Exchange students are enrolled in one of the Schools of Enrollment at UVa based on the major field of study at the home institution AND the terms of the bi-lateral exchange agreement with your school.
Please contact the study abroad advisor at your home institution to determine the appropriate school of enrollment. Also note that enrollment in the McIntire School of Commerce, School of Law, Darden School of Business, and Curry School of Education are limited to specific exchange partners.
School of Architecture
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Nursing
McIntire School of Commerce
Curry School of Education
School of Law
Darden School of Business (please contact Darden directly for application procedures)
Step 1: Obtain your home institution's permission to apply to UVA as an exchange student under the terms of your home institution’s agreement with UVA. Exchange students must be approved (e.g. “cleared”, “nominated,” etc.) for participation in an exchange program by their home institution.
- Step 2: Complete the Exchange Student Application and submit it, with all required documentation listed on the application, either to your home institution who will forward it to UVa, OR directly to the International Studies Office. Additional information about applying to ISO is listed on the form.
Fall 2016 – March 1, 2016
Spring 2017 – October 1, 2016
If admitted you will receive an email notifying you of your acceptance to the University as an exchange student. In addition, UVA will send an acceptance package to your home institution containing the visa documents that you will need in order to obtain a J-1 student visa. This package should then be forwarded on to you by the exchange coordinator at your home institution. Please review the information on J-1 status and obtaining your J-1 visa from our website: J-1 Status.