The University of Nottingham is one of Britain's leading research universities. Part of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, Nottingham delivers a high standard of education. Nationally, the University of Nottingham is known for its excellence in research. Nottingham is one of the top four universities earning research funding from private industry and commerce, and its research has a major influence on society and culture, science and technology, the health of the community, and the environment.
Nottingham is a multi-campus University. Its 330-acre University Park Campus, set in extensive woodland, parks and playing fields, is one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the UK. Nottingham is a global university with more than 9,000 international students. Learn more about the University of Nottingham.
Nottingham combines the best of old and new. Modern shopping centers and traditional markets on pretty pedestrian streets offer everything from unique designer boutiques to High Street favorites. Cultural life thrives. The Royal Concert Hall attracts well-known names from the classical and pop and rock worlds and is the second home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Many fine old buildings remain in the city, including the 15th-century church of St Mary on High Pavement, a centuries-old cave system, Georgian town houses and several picturesque pubs. Some have medieval origins, including The Trip to Jerusalem at the foot of Castle Rock, which is reputedly the oldest pub in England. There are cafe-bars on every corner and more than 100 pubs, clubs and restaurants in the center alone. Learn more about Nottingham.
Semester 1: late September - late-January
Semester 2: late January - mid-June
Academic Calendar/Key Dates
Students can find available courses (called modules) on the online Module Catalogue. Students should take between 50 and 70 credits per semester. Students are required to take at least 30 credits from their host School. 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. Note that not all courses are available to exchange students (also called study abroad or visiting students). Additional information about courses and availability can often be found on departmental webpages. If you have any questions about whether a course is available to you as an exchange student, contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
Exchange students may not take courses in the following areas: The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; the Department of Architecture and Built Environment; School of Business; School of Law; and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science. Course options are limited in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, and the School of English. Please see the notice below for important information on applying.
UVA 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 housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for housing. See the “Accommodation” section above for more information about housing.
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.
Cost of living and financial information:
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
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.