Progress to
University of Exeter

with an International Foundation Year

Your journey starts with an NCUK Foundation Year


The University of Exeter is regularly ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK and is amongst the top 150 universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

At present more than 5,000 students from 140 countries outside the UK contribute to a thriving international community across the extensive campuses in Exeter and Cornwall.

Our Foundation Year courses provide students with a guaranteed place at one of our twenty-one universities, including Exeter University.

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Pathway Courses

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Engineering Foundation Year

Perfect for students who would like to study any of a range of engineering programmes after the Foundation Year.

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Business Foundation Year

The right choice for students interested in taking a business-related course after the Foundation Year.

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Humanities Foundation Year

Students who would like to progress to a degree such as Law, Journalism, Literature or Politics after the Foundation Year.

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Exceptional Campus

The University of Exeter has won Green Flag Awards for its picturesque and eco-friendly campuses.

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Teaching Excellence

TEF Gold award for teaching excellence. Consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students

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Students can rely on the University's dedicated student support team to help them resolve any issues or queries.

Student Case Study


"The city of Exeter is a really great area for student living. It is safe and friendly, and has lots of good restaurants and pubs. My favourite place is the Quay, as I enjoy jogging there. The Career Zone was particularly useful when I applied for my Industrial Placement. The consultants helped me with my CV, interview practice and tips for group discussion. The University is really diverse and international, and I have made friends with lots of people from different backgrounds."


Ruby from China, studying BSc Economics and Finance with Industrial Experience

Want to study at University of Exeter?

Find out more about your University Pathway options.

Your future at University of Exeter

Your journey towards studying at University of Exeter starts with an International Foundation Year. Gain the skills you need to progress and be guaranteed a place at prestigious universities across the UK. Watch the video to find out what it's like to study at University of Exeter.

Still not convinced? Here's why to study in the UK.

University of Exeter popular courses

The University of Exeter offers high-quality courses across a wide range of subjects. Options to choose include:

  • Business and Management
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Law
  • Sociology

For a full list of progression courses following our Foundation year programme, please visit the NCUK website.