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Universidad de Cordoba
Cordoba, Spain (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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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 Cordoba

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Located in Cordoba, Spain, a metropolitan city in the midst of Spain’s agricultural region, is the Universidad de Cordoba (UCO).   With over 21,000 students and 1,200 teaching faculty, and three campuses, UCO is a dynamic institution with a reputation for excellence.

All classes are taught in Spanish.  UCO offers courses through Faculties in Humanities, Veterinary Sciences, Medicine, Sciences, Philosophy & Letters, Law & Economic & Business Sciences, Education, Technical School, Nursing, Work Sciences on 3 campuses:  Humanities & Legal & Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Rabanales Agrifood, Science & Technology.  Course details can be found
under Programme of Studies through each degree program at:

  Housing & Meals
UCO has 3 university residence halls.  Additionally, the Housing Service can assist with finding private residence halls, off-campus, or host family accommodations,   Meal plans may be included with some housing options and students can eat at on-campus cafeterias & local restaurants.

Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room & board in Cordoba.  Housing costs are about €140 to €300/month and food costs about €200/month.  Students are required to apply for their student visa in person at the Spanish consulate with jurisdiction over their state of residence.  Students should budget for this travel expense & US$100 for the student visa.  UM financial aid can be applied towards tuition, living, and travel expenses while on this program. 

  Credit Transfer
Students register for classes upon arrival at UCO, which uses 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.  Students most often register for 30 ECTS, which transfers as 15 UM credits.
Program Dates
Semester 1:  late September to  mid-February
Semester 2:  mid-February to  early July

Cordoba, Spain
The City
Cordoba is the capital of the province of Córdoba, one of eight provinces that make up the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, covers 13,723.20 square kilometers, accounting for 2.7% of the country’s total area and has a population of over 750,000 inhabitants.  All of the University’s faculties and schools are located in the capital, with the exception of the Technical School in Belmez.  With more than 300,000 inhabitants, the city of Córdoba is the third largest city of Andalusia.  Located in the Guadalquivir River Valley, the city is bordered to the north by the Sierra Morena mountain range and to the south by the Campiña, one of the most traditional farming areas of Andalusia.  The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic coastal influences and somewhat continental with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters and an annual rainfall of some 600mm3 from October to May.  Much of the architecture in the city is reminiscent of when it was an Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, and a  capital of an Islamic caliphate during the Middle Ages.  It is also home to several parks, museums, and archaeological sites.

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate,  graduate
Language of instruction: Spanish
Language Requirement:  2  years college-level Spanish prior to exchange
University website:
Length of  exchange: spring semester of full year

Cordoba at a Glance


Hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters

Proximity to:
Granada:  129 miles
Sevilla:  89 miles
Barcelona:  536 miles
Madrid:  247 miles

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