Is Exeter a good choice for international students?

Part of the UK’s elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, Exeter is globally recognised as a prestigious higher education institution of outstanding quality. With a diverse student community and a commitment to delivering an internationally excellent teaching and learning environment, students at Exeter graduate with the confidence to take on the world – and you could too.

Why study at the University of Exeter?

The University of Exeter suits students who have a passion to succeed and want diverse career options. You'll join thousands of international students at a historic institution that's internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching and research.

  • Holds Russell Group status – recognized as one of the UK's 24 elite research-intensive universities.
  • Ranked in the UK top 20 for world-leading research Research Excellence Framework 2021).
  • 16 subject areas in the QS World Top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), including psychology, politics and environmental sciences.

How will the University boost my employability prospects?

Study at Exeter and you'll join a historic institution with a reputation for graduate employability.

  • The University maintains strong relationships with global firms and is among the top 15 UK higher education institutions targeted by top employers (High Fliers Research 2022).
  • Degrees here help you gain the skills needed to compete in the global job market, with 95% of students undertaking work experience.
  • Exeter’s 89% employment rate (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19) shows just how effective its degrees are for your employability prospects.

Offering more than a dozen employability initiatives and expert ongoing support, the University of Exeter is the perfect place to kick-start your career. You'll benefit from:

  • a top 10 UK university careers service (StudentCrowd 2021)
  • links to the Career Development Institute to enhance your career skills
  • dedicated support for careers in education, sustainability and international industries
  • close links with more than 9,000 UK and global employers
  • regular careers fairs targeting a wide range of sectors
  • valuable industry work experience options
  • The Exeter Award – an extracurricular employability achievement award that can boost your employability prospects.

Exeter graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • BMW
  • Deloitte
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pfizer
  • PwC
  • Unilever.

Will I fit into the student community on campus?

With more than 30,000 students from 150 different countries, Exeter is a truly international university. The University’s campuses offer a safe, convenient and diverse community where you will find a warm welcome and a lot going on.

The Streatham Campus, where you will initially be based during your INTO program, is considered one of the most beautiful in the UK, with gardens, lakes and parkland throughout. The historic Exeter city center is just a 15-minute walk from campus, so you can easily enjoy the restaurants, shops and cultural activities on offer.