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  • Locations: Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 15-SEP-2021
25-SEP-2021 22-JAN-2022 24-JUN-2022
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 confirm participation by September 30. Given current conditions, the ISO will update you if this timeline changes; see the COVID Considerations page for more information on acceptance and commitment timelines.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Emily Graber
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, African-American & African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, German, History, Information Technology, Italian, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
University of Birmingham


Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham is well established as a world-class university. Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham 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. Learn more about the University of Birmingham.

Announcements IconAnnouncement

Thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2022? Current passport processing times are significantly delayed (18 weeks for routine service; 12 weeks for expedited). You need your passport months ahead of your actual departure date for many study abroad programs, and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months (in some cases, one year) after the end date of your intended program. If you need a new or renewed passport, APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE USING EXPEDITED PROCESSING. See the State Department for details and to apply.

Location IconLocation

Though once a small forest settlement, back in Saxon times, Birmingham has grown and is now England's second largest city, with a population of over one million. Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with under-25s making up approximately 40% of its population. Birmingham is also one of the greenest cities in the UK, with more than 8,000 acres of parks and open space. 

Birmingham is surrounded by areas of great beauty and interest, due to its location in the heart of the West Midlands. Leading attractions nearby include Stratform-upon Avon, 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.

Learn more about Birmingham.

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Courses IconAcademics

Fall: September - December
Spring: January - June
Academic calendar

Students can find courses, called "modules", on the What can I study? page. Choose the relevant College on that page for course lists. Students can take courses from the following four Colleges: College of Arts and Law, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of Social Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Students may not take courses from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

All modules are subject to availability and academic prerequisites. Only select courses that are offered in the semester you intend to study abroad, and pay attention to any prerequisites. Explore course options at an appropriate level of study. Exchange students are expected to study 60 UoB credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS) per semester. 

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

The University of Birmingham offers accommodation to international exchange students. University accommodation is not guaranteed for students travelling from inside Europe. All students, and especially European students, studying on this exchange are advised to apply for accommodation as early as possible. You can apply online after you receive your University of Birmingham student ID number which is issued in the formal letter of offer. Private sector housing is available if university housing is unavailable. For more information, visit the Housing Options page; additional information can be found on the Student Accommodation page

University of birmingham resources for exchange students

International Student Information
International Office's Homepage
Frequently Asked Questions

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Expenses IconCosts and Expected Expenses

There are a variety of associated costs and expenses when studying abroad. The information provided below is a guide to help you plan and budget. Additional resources are available on your host university’s website, including: 
Tuition and Fees: You will pay your regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term you are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to your SIS account and can be paid as normal. 

Housing and Meals: You are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. You will pay the host institution or make your own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures. 

To estimate and budget for Housing/Room and Dining/Board costs, you may find it helpful to visit the Living Costs page linked at the top of this section. That page includes one-off initial costs as well as essential costs such as rent, utilities, and food. If you are studying abroad for one semester, divide the annual cost in half, as you would be studying abroad for half the academic year. As you budget/estimate costs for housing, be sure to include utilities if they are not included in rent. 

Travel and Travel Documents: You are responsible for booking and paying for your own international airfare, as well as researching and obtaining any required visa(s) or residency permits. You should also budget for in-country transportation costs. 
  • Airline Ticket prices will vary based on where you are traveling from.  
  • Local Transportation costs will vary but a cost estimate is included in the Variable Costs section on Birmingham's Living Costs page linked at the top of this section
  • Luggage may be an additional cost if you need to purchase it for your travel.  
  • Passport/Visa/Immigration costs should also be factored into your expected expenses. Students can find information about passport costs on the State Department’s Passport Fees page. Information about visa requirements and associated costs can be found on Note that in some cases, students will have to pay an NHS healthcare surcharge along with their visa application. 

Insurance: UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page

Additional Expenses: You should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Also budget for additional personal expenses, including laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc. 

Books and Supplies and Personal Expenses will vary based on the classes you take and personal spending choices, however you can find cost estimates for these items in the Variable Costs section on Birmingham's Living Costs page linked at the top of this section.

Education Abroad Expense Form: If you are required to complete an Education Abroad Expense Form, you can use the links above to identify costs and expected expenses to complete the form. If you are studying abroad for a semester, to calculate costs, divide annual costs in half.   

If you are not able to find cost information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.  

Financial Aid: You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:

Accessibility IconAccessibility

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 IconPassport 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 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 Info IconHealth 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.