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  • Locations: Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Terms | Application Deadlines | Course Information | Program Fees | Housing and Meals | Eligibility

The University of Exeter is one of the highest ranked universities in the United Kingdom. The university boasts a diverse range of courses through its seventeen academic schools, as well as 70 research centers. Exeter is also known for its Students’ Guild, which is active both locally and nationally. There are 220 affiliated student societies and an additional 50 sport clubs.

The University of Exeter Business School in one of the top in the UK and a very good option for business and economics students. 

If you study abroad at Exeter you can brag that you attended the same university as J.K Rowling! 

The University of Exeter has three campuses located in the southwest of England.  W&M students can choose to study at one of the campuses. The Streatham campus in Exeter is a beautiful campus and only a 15 minute walk to the city center.  Many of the buildings have recently been updated which houses the largest number of academic departments. St. Luke's campus in Exeter houses Sport and Health Sciences, is a 10 minute walk to town and is only a 25 minute walk to Streatham. The Penryn campus in Cornwall, close to the vibrant town of Falmouth with a collegiate atmosphere is smaller.  In addition to business and humanities,  Penryn offers courses in Life and Environmental Sciences, Math and Geology. Courses in renewable energy are also available. Penryn offers the newest academic, research and residential facilities. 

A Note on Exchange Programs:  
Exchange programs require a balance of sending and receiving students, therefore exchange programs may not consistently be available in the semester you are seeking to study abroad.  Please inquire with the GEO Advisor for the most up-to-date information on your program choice, and have some alternative programs in mind should the exchange program not be available or be competitive.  

Fall Semester (Sept--Dec) 
Spring Semester (January – June) Students are expected to stay until mid-June, throughout the examination period.
Academic Year (Sept--June)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15

After students are nominated by W&M they must submit an online application October 31 (spring) and April 30 (fall). This application includes the modules students are requesting along with their advisor's signature.

Course Information:
Students may choose from the full university curriculum, with the exception of chemistry courses. Students must take at least half of their modules in one subject area. Even though students request modules when applying, they will be finalized upon arrival in Exeter during the registration period.  Students need to be flexible because the University of Exeter cannot guarantee availability of specific modules. Please note that Psychology courses are often oversubscribed and not available to visiting students. 

Exeter offers a British Culture Seminar designed for study abroad students that covers early early modern to present day cultural forms, including film and literature.  This course is optional and is worth 4 W&M credits. 

15 Exeter credits = 4 W&M credits
20 Exeter credits = 5 W&M credits
30 Exeter credits = 8 W&M credits

Except for History, all courses must be pre- or post-approved. History courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299 once students submit a syllabus to the Global Education Office at Reves. Grades will not appear on transcripts or be included in GPA calculations.

Grand Challenge Week is optional for students studying at Exeter during the spring semester. It occurs in mid-June. It is a learning experience supported by leading academics and external experts and designed to improve student employability. Students will be invited to choose from a range of global issues and carry out group research to create a solution to your challenge. 

Program Fees:
The tuition exchange agreement between William & Mary and University of Exeter allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at Exeter, Students will pay for housing, meals on site in Exeter.
Students are also billed a $375 study abroad fee. International medical/evacuation insurance is required for all students who study abroad and a fee of $170 is applied to the students account prior to the start of the program. Students are responsible for airfare and visa costs. 

Students participating in semester long study abroad programs must have a visa and/or required entry documents. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements prior to applying and begin the application process immediately after you are nominated for the program. As a reminder, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program.

The Experience Exeter Scholarship applies to W&M students wishing to study at the University of Exeter in the exchange program. Information can be found at:   
Students interested in receiving the scholarship should complete the online application. 

Housing and Meals:
Room and board are paid onsite in Exeter. Students studying at Exeter for the spring semester are not guaranteed university-owned housing. However many students are placed in university-owned housing if they apply for accommodation early enough.  The town of Exeter is a safe, student-friendly and cycle friendly city with good bus routes to the university. Students studying at the Exeter for a full academic year and starting in September are guaranteed university-owned housing. Students studying for one or two semesters at the Penyrn campus are guaranteed university-owned housing. 

Since there is limited on-campus housing, students should apply online as soon as accepted. There are various options: catered (breakfast and dinner 7 days a week) and self-catered (no meals with shared kitchen). Housing costs vary depending on accommodation and whether single or shared, catered or self-catered.  Students studying for only one semester should view the accommodation webpage, which details a list of privately owned or managed flats and apartments close to campus.

W&M student in good standing; minimum 3.0 GPA
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.