryn Campus in Cornwall is located near Falmouth – a vibrant town with a wealth of bars and restaurants and a lively café culture. Falmouth’s seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina also make it a haven for those who love sand, sailing and surf.

The City of Exeter

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Further Information

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