Students

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What can I do to study as an exchange student at the UPV?

First, you should find out whether your home institution has an agreement with our university. Furthermore, you have to be selected by your university. Please ask at your’s University International Relations Office for more information.

Can I go as a free mover/visiting student?

If you click here you will find information about free moving students.

How can I know that I have been accepted by the UPV?

You will receive an e-mail from the UPV indicating you how to process the application. Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to access your Acceptance Letter.

Are there any language requirements in order to be accepted at the UPV?

Yes, there are. The minimum language requirements are:

-English B2

-Spanish B2 **If any subject is done in Spanish**

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Recomendations:

-Spanish A1 recommended for a better stay

Does the UPV accept one-semester exchanges and can I study with you during any of your two semesters?

Yes, you can stay with us during either of our semesters, but before applying at your University for one or the other, please check if the courses you are interested in are 1st-semester courses (September-January) or 2nd-semester courses (February-July). There are also annual courses. Click here to see how to find out.

Is there an online application for UPV?

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.

I am a special needs student because I am disabled / I suffer from a chronic illness. Who can I contact about this?

If you have a specific problem in terms of accessibility, you can contact our Centre for the Development of Technology and Support for the Lesser-abled Community, by telephone on 96 387 70 36 or by e-mail at accesibl@upvnet.upv.es.

Where can I find the academic calendar?

Please check this link, here you will find the UPV’s academic calendar.

I need to know the courses and schedules offered by UPV.

If you are interested in a bachelor’s degree you will find all the courses here and if you are interested in postgraduate studies, here.

Where can I find the courses programmes?

The course programmes are posted on the UPV web:

https://www.upv.es/estudios/grado/grados-ramas-en.html

At that link, after clicking on the degree that you are interested in, you should find all the information available about each degree.

Can I take courses that I am interested in but are unrelated to my major?

International Programme students must take most of their courses, at least a 50%, within the degree specified by your University, in accordance with our exchange agreement. Students can enrol with courses from other fields of study, as long as the number of vacancies or any other restrictions allows it.

I have doubts about credits, subjects to study, etc. Who can answer my academic questions?

According to the degree you will be studying at UPV, you will have an academic coordinator at your school, responsible for that degree and who will be glad to solve your academic doubts.

Are there any courses held in English?

Yes, in most of the degrees you can choose English as the main language but not all of them have that choice.

At the following link, you will find the Course Search Tool that shows the entire UPV academic offer.

https://aplicat.upv.es/buscasiupv-app/?p_idioma=i

When I must sign the Grant Agreement?

Before you travel to the UPV, we will send you a scanned copy of the Grant Agreement which you have to sign. Once you signed it you must send us a scanned copy

When I must sign the Learning Agreement?

It must be signed by your home institution and yourself before the mobility. Once you arrive to Valencia you must bring the hand copy of the Learning Agreement to the IAO.

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

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-EU countries do need a visa, which must be arranged before their entrance to Spain. More information:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Estudiar.aspx

How can I get my transcript of records/grades?

The International Relations Office will send it automatically to the International Office of your University.

Health and travel insurance has minimal coverage?

  1. Medical benefits of at least 50.000 Euros due to accident or illness.
  2. Transport or repatriation to his/her home country in case of illness or injury WITH A MINIMUM OF 50.000
  3. Transport or repatriation of the deceased insured WITH A MINIMUM OF 50.000
  4. Civil liability

Can I hire the health and travel insurance to a company of my country?

You can hire the insurance at your own convenience, but in any case with the following requirements:

  • The policy must be written in English or Spanish
  • The Company must have a customer’s Attention service in Spain, and facilitate clear instructions about what you must do and where to go in case of need.

What amount of travel aid is provided by the scholarship?

The amount of travel aid provided depends on the distance between your home institution and Valencia, which you can calculate here. At the following chart you can see the amount of money given for a determinate distance:

DistanceTravel aid
From 100 to 499 km180 € for student
From 500 to 1.999 km275 € for student
From 2.000 to 2.999360 € for student
From 3.000 to 3.999530 € for student
From 4.000 to 7.999 km820 € for student
8.000 km or more1.500 € for student

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-EU countries do need a visa, which must be arranged before their entrance to Spain. More information:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Estudiar.aspx

Who is responsible for organizing the trip and buying the flight tickets?

Each participant must book and buy the flight ticket at his/her own convenience. The travel aid included in the scholarship will be paid upon arrival.

It is not necessary to justify the real cost of the flight ticket. It will be paid as a unique cost, regardless of the real cost (lower or higher).

Which is the date of arrival?

Two or three weeks after the nomination deadline, the International Relations Service will send you an e-mail with information about the Reception Day and other relevant dates, requirements or activities. The Reception Day will usually take place in the week before the semester starts.

At the beginning of the session, you will be given your Certificate of Arrival, a temporary student card and a welcome pack. Please note: the date of arrival on the Certificate will be the date of the Reception Day.

At the following link you can find some useful videos that can help you with your stay. The last section are some screen shots that guide you through the UPV’s flat searching engine.

Tutorials

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