International Students & Scholars Program, U.Va.

International Students & Scholars Program

A Division of the International Studies Office



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.

 Application deadlines:

 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.