University of Exeter Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,UK

  • Exeter,UK
Anurag Pal

Located in Devon, South West England, the University of Exeter is a public research university and a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award. What many students do not know is that Exeter has strong connections with various prestigious Indian institutions. These include but are not limited to:

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B)
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Banglore

The LLB Law programme offered by Exeter through these institutions has been recognised by the Bar Council of India.

With over 155,000 graduates living across 183 countries, Exeter boasts world-renowned alumni. These include author JK Rowling, vocalist and songwriter Thomas Edward Yorke, media personality, columnist, political commentator, and former businesswoman Katie Olivia Hopkins, and many more.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The University of Exeter offers 391 undergraduate and 128 postgraduate programs to domestic and international students across 40 subjects. The university is the Russell Group’s leading degree apprenticeships provider with over 1,500 apprentices. Programs at the University of Exeter are delivered either 100% online or a mix of online and on-campus. Programs at the University of Exeter are designed to provide industry-relevant knowledge and skills.

Research

There are approximately 70 well-equipped research centres and institutes within the university wherein students and faculty collaborate to research and experiment. Exeter offers brilliant graduate and undergraduate research opportunities through its four main institutes and six main colleges.

Popular Research Themes

  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Migration and Identity
  • Extrasolar Planets
  • Genomics
  • Ecology
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Futures
  • Functional Materials
  • Systems Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Medical History
  • Translational Medicine, Personalised Healthcare, and Public Health

University of Exeter Research Budget

As per the REF 2021 in the national strength of UK research. The University of Exeter has increased its proportion of research which is world-leading by more than 60% and increased the size of the research community by 70%. More than 99% of research is of international quality, with 89% internationally excellent and 47% world-leading.

University Library

The Streatham campus library of Exeter holds over 1.2 million physical resources, which comprise historical journals and special collections.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The minimum programme-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to Exeter are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

UG Basic Education (either of):

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma completed with A Level
  • Grade 12 in relevant discipline from either of the following boards of education:
    • ICSE/CBSE with a minimum score of 80% aggregate
    • West Bengal Board with a minimum score of 70% aggregate
    • Other regional boards can be considered on an individual basis with a minimum score of 85% aggregate
  • Junior year of college from Maharashtra Board (Mumbai or Pune)

UG English Proficiency (either of):

All Subjects (except those listed separately)

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no less than 6.0 in Writing and at least 5.5 in all other sections

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 90 with at least 21 in Writing, 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, and 23 in Speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)

Minimum overall 58 with at least 51 in all Communicative skills

Duolingo English Test (DET)

Minimum of 115

Accounting, Business, Economics, English, History, Nutrition, and Psychology (including Combined Honours)

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 90 with at least 21 in Writing, 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, and 23 in Speaking

PTE (Academic)

Minimum overall 58 with at least 51 in all skills

DET

Minimum of 130

Medicine and Surgery (BMBS)

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 7.5 with no band less than 6.0 and at least 7.0 in Speaking and Listening each

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 110 with at least 21 in Writing, 25 in Listening, 22 in Reading, and 25 in Speaking

PTE (Academic)

Minimum overall 73 with at least 65 in all Communicative skills

DET

Minimum of 130

Biosciences. Environmental Science, Geography, Natural Sciences, and Sport Sciences

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no band less than 5.5

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 90 with at least 21 in Speaking and 18 in all other sections

PTE (Academic)

Minimum overall 58 with at least 51 in all Communicative skills

DET

Minimum of 105

*Considers scores of both TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Special Home-Edition.

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

PG Basic Education:

  • Master degrees: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline from a recognised university with a grade equivalent to a UK Second-Class honours (2:1 or 2:2)
  • Research degrees: Master degree in a relevant discipline supported by a strong research proposal

PG Standardised Exams:

  • GMAT: Required in some programmes
  • GRE: Required in Business programmes

PG English Proficiency (either of):

All Subjects (except those listed separately)

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no less than 6.0 in Writing and at least 5.5 in all other sections

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 90 with at least 21 in Writing, 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, and 23 in Speaking

PTE (Academic)

Minimum overall 58 with at least 51 in all Communicative skills

DET

Minimum of 115

Business and Law

IELTS (Academic and Indicator)

Minimum overall 7.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL (iBT)*

Minimum overall 100 with at least 25 in Writing, 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, and 23 in Speaking

PTE (Academic)

Minimum overall 62 with at least 58 in all Communicative skills

DET

Minimum of 125

*Considers scores of both TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Special Home-Edition.

Note: English Proficiency Test Waiver for International Students

  • Postgraduate Applicants: Students with International Baccalaureate in English with standard-level Grade 5 or higher-level Grade 4 may not require standardised English exam score.
  • Undergraduate Applicants: Same rule applies to all undergraduate applicants except for students applying to BSc Medical Imaging, MSci Nursing, or Dual LLB / Juris Doctor (JD)

Please note that these are the minimum requirements to apply to certain programmes offered by the university. These requirements vary with every course and specialisation. Some programmes may have higher selection criteria. Merely meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance in any of the programmes.

It is recommended to learn about detailed and specific entry requirements by visiting the exact page of the intended course on the official website.

What documents are needed for the application?

To prove their eligibility for the University of Exeter, international students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application:

Undergraduate Documents

Postgraduate Documents

  • University transcripts (original and English-translated)
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume (wherever applicable)
  • Professional reference
  • Proof of work experience (wherever applicable)
  • English proficiency test score
  • Standardised exam scores (wherever applicable)
  • Research proposal (for postgraduate Research programmes)
  • Proof of financial capability (financial statement)
  • Copy of a valid passport

Note: These are general requirements for applying to Exeter and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page on the official website of the university.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fee?

The non-refundable fee required for international applicants at Exeter is as follows:

Course Type

Application Portal

Application Fee* (in GBP)

Bachelor degrees (single course)

UCAS

22.5

Bachelor degrees (multiple courses)

UCAS

27

Master degrees

University website

NA

Source: University of Exeter

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The annual tuition fee* chargeable to international students at Exeter for the academic session 2022/23 is as follows:

University of Exeter Tuition fees

Source: University of Exeter

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Exeter offers various merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid opportunities to its students. However, international students may not be eligible to procure government-funded financial assistance schemes.

Scholarship Awarding Categories

Exeter awards the following types of scholarships to its international students:

  • Undergraduate awards
  • Postgraduate awards
  • Country specific* awards
  • International Summer School awards

*Though the university grants country-specific bursaries and scholarships to many students, there are no specific scholarships available to Indian students.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships can be obtained by international students enrolled in full-time programmes at Exeter. Qualifying students may find relevant scholarships on the university’s official website after filling in their details online. They may apply to these scholarships after confirming the ones that are open in real-time and meeting their eligibility criteria.

Programme-Based Scholarships

To avail of the programme-based scholarships, students must check with their respective departments to check details on eligibility, award money, documents required, and application deadlines.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The university’s application window opens once a year for all its programmes that commence in September of each year. Thus, international students may apply considering the following tentative deadlines:

Applicant

Early Application

Closing Deadline*

Undergraduates

September

Mid-January

Graduates

January-February

May-June

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.

Note: Late applications are more likely to get rejected. In rare cases, where students receive an offer letter, chances are that financial matters and visa processes would be severely affected.

It is recommended for international students to prepare finances or apply for an education loan in advance. Read when to start thinking about finances to study abroad for more guidance.

What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?

International students may apply online through the following methods:

Undergraduate Applicants

The university accepts undergraduate applications visa UCAS common application for UK universities. Applicants may refer to the UCAS form filling process and tips.

Graduate Applicants

International graduate applicants may visit srs.exeter.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/SIW_IPP_LGN and follow the application steps given below:

Step 1: Register as a new student using an active email ID.

University of Exeter Admissions

Step 2: Choose the level of programme, intended college, and mode of education.

University of Exeter admissions

Step 3: Check details and press the ‘Apply’ button.

Exeter University

Step 4: Start filling in the details, such as:

  • Personal information
  • Residential details
  • Academic qualification
  • Professional background
  • Reference information
  • Financial details
  • Immigration data
  • Additional information
Step 5 : Attach the supporting documents wherever asked.

Step 6: Sign the declaration and submit the form.

Next, wait for the results.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university announces its admission decisions via email within 20 working days of complete application submission, inclusive of supporting documents. Students are required to meet the outstanding conditions mentioned in the conditional offer letters four weeks before the commencement of a programme.

For more clarity, check out the difference between conditional and unconditional offer letter.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

How difficult is it to get an admission? What is the acceptance rate of the university for international students?

With an acceptance rate of only 6.7%, it becomes difficult to get into any programme offered by the University of Exeter. Because of its high eligibility criteria in some programmes, international students find it very tough to get into their dream course.

Factors Affecting Undergraduate Applications:

  • Applicant’s previous academic performance in level 2 and 3 qualifications (GCSEs, A, AS Levels, and equivalents)
  • Predicted performance in future examinations of the applicant
  • Personal statement
  • References
  • An additional statement supplied by previous institution disclosing special personal/extenuating circumstances impacting the applicant’s studies
  • University interview

Check out the common admission interview questions asked by universities abroad.

5-Year Data on Exeter Student Count

Considering the acceptance of international students, the university has shared the following data on fee-paying students at Exeter:

Academic Session and Rise

European Students

Overseas Students

2016-2017

17,997

4,089

2017-2018

18,329

4,211

2018-2019

19,058

4,555

2019-2020

19,812

5,451

2020-2021

22,156

5,140

%age of increment in the student body

23%

26%

Source: University of Exeter

As per the statistics, a rise of 26% in international students and 23% in European students studying at the university can be observed over the past five years.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The total number of fee-paying students at the University of Exeter was reported to be 27,296 in 2020-2021, out of which 5,140 were international. From this share of international students, approximately 200 were Indian students enrolled in the following programmes:

  • BA Business and Management
  • MSc International Management
  • MBA
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Law

Apart from Indian students, the university has a diverse student community of international students coming from more than 130 countries.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Students coming to the UK on a study visa may work part-time while pursuing a full-time programme at Exeter only if their visa status allows them to work. In this condition, the visa must read either of the following:

  • Work (and any changes) must be authorised by the Secretary of State
  • Able to work as authorised by the Secretary of State

International students studying on a visa that reads ‘No Work’ are not eligible to work while studying.

Documents Required to Prove Eligibility to Work in the UK

  • Valid passport
  • Biometric identity card
  • Letter confirming term dates for undergraduates
  • Letter confirming vacation dates or confirmation of completion for postgraduates

Importance Notice:

Students with a study visa with a work permit are not allowed to:

  • Be self-employed such as working as a consultant, running a business, or freelancing
  • Be employed as an authorised or training doctor or dentist
  • Be employed as a sports coach, professional sportsperson, or entertainer
  • Take up any full-time or open-ended job

Working Hours:

The weekly working hours allowed to students enrolled in any programme at Exeter are 20 hours during the university session. Exceeding these working hours under any circumstances would have severe consequences on a student’s academic and visa status.

These restrictions apply to both paid and voluntary works. During the vacation, students may exceed their work time but not more than 40 hours in a week.

University Guidelines

Though most UK universities allow students to work for up to 20 hours a week during an active session, the University of Exeter advises its students to work no more than:

  • 15 hours per week while pursuing a full-time undergraduate programme
  • 6 hours per week while pursuing a full-time graduate programme

The reason behind this is that extra work or exertion due to a part-time job may adversely affect their studies.

Note: All international students must abide by the UK working laws and understand the requirements and clause of working abroad on their study visa. It is also advised that being non-natives, international students must also learn about the work rights under the law of UK along with the minimum wage that they may be entitled to. Read more details on UK Student Visa Guide.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Exeter has three campuses:

Exeter Campuses

Other locations:

  • The Knowledge Spa in Truro, Cornwall
  • The RILD building in Exeter, Devon

Besides studying in these main campuses and institutes in other locations, students enjoy exploring more than 300 student organisations, unions, societies, and groups.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes, Exeter offers on-campus housing facilities to all national and international students. These are available in both catered and self-catered facilities.

Exeter Accommodation Facilities

Exeter Accommodation Cost

The university recommends that single international students prepare a budget of GBP 1,015 per month against the living expenses. This cost is inclusive of accommodation, food, books, and local transport. This amount may differ according to the personal needs of a student.

Accommodation Charges 2020-2021

The accommodation charges for a contract period of 32-40 weeks is given below:

Service type

Room type

Prices (in GBP)

Catered

Single en – suite

8,311.11 - 8,581.43 (32 weeks)

 

Twin Standard

5,962.58 (32 weeks)

 

Single Standard

6,417.84 (32 weeks)

 

Single en-suite (view)

8,994.70 (32 weeks)

Self-Catered

Townhouse

5,992.92 (40 weeks)

 

En-suite

6,815.97 (40 weeks)

 

Studio

7,700.40 (40 weeks)

 

Double Studio

9,050.76 (40 weeks)

 

1 Bed

10,049.88 (51 weeks)

 

2 Bed

12,189.44 (51 weeks)

 

3 Bed

13,634.12 (51 weeks)

 

Standard

5,066.64 (40 weeks)

Source: University of Exeter

**These facilities are exclusive of two weeks of catering during Christmas.

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students may reach the office at:

Address: Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PY, United Kingdom

Website: exeter.ac.uk

Telephone:

  • General enquiry: + 44 (0) 1392 723405
  • Admissions enquiry: +44 (0)1392 723044

University of Exeter FAQs

Q. Is the University of Exeter a good university?

A. The University of Exeter is one of the best universities in the United Kingdom. It is part of the prestigious Russel Group of research-oriented universities in the United Kingdom. The University of Exeter is ranked 163 rd in the world by the QS world university rankings for 2023. Meanwhile, Times Higher Education (THE) ranked the University of Exeter 137 th in its world university rankings for 2023. The university is a top 15 UK university. The business school of the University of Exeter is ‘triple crown’ accredited (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA).

Q. What is the tuition fee at the University of Exeter for international students?

A. The tuition fee is an important factor to consider while planning to study abroad. It helps to make better decision before admission. The tuition fees at the University of Exeter differ for domestic and international students. The total tuition fee depends on the course and level of study. The university offers hundreds of courses in 40 subjects to choose from. The tuition fees for undergraduate courses are between £21,500 to £41,500 per year for the academic year starting from September 2023. The cost of the postgraduate course for international students is in the range of £24,000 to £31,600 per year for the academic year 2023

Q. What is the cost of living at the campus of the University of Exeter?

A. The University of Exeter has world-class accommodation facilities with all the amenities to live a comfortable life. There is a wide range of options for rooms and accommodations. Students can assume that they will experience a world-class living standard. The cost of living on campus depends on the type of room you opt for. There are en-suite, standard rooms, double bed rooms, single bedrooms, rooms with catering service provided, and rooms with self-catering service. The cost of a room for catered rooms is in the range of £5,000 to £8,000 for 32-week accommodation contract. Meanwhile, the cost of a self-catered room is between £5,000 to £9,000 for 40-week contract. 

Q. Is Exeter better than Bath?

A. The University of Exeter and the University of Bath, both are the best universities in the United Kingdom. Bath University is a public university and part of the prestigious Russell group, just like the University of Exeter. The University of Exeter is ranked 163 rd by the QS world university rankings 2023 and 137 th by Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings 2023. Meanwhile, the University of Bath is ranked 179 th by the QS world university rankings 2023 and 251 – 300 by Time Higher Education (THE) world university rankings 2023. Each university is unique in its way. Therefore, the best university is the one that best suits your needs and meets your expectations. 

Q. Is the University of Exeter a public university?

A. The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. In 1851, the school of Arts and Science were founded as part of a racial vision for the city. This was the humble beginning of the University of Exeter. St. Luke’s College, Exeter School of Science, Exeter School of Arts, and the Camborne School of Mines were merged into each other to establish the University of Exeter after receiving a Royal charter in 1955.
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