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Applicant information

Applicant information

We’re delighted you’re thinking of applying to study at the University of Exeter Business School. We know you may have a few questions and we hope the information on this page will assist in pointing you in the right direction. You are always welcome to contact us directly if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or please take a look at our FAQs for applicants.


There is no official deadline for applying to one of our taught Masters programmes. If however you require a visa to study in the UK you will need to allow a minimum of 8 weeks to undertake the admissions and visa application process (please note that the University cannot guarantee visa application times). We strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible: we may not be able to accept your application if all places have been reserved by other applicants who have paid their deposit.

We will indicate on our website if programmes have closed.

Applications can be made online via the Postgraduate pages on the Business School website. Please select your programme of interest and then select 'Apply now' in the right-hand navigation.

We recommend uploading all supporting documents with your application as this makes the process much quicker and enables us to make a faster decision on your application.

You can apply before completing all of your academic qualifications but you will need to provide any interim transcripts that you have to support your application.

If you are an international student and you have not yet completed your academic or English language qualifications we will normally be able to make you an offer on condition on completing these and supplying any required references. You will need to provide documentary evidence that you have met these conditions before your offer can be considered unconditional.

We do not require original copies at the application stage and would not recommend that you send these during the application process. Please note that ALL international students will need to show original or certified copies of academic qualification/s and (if applicable) an English Language qualification at registration along with your current passport and (if appropriate) student visa.

Once we have a complete application, we aim to provide decisions for taught programmes within 20 working days, although there will be exceptions during extremely busy periods where it will take longer.

We aim to provide a decision on Fast Track applications within five working days.

It is possible to apply for more than one programme; however, we would ask you to consider your choices carefully, and ensure your personal statement is relevant to your choice(s). You can hold more than one offer, but you can only accept one.