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International Students

Incoming students

At the University of Vigo we offer various possibilities for international students, based on their preferences:

  • Regular students
  • Exchange students under the Erasmus + Program or any other international mobility program
  • Foreign visiting students (free movers)

Regular students

If you want to study leading to obtaining an official bachelor, master's or doctorate degree as a regular student (not exchange), you should check the access information here

International mobility programs

There are different international mobility programs:

Erasmus+30​​​​

 

Are you thinking of coming to the Uvigo for a mobility stay?

Through this program you can come during one semester or a whole academic year within a bilateral agreement between the faculty / school of your home university and the faculty / school of the University off Vigo. These kind of bilateral agreements are signed with universities in EU member states and affiliated countries.

In order to be an Erasmus at the Uvigo, the person in charge of the International Relations at the home university has to send to us a nomination of the students selected to take part in the Erasmus exchange programme.

Nomination

The office responsible for international mobility at your home university must send the list of students proposed to the email address incoming.ori@uvigo.es, indicating the following data from each student:

  • University of origin, country and Erasmus code
  • First and last names of each student
  • Email address (important for future Uvigo communications)
  • Campus and study center at Uvigo
  • Period of stay: 1st semester, 2nd semester or the whole year
  • Level of studies requested: degree, master's or doctorate
Deadline for receipt of nominations:
  • Stays during the first semester or complete course: until May 31.
  • Stays during the second semester: until October 15th.

After a few days the university of origin, as well as each student (in CCO) will receive a confirmation email of the nomination and instructions on how to make your application online. 

Application:

It is done filling out this online form to which you must attach a copy of the following documents in a commonly used format as pdf or jpeg:

  • Undergraduate students:

    • Copy of your identity card or passport (the latter is compulsory in any case for students from outside the EU)
    • Letter from the International Relations Office of your home university confirming your selection to participate in an exchange at the Uvigo. 
    • Health insurance policy or commitment to acquire it and present it upon arrival at the Uvigo.
  • Master's or PhD students:

    • Copy of your identity card or passport (the latter is compulsory in any case for students from outside the EU).
    • Letter from the International Relations Office of your home university confirming your selection to participate in an exchange at the Uvigo. 
    • Health insurance policy or commitment to acquire it and present it upon arrival at the Uvigo.
    • Copy of your degree or academic record that demonstrates the completion of at least 180 ECTS credits.
Deadline for receipt of applications:
  • Stays during the first semester or complete course: June 15
  • Stays during the second semester: November 15th

Admission:

Once your application has been received and after the timely revision of the documentation provided, the Office of International Relations (ORI) of the University of Vigo will send you a welcoming email with your attached letter of acceptance, signed electronically.

Learning agreement and other academic issues:

The learning agreement is the document that collects the subjects that you are going to take in the Uvigo during your stay and that will be validated once you return to your home university. You will have to decide these subjects according to the academic coordinator of your home university. Afterwards, your should contact your future coordinator at the Faculty or School where you will be attending the majority of courses (your center of reference specified in the letter of acceptance) to get the learning agreement signed. 

It will be possible to make changes to the learning agreement provided that they have been approved by the academic responsible and there are places available in the new courses.

You do not have to send your learning agreeent to the ORI, along with the application form.

To know the contact details of the coordinators in each faculty or school, click here.

Academic offer:

To prepare your learning agreement you will need to consult our academic offer and the teaching guides of the courses. You might also need to know our offer in English for the current academic year. All this can be consulted in the following links:

Please note that you should choose the majority of subjects in the faculty or school called "center of reference" in your letter of acceptance. You can choose subjects from other centres provided that their schedules are not overlapping. The choice of subjects taught at different campus centers is not advised, as there are not many public transportation options from one campus to another. It is important that you verify that the chosen subjects are taught during the period corresponding to your stay:

1 C = 1st semester (from September to January)

2 C = 2nd semester (from January to May).

This programme offers students from Associated Countries the chance to spend a period of continuous study at the Universidade de Vigo.

Are you thinking of coming to the Uvigo for a mobility stay?

Through this programme you can come during one semester or a whole academic year within a bilateral agreement between your home university and the University off Vigo. 

Once the existence of an agreement and the availability of free places have been checked, your university will send us your nomination.

Nomination

The office responsible for international mobility at your home university must send the list of proposed students to the email address incoming.ori@uvigo.es, indicating the following data from each student:

  • University of origin, country and Erasmus code
  • Name and surname of each student
  • Email address (important for future Uvigo communications)
  • Campus and study center at Uvigo
  • Period of stay: 1st semester, 2nd semester or the whole year
  • Level of studies requested: degree, master's or doctorate
Deadline for receipt of nominations:
  • Stays during the first semester or complete course: until May 31.
  • Stays during the second semester: until October 15th.

After a few days the university of origin, as well as each student (in CCO) will receive a confirmation email of the nomination and instructions on how to make apply. 

Application:

It is done filling out this online form to which you must attach a copy of the following documents in a commonly used format as pdf or jpeg:

  • Undergraduate students:

    • Copy of your identity card or passport (the latter is compulsory in any case for students from outside the EU)
    • Letter from the International Relations Office of your home university confirming your selection to participate in an exchange at the Uvigo. 
    • Health insurance policy or commitment to acquire it and present it upon arrival at the Uvigo.
  • Master's or PhD students:

    • Copy of your identity card or passport (the latter is compulsory in any case for students from outside the EU).
    • Letter from the International Relations Office of your home university confirming your selection to participate in an exchange at the Uvigo. 
    • Health insurance policy or commitment to acquire it and present it upon arrival at the Uvigo.
    • Copy of your degree or academic record that demonstrates the completion of at least 180 ECTS credits.

Admission:

Once your application has been received and after obtained the authorization of the coordinator of the requested study center, the International Relations Office (ORI) of the Universidade de Vigo will send you a welcoming email with your attached letter of acceptance, signed electronically.

Learning agreement and other academic issues:

The learning agreement is the document that collects the subjects that you are going to take in the Uvigo during your stay and that will be validated once you return to your home university. You will have to decide these subjects according to the academic coordinator of your home university. Afterwards, your should contact your future coordinator at the Faculty or School where you will be attending the majority of courses (your center of reference specified in the letter of acceptance) to get the learning agreement signed. 

It will be possible to make changes to the learning agreement provided that they have been approved by the academic responsible and there are places available in the new courses.

You do not have to send your learning agreeent to the ORI, along with the application form.

To know the contact details of the coordinators in each faculty or school, click here.

Academic offer:

To prepare your learning agreement you will need to consult our academic offer and the teaching guides of the courses. You might also need to know our offer in English for the current academic year. All this can be consulted in the following links:

Please note that you should choose the majority of subjects in the faculty or school called "center of reference" in your letter of acceptance. You can choose subjects from other centres provided their schedules are compatible. The choice of subjects taught at different campus centers is not advised, as there are not many public transportation options from one campus to another. It is important that you verify that the chosen subjects are taught during the period corresponding to your stay:

1 C = 1st semester (from September to January)

2 C = 2nd semester (from January to May).

Erasmus students who wish to do traineeships in a department, laboratory or other service of the UVigo must previously agree on the terms and exact dates of their stay with the person under whose supervision these practices (the tutor) will be carried out.

Once this agreement has been reached, they must provide the following documents, together with the online form:

  • Copy of DNI / Passport
  • Learning agreement for traineeships duly completed and signed by the student, the person who acts as an academic tutor in the institution of origin and the person responsible for the department or service of the University of Vigo in which the practices are going to be carried out. The exact dates in which the stay is to be made must be indicated (dd / mm / yyyy - dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Proof of having contracted a valid insurance in Spain with coverage of health, accidents and civil liability.

Admission

After receipt of the application and after verification of the documentation provided, the International Relations Office (ORI) of the University of Vigo will send to the requesting person a welcoming email with the letter of acceptance attached.

 

Norms for visiting foreign students

The growing interest from foreign students, who are not part of already existing exchange programmes, and who wish to broaden their education at the University of Vigo on a short term basis, together with the role of Universities in promoting student inter-university mobility and permanent education, (two key elements within the new framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)), have led the University of Vigo to create the figure of Visiting Foreign Student, in line with the path taken by other institutions and acting in accordance with its competences.

Beneficiaries

Applicable to all foreign students taking courses at a foreign university or higher education institution that is officially recognised and who wish to broaden their education by studying some courses at any centre of the University of Vigo. The status of Visiting Foreign Student is neither applicable to students participating in an exchange program (such as Erasmus +, ISEP, MAE) nor to those studying within the framework of bilateral agreements between the University of Vigo and other universities.

Compulsory documents

Student should submit the following documents:
•    Application form
•    Letter of intent in Spanish or Galician
•    Photocopy of identity card or passport
•    Two passport photographs
•    Certificate or letter stating his/her knowledge of Spanish or Galician language
•    Duly justified Curriculum Vitae.

Place and deadline for presenting applications

Visiting foreign students who wish to study courses during either a whole academic year (from September to June) or the first term (from September to January) may hand in their application forms until the 31st of May of the current year.

For students taking courses during the second term (from January to June), the application deadline is the 15th of October of the previous year. 

Admission

Notification of admission is sent by the International Relations Office after student is accepted at the centre where he/she wishes to enrol.

Students coming from outside the European Union will have to contact their nearest Spanish embassy or consulate in order to get information on legal entry requirements for Spain. Such students will receive a letter of acceptance issued by the International Relations Office to facilitate their receipt of a student visa.

Enrolment

The International Relations Office will notify students about their acceptance to study the courses chosen at the University of Vigo, as well as the dates to officially register. Visiting foreign students will be able to register as such for a maximum period of one academic year. They will have to enrol for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 60 ECTS credits.
Enrolment may be authorised for any of the courses offered at the University of Vigo. However, access to some courses may be restricted or even excluded due to their specific characteristics or because they are taught in small groups.
Student must have an adequate threshold study level equivalent to that required for registration at the courses he/she wants to study.
All visiting foreign students must have health insurance cover, valid for the whole of the Spanish territory, and proof of the same must be handed in at time of registration.

  • Students belonging to EU member states will have to request the E-111 or E-128 form in their country of origin.
  • Those applicants coming from other countries will have to hand in a private medical insurance or purchase one in Spain prior to registration.

Academic rules

Visiting foreign students will be subject to the teaching and academic management of the courses they have enrolled for and their names will appear on the course files like those of the other students.
Once official files have been filled in according to the academic calendar, the secretariat of the centre will issue two free of charge transcripts (in Spanish and in English) stating the courses, credits and grades obtained by the student in accordance with the current regulations.
Studies undertaken by visiting foreign student do not give them any rights towards acquiring a degree issued by the University of Vigo, nor to admission to any degree program. If the visiting foreign student wishes to obtain a degree at the University of Vigo and obtain recognition of the courses studied there in accordance with the present regulation, then he/she will have to follow the applicable university rules for University access by accrediting possession of the pertinent titles or tests and by following the general admissions procedure.
Visiting foreign students shall have access to the different services offered by the University of Vigo and shall participate in university life with the same rights and duties as foreign students of official exchange programs.

Tuition and admission fees

The student must pay for:

  • The tuition fees corresponding to the number of credits he/she has enrolled for, according to the official rates established for each academic year by the autonomic government (Xunta de Galicia).
  • The administrative fees corresponding to the opening of the academic file, issue of the university card and the compulsory school insurance. 
  • An administration fee of 400 € for four month stays and 800 € for annual stays.

Tuition fees 2018/19

Payment of academic fees

Students must pay enrolment and administrative fees in just one payment at the beginning of the academic term. Whenever accreditation of full payment is not justified, application will be conditionally accepted. However, once payment deadline has expired, failure to pay shall imply cancellation of the enrolment application, which will be filed. 

 

General information

 

It is essential that foreign students posses a medical insurance valid in Spain.

Students from the European Union may use their European Health Insurance Card or any other private medical insurance valid in Spain. Students from the rest of the world must hire a private medical insurance valid in Spain.

We highly recommend that you buy an International Health Insurance policy that covers repatriation and sanitary transfer of the Policyholder due to sickness or accident.

Uvigo has an agreement with a private company, OnCampus, which offers coverage for our international students. Only one payment at a quite affordable fee.

If you are interested, please contact the company directly through their website:

ONCAMPUS

oncampus.es/seguros/oncampus-estudia/ Website and Registration  (remember to choose Universidade de Vigo among the available options).

​​​​​Once in Spain, UE students should carry their Insurance Card to the nearest National Health System Medical Center (see addresses) to be assigned a general practitioner.

Non-EU students must be informed in their home country of the hospitals and health centers with which their insurance company has agreements in Spain. Generally, in the latter case, the student assumes the health expenses and subsequently requests the reimbursement of these to their insurance company.

Main Health Centres and Hospitals: 

In Pontevedra: 

Public Hospital:

Name: COMPLEXO HOSPITALARIO UNIVERSITARIO DE PONTEVEDRA

Address: Calle MOURENTE S/N. PONTEVEDRA.

Health centres

In Vigo: 

Public Hospital:

Name: COMPLEXO HOSPITALARIO UNIVERSITARIO DE VIGO

Address: ESTRADA CLARA CAMPOAMOR 341. VIGO.

Tel: 986816000 Website: http://chuvi.sergas.es

Health centres

En Ourense:

Public Hospital:

Name: Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense

Address: Calle Ramón Puga, 52. Ourense

Centros de saúde

 

At the beginning of each semester the Language Center (CdL) organizes Spanish Courses as a foreign language for exchange students. These courses are aimed at providing the basic knowledge of the Spanish Language to facilitate the academic and social integration of non-Spanish-speaking international students. All levels are given. In the welcome sessions organized at the beginning of each semester the level tests take place.

DURATION:

The course, with a duration of 60 hours, starts in September / October (for annual students and the 1st semester) and in February (for students of the 2nd semester).

ECTS CREDITS:

The course will entitle you to obtain 4 ECTS credits. To obtain the certificate, it will be necessary to attend at least 85% of the classes. To obtain a certificate with a note you must pass a final exam. It is important to note that this qualification will not appear in your transcript of records because it is not about studies included in the degree program, master's or doctor's degree.

If you take a Spanish course at Uvigo, you must collect your diploma at the CdL before leaving university.

PRICE:

The course costs € 65 for exchange students.

PROCEDURE:

Upon arrival at the Uvigo you must reassess a level test. All information will be included in the arrival information that will be provided when you register your arrival at the ORI (on the campus of Vigo) or in the Support Areas for the Management of Centers and Departments on the campus of Ourense and Pontevedra.

More information: Centro de Linguas

 

Two languages are spoken in Galicia; Galician (the land’s own language) and Castilian (or Spanish, spoken all over Spain)

The Uvigo Linguistic Normalization Section (ANL) will offer you the possibility of attending one of these courses for free. They are made up of five modules: current affairs, geography, history, anthropology and language. They are validated with 2.5 ECTS and recognized with a diploma issued by the General Secretariat for Language Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.

In the welcome sessions organized at the beginning of each semester you will be informed about enrollment. Please, note that this qualification will not appear in your official transcript of records because these studies are not included in the degree, master's or doctoral programmes.

For further information: 
Área de Normalización Lingüística 
anl@uvigo.es
+34 986 813 574

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