Admissions and Funding
Applications to graduate programs at UVa may be found on the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website. The University requires all applicants to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from the last five years, and international applicants to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please also note that the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences waives application fees for all students from Minority Serving Institutions, as well as those affiliated with certain organizations like AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and the like. The list of eligible institutions and organizations is viewable at http://graddiversity.virginia.edu/FeeWaivers. If you feel that you belong to an underrepresented group that does not appear on this list, and would like to know whether you qualify for a fee waiver, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.
Applicants to the program in Critical and Comparative Studies must submit two samples of their scholarly writing electronically (part of the GSAS application).
Applicants to the program in Composition and Computer Technology must submit a portfolio of representative work via mail (separate from the GSAS application). Please mail these items only directly to:
McIntire Dept. of Music
Attn: Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176
ALL other application material should be entered online to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please check the instructions for completion of online application for details.
Further info about graduate life at UVa and resources available to students can be found in the UVA Graduate Guide.
Funding & Fellowships
The department offers multiple-year packages of financial aid consisting of fellowships, teaching assistantships, tuition waivers and health insurance coverage.
Our students have received funding through numerous fellowships and grants, including the following:
(1) Jefferson Scholars Program (part of the initial application)
(2) Environmental Resilience & Sustainability Fellowship
(3) Praxis Fellowship
(4) Presidential Fellowships in Data Science
(5) Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography
There is a list of fellowship programs available to graduate students at the University of Virginia Scholarships and Fellowships Database. These are awarded on a merit basis to students in all Ph.D.-granting departments at the University. Nominations are made to the Dean of the Graduate School.