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Universidad de Granada
Granada, Spain (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Requirement: 2 years Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Universidad de Granada


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With 470 years of tradition, the Universidad de Granada (UGR) is one of Spain’s top universities.  UGR has more than 70,000 students, of which 8,000 are international.  The campus is located at the heart of the city of Granada.
 
Academics
All classes are taught in Spanish.  UGR has a wide range of courses from Faculties in Communication & Documentation, Dentistry, Economic & Business Sciences, Education & Humanities, Fine Arts, Labor Sciences, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy & Literature, Physical Activity & Sport Sciences, Political Sciences & Sociology, Psychology, and Science, Translation & Interpreting.  Course information can be found through each degree program listed at:  http://www.ugr.es/en/pages/estudios/titulaciones/alfabetico
For an additional cost, students can take Spanish language and culture classes at the university’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas.

Housing & Meals
UGR offers several different room and board options.  Find out more info at:  http://estudiantes.ugr.es/alojamiento2/tipos_de_alojamiento.php

Cost Information
Exchange students pay their regular tuition to UM.  Monthly rent for apartments in Granada range from EUR 210-510, depending on the type of accommodation and services offered.  Students are required to apply for their student visa in-person at the Spanish consulate in the US with jurisdiction over their state of residence.  Students should budget for this travel expense and US $100 for the student visa.  Financial aid can be applied towards living and travel expenses while on exchange.  

Credit Transfer
Students register for class upon arrival at UGR.  For departments that use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), students should enroll in at least 24 ECTS credits per semester (12 UM credits) to be considered full-time.  For departments that use Granada credits, students should enroll in at least 18 Granada credits (12 UM credits) to be considered full-time.
Program Dates
Semester 1: early October to  mid-February
Semester 2:  mid-February to  early July

Granada, Spain
The City
Located in Andalucía, Spain’s most southerly region, Granada is a vibrant city with a deep history.  Native tribes occupied the area during the pre-historic area, though the Jews are said to have been one of the first peoples to settle Spain.  When the Romans colonized the southern part of the country, they built their own city, which was known as Illibris.  In the 8th century, Arabs invaded the peninsula & gave the city it’s current name:  Granada.  It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, but the Islamic influence is still seen today.  The Alhambra, one of Spain’s most spectacular architectural features, is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  This palace features series of buildings covered with intricate Islamic carvings & several secluded inner gardens.  Granada also has a hip, youthful vibe, in addition to its ancient past.  With numerous bars & restaurants tucked into winding streets, and a university at it’s center, Granada appeals to many.  It is easily navigable, and in close proximity to warm seas, high mountains, & some of Spain’s major cities.

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: Spanish
Language Requirement:  two years of college-level Spanish prior to exchange
University website:  www.ugr.es
Length of  exchange: spring semester or year

Granada at a Glance
Population
300,000

Climate
Temperate; clear hot summers; cloudy, cold winters.

Proximity to
Málaga: 80 miles 
Seville: 150 miles
Madrid: 260 miles
Barcelona: 540 miles

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 02/15/2015 07/15/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.