Semester Study Abroad

University of Virginia

University of Virginia (UVA), founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is one of the best public universities in the United States, with a long and esteemed history as well as beautiful, historic campus. UVA has 11 colleges across different disciplines, with a total of 15,669 undergraduate students enrolled. Located in the town of Charlottesville, students can engage in a wide range of activities, from screenings at the Virginia Film Festival, to hiking the Appalachian Trail and enjoying the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

UVA’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of modules offered in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Exchange students are eligible to enroll in all courses (except Law, Business, and Medicine), as long as they meet the pre-requisites and/or receive permission from the instructor. The most updated course catalog may be found here.

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Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

14 – 17 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: late August-mid December

Spring semester: mid January-mid May

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CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

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Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.