University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Exeter is located in the county of Devon in South West England—the part that gets the most sunshine! The city was settled by the Romans in the 1st Century AD and has a ruined Norman castle as well as a notable Gothic cathedral. Today’s Exeter has a wide range of shops, wine bars, and restaurants, five cinemas, and the Northcott Theatre. Exeter is a great choice if you love the outdoors, with easy access to Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, and the cliff walks of Devon and Cornwall, not to mention some excellent swimming and surfing beaches. The city is also well-connected to the rest of England, with its own airport, and a fast train to London.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Exeter website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at offerings for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. Be sure that your selected courses are not year-long if you only plan to study abroad for a single semester. If you are a fall only student you will be able to arrange for alternative assessment which allows you to gain full semester credit without returning to Exeter for the exam period after the winter break.
Exchange students are unable to study medicine and medical science modules, and modules in Psychology are restricted. Certain modules in Humanities may be subject to special requirements.
Universities in the UK typically use a three-year curriculum; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2. Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Exeter and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 Exeter credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester. The credit translation system between Exeter and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at Exeter University will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late September – Early January (Please note that fall students will be required to take their examinations in January)
Spring Semester: Mid-January – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Exeter web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences. Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Exeter. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).
You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University of Exeter Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.
For more information please visit the University of Exeter website.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
AASAP Scholarship - Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship. This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it. Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.
BUTEX Scholarship- Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information please visit the BUTEX website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.