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30% of companies say international experience is now a basic requirement of the job.

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With International Study

Study opportunities across the globe

With this exciting option your degree would be four years in total, with the third year spent studying at one of our internationally recognised partner business schools or universities across the world. If you really want to throw yourself into an international environment and get to know a place well, this is definitely for you. The assessments completed on your year abroad will be converted to the marking Exeter system and will contribute towards your Exeter degree classification. Your degree title will reflect this, with the addition of ‘With International Study’ to your existing programme. You will return to Exeter to complete your fourth and final year.

You can use your year abroad to take advantage of a different institution’s expertise to learn something new, or take the opportunity to really get to know a subject area you love taught from a different perspective. We also encourage students to take classes in other subject areas where possible to broaden their knowledge base. However you choose to do it, you will be further enhancing your knowledge and skills, all whilst absorbing a new country and culture.

Current students, please refer to the Business School Study Abroad page on ELE. 


These four-year options are available for all our programmes and you can either apply directly through UCAS (see the UCAS codes on the individual programme pages) or ask to transfer onto one of these options later, usually during your 1st year.

The study abroad programmes are competitive, and there is a selection procedure that takes place in your 2nd year. Your acceptance on to a year abroad is subject to satisfactory academic performance (60% in your first year for International Study) and the level of research you have undertaken into your chosen institution.

To help you prepare for the selection procedure and ultimately your year abroad, we offer guidance and support throughout your 1st and 2nd year. Each of our partner universities is well equipped to deal with incoming exchange students and there will be designated members of staff at the partner university, and at Exeter, to help and support you during your time abroad. You will also be able to access support from our network of students who have visited Exeter and are willing to provide friendship and guidance during your year abroad.

Most countries that our students go to allow you to get a part time job. It is important to check the conditions of your student visa. Although it won’t count towards your degree, some students on ‘With International Study’ programmes do international internships at the end of their year abroad. Although we cannot guarantee work placements, there are a range of teams at Exeter or your host university who may be able to help with the process.

Whether you are a UK or international student, you won’t have to pay tuition fees to the host University for your year abroad and you will pay just 15% of your tuition fees to Exeter. You are still entitled to receive your student loan, and you may also be eligible for a means tested Student Finance Travel Grant which will reimburse study abroad related costs. More information is on the Student Finance website. Some Local Authorities offer additional funding for Study Abroad students and may reimburse you for some of the costs incurred in your period abroad (e.g. air fares, insurance costs). To find out if you are eligible, please contact your Local Authority.

Our partner institutions

There is plenty of choice across the world – take a look at available institutions



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Deakin University

Faculty of Business and Law


Study Abroad at Deakin

Monash University



Inbound Students

Queensland University of Technology

QUT Business School


Study Abroad & Exchange

University of New South Wales

Australian School of Business


Incoming Exchange Students

University of Adelaide

Business School


International Students



HEC Montreal 


French / English 

Incoming Exchange Students

Queen’s School of Business



Incoming Exchange

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen School of Management and Economics  English  International Students

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Faculty of Business


Student Exchange

Hong Kong University

Faculty of Business and Economics


Incoming Students

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Business School


Exchange Students




Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business Administration English  Exchange Students

Fudan University 

School of Economics  Chinese / English  Incoming Exchange Students
School of Management Chinese / English  International Exchanges

Tongji University

School of Economics and Management


International Students

Tsinghua University

School of Economics and Management

Chinese / English 

International Students and Scholars Center


Waseda University 

School of Commerce 

Japanese / English 

Student Exchange Programme


ITESM Tec de Monterrey


Spanish / Limited English

International Students



English / Spanish

Academic Exchange

New Zealand

University of Otago

School of Business


Incoming Exchange Students




Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Business School


International Exchange

Singapore Management University



Incoming Exchange Students


National Chengchi University NCCU



Exchange Students


Chulalongkorn University

Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy


International Students


College of William & Mary

Mason School of Business


New Students and Scholars

California State University, Los Angeles



Exchange Students

Iowa State University

College of Business


Study Abroad

Montana State University

College of Business


Incoming Exchange Students

University of South Florida (USF)

College of Business


Incoming Student Exchange

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