University of Exeter

Exeter, Penryn
United Kingdom

Language of instruction

English

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:

Campuses

The University of Exeter has 3 study campuses:

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

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 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. 

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

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Animal studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
French
Geotechnical engineering
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Italian
Law
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Mining engineering
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Public policy
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish

Course restrictions

The following programs are in high demand and fill up very quickly:

  • Drama
  • English Literature 
  • History 

You should choose at least 50% of your courses in one subject area to minimise timetable clashes.

When looking at course durations, Term(s) 1 means a single-semester course offered in Semester 1 (UQ Semester 2), Terms(s) 2 means a single-semester course offered in Semester 2 (UQ Semester 1), and Term(s) 1 and 2 means a full-year course.

Additional academic information

Exeter has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

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.

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.

Insurance

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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 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, Global Experience 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.