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A flexible English course to prepare you for your degree in the UK
English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO University of Exeter.
As well as studying the core elements of the English language, you will also develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as academic speaking and listening, academic writing, note-taking, research and project skills, report writing, and presenting.
The course will help you adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education. You will also be able to practise your developing language skills in a vibrant learning environment where you can take advantage of the University's additional learning facilities and mix with a wide variety of British and international students.
This course will enable you to develop your knowledge, ability and confidence in a variety of skills that are essential for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Through studying a range of modules you will develop a greater command of written and spoken English, as well as the academic study skills that are critical for university study.
Depending on your level of English, you will spend more hours each week on different modules.
As part of the course, you will receive independent advice and guidance to support your university selection and the process of applying to a UK university.
As long as you have met the academic requirements for your chosen degree programme, successful completion of the course offers:
A minimum of IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.
We can also accept TOEFL IBT and Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.
16 years or above
Tuition fees include:
Students must take a minimum of one term. Tuition fees do not include textbooks and other learning materials which are an additional £65 per academic term.
Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.
You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.
On average students are likely to progress at a rate of about 0.5 on the IELTS scale for every 12 weeks of study. So if you only need to improve your IELTS score by 0.5 you need to study this course for one term. If you need to improve by 1.0 IELTS score then take two terms. Please note that these are guidelines only and every student is different.
For a detailed description and photos of accommodation please see the INTO University of Exeter accommodation section.
All rooms in the residence are modern, fully-furnished and have en suite shower rooms and internet access. The accommodation is self-catered with access to laundry facilities.
£1,815 per termper person
INTO University of Exeter has a network of carefully selected homestay families who welcome international students into their homes. You will live as part of the family with your own single study bedroom, sharing breakfasts, evening meals, and other facilities in the home.
What is the deadline for applications?
We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available. We recommend you apply as early as possible as courses fill up quickly. Enquire now to check availability.
Step 1: Complete the Application form
You can download and print the PDF application form at the bottom of this page. You must include the following information:
Step 2: Submit the Application
The INTO Admissions office will only process complete applications so please ensure you provide all of the following documents with your application:
If you are applying by post please send your completed application package, including copies of your supporting documents listed above directly to us at:
INTO University of Exeter Admissions
1 Gloucester Place Brighton BN1 4AA United Kingdom
The INTO Admissions team will assess your complete application and will contact you within two working days with either an answer or an offer.
Step 3: Confirm your place
If you receive a Conditional or Unconditional offer from us, the offer will contain all the details needed for you to confirm your place on the course.
The most common way to confirm your place, will be to:
Once the payment has cleared, you will be sent a confirmation pack from us, including; The relevant course information to help you with your visa application, course and accommodation confirmation, your updated statement and an invoice which will show any remaining fees still to pay before the start date of your course.
Step 4: Apply for your visa
If you are unsure of which visa type you need you can have a look at our Useful Information page or visit the UK Border Agency website.
Please keep us updated on your visa application process. If for any reason your visa application is delayed or rejected, please contact us as soon as possible.
Please note that INTO employees cannot give you advice on your visa, you will need to speak to your local embassy or the British Council.
Step 5: After you've received your visa
Once you've received your visa and arranged your flight to the UK, please contact us to make sure you have paid the full outstanding balance of your course, at least 4 weeks before you arrive.
You will then receive your final statement along with your pre-departure guide, listing all information you need about your chosen INTO Centre, the partner University and what to do when you arrive in the UK.
Visit our before you arrive page for more information.
If at any time you get stuck or have any problems that will delay your arrival, please contact us.
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