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University of Exeter

Entry requirements


To apply for undergraduate courses the following is required:

  • A-levels or IB: subjects and grades requirements vary depending on the course or School leaving certificate equivalent to UK A-Levels or
  • School leaving certificate and successful completion of International Foundation programme.
  • IELTS from 5.5 if English is not the first language of an applicant.
  • Creative portfolio might be required for arts, design and architecture related courses.
  • BMAT or UKCAT tests will be required for medical and some biomedical courses.
  • Application should be submitted online via UCAS.


To apply for postrgraduate courses the following is required:

  • A Bachelor degree from the university in the UK or approved institution of higher education outside the UK or Professional qualifications can be accepted for some courses.
  • IELTS from 6.0 if English is not the first language of an applicant.
  • If grades at Bachelor degree are not sufficient, Pre-Masters programme can be taken by International students prior to their Master studies.
  • Relevant working experience might be required for some courses.
  • GMAT can be required for some business releated courses.
  • Creative portfolio might be required for arts, design and architecture related courses.
  • Application should be submitted online on the website of the University or via UCAS Postgraduate.

Entry requirements vary by course. Please see the exact requirements at the page of courses, or request information via an inquiry form on the right.

How to apply


If you live outside the UK, you should also apply via UCAS. The quickest route to entry is one year Foundation Pathway at the University of Exeter partner INTO Exeter. We encourage you to apply as early as possible and before 15 January but will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.


Applications for a postgraduate taught (eg MA or MSc) or research degree (Masters by Research; MPhil or PhD) should be made online directly to the University of Exeter. This is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application. You can save and complete your application at a later date and upload some of the required documentation direct to us. To secure a place it is recommended to apply as soon as possible. And advisory deadline for international students: beginning of May (due to visa processing requirements). Highly competitive programmes might have earlier deadlines. Please check on the university’s website.


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Exeter is a wonderful place to live and study with a variety of options for entertainment. The city centre of Exeter is a cultural hub for the South West of England, and is around twenty minutes walk from Streatham campus. As well as the shopping, cultural and historical attractions of the city, there are many cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.