Exchange Student Specialist
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Fall Semester: end of September to end of January
Spring Semester: beginning/middle of February to middle of June
The majority of the courses in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia are taught in Spanish there are also courses taught in English and in Valenciano.
At the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia adapting to the needs of our society, the promotion for international participation in the education and demands of the current society, offers a number of subjects taught in English during the recent academic years. More than 133 English courses were introduced to our university during 2008-2009 for the different Schools and Faculties. More information about these courses can be found at the English version of the Office of International Exchange Programmes.
How to Apply
Fall Nomination deadline is March 15
Fall Application period is March 20 to May 15
Spring Nomination deadline is September 15
Spring Application period is September 1 to October 15
Note: For admittance to a Direct Program you must first be nominated by the Center for International Education to the Direct Exchange Partner University.
- Apply through Xavier’s online application system, pay application fee and program deposit.
- After these steps are complete, the Center for International Education will nominate you unless we have hit capacity on the number of students who can attend this program during that semester.
- Once you have been nominated by the Center for International Education, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia will send you a link to the their online application.
The Office of International Exchange Programs (OPII) provides help and information on accommodation. We give information about youth hostels which have been recommended by students themselves, prices of our on-campus hostel, Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei, and local hotels. Also during the welcome meeting that students attend when they arrive at the U.P.V. we give an updated list of flats which is found on the English version in our website. www.opii.upv.es
There are different types of accommodation, which you can choose.
Sharing a flat with other students
This is the most popular choice for students simply because it’s the cheapest choice and has the feel of greater independence. You can share a flat with either Spanish or foreign students. The average price of a rented flat usually ranges from 100 to 190 € per month/person, which does not include bills such as water, gas and electricity. When renting a flat you will always have to pay a deposit equivalent to a month’s rent, and this is to cover possible damage costs. This Deposit is refundable when your rent contract finishes. The Information office has a guide including legal information about renting, rights of the tenants as well as practical advise and recommendations while renting the accommodation. There is also a legal advisor in the Students House at the students disposal. We also advise students to make sure that you fully understand the terms of the agreement put forward in the rent contract.
Living with a Spanish family usually consists of a ´full-board´ accommodation, which is three meals a day, or a ´half-board´ accommodation, which offers two meals a day. The monthly price is approx 450 € for full-board accommodation, and approx 325 € for half-board accommodation. More options are available for facilities such as washing and ironing of clothes. More information available is the Information Office web site: www.info.upv.es in the accommodation section.
Halls of residence/Student Halls
These are private halls where you can rent a bedroom. ´Full-board´ and ´Halfboard´ accommodation options are also available. The ´half-board´ accommodation includes two meals a day, and the ´full board´ accommodation includes three meals a day. For a full year the prices normally range as follows: • Single bedroom, full board: from 580 €/month. • Double bedroom, full board: from 530 €/month. • Single bedroom, half board: from 500 €/month. • Double bedroom, half board: from 400 €/month. If the room is only rented for a week or month, the prices may differ.
UVP also has a Hall of Residence which can be found on-campus called ´Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei´, available for students to rent rooms, even if students are only looking to stay one night. Galileo Galilei can be found on our campus map as building 6B. Colegio Mayor GALILEO GALILEI Avda. de los Naranjos, s/n. / Campus U.P.V. 46022 Valencia (España) Tel.: (+34) 963 352 000 / Fax: (+34) 963 551 213 www.galileogalilei.com / email@example.com More information in: Oficina de Programas Internacionales and will be sent a list with accomodation information. Oficina de Programas Internacionales de Intercambio (OPII) Tel.: (+34) 963 877 002 / Fax (+34) 963
Exchange students at UPV must have adequate health coverage during their stay in Spain. UPV does not accept any foreign exchange student without valid health insurance. This must be proved at the time of enrollment/registration.
In accordance with the university’s Travel Policy, all students must be enrolled in international health insurance while abroad. Xavier University’s insurance provider is Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). We will purchase this insurance on your behalf to fulfill this requirement and the requirements of UPV. The cost of CISI insurance is $37.50 per month abroad.
All applicants from non-EU nations need a visa to study in Spain. In order to get a visa, all students must apply at the embassy or consulate of Spain in their home country at least 2 months ahead of time.
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