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* University of Exeter - Exeter, England, UK
Exeter, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/14/2018 06/02/2018
CSU acceptance decisions expected to be announced on rolling basis beginning September 23. Contact to initiate application after Oct 1. Late applicants have access until October 15. Required information and documentation must be uploaded to Exeter's website by October 31, preferably sooner. Please verify dates with Exeter study abroad office before arranging travel. Arrival and orientation aligned with semester start date (see orientation information of Exeter website). Any student taking Drama modules must arrive one week early. Exams during May to early June. Students may leave after last scheduled exam. Student residences normally available until end of grading period in mid-June.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

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Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Derek Smallwood Program Type: CSU Exchange Program, Internship, Service Learning, Volunteer
Areas of Study:
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Recommended Programs: Biological Science and Zoology
Program Description:

University of Exeter

in England, United Kingdom


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The University of Exeter is a top ranked British university with a very strong international reputation for academics and research. The university offers a comprehensive choice of subject areas and is especially suitable for CSU students studying biosciences, psychology, sport and health sciences.  Humanities, social sciences, engineering, and business are among other good options for study at the University of Exeter.  Additionally, Exeter offers an International Summer School program.

The University of Exeter is among the most scenic in England.  The main campus is located near the city center of historic Exeter, along the River Exe.  The university has a satellite campus nearby for sport and health sciences, plus a remote campus near Falmouth on the Cornwall peninsula.   CSU students can choose either the Exeter or the Falmouth location.  The Penryn Campus in Cornwall offers geology, mining and minerals engineering, renewable energy, biosciences, geography, environmental science, and other subjects. 

Exeter is about two and a half hours west of London by train or motorway.  Trains and coaches allow travel throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.  Exeter airport provides some flights within the UK and Europe.  Bristol, Heathrow, and Gatwick airports and the Eurostar train provide access to Europe and beyond.


Like most British universities, the University of Exeter has two academic semesters per year, comprised of three calendar terms (autumn, spring, summer) with a break between each term.  The "summer" term is the latter part of the second semester, when students prepare for and complete final papers and exams; it is not summer school. 

Exams normally occur during first or second week of January for the first semester and May to early-June for the full year and second semester.  January exams occur early enough to allow sufficient time to return to CSU for spring semester classes.  

Arrival and orientation in September are aligned with Freshers' week ahead of first week of classes.  Arrival and orientation in January are aligned with first week of classes.  

The British term for a course is module.  All students must take each exam according to the schedule (or arrange alternative assessment for departure in December).  The exam schedule is posted mid-semester.  

  • Modules catalog 
  • Explanation of modules and credits  Most Exeter modules are valued at 15 credits which the CSU registrar evaluates as 4 CSU credits.  Some modules are valued at 30 credits (7.5 CSU credits).  The normal course load is 60 credits per semester (15 CSU credits). 

Bioscience Internships:  For higher level biosciences students, a few internship opportunities are available upon request within University of Exeter labs during the second semester (CSU's spring semester).  Contact the CSU Education Abroad program coordinator if interested.


University of Exeter Accommodation

The University of Exeter offers university owned self-catered shared apartments and houses.  Commonly, CSU students individually arrange to live nearby in similar privately operated self-catered student residences with more flexible contracts. If you are studying at the Penryn Campus either for a single semester or for a full year, then you are guaranteed University owned, managed or approved accommodation. 

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact the Students’ Guild Advice Unit who can guide you through this process.

Program Costs

Please see the relevant student budget sheet linked above for fall semester and/or spring semester

This exchange program allows CSU students to attend the University of Exeter for one or two semesters while Exeter students attend CSU.   CSU exchange students pay CSU tuition, which is favorable for in-state students.  Enrollment as a non-exchange participant is also available for one or two semesters, paying tuition to Exeter via CSU at the relevant band rate, which is preferable for out-of-state students. 

BUTEX Scholarship : Learn how to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship worth £500 British pounds (about $800) for study in UK. See their website for eligibility and deadline information. 

Please visit Exeter's website for the most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar.


Exeter Study Abroad and International Exchange
Exeter's International Student Guide and other information
United Kingdom Student Visa & Travel Information
Resources for Students Traveling Abroad