Please see our interactive set of video guides for those who are considering a UK PhD.

International Students

The United Kingdom has an outstanding reputation for higher education. As one of the nation's leading schools of Education, we warmly welcome international students and firmly believe in the value gained by having a diverse student body. The success, reputation and location of the School make us an attractive choice for students from around the world and have allowed us to develop a strong international community.

Living and studying in the UK

Once you are in the UK, you will find that the International Student Support Office is the best place to find help. There are three International Student Advisers: Sue Lawrie, Amelia Mansfield and Ina Wang. The International Student Advisers have offices located in Northcote House, Streatham Campus. However, an International Student Adviser visits the Advice Room on St Luke's Campus every Friday from 10-12 during term times. You can drop in to see them then or you can make an appointment by emailing or telephone: +44 (0)1392 723041

Our International Student Support Office maintains a website with a wide variety of resources to help you, including information about life in the UK, immigration issues and much more. They also produce a regular e-newsletter for international students.

The University guarantees a place in University accommodation to all unaccompanied international students for the first year of their studies. For more information, please visit the accommodation website.

International Students' Council

The International Students' Council (ISC) is a constituent organisation of the University of Exeter's Students' Guild. The ISC has three aims:

  • to represent you in the Students' Guild and to the University
  • to be the first point of contact for your concerns
  • to provide a source of infomataion and to act as a signpost for other services


Considering a UK PhD: Your next steps

The University has produced an interactive set of video guides for those who are considering a UK PhD which you may find helpful.

If English is not your first language you will need to submit, prior to commencing a programme, evidence of a good command of English.