Experience UVA - An American Treasure
Summer Session offers visiting international students an opportunity to experience what makes UVA a national treasure. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia remains distinctive in the 21st century. UVA offers the vast intellectual resources of a major research university, but fosters the intimacy, sense of community, and dedication to undergraduate life typically found at a small liberal arts college.
- Choose from hundreds of classes that are intense and intimate. (Most classes meet for approximately two hours a day, five days a week. )
- Immerse yourself in your subject of choice, and discover the value of a world class education.
- Explore Thomas Jefferson's academical village - the unique learning community and the only designated UNESCO World Heritage site among all colleges and universities in the United States.
- Enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of resident UVA. students, including access to housing, dining, student health, recreational sports facilities, transportation, and the library system.
- Visit nearby sights that make Charlottesvile unique, including Monticello – the home of Thomas Jefferson, Shenandoah National Park, and Washington, DC.
Prepare for Summer Session at UVA
Admission: Complete the University of Virginia Application for Permission to Enroll for Visiting Students at least two months before the start date of the Summer Session you wish to attend.
English Language Proficiency: English is the language of instruction at the University of Virginia. If your first language is not English, or if the language of instruction at your home institution is not English, please attach the results of a recent TOEFL test. A score may not be more than two years old. Most admitted students attain a total score of at least 600 on the PBT TOEFL, 250 on the CBT TOEFL, or 7.0 on the IELTS. The University expects individuals who take the new iBT TOEFL to earn a score of at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening (total score: 90).
Registration for Summer Courses: Registration will be completed through the Student Information System (SIS) beginning on April 12 for visiting students. Admitted students receive detailed instructions related to accessing SIS and completing registration. Review course offerings here. Students may enroll in no more than two courses per session.
UVA Sponsored Visa Documents: Students who need a visa document from UVA to support F-1 or J-1 status must complete the Summer Session Form I-20/Form DS-2019 Request Packet and mail it to:
Visiting Student Orientation:
Learn how to get the most out of your time as a UVA student!
- Session II: Sunday, June 17
- Session III: Sunday, July 15
Representatives from several of the following offices will share information about the resources they offer.