• exeter

    England: University of Exeter

  • exeter

    England: University of Exeter

Introduction

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England. The student population totals 26,000 across the campuses, with close to 25% international student population and students from over 138 different countries. Exeter is amongst the top 150 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the most influential global league table. It has campuses in two locations; Exeter and Cornwall.  The Streatham Campus is located in Exeter and Penryn Campus is located in Cornwall. 

Streatham is the largest and most popular campus, with a thriving education and research hub.  The campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and is a Registered Botanic Garden, with lakes, parkland, and gardens with rare species of plants.

The University of Exeter, Penryn Campus is located about 2 hours from Exeter in the town of Penryn, county of Cornwall. Penryn is smaller than Streatham and offers certain subjects including; geology, mining, biology, geography.

exeter

Location

Exeter, with a population of approximately 130,000, is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a high quality of life and a low crime rate. It is a cathedral city in Devon, England. Exeter Castle, a Norman landmark, overlooks leafy Northernhay and Rougemont Gardens. Exeter has mild wet winters and warm changeable summers with hot and cooler rainy spells. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year. Exeter’s compact size makes it great for shopping.The city is segmented into distinct quarters to help you explore hidden gems and surprises along the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

Academics

 

The University of Exeter offers research and study in:

  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Humanities and Arts
  • International Studies

Students can take courses from the two available locations in Exeter or Cornwall:

  • Streatham Campus (Exeter)
  • Penryn Campus (Cornwall)

Most of the modules are either 15 or 30 Exeter credits. Students will usually take 2-4 modules per semester.

One semester students must take 60 Exeter credits. This is equivalent to 30 European credits (ECTS). Be careful not to take modules that run over both semesters. 

Note: that choosing modules from different departments might result in an overlap of classes.

The timetable is not finalized until near the start of your semester, so it is not possible to confirm the exact timings of classes until then.

Credit Equivalents/Grade Conversion:

Credits:

Uses ECTS credits

Exeter credits    US credits 
120                     30-32 
60                      15-16 
30                        7.5 
15                       3.75 

This program will be ran through Iowa State and students will work with their university to plan their study abroad experience. Students will need a visa in order to study in the UK. For more detailed information about the visa process and what documents are necessary, click here.

Participant Info

This program will be ran through Iowa State and students will work with their university to plan their study abroad experience. Students will need a visa in order to study in the UK. For more detailed information about the visa process and what documents are necessary, click here.

Housing & Meals

Students can apply to live in university owned or managed accommodation (sometimes refers to as 'halls of residence' or 'halls'), or accommodation in the 'private' sector, where the university does not manage or organize this for you.

Exeter Campuses:

If you are taking courses on one of the Exeter Campuses students can apply for university owned rooms in James Owen Courts. These are self-catered apartments for 3-8 students, each with their own bedroom, shared kitchen/diner and lounge.

Unfortunately, these rooms are limited, so it is recommended to secure private accommodation.

Cornwall Campus:

Students studying at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall have guaranteed housing at the Glasney Student Village. Students share a flat with six to eight others from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter with each flat offering a fully equipped kitchen/living area. Students may also apply for private accommodations if they wish.

Students are advised to submit their completed exchange applications to Exeter as early as possible. Only once your application has been processed and an acceptance email issued by Exeter’s Study Abroad team, are you eligible to apply for accommodation when the accommodation portal opens. 

Program Costs