Again, please keep your fonts conventional and at-or-above 12-points.If there are missing materials we will contact you. Our program's funding for international students is the exact same as it is for U. Our program does not fund travel costs or allow for semesters abroad.International students are welcome to apply (we have a long history of enrolling fiction writers and poets from abroad, and we have international students currently enrolled) but all international students applying should carefully review U. International students with questions about TOEFL scores or other admissions requirements should contact the UVA Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission Office.College and university rankings continue to proliferate, but their value to individuals and to the institutions remains a subject of some debate.Some rankings are designed purely for entertainment, little more than Internet photo galleries.In the last four years, we have averaged over 690 applicants per year for our ten fellowships.We believe students apply to our program because of our consistent top rankings in , and elsewhere; our diverse creative writing faculty; the significant financial support all our MFA students receive; and the outstanding reputation of the University of Virginia, its libraries and special collections, and its renowned English Department.Those will include some objective information, which you can find on the pages of the Carnegie Mellon University website, or on sites for which CMU provides information, such as IPEDS College Navigator or Your decision should also take into account your own assessment about programs, culture and opportunities for growth.The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia is a two-year graduate program that admits five poets and five fiction writers each academic year.Our program is full time and residency is required.* Because the program is so small, our admissions process is extremely competitive.