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 – ranked 3rd best public university by the U.S. News and World Report in 2016. 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

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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.

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Academic Calendar

Fall semester: late August-mid December

Spring semester: mid January-mid May

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