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|NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 30.|
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|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Off-campus, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Kathleen McLaren-Hawking|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
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University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is well established as a world-class university. It is one of the leading research-based universities in the United Kingdom, teaching and undertaking research in all the major disciplines. The university attracts students of high ability with its academic staff of distinction, many of which are recognized as international leaders in their fields.
The citizens of Birmingham, who wanted their own university to train and educate the people who would create and manage the burgeoning businesses and industries of the midlands, founded the University of Birmingham in 1900. It was natural, given the nature of Birmingham's industry, that the University should, from the start, teach the major scientific and engineering disciplines. It was also the first UK university to establish a Faculty of Commerce and incorporate a medical school. The modern University is equally distinguished in the humanities, education, social sciences and law.
When visiting this modern European city with its spectacular architecture, exciting new city center, world-renowned conference facilities and multicultural society, it is difficult to believe that it was once a small forest settlement, back in Saxon times. The city has grown and is now the country's second largest with a population of over one million. Continuous redevelopment and innovation have ensured that the city has evolved, not just in size but also in status.
Birmingham is surrounded by areas of great beauty and interest, due to its location in the heart of the West Midlands. Less than an hour away by bus, car, or train is Stratford-upon-Avon with its three theatres and important literary heritage. It is also one of the top three leading visitor attractions in the country. Two leading attractions in the country are also based in the region, Alton Towers and Warwick Castle.
Derbyshire and Wales are within easy reach of the region and boast beautiful views and scenery. Offering an alternative backdrop to the tranquility of the countryside, the bustling city of Birmingham is a haven for shopping, entertainment and nightlife.
Arts, Languages, Literature and History; Business and Commerce; Social Sciences, Government and Politics; Law; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; Science; Technology
Students will typically take 3 modules depending on the number of credits per module per semester for a total of 60UK credits. Please consult with your education abroad advisor about the credit approval process for University of Birmingham.
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Courses available to Birmingham exchange students
The University of Birmingham is unable to guarantee University accommodation for all the students participating on the Incoming Student Exchange Programme. Please note, however, that due to our specific exchange agreements and the very long distances traveled by these students, we will endeavor to secure university accommodation for the International Exchange students who request it. For more information visit: Student Accommodations
All students will receive an accommodation application from the Study Abroad & Exchanges Office together with their offer letter. It will not be possible for you to obtain this application form from Housing Services directly. It will also not be possible for you to complete this form until you have received your offer of a place from the University of Birmingham.
Students who would like to live in University accommodation but are not initially allocated a room will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted during August or September if a room becomes available. In the meantime you will be sent detailed information about finding accommodation in the private sector.
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
Estimated cost of living in Birmingham
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult gov.uk for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.