|Restrictions:||UVA applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|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.|
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Apartment, Student's responsibility, University dormitory||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||Subject Area:||Accounting, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Kinesiology, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology|
University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University is situated in beautiful green surroundings, yet it is just 35 minutes by train from London. It offers students a commitment to the highest academic standards, an outstanding graduate employment rate, world class research, and an excellent quality of life in one of the safest towns in the UK.
The University of Surrey is located in the picturesque town of Guildford, which is about 35 minutes by train from London. Guildford is set in the Surrey countryside and is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the UK.
Guildford has all the amenities you will require, including a cinema, two theatres, a range of pubs and bars, several nightclubs, many restaurants and cafes, a distinctive shopping district, several supermarkets, and excellent sports and leisure facilities. The University's state-of-the-art Surrey Sports Park opened in early 2010.
Semester 1: late September - late January
Semester 2: late January - mid June
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Students can find courses on the online Module Catalogue.
Surrey Exchange Coordinator
Zoe Stevenson (Mrs)
Incoming Exchanges Administrator
Global Engagement Office (B3)
Senate House – Room 17, 3rd Floor
University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH
Tel: +44 (0)1483 683152
Exchange students are eligible to apply for University accommodation. We try to allocate rooms to all of our exchange students, but it is not guaranteed and a few may need to rent a room in the private sector.
The University of Surrey’s accommodation is grouped into self-catered ‘Courts of Residence’ on three sites:
- Stag Hill (our main campus where most academic buildings are located)
- Manor Park (our residential village, 5 minutes by bus/15 minutes on foot)
- Hazel Farm (2 miles north/20-30 minutes by bus – all residents receive a free bus pass covering the whole of the Guildford area).
Our Accommodation Office can assist students with finding a room to rent in the private sector nearby. If you wish to rent privately, please contact the Accommodation Office for information and advice.
Successful exchange applicants will be emailed details of StudentPad, our online private-sector student housing search facility, which contains details of rooms in shared student houses and in private homes, that have been tried and tested by other students.
If you are coming for less than 6 months (the usual period for private sector rentals), it may be easiest to find a room in a private family home or at the Guildford YMCA, which is 10 minutes’ walk from the main campus.
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.
Surrey Student finances information
- 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.