International Students & Scholars
F-1 student status is used by most international students at UVA.
J-1 status is used by many different visitors to the U.S. At UVA J-1 status is most often used by visiting and exchange students and by international scholars.
J-1 exchange students visit UVA as full-time students for a period of usually one or two semesters pursuant to a formal reciprocal exchange agreement between UVA and their home institution.
All new international students of any status are required to attend a check-in session (check-in session schedule).
The UVA Honor Code is both a model for, and the envy of, many other American universities. Few other American universities place such emphasis on honor in personal and academic affairs, or refer to it so often. Like all UVA students, international students are fully bound to the University's culture of honor, and the policies and procedures designed to promote and to secure it.
Many students study at U.Va. in a qualifying derivative status that depends on the status of their spouse or parent. Note that individuals in certain statuses (such as F-2, B or M-2) are forbidden from engaging in any type of full-time study.