Rector’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the University of Granada!

We are an innovative and comprehensive research University, founded in 1531, and built on a long-standing teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. As a forward-looking historical University located at various sites throughout Granada, the UGR is deeply engaged with today’s city, province and surrounding region, playing a leading role in the recovery and conservation of Granada’s magnificent historical and cultural heritage sites. We have a vibrant presence in the local economy, where we represent 6.12% of the provincial GDP.

With over 55,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 staff members, the UGR has a powerful presence in a city of 240,000 inhabitants. Its role as leader in incoming and outgoing student and staff mobility in European and international programmes, and its attractiveness for international students and researchers, make for multicultural campus life and a lively cosmopolitan setting.

The UGR is the highest-ranked university in the South of Spain and the 4th highest-ranked in Spain, according to the prestigious Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2019). This substantial international standing in both research and education was the reason behind the success of our BioTic excellence initiative, jointly managed by the University, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Health Sciences Technology Park. The excellence initiative was built on four pillars of research excellence: Biohealth, Information and Communication Technologies, Earth Sciences, and Heritage, reflecting some of the University’s key research strengths. With its fifty supporting partners, the initiative is an excellent example of the University’s policy of strong strategic cooperation with public and private, national and international bodies.

The state-of-the-art Health Sciences Technology Park (PTS), which houses the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, offers a cutting-edge combination of teaching, research, healthcare and knowledge transfer, and is a significant example of the University’s commitment to innovation and to local and global partnerships with both the public and private sectors.

The University’s campuses in the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla make it one of the few genuinely intercontinental universities in the world, leaving it perfectly placed to fulfil the role of a bridge between Europe and North Africa on the one hand, and Europe and Latin America on the other. This strategic cooperation is central to the UGR’s vigorous internationalization strategy, which maintains consolidated partnerships around the world, including through prestigious networks such as the Coimbra Group and the Iberoamerican University Association for Postgraduate Studies (AUIP).

The University of Granada is also the coordinator of the Arqus European University Alliance, which has been endorsed by the European Commission as part of the group of pioneering Alliances in the European Universities Initiative. Arqus brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padova and Vilnius; seven longstanding comprehensive research universities who share extensive experience in joint projects and a common profile as internationalized institutions with deep regional engagement in medium-sized cities. Along with our partners, we share the belief that working together within this alliance will allow for faster and stronger progress and that European cooperation is essential for the future of our institutions.

Pedro Mercado Pacheco

Rector of the University of Granada

Government Team

Why study at the University of Granada

1. A HIGH-RANKING UNIVERSITY The UGR is widely recognized internationally for its quality in higher education, teaching, research and outreach. National and international rankings reflect the UGR’s position among the top universities in Spain and among the best in the world. According to the 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the UGR is the third-highest ranked university in Spain.

2. A TRULY INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE The UGR is the most popular destination among European exchange students (Erasmus+) and the European leader in figures of both incoming and outgoing Erasmus students. The UGR is a welcoming cosmopolitan university: about 8% of undergraduate and 23% of postgraduate students at our university are international.

The UGR provides students with the opportunity to take part in an extensive range of mobility programmes, thanks to the diverse exchange agreements it maintains with higher education institutions in 85 countries.

3. A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMMES AND DEGREES The UGR offers an extensive selection of high-quality academic programmes with a clear international vocation. At the UGR you will be able to study:

  • More than 70 undergraduate degree programmes in a wide range of fields, 15 double degrees (programas conjuntos de estudios oficiales de grado, PCEOG), and 17 international double degrees;
  • More than 150 master’s degree programmes, 25 double degrees (programas conjuntos de estudios oficiales de máster, PCEOM), and 9 international double degrees;
  • 28 doctoral programmes in three interdisciplinary doctoral schools; and
  • An extensive range of intensive courses, certificate courses, summer schools and online courses.

4. LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Students can learn Spanish and other languages alongside the 10,000 local and international students who enrol each year in courses offered by the UGR’s Modern Languages Centre (CLM), Confucius Institute (Chinese), and the “Russkiy Mir” Russian Centre.

5. WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH The UGR is internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields, such as ICT (world top 30), Health Sciences, Cultural Heritage, Psychology, Linguistics, and Sport Sciences, among others. Its 500+ research groups work in all areas of scientific knowledge, collaborating closely with other national and international leaders in their fields, as well as key industries.

6. OUTSTANDING FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES The UGR offers a wide range of top-quality services for its students and staff, covering all aspects of university life (accommodation, libraries, Wi-Fi, canteens, disability services, sports and many more).

7. AN IDEAL UNIVERSITY CITY With its campuses and faculties spread throughout Granada, the UGR merges with the city. With more than 56,000 students in a city of 250,000 inhabitants, Granada has a lively student atmosphere. It is also a safe and modern city with an outstanding geographical location, just 40 minutes from the Mediterranean Coast with its tropical climate and 30 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski resort.

8. AN INTERCONTINENTAL INSTITUTION The University of Granada also has campuses in the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla, making it a truly intercontinental institution.

9. A CULTURALLY AND HISTORICALLY RICH CITY Granada is an enchanting city, full of monuments, history and, of course, the University. Along with its charm, its many cultural and recreational activities make it a great city to explore and a magnificent destination for students from around the world. Granada offers a wide range of cultural activities including festivals of flamenco, jazz, tango, theatre, poetry, magic, music, and dance. In addition, Spanish gastronomy is internationally renowned for its quality and variety, and Granada is known for its tapas.

10. COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION The University of Granada is firmly committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students and staff take part in local community service and international development cooperation activities. Students work in an environment of diversity, equality and tolerance. of Granada

University of Granada

Academic information

Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Communication and Documentation
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Education, Economics and Technology (Ceuta Campus)
Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences (Melilla Campus)
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Health Sciences (Ceuta Campus)
Faculty of Health Sciences (Granada Campus)
Faculty of Health Sciences (Melilla Campus)
Faculty of Labour Relations and Human Resources
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences (Melilla Campus)
Faculty of Social Work
Faculty of Sport Sciences
Faculty of Translation and Interpreting
School of Architecture
“La Inmaculada” Teacher Training Centre
School of Building Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
School of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering

Studies on offer

Official degree programmes

The teaching of a curriculum that has been subject to verification by the Spanish Council of Universities and to authorisation by the autonomous communities before being taught. The official degrees in Spain are currently the Grados (Bachelor’s), official Master’s and Doctoral degrees.


Numerical score and qualitative scale
0 – 4,9 Fail (Suspenso)
5 – 6,9 Pass (Aprobado)
7 – 8,9 Very Good (Notable)
9 – 10 Excellent (Sobresaliente). A distinction of “With Honors (A+)” (Matrícula de Honor) may be awarded, at the lecturer’s discretion, for outstanding achievements to a max. of 5% of the students enrolled in a teaching group.




  • Teaching methodologies: Lectures, group work, lab sessions, seminars, tutorials, etc.
  • Grading scale: 5 grade levels, based on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest), awarded per assignment and/or exam. An overall grade will be awarded at the end of the degree course.
Numerical score and qualitative scale
0 – 4,9 Fail (Suspenso)
5 – 6,9 Pass (Aprobado)
7 – 8,9 Very Good (Notable)
9 – 10 Excellent (Sobresaliente). A distinction of “With Honors (A+)” (Matrícula de Honor) may be awarded, at the lecturer’s discretion, for outstanding achievements to a max. of 5% of the students enrolled in a teaching group.



  • Offer:

  • More information about international programmes:

UGR-specific Degrees

Degrees awarded after passing a Spanish university-specific qualification. At the University of Granada, these degrees currently include: UGR diplomas, UGR specialist diplomas and UGR-specific master’s degrees (másteres propios).

Language courses

Modern Languages Centre (CLM): –
Confucius Institute: –
Centre of  Slavic Cultures: –

Othmailto:infocentroruso@ugr.eser training and outreach courses

Mediterranean Summer School (CEMED):

abiertaUGR MOOC Platform:

Academic and Administrative Calendars – Undergraduate, master's and doctoral studies



Faculties and schools at the UGR employ the closed semester model (semestres cerrados), which has two extraordinary assessment periods; one at the end of each semester, following each respective ordinary assessment period.





Faculties and schools at the UGR employ the closed semester model (semestres cerrados), which has two extraordinary assessment periods; one at the end of each semester, following each respective ordinary assessment period.





Access, Admissions and Continuance Standards

Academic Information for Incoming International Students

Erasmus+ Student Charter

Application Process

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS– Official nomination by home institution
– The student must fill in the online application

Contact information of UGR Faculties:

  • 1st semester and full year: 1 April – 22 May
  • 2nd semester: 1 – 31 October



  • 1st semester and full year: 1 April – 15 May
  • 2nd semester: 1 October – 31 October


  • 1st  semester and full year: 1 April – 15 May
  • 2nd semester: 1 October – 31 October


LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS• We strongly advise that students have at least a B1 level of Spanish if they wish to participate in Exchange (bilateral agreements), Erasmus+ (Programme Countries) or Free Mobility Programmes at the UGR and undertake undergraduate studies (or a B2 level to undertake Master’s studies). B1 level of Spanish is mandatory for postgraduate students and for some undergraduate programmes. If you have a certificate proving your Spanish language level, you must upload a PDF copy of the certificate as part of the online application.

• In order to be accepted onto Erasmus+ International Dimension Programme (Partner Countries), students must present a B1 language certificate (in accordance with CEFR).

For more information about language requirements at the UGR please visit: 

BUDDY PROGRAMMEThe main purpose of this programme is to assist international students with their integration into Spanish life and to enable them to undertake their academic responsibilities successfully. In order to apply for a buddy, you have to click on the option when you fill in your online application to study at the UGR as a mobility student.

Foreign Language Support for Incoming Students

  • Some courses at the University of Granada are involved in the foreign language support initiative for incoming students. In these cases, the teaching staff can provide bibliography and other materials in foreign languages. In addition, incoming students will be able to attend tutorials and, in some cases, submit assignments or take exams in these languages.

List of courses, groups and teaching staff offering support in other languages: 

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It is important to remember that classes at the University of Granada are mostly taught in Spanish. (If you are interested in finding courses taught in other languages, please consult the UGRCat advanced search and select the “language of instruction” filter).

Academic Transcripts

  • Our outgoing students: EU Erasmus+ Partners should send the UGR student´s academic transcripts, once the exchange period is over, to the International Relations Office at the corresponding Faculty or School that signed the Erasmus bilateral agreement:
  • Our incoming students: The UGR issues electronic transcript of records. The corresponding Faculty or School where the student is enrolled at the UGR will send the student’s academic transcript by e-mail once all grades are recorded. Students can personally check their grades by using our Virtual Office (a personal password is given to each student during the enrolment period at the UGR) and download their own electronic transcript by logging in the HERMES platform: Instructions:

Contacts for the International Relations Offices at the Faculties and Schools of the University of Granada

Induction Days for International Students


  • Students participating in mobility programmes within the framework of exchange agreements are exempt from paying academic fees.
  • Free mobility students must pay the corresponding academic fees.
  • Language courses that are not covered by specific agreements must be paid.

Insurance (Mandatory)

In accordance with the new UGR International Mobility Regulations (, incoming students are obliged to have health and travel insurance for the duration of their study period. More information:

Bilateral Agreements with the UGR

  • In order to sign a bilateral agreement in the framework of the Erasmus+: Erasmus Programme, you must directly contact your counterparts at the UGR’s corresponding Faculty or School:
  • If your institution is interested in establishing collaborative bilateral agreements with the UGR in the framework of the Erasmus+: International Dimension Programme, please contact the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization by sending an e-mail to:
  •  If your institution is interested in establishing other collaborative bilateral agreements with the UGR, please contact the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization by sending an e-mail to: 

More information for international students



  • Regulations on Academic Progress for Undergraduate and Master’s Students

  • Regulations on Academic Progress in UGR Doctoral Programmes!

  • UGR Examination Regulations

  • Regulations on Recognition and Transfer of Credits

  • Regulations on UGR Undergraduate Dissertations

  • UGR International Student Mobility Regulations

  • Regulations on Support for Students with Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs


  • Study visas: Legal regulations for non-EU students

  • UGR Erasmus Charter Higher Education (2021-2027)

  • Tables containing official certificates accepted  by the University of Granada to accredit foreign language competence



  • UGR Erasmus Policy Statement (2021-2027)

Facilities, Resources and Services

VIRTUAL CAMPUS Virtual Campus Wi-Fi. Networks: eduroam and CVI-UGR.
General Information 
“Casa del Estudiante” Student Services Unit
Sports Centre (CAD)
University Catering
Employment and Work Placement Office (CPEP)
University Library
Student Societies Erasmus Student Network
Student Support Service (SAE)
Guidance and Counselling
“La Madraza”  Centre for Contemporary Culture
Cultural events
“Casa de Porras” University Cultural Centre
INTERNATIONAL WELCOME CENTRE (IWC)The IWC provides assistance to internationally mobile researchers and academics at the University of Granada. It is the contact point for the EURAXESS Service Network at the UGR. Appointment needed.
Contact  information:

Residence in Spain

Students from the EU, Switzerland and the European Economic Area

A valid passport or national ID card is required for entry into Spain. If the stay is for longer than three months, you must apply to be included in the Central Registry of Foreigners in person at the Office for Foreign Residents in Granada. You must submit a valid passport or national ID card, a copy of your health insurance card (or the insurance you have) and the official UGR Erasmus student credential in order to apply.

You are obliged by law to complete this registration process within the first three months following your arrival.

Erasmus+ students (Programme Countries) with non-EU nationality

In September 2018, a new regulation on Foreigners in Spain came into force, by which universities are responsible for communicating to the corresponding Foreigners Office the data of non-EU students coming from EU universities with European mobility programs, such as Erasmus+. This implies that non-EU students who study regularly in EU universities and come to the UGR are exempt from processing the visa for the period of stay in Spain.

In order for the UGR to carry out such communication, you need to send by e-mail ( the following documents, scanned in PDF (not JPG or TIFF):

  • Passport
  • Residence card (both sides) from the European Union country where your home university is located (valid for your entire period of studies at the University of Granada).
  • Address in Granada
  • Telephone number in Granada

Students from other countries

As a general rule, in order to enter and stay in Spain, the applicant must apply for a visa at the Diplomatic Mission or Consulate General of Spain in his/her country of residence. In the following link, you can consult the information provided by the Government of Spain on the cases related to universities:

Upon arrival in Spain, the visa applicant must complete the procedures described in the following link at the Office for Foreign Residents in the city where he/she resides:

Office for Foreign Residents in Granada:

C/ San Agapito nº 2, 18071 Granada (Spain)

Tlf.: (+34) 958 909 311 / 958 909 314 / 958 909 315. Opening hours: from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 17:30 and Fridays from 9:00 to 14:00.

Cost of Living


The city of Granada is considered one of the cheapest places in Spain and Europe to live as a student. Obviously, the cost of living for each student depends on their lifestyle, but it tends to vary between €550-€650 per month.For guidance purposes, we have calculated the average cost of living in Granada in the most basic aspects:

    • Accommodation in a shared flat (water and energy expenses included) varies roughly between €200-€250 per month.
    • The daily set menu in the university canteens costs €3.50. The takeaway menu costs €4.
    • A single city-bus ticket costs €1.40. If you obtain a bus card, the price is €0.87 per trip and with the University bus pass the cost is €0.61 per trip. A monthly pass costs about €41.
    • Prices and modalities for the underground tickets and cards:

Health Insurance and Assistance



To receive healthcare students must first register with the nearest public health centre (centro de salud) to their home address in Granada. Medical appointments can be made online or by calling and are generally given within 1-2 days.

You can find a directory with a list of all health centres in Granada on the website of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality:

Public Healthcare System

You will be treated free of charge:

  • If you come from an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and upon showing the European Health Insurance Card.
  • If you come from a non-EU country upon showing documentation to prove you have a healthcare plan.
  • If you come from a country with a current bilateral agreement with Spain, such as Andorra, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay or Peru. In this case you will have to ask for a family doctor at the nearest public health centre to your home address in Granada, during the first few days after your arrival in Spain, and prove that you have the right to medical care in your home country.
  • More information on the Spanish Social Security website:

Important: In every case, you must present your ID card or passport.

Private Health System

If you come from a non-EU country and there is no bilateral agreement between your country and the Spanish Social Security System:

  • You must take out your own private health insurance or you can purchase insurance cover offered by the University of Granada ( In this case, if you need medical attention during your stay in Granada, you must provide the official documents from your health insurance policy.

Before visiting your doctor, call the number that appears on your insurance card. During the call you will be asked for your identification number and your policy details. The insurance company should inform you about the medical clinics where you can receive medical care in Granada. In general there are two hospitals or clinics in Granada that have an agreement with private insurance companies:

  • Hospital Vithas La Salud: Avda. Santa María de la Ahambra, 6. 18008 Granada. Tel.: 34 958 80 88 80
  • Clínica de la Inmaculada: C/ Doctor Alejandro Otero, 8 18004 Granada. Tel.: 34 958 25 05 23


In line with the regulations of the National Health System, urgent medical attention is guaranteed 24/7, 365 days a year to everyone in any hospital. In the event that you should require an ambulance, you must call the Emergency Phone Number in Spain (and all EU countries): 112.

Contact the UGR

  • Avda. del Hospicio, s/n C.P. 18010 Granada
  • Phone: (34) 958 243 000
  • Fax: (34) 958 243 066

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