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Exeter College Summer Programme: Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Exeter invites applications from students in full-time higher education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, or equivalent, who will be 18yrs old and have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by the start of the Programme.

How to Apply

The deadline for applying to ECSP is June 1st. However, we operate a rolling admissions process, competition for places to study on ECSP is intense and early application is strongly recommended.

To apply, complete the online application form and submit the following documents in support of your application:

(1) Academic transcript.
Transcripts must be emailed directly from your Registrar, or emailed as scanned .pdf copies certified by your Study Abroad Office and sent from an institutional email address.

(2) Academic Reference.
References must be e-mailed directly from your referee using their institutional e-mail address. Your referee should be someone who is or has taught you as part of your degree and should comment on your academic ability as well as how you will benefit from and contribute to ECSP.

(3) Sample of Assessed Work.
The sample must be emailed as a scanned .pdf document. The work should have been submitted and graded as part of your degree and include instructor comments to verify that you are the author. We are looking for evidence of your ability to express your ideas in written English.

(4) Certificate of English Language Proficiency.
This is only required for non-native English speakers studying at Universities whose language of instruction is not English. Please see the ‘English Language Requirement’ page.

The Exeter Summer Programme e-mail address is: 

By submitting your application, you are confirming that you have read, understood and will abide by ECSP’s Terms and Conditions, Rules & Regulations and Codes of Conduct. Before applying to the Programme, please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions and that you understand the visa requirements. It is your responsibility to obtain the correct visa (see the Visa and Insurance, and Safety, Emergency and Codes of Conduct section).

Please keep in mind that you may also have to apply through your University.

Admission and Accepting Your Place

Your application will only be assessed for admission once we have received your (1) application form (2) all supporting documents and (3) application fee. Once complete, you will receive a decision within 1 week.

If you have been successful, we will send an offer letter via e-mail. Please note that an offer letter does not guarantee your place on ECSP. Once you have received a formal offer letter you should pay your Programme fee: only once the fee is paid is your place on ECSP secure.

If you have not paid your Programme fee within 30 days of receiving an offer letter, Exeter reserves the right to withdraw your application.


English Language Requirements

ECSP is taught in English. The Programme is intensive, and a high level of English language proficiency is required. If you are a non-native English speaker studying at a University whose language of instruction is not English, you will need to meet the same requirements as an Oxford undergraduate and to provide evidence of one of the following:

– IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
– TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5
– TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24
– Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185
– Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185
– English Language GCSE, or O-level: grade B
– International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)
– European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English
– Studied the International Baccalaureate programme, if it is taught in English
– Studied the Singapore Integrated Programme (SIPCAL)