Exeter International Summer School

What could be better than summertime near the south west coast of England?

Study in Exeter for three or six weeks this summer together with other students from all over the world and enjoy trips to London, Bath and St. Ives as part of the program! The interdisciplinary courses are taught by Exeter faculty and offer great opportunity for discussion and different view points on subjects around the globe. 

Key information


Exeter, UK





Program type


Application information

Application status



Summer 2022 applications

Apply from November 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022

University-specific additional requirements

Additional requirements apply. See the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2022 applications

Open November 1, 2021

Priority Deadline January 10, 2022

Student experience

University of Exeter International Summer School Experience

Program details

Courses Available:

  • Adapting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Improve Access to Psychological Therapies
  • Britain and the Making of the Modern World
  • British Cultures
  • Contract Law
  • Engineering Biology
  • Global Climate Change: Science, the Environment & Society
  • Global Enterprise
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Relations: Security, Conflict & Peace
  • Preventive Medicine: Exercise and the Environment
  • Rethinking Shakespeare: Beyond the Bard
  • Theatre: Applied Puppetry
  • Victorian Decadents, Degenerates, Goths and Global Citizens

Details can be found here

Course Information:

Student will take 1-2 courses in the summer program and recieve 3 units per course. 

The programme start date for 2022 is provisionally set as June 30 – July21, 2022.

This will be confirmed before the opening of the application window. Within the programme, students have the chance to study up to 2 accredited courses worth 7.5 ECTS each as well as undertake a Global Challenge, explore the UK on day trips, experience London during our 4 day orientation trip and take part in an engaging social programme designed to help people make friends from all over the world.


  1. Costs

    The full program fee is yet to be confirmed but is expected to be £2,500 for one course and £3,250 for two courses and includes all accommodation, airport transfers and all other program transport for field trips and day trips, the social program and all registration and academic fees.

    Don't forget to include things like flights, insurance, visas etc in your budget.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your University of Calgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office also administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved U of C study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once.

    Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

The program fee includes on campus accommodation in Exeter halls*.

*Please note, if you want to share a twin room you must know the person you intend to share with.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0(B).

An academic letter of reference is required for a complete application.

Tourist information in and around Exeter

Here are just a few of the things there are to see and do in Exeter.  

Exeter Cathedral

Pilgrims and visitors have been making their way to Exeter Cathedral since medieval times.  It is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe.

Exeter Quay

Used as a port since Roman times, the Quayside is one of the most interesting areas of the city and is home to a wide range of bars and restaurants, an eclectic mix of shops and a number of summer events. It is also the start point for a number of outdoor activities including cycling, walking and canoeing.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Exeter’s world-class museum is home to a wide range of collections which reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections as well as one of the largest natural history collections in the UK.

Exeter’s Underground Passages

View the passages underground Exeter’s City Centre, which date back to the 14th century.

Red Coat Guided Tours in Exeter

These free guided walking tours are a great way to explore Exeter and learn about its history. Tours begin outside the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Yard, or from the Quay House Visitor Centre and take place between three and four times per day.


Exmouth is approximately a 30 minute train journey from Exeter. The two miles of beach and the beautiful views of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast are two of the town’s main attractions. Exmouth offers a variety of activities including water sports.


Dartmoor National Park is located in the South West of England. Dartmoor is an area of moorland with beautiful scenery including rivers, impressive tors, and wildlife.


Plymouth is the largest city in Devon. There is a lot to do in this interesting city; you could go shopping in Drakes Circus, or take a walk down the historic Barbican, or visit Plymouth Hoe, which has spectacular views over the natural harbour.


Teignmouth is a small picturesque seaside town with a Victorian pier, parks and a promenade.

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Global Learning 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Hana Curties

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.