1. What can I do to study as an exchange student at the University of Valencia?
You should first find out whether your home institution has a bilateral agreement with our university for your field of studies. Furthermore, you will have to be selected by your university. Please ask your International Relations Office for more information.
2. Can I go as a freemover student?
No, we do not accept freemover students
3. How can I enrol as an ordinary (not exchange) student?
You can find information about admissions at: http://www.uv.es/uvweb/futuros_estudiantes/en/novetats-1285852326437.html
4. I need to know the courses and timetables offered by the faculty where I will be studying.
Please check: https://webges.uv.es/portalumne/portal.jsp
5. Can I take courses that I am interested in but are unrelated to my major?
Erasmus and International students must take most of their courses, at least 50%, within the agreed areas of study specified in the bilateral agreement. Students can enrol on courses from other fields of study, as long as the number of vacancies or any other restrictions allow it.
6. Where can I find the course programmes?
The course programmes are posted on the UV webpage:
After clicking on the desired degree, you will have to take the following steps:
Click on "Curriculum" > click on "Check info" for the courses you are interested in > click on "Teaching guide" > a pdf with all the information on the course will emerge
7. I have doubts about credits, subjects to study, etc. How can I contact the departmental coordinator for academic questions?
8. How can I know that I have been accepted by the UV?
You will receive an e-mail from the UV indicating you how to process the application. Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to access your Acceptance Letter.
9. Are there any language requirements in order to be accepted at the University ofValencia?
No, certificates are not requested. However, it is advisable for students to have at least a basic level of Spanish before coming to our university, since our classes are taught mainly in Spanish. Catalan (Valencian) can also help. In addition, students are encouraged to take the Spanish intensive course in September before the beginning of classes and/or apply for the EILC (Catalan).
10. Are there any lectures held in English?
The Faculties of Economics, Law, Pharmacy and Psychology offer some courses in English. You should contact your UV coordinator for further information.
11. Where can I find the academic calendar?
12. Does the Universitat de València accept one-semester exchanges?
Yes. For more information, contact your home institution coordinator / office.
13. Are there any Spanish language courses for exchange students at the University of Valencia?
If you want to take Spanish language courses, our Language Centre offers a special discount to any Erasmus student. You do not need any certificate to get this discount. The International Relations Office will provide the Centre d’Idiomes a list of accepted Erasmus students. Contact: email@example.com
14. Is there an online application for the UV?
Yes. Once your home institution has sent us correctly your nomination as an exchange student, you will get an e-mail with instructions on how to fill in the online application form.
15. I have received an e-mail with instructions on how to fill in the online application form. Which is the deadline to send it?
-Fall semester or whole year (starting in September): 10th July
-Spring semester (starting in February): 10th December
16. I still do not have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). What can I do?
If you still do not have the EHIC because you can only apply for it a little time before coming to Valencia, try to send us any receipt of your application for it. You should bring your EHIC with you or else a private health insurance card, otherwise you will not be registered. In both cases, your health insurance has to cover the full length of your stay in Spain.
17. Do I need a visa during my stay in Valencia?
Citizens of any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein only require a National Identity Card or valid passport. Students from non-EUcountries do need a visa, which must be arranged before their entrance to Spain. More information:
18. Which is the recommended date of arrival?
We suggest that you come about a week before the start of the semester in order to find accommodation and attend the information sessions.
19. I might be arriving after the course has started. Is this a problem?
It depends on your UV coordinator. We suggest you contact him/her if you are planning a late arrival.
20. I am a special needs student because I am disabled / I suffer from a chronic illness. Who can I contact about this?
You can contact our Unit for Integration of People with Disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify your needs and they will arrange things so that you will be able to study with us as comfortably as possible.
21. How can I get my transcript of records/grades?
The "Secretaría" of the Faculty/School where you enrolled will send them automatically to your University. Before leaving Valencia, we recommend you to go to the "Secretaría" and make sure that they have the correct postal address.