Entry Requirements

We have a wider range of courses available to study at Exeter College, ranging from A-Levels to Foundation Degrees. As our entry requirements vary by course, you can check what they are by looking at our 16-18 Course Guide , at our  University Level Course Guide or by viewing our courses online.

What can I study with the qualifications I have?

The entry requirements show what UK qualifications we are looking for, however we do accept international-equivalent qualifications. You can find out what your qualifications are equivalent to by visiting the UK NARIC website or contacting us on 01392 400444.

English is not my first language – what level of English do I need?

If your first language is not English we will ask you to provide evidence that your level of English is good enough to study a full-time course with us. You can take a UKVI IELTS test to demonstrate your English level. You will need to have a UKVI Academic IELTS score of at least 5.5 (5.0 minimum in writing) for our Level 3 courses. For our University Level Courses, you must have a minimum score of UKVI Academic IELTS 6.0. If you have taken an English Language Test that is not IELTS we may still accept it, please contact us to discuss. For more information about UKVI IELTS or to find your nearest UKVI Test Centre please visit

If you do not meet our English Language level requirements why not try one of our English Language Courses.

What do I need to do to get a Tier 4 (General) visa to study at Exeter College?

Exeter College is recognised as a Sponsor by the UKVI. This means we can issue you a Confirmation of Acceptance to Studies (often referred to as a CAS), which will then allow you to apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. We will issue your CAS following payment in full of your tuition fees.

You can find out more about Tier 4 (General) from the UKVI website.

We strongly recommend that you research how the visa application works well in advance of starting your course and also read about other issues that may affect you such as preparing to come to the UK and Culture Shock. Please see our 'Useful Links' page for more information.

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