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UVA Exchange: University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 01-OCT-2018 21-JUN-2019
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 2018 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 01-OCT-2018 14-DEC-2018
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.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, African-American & African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, German, History, Information Technology, Italian, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Systems Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:


University of



The University of Birmingham is well established as a world-class university. It is one of the leading research-based universities in the United Kingdom, teaching and undertaking research in all the major disciplines. The university attracts students of high ability with its academic staff of distinction, many of which are recognized as international leaders in their fields.

The citizens of Birmingham, who wanted their own university to train and educate the people who would create and manage the burgeoning businesses and industries of the midlands, founded the University of Birmingham in 1900. It was natural, given the nature of Birmingham's industry, that the University should, from the start, teach the major scientific and engineering disciplines. It was also the first UK university to establish a Faculty of Commerce and incorporate a medical school. The modern University is equally distinguished in the humanities, education, social sciences and law.

The City of Birmingham
When visiting this modern European city with its spectacular architecture, exciting new city center, world-renowned conference facilities and multicultural society, it is difficult to believe that it was once a small forest settlement, back in Saxon times. The city has grown and is now the country's second largest with a population of over one million. Continuous redevelopment and innovation have ensured that the city has evolved, not just in size but also in status.

Birmingham is surrounded by areas of great beauty and interest, due to its location in the heart of the West Midlands. Less than an hour away by bus, car, or train is Stratford-upon-Avon with its three theatres and important literary heritage. It is also one of the top three leading visitor attractions in the country. Two leading attractions in the country are also based in the region, Alton Towers and Warwick Castle.

Derbyshire and Wales are within easy reach of the region and boast beautiful views and scenery. Offering an alternative backdrop to the tranquility of the countryside, the bustling city of Birmingham is a haven for shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

The University of Birmingham is unable to guarantee University accommodation for all the students participating on the Incoming Student Exchange Programme. Please note, however, that due to our specific exchange agreements and the very long distances traveled by these students, that we will endeavor to secure university accommodation for the International Exchange students who request it. For more information visit: Student Accommodations

All students will receive an accommodation application from the Study Abroad & Exchanges Office together with their offer letter. It will not be possible for you to obtain this application form from Housing Services directly. It will also not be possible for you to complete this form until you have received your offer of a place from the University of Birmingham.

Students who would like to live in University accommodation but are not initially allocated a room will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted during August or September if a room becomes available. In the meantime you will be sent detailed information about finding accommodation in the private sector.


International Student Information
International Student Information
International Office's Homepage
Univ. of Birmingham Exchange FAQ

Academic calendar

Arts, Languages, Literature and History; Business and Commerce; Social Sciences, Government and Politics; Law; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; Science; Technology

Students will typically take 3 modules depending on the number of credits per module per semester for a total of 60UK credits. Please consult with your education abroad advisor about the credit approval process for University of Birmingham.

For course information please visit:
Courses available to Birmingham exchange students

Estimated cost of living in Birmingham

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 room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. 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.

Expected Expenses

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