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  • Locations: Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • 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
Fall Semester 2020 15-MAR-2020
25-MAR-2020 16-SEP-2020 31-JAN-2021
NOTE: Please note the fall exam period runs until the end of January. Students would need to consult Surrey and their professors early on in the semester to ensure early completion through other means of evaluation is possible. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the Surrey website.

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.

Year 2020-2021 15-MAR-2020
25-MAR-2020 16-SEP-2020 13-JUN-2021
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.

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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: 3.0
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:
Surrey Lead Photo

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 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.

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.

Surrey StudentsSurrey Students

Courses IconAcademics

Semester 1: late September - late January
Semester 2: late January - mid June

For more information, please click:
Academic calendar

Course Information
Students can find courses on the online Course Catalogue.

Surrey Exchange Coordinator
Zoe Stevenson (Mrs)
Incoming Exchanges Administrator
Global Engagement Office (B3)
Senate House – Room 17, 3rd Floor
University of Surrey
Stag Hill
Surrey GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Tel:    +44 (0)1483 683152

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

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.

International Student Homepage

International student information

Surrey Campus

Cost IconCost

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

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

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.