The University of Exeter offers an inspiring and collaborative environment in which to pursue your degree. Combining world-class teaching and research in exceptional locations in South West England, the University is home to a supportive community of over 22,500 students across all campuses. Our students tell us that what sets us apart is our approach - we put you first in everything we do, helping you to become a graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitude to excel.
Outstanding university experience with so much diverse student life and good academic reputation.
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Students at the University of Exeter, whether based in the city itself or at our campuses in Cornwall, benefit from living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. If you are a fan of the great outdoors, the miles of beaches, moorland and countryside in Devon and Cornwall should appeal.
Library and study facilities
From the latest ebooks to medieval manuscripts, we have a world-class, research intensive library environment for serious study plus student-friendly study spaces zoned for quiet or group work throughout our campuses. With more than 1.25 million digital resources, what you see on the library shelves makes up just a fraction of our resources. We’re also home to special collections including literary and historical archives and The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
With our high speed wireless network, iExeter mobile app and student portal, you’ll find all the IT services you need whilst studying with us.
The Career Zone helps with information on graduate jobs, term-time work, project placements with local companies, skills training and volunteering.
Streatham Campus has beautiful grounds, an array of cafes, a pub, an outdoor swimming pool, a nightclub and outstanding sports facilities. Facilities at St Luke’s Campus include an indoor pool, sports hall and fitness studio. Penryn Campus in Cornwall has a recently opened nursery and sports centre plus the Stannary – refectory by day, bar/club by night.
The Students’ Guild is the students’ union for Exeter-based students. It’s recognised as one of the UK’s leading students’ unions and central to student life. Students at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall are served by Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU), the Union for both the University of Exeter in Cornwall and Falmouth University students.
Sport is important at the University of Exeter, and we are proud of our reputation for sporting excellence, consistently rated in the top 10 for university sport. Our superb facilities offer a large variety of opportunities for all students to take part in sport, whatever your ambitions.
Medical and welfare services
Find out everything you need to know about our wellbeing services on our website.
We want to make sure that high achieving students can study at Exeter irrespective of their financial background. That's why we spent around £6 million on financial support for students last year, in the form of partial fee waivers and/or bursaries. Find out more on our website.
Courses and fees
We welcome applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, including GCE A levels, IB, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma. Find out more on our website.
Faculties / Departments
The university is organised into six academic colleges.
The Business School
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
College of Humanities
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
College of Medicine and Health
The subject you choose to study will be part of one of these six colleges.
With more than 5,000 students from 140 countries outside the UK, we have a thriving international community across our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall and warmly welcome international students to Exeter.
Tuition fees for UK and EU students starting in 2019 will be £9,250. The maximum fee we are permitted to charge for UK/EU undergraduate students is set by the UK Government. This figure may be subject to small increments set by the Government each year, and could be subject to change should government policy alter. Fees for international students for 2019 have not yet been confirmed. See our website for more information.
Bursaries and scholarships
All our bursaries and scholarships are searchable in our funding database.
Halls of residence
At our campuses in Exeter we have a range of catered and self-catered accommodation. Visit the Accommodation website for more information. At our Penryn Campus in Cornwall we offer self-catered accommodation in our purpose-built student village on campus. Find out more on the Penryn Campus Accommodation page.
Other housing options / Private halls
Exeter and Penryn/Falmouth have a wide range of housing options, from purpose-built student accommodation to private houses, to suit different budgets and requirements.
Example costs are on our accommodation website
Why come to an open day
Open Days can help you decide whether Exeter is the right choice for you before you apply. They give you the chance to see our facilities, meet our staff and students, and experience the atmosphere of the University for yourself.
What are undergraduate open days like
A great way to find out more about our campuses, our locations and the degrees we offer, undergraduate open days include:
- subject presentations and example lectures
- a tour of the campus and accommodation
- presentations on student life
- the opportunity to talk to lecturers in your chosen subject
- What are postgraduate open days like
Our small and friendly postgraduate open days offer a chance to speak to our staff and current postgraduate students one-to-one so that you can find out more about our individual programmes, about scholarships and funding, and experience our campuses and facilities first-hand.
How to get to the uni
See our website for directions to all our campuses.
Our students love the fact that our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall are safe, leafy and green environments where you can really immerse yourself in your studies.
Sports and recreation
Devon and Cornwall are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors. From surfing and paddle boarding to hiking and cycling, you can get active in some of the most beautiful scenery the UK has to offer.
As you’d expect, Exeter has cinemas, theatre, live music venues – everything you need to keep you entertained. Penryn in Cornwall is just a short train ride from Truro – the most southerly city in England – and the buzzing student town of Falmouth.
Although Exeter isn’t a huge city, its high proportion of students makes for a lively nightlife. There are some excellent pubs and bars and regular live music both on campus and in the city. In Penryn there are on campus ents at the Stannary and AMATA, local pubs or the opportunity to head out for a night in Falmouth.
University of Exeter Streatham Campus, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PZ
St Luke’s Campus
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU
University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE
Do you have any famous or notable alumni?
Harry Potter creator J K Rowling, Minister Sajid Javid, comedian Rhod Gilbert and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas all studied at Exeter.
What grants/scholarships do you offer?
Financial support includes Global Excellence scholarships for international students, a range of academic merit and sports scholarships and much more besides. Visit http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fundingsearch/
What's university welfare and disability support like?
Your personal tutor will be available to discuss any problems with you, academic or otherwise. The Wellbeing Centre at Streatham Campus offers counselling, guided self-help services, psychological therapies, support with mental health issues and advice on a range of wellbeing concerns. Through our AccessAbility service we ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in campus activities and encourage you to declare your disability on your application form. This doesn’t affect your application, but it does help us to prepare for your arrival and plan your support.
What support is available to students who are struggling for any reason?
Wellbeing Services are here to help our students get the most out of their time at University. We know that it’s much more difficult to learn and enjoy student life when practical and personal difficulties arise so offer a range of services to support you.
What social events do you offer when people first join to help people make friends and settle in?
Freshers’ week is your opportunity to find your feet before term begins. We’ll make sure you get to know your way around, make friends and ease yourself in to university life.
What will my first few weeks at your uni be like?
Leaving home, making new friends and adapting to life at university is exciting but it can be challenging as well. You may feel homesick at times, you may find making new friends difficult or studying at degree level daunting. This is all perfectly normal – be kind to yourself and give yourself time to adjust – you’ll soon settle in.
Is it a campus or city based university? What advantages do you think this offers?
The city centre is only a 15-minute walk away from Streatham Campus so you can enjoy the advantages of a campus-based university without missing out on life in the city.
What sort of societies are there?
We’re home to over 180 different societies from the conventional (English Soc, Ski Club, Jazz Orchestra), to the more unusual (the Chocolate Society, Quidditch, Hide and Seek Society). You can get involved with the running of any of these and if there’s a society you want that we don’t have, we’ll help you set it up.
How far is the campus from the town centre and what is the public transport like?
It’s just a 15 minute walk to the city centre. Regular buses run between the campus, city centre and train station.
How far apart are different university buildings, and how far away is the accommodation?
Everything on campus is easily accessible and there’s plenty of on-campus accommodation both in Exeter and Cornwall.
What percentage of your students get a full time job after 6 months of graduating?
95% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.
Roughly how many students start each year?
What fields of study is the university best known for?
Exeter has traditionally had an excellent reputation for humanities subjects including Drama and English, as well as social sciences like Politics. The Psychology department is very well respected, as is Geography. Increasingly, Exeter’s reputation in the sciences and medicine is growing with research strengths including tackling global environment challenges like climate change and plastic pollution as well as global health challenges like dementia and diabetes.
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