University of Exeter

Quick Facts

  • Location: Devon, South west England
  • Main areas of Study: Wide Ranging
  • 23% International Students
  • Current Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter's academic excellence is undoubted- it is in the top 10 in all UK ranking tables and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. However, the university is also very proud of the life it provides for its students, and it is this that led to Exeter being named The Sunday Times University of the Year 2013 and maintaining a top ten position in the National Student Survey since the survey was launched in 2005.

Exeter offers massive variety in the courses it offers and the way you can study them. The Flexible Combined Honours scheme allows you to choose exactly what you want to study, whilst other schemes let you study at Exeter for just 1 or 2 years as part of an exchange from your 'home' university. 

The university has three campuses, but the main one with the vast majority of the buildings, is just a 15 minute walk from the city of Exeter. The campus is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country and is surrounded by stunning countryside and coastline. It is also nicely compact, offering students the teaching buildings, libraries, accommodation and social buildings conveniently close to each other- as well as one of the UK's leading students' unions.

The city of Exeter itself is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK. With a mix of beautiful old buildings (like the cathedral) and more modern shops, restaurants and bars, it is perfect for student living.