University of Exeter

Exeter, Penryn
United Kingdom

Language of instruction


The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. The university has a lively, friendly and welcoming campus environment where there’s always lots going on. It was acknowledged as the best sporting university in the UK alongside its strong academic achievements.

Exeter is a city with rich heritage, culture, and a wide variety of arts venues and evening entertainment. With good transport links, it is within easy distance of London and the rest of the UK.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring & Summer Terms) January–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn Term) September–January

View Exeter's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Exeter has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:


The University of Exeter has 3 study campuses:

  • Streatham campus, Exeter
  • St Luke's campus, Exeter
  • Penryn campus, Cornwall

Exeter has virtual campus tours available online for interested students. 

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits at Exeter is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Exeter.

Find courses

Search the Exeter course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Animal studies
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Geotechnical engineering
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Mining engineering
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


If you are studying at Exeter for a full year you are guaranteed a space in university housing. There are a limited number of places available for single-semester exchange students and applications are processed in order of the date of receipt.

Cost of living

Exeter's International Student Guide provides a breakdown of estimated average living costs which students can expect to encounter while on exchange.

The Which? Student Budget Calculator is also a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

The University of Exeter is a member of BUTEX, which offers incoming exchange students the opportunity to apply for a £500 scholarship.

Students who can show evidence of sporting achievement at the national or international level may also be eligible to apply for Exeter's Sports Scholarship Scheme.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students are not required to purchase additional health insurance. Students studying in the UK for less than 6 months will not be eligible for the National Health Service. 

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Exeter has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.