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UVA Exchange: University of Bath
Bath, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: U.Va. applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 15-SEP-2017
25-SEP-2017 05-FEB-2018 01-JUN-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 September 30.
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 25-SEP-2018 31-MAY-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 25-SEP-2018 25-JAN-2019
NOTE: Please note the fall exam period runs until late January. Students would need to consult Bath 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 Bath website. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Advising Appointment Required:
Yes
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Italian, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology
Program Description:
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Founded in 1966, the University of Bath is unmistakably modern in both appearance and outlook. It is located over the hills of the city of Bath, a unique English city built and still maintained with the Roman and the Georgian architecture. Unlike most British universities, as a completely purpose-built University, it is more compact than most in Britain, with all major facilities easily accessible from a central pedestrian parade. Shops, food courts, bars, labs, lecture theatres and the library are all grouped around this area and are interspersed with accommodation blocks, the whole creating a strong sense of social and academic community.

The University places a strong emphasis on education for the "real world" - an emphasis reflected in the consistently high demand for its graduates. Most courses contain a practical methodology. Bath supports a community of some 9,500 students including over 900 international students. There is a predominant sense of participation across campus; social functions are usually sell-out affairs, music, drama and the arts are all flourishing and there is a justifiably proud record of achievement in sports.

The City of Bath
Although it may on first impression seem that Bath has taken the tourist too much to its heart, closer inspection will reveal that there is also plenty for students. Besides the rather exclusive Antiques Markets, there are lots of small idiosyncratic shops, second-hand emporia and rummage havens like the bustling flea market. In addition to the renowned Pump Rooms, famed for their trio-accompanied afternoon teas, there are many inexpensive and interesting cafés, tucked away down lanes or side streets, and oft used by those really in the know.

Besides the Bath Music Festival (now recognized as one of the most prestigious in Europe) there are countless other arts activities throughout the year. Mainstream films are shown at 3 cinemas, and art house theatrical productions at the Little Theatre Cinema. Sport in Bath is extremely well participated, and for those feeling the need to get out of the City, London is only 1½ hours away by Inter-City (trains run hourly), and Bristol, with its additional local attractions, is only 15 minutes away.

Most students from outside the United Kingdom would comment that it is quite an expensive country in which to live. Within the United Kingdom, Bath would be thought to be quite an expensive place: less costly than London, but more costly than Leeds or Manchester. It is important to be aware of this. For current information regarding the cost of living in Bath, check out this blog post and the Numbeo.com database.

Accommodations
The University of Bath owns a limited number of halls of residence and gives priority for accommodation in these halls to permanent full-time students in the first year of their degree. We regret that this means that only a limited number of Exchange and Visiting Students can be offered a place in University of Bath accommodation. Those who cannot be housed in University residences will be responsible for finding their own privately rented accommodation in the city (it is VERY STRONGLY ADVISED that students in this situation, starting in Semester 1(fall), come to Bath for one to two weeks in or before August to do their house-hunting).

Additional information on housing at the University of Bath can be found at the housing homepage. Where University accommodation is offered it will always be in off-campus halls of residence in the city centre; the main price range for this was £90-£108 per week including electricity/gas/water etc. in 2011/12.

 

International Student Homepage
International student information

UVA Student Testimonial
Stephanie Faires
Alumna
University of Bath, Spring

“The international student association at Bath did a great job bringing all of the international students together by arranging day trips and on-campus events—such as weekly Global Cafes, trivia nights, and occasional dinners.”

Curriculum
Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Management.
Course catalog

Terms
Semester 1: Late September - Late January
Semester 2: Early February - Early June
Academic calendar

Cost
Student budgeting information

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.

Expenses

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