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  • Locations: Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 15-MAR-2021 25-MAR-2021 20-SEP-2021 10-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 commit to or decline participation by March 30.
Fall Semester 2021 15-MAR-2021 25-MAR-2021 20-SEP-2021 28-JAN-2022
NOTE: Please note the fall exam period runs until the end of January and students must remain at Surrey to complete their exams. Students may want to look at coursework-only classes so that they can return in time for the start of UVA's Spring semester.

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 March 30.

Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
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: Apartment, Student's responsibility, 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, 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
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
University of Surrey

 

The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK; 35% of its more than 17,000 students are from outside of the UK. 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. Learn more about the University of Surrey

Location IconLocation

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. Learn more about Guildford, Surrey, and London

Surrey StudentsSurrey Students

Courses IconAcademics

Terms
Semester 1: late September - late January 
Semester 2: late January - mid June
Academic calendar

Course Information
Students can find information on areas of study on the online Course Catalogue. To find specific classes, search the Programme/Module Catalogue. Within each program/course, modules (classes) can be found in the Course Structure section. Students can take available classes in the following faculties: Arts and Social Sciences; Engineering and Physical Science, and Health and Medical Sciences.

Students must take 60 Surrey credits/30 ECTS (typically 4 classes) each semester. Students should aim to pick classes from an existing degree program structure and year to reduce scheduling conflicts. 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. Students who plan to take electives outside of their major will normally only be allowed to take first-year classes in that area since they likely will not have the necessary background to take higher level classes in that subject. 

Contact your Education Abroad Advisor with questions about course selections and course availability. 

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

Exchange students are eligible to apply for University accommodation. Meal plans are not available. 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).

The University tries to allocate rooms to all exchange students, but it is not guaranteed and some exchange students may need to rent a room in the private sector. The University's Accommodation Office can assist students with finding a room to rent in the private sector nearby; students will receive links to the University's online student housing search where student houses and family homes are advertised. 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.

For more information about housing, including pricing, see the Accommodation page

University of Surrey Resources for Exchange Students

Exchange Student Homepage
Study Abroad/Exchange Brochure

Surrey Campus

Cost IconCost

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.

For information about living costs, see the "Money Matters" section on the Preparing for Your Exchange page and the University's Living Costs page

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

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.

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

Additional Expenses: 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.

Financial Aid
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.

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 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 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.