University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is one of the most highly ranked universities in the UK. Tracing its history back to various educational bodies created in the mid-1800s, it was awarded its own charter and degree awarding powers in 1955.

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Home to world-class research and renowned academics, the University of Exeter is known for its high levels of student satisfaction. Part of the Russell Group – one of the UK’s 24 elite research-intensive universities – it's in the UK top 15 (Guardian University Guide 2022) and the world top 150 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

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The INTO Exeter Center

INTO University of Exeter is located on campus and provides students with a range of academic and cultural support services

  • In 2022, students from over 60 nationalities studied at the INTO center.
  • Over 90% of students progressed to their chosen degree (based on students who completed a program in 2022).
  • 97% overall student satisfaction (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2022).

Students studying on the center's university preparation courses have a choice of living options, including student residences on campus just 15 minutes from the INTO center, and homestay accommodation with carefully selected hosts.

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Programs at INTO Exeter have been tailored to fit the university's strategic objectives. The programs are developed with and validated by the university. As well as the academic programs listed below, INTO Exeter also offers Academic English, General English, Study Abroad with English and Pre-sessional English courses to improve students’ language skills.

INTO Exeter Programs

  • International Foundation: Pathway programs allow progression to a variety of undergraduate degrees at University of Exeter in: Biomedical, Life and Environmental Sciences; Economics, Finance and Management; Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science and Physical Sciences; Humanities, Law and Social Science; and Mathematics with Economics, Finance and Management. Programs typically last for 2–4 terms. Also available as a four-year combined degree with preparation year, requiring a single CAS.
  • International Year One: Pathway programs allow progression to a variety of undergraduate degrees at University of Exeter in: Accounting and Finance; Biosciences; Engineering; Management and Business Economics; Mathematics with Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management; and Psychology. Programs typically last for 3 terms. Also available as a three-year combined degree with preparation year, requiring a single CAS.
  • Pre-Master's Diploma: Pathway programs allow progression to a variety of postgraduate degrees at University of Exeter in: Finance, Management, Engineering, Education, Data Science and Sustainable Development. Programs typically last for 3–4 terms.


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Career outcomes

Graduate employability is the university's priority, so students will receive help in gaining the skills they need to compete in the international job market:

  • 90% of graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.
  • 64% of undergraduate progression degrees across all six colleges have an option with work experience.
  • Students have access to careers workshops and guidance from the Career Zone during studies and after graduation.
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INTO University of Exeter
University of Exeter
INTO Building
Stocker Road
United Kingdom

T: +44 1392 724282

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