FAQs (Frequently asked questions)


Please take a look at our Study Abroad web pages, specifically the sections for ‘Erasmus’ or ‘International exchange’. If you are applying as a fee-paying undergraduate or postgraduate student you need to complete the application form, which can be found on the Business School Application web page.

Academic Matters

You can choose from the range of modules offered by the Business School. Please check our Module information and academic issues page carefully for full details on module suitability and eligibility. All module choices must meet the approval of the home university, and are subject to availability and timetabling restrictions.

Please note we will not be able to guarantee module availability for the next academic year so remember that module choices agreed before arrival is provisional. Module registration and timetables will be finalised upon arrival at the Business School.

Students staying at Exeter for the whole academic year study 120 Exeter Credits, which is equivalent to 60 ECTS. This can be a combination of semester long and academic year long modules.

Students staying at Exeter for one semester only study 60 Exeter Credits, which is equivalent to 30 ECTS. One semester students can normally only select modules taught solely in one semester.

Please see ‘Planning your programme’ and the range of modules offered by the Business School for further details.

We assume that exchange students do not wish to be entered for referred assessments. However, exchange students are entitled to re-sit any failed exams during the referred examination period in August. It is your responsibility to confirm with International Development Team that you do wish to be entered for any referred assessment.

We strongly recommend that you check the assessment requirement with your home university i.e. the amount of credits that you are required to obtain during your studies here at the University of Exeter. Also if there are any compulsory modules that you are required to pass for the year/semester. 

A quick decision will be required after your exam results have been released, therefore knowing what is required by your home university beforehand will help to speed up your decision, and will also prevent you missing the chance for the referred assessment. Details and deadlines will be provided before your module results are released.
Please also see the Exams Office web pages for further details on what to expect and how to sit your referred exams abroad.

If you feel that medical or other exceptional circumstances have significantly affected (or might affect) your performance in an exam, class test, essay or other assessment which counts towards the final mark for a module, you can apply for these circumstances to be taken into consideration by the Board of Examiners at the end of the year. The University calls this process ‘mitigation’.

If you wish to apply to be consider for ‘mitigation’, please inform the Business School Mitigation Team immediately and they will be able to guide you through the process.

Your transcript is generated after you complete your studies with us. Further information will be provided towards the end of your final semester.

Academic references can be requested via the International Development Team email address.


Please check your options via the Accommodation Office website.

The University is unable to offer one semester students university accommodation, however there is a wide range of private accommodation available to you. Please check your options via the short term accommodation section on the Accommodation Office website.

Student support

The University of Exeter is committed to supporting disabled students through Accessibility.

The University of Exeter Wellbeing Services team, made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners, are all highly skilled and experienced in recognising how psychological and mental health difficulties can affect your studies.

They are able to offer advice, therapeutic and practical support to help you cope personally and to manage your studies.