Student accommodation in Exeter
With over a dozen different student housing options listed, Student.com is the best place to find student accommodation in Exeter. Whether you’re looking to share with friends or live in your own studio apartment you can find it on our website.
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Exeter at a glance
Exeter is a small city located in the heart of South West England that packs a big punch. It’s a peaceful, scenic city that's surrounded by stunning coastal views of sandy beaches and a countryside with sweeping fossil cliffs.
This friendly and inviting city has a rare balance of the old and the new. Exeter possesses both ancient landmarks and modern amenities, which is music to the ears of visitors who are looking for all the modern comforts of life without missing out on tradition.
Exeter’s history is rich and long predating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50. Its stunning architecture and various cultural hotspots are proof of the city’s preserved 2,000-year history.
Its modern-day shops, restaurants, and facilities blend seamlessly with unique historical landmarks and gothic architecture like the Exeter Cathedral, the ancient city wall, St. Nicholas Priory and the Exe Bridge ruins.
Exeter's independent arts scene is renowned, but its diverse mix of eateries makes it one of the foodie capitals of the South West. With a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars, students can easily find budget-friendly food options in Exeter, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
Exeter is also known for its high quality of life, having been voted the best UK city for quality of life by Arcadis Investigating Britain: Cities Built for the Future 2018. One of the main reasons for that is its considerably low crime rate. It’s one of the top 10 safest cities in England according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.
Student life in Exeter
Exeter is a great city to study in. The 2018 National Student Survey ranked the city third in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction. Here are some reasons that make Exeter such an interesting option for students.
Things to do in Exeter
Exeter has a vibrant atmosphere and lots of fun things to do for students. It’s got an excellent nightlife, with some larger student-oriented nightclubs and numerous swish cocktail bars.
Campus locations provide easy travel to Exeter’s beaches where students can take a sunny study break or celebrate their end of yearly exams. Exmouth and Falmouth’s beaches give students plenty of opportunities to soak up some sun and enjoy sailing, surfing, and other water sports.
Exeter plays host to a packed calendar of diverse cultural events and festivals throughout the year such as the Exeter Castle Oktoberfest, a world-renowned German beer festival, the award winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, an annual festival celebrating Exeter’s rich food culture, and the Exeter Respect Festival, a multicultural event that celebrates diversity with performing and creative arts.
The city is also firmly on the map for music with a thriving local music scene. While in Exeter there’ll be no shortage of opportunities to catch your favourite bands and artists at top music venues such as Cavern, Exeter Phoenix and Lemon Grove.
Students will find travelling around Exeter a breeze due to the compact city centre. Buses run regularly with good routes between the university campuses and the city. Students can also benefit from an annual or termly Unirider bus pass at a discount.
London is just under 200 miles away and reachable by train for just £30.
Where to study in Exeter
Exeter is home to a Top 200 university in the world. The University of Exeter is ranked 146th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University rankings.
The University enrols around 23,000 students from more than 130 different countries. It’s a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities and has produced some noteworthy talent, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall.
Frequently asked questions about university accommodation in Exeter
How do I apply for a student flat in Exeter?
After you’ve found a property you like, go to that property’s page and click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ to get more information. One of our booking consultants will then contact you to take you through the next steps to the signing of the contract. After that, your new student home is all booked.
What are the different room types you offer?
We offer three different types of rooms.
Our Shared Rooms will give you a shared bedroom with at least one other student. All additional facilities will also be shared.
Our Private Rooms offers a private bedroom and, depending on the property, you might also get your own private bathroom. In some properties, however, the bathroom is shared and other facilities like the kitchen will also be shared.
Booking the Entire Place will give you a self-contained studio with your own bedroom, bathroom and other living facilities, typically a kitchenette where you can cook your own meals.
Is it safe to rent private student lettings?
All the student flats we list are from trusted landlords. We have a very strict vetting process that carefully vets all the landlords we feature to ensure that our student housing options are all safe to use.
What bills are included in the rent?
This depends on the property. In most properties bills are already included in your monthly rent payments, but we advise that you check the accommodation you’re interested in to make sure. Click on the property you’re interested in and check the bills included section of the property page to see which bills are included in that property.
Can you arrange a viewing for a flat I’m interested in?
Yes. We can arrange a viewing for you before you book your chosen property. Give us a call and one of our booking consultants will be happy to arrange it for you.