University of Exeter (Pathways only), United Kingdom

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History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Exeter is a public research university that was established in 1838 as St Luke’s College. It was founded in 1955 when it received a royal charter. The university is based in the cathedral city of Exeter, South West England, UK and is a member of the Russell Group combining excellent student satisfaction with world-class research output. To recognise the University of Exeter’s high-quality teaching, the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) has awarded Gold to the university. In the Complete University Guide 2021, the university has been placed at the 12th position. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

It has three campuses at Streatham, St Lukes and Penryn. Streatham campus, the largest site of the university, is the most populous campus of the university with over 18,000 students. The university ensures world-class campus facilities and services that include cafes and shops, car parking, cleaning, service help desk, sports facilities, transportation, events, security and more. The university is organised into six academic colleges: College of Life and Environmental Sciences; College of Medicine and Health; College of Social Sciences and International Studies; College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; The Business School and College of Humanities.  

Accomplishments & Alumni

Recently, the University of Exeter had a breakthrough in research in the treatment and identification of a new form of diabetes. It also met newer heights in research for the creation of the world’s lightest, flexible and most transparent conductor of electricity. The research focuses on fundamental issues faced by mankind today by developing methods to prevent disease through predictive biology with 200 scientists as manpower resources. 98% of the university’s research was rated of international quality by a recent REF (Research Excellence Framework). The University of Exeter has an impressive list of alumni including J. K. Rowling, world-famous author of Harry Potter novels. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The University of Exeter has over 23,500 students out of which around 4,555 are international students from 140 different countries. As of 2020, it has over 20,000 alumni from outside the UK. 95% of Exeter graduates get employment or go for higher education within six months of graduation. The university is also among the top 16 higher education institutions targeted by the highest number of recruiters. With a variety of modules on employability included in all degree programmes along with guidance on skills and interests, the university offers real work experience and opportunities to get hands-on experience from industries in the UK and abroad.

COVID-19 Response 

The University of Exeter is strictly following the guidelines defined by the UK Government. The Government has confirmed the return of students in Higher Education Institutions for face to face teaching from 17the May.  Post the announcement, the University of Exeter is working closely with its team for the safe return of everyone on campus and information related to on-campus facilities and teaching will be informed soon. The Government has also released guidelines for students who are travelling. The general guidelines that need to be followed are mentioned below: 

  • Students are asked to undergo two COVID-19 tests as soon as they return to campus accommodation. 
  • Students who are unable to reach the campus for in-person classes on time due to reasons like travel restrictions, self-isolation or any other must complete the Temporary Remote Study Form. 

  • Applications to undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research, PGCE are open as per schedule.

  • Students, staff and faculty should at all times abide by the community health guidelines to ensure safety.

  • Students who need to self-isolate can access online programs through the university website.

  • Those who wish to defer their offer to 2022-23 must do so as soon as possible so that the university can manage the number of available places.

  • All face-to-face interviews for admission to the university have been cancelled for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Students can check “MyTimetable” available on the university website to check the exact timings of in-person classes for their course. In-person classes have been resumed from March 3, 2021, for programs that need specialist facilities.

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Financial Assistance for International Students

International students who require financial support may contact their own Ministry of Education and look for government schemes open to students studying abroad. The British Council in India should be able to provide the list of scholarships available to study in the UK. In addition, one may also find scholarships offered by international organisations such as UNESCO or WHO who operate scholarship schemes, especially for developing countries.

Subject-specific Scholarships and Bursaries

At the University of Exeter, some academic colleges also offer subject and programme-specific scholarships for international students who belong to certain countries.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme is open for international students belonging to Commonwealth eligible countries (including India). 


The scholarship is mutually funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), and the University of Exeter. The eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship is mentioned below: 

  • The award is granted to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Travel/Tourism/Leisure,  International Law, Hospitality & Tourism, Food Science and Processing, Humanities and Engineering at the University of Exeter.

  • It is important that candidates meet the English language requirements of the university. 

  • The student must hold a first degree in the previous years of studies.

  • The scholars must return to their home country at the end of the awards.

Application Dates 

The applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are expected to open by late January or early February 2021.  


The scholarship amount is £917 per month. The bursary also includes £225 to cover thesis (Master’s) costs and £200 for study travel. The cost of up to 10 kilograms of excess baggage (books only) is also covered for scholars returning to their home country at the end of their awards.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships is offered to students coming from over 150 countries and is given to about 1800 students.  The award is typically for one-year Master’s degree programmes offered by the University of Exeter in any subject. 

The Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner university. It is a fully-funded scholarship awarded for one year. 

Applications for Chevening Scholarships can be submitted online. The application deadline closes in November every year.

Great Scholarships

For the 2021-22 academic year, the University of Exeter is offering 30 scholarships to students from Egypt, India, Ghana, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia and China. Launched by the British Council, the GREAT Scholarship programme is aimed at supporting postgraduate students studying in the UK. 

Eligibility: Only those who fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below can apply for the scholarship:

  • Must be pursuing one-year postgraduate taught study in the UK.

  • No specific subject is mentioned. Applicants can apply for any course in any subject at the university.


At least £10,000

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