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Universidad de Salamanca (USAL)

Address: X86M + G6 Salamanca, Spain

Description Universidad de Salamanca (USAL)

The oldest higher educational institution in Spain is Universidad de Salamanca (USAL). This is a government institution, which was founded in 1134 as an ordinary school at the cathedral. And in 1255 during the reign of Alfonso X, the educational institution was given the status of a university. The present building of the University of Salamanca was built between 1504 and 1528. famous architects Alberto Churriger and Joaquin. The building has a unique architecture and is recognized as the most beautiful among the other educational institutions.

Today, Universidad de Salamanca is considered an honorable and prestigious place of study. He is in the top 20 best universities in the country, taking 16th place. In the international rating the institution is at 622 positions. According to Times Higher Education, the University of Salamanca in 2018 was awarded 2 places out of 10 in the list of the most beautiful European institutions.

The most powerful direction in preparing students here is "Arts and Humanities". Wishing to become students of such an educational center is a large number. Graduates of the institution are in great demand from prestigious companies.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universidad de Salamanca (USAL)

Program name

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

from 11 500 € / semester

Semester Business Program in English

  • Age of students: 18+
  • Dates: 01.28-16.05, 09.30-13.12
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of classes: from 135 hours
  • Cost: € 11,500 per semester.

The course is designed for students of faculties of economics, business and international relations who wish to spend a semester in Salamanca. The language of instruction is English. Students choose at least three priority subjects from a wide list, 45 hours are devoted to the study of each discipline. In addition to economic disciplines, students can choose several items from the general list:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Commerce and social media marketing
  • Business ethics
  • EU economics and politics
  • Spain's economy
  • Spanish for professional purposes (required level of Spanish: from Intermediate).


Semester course in medicine in English

  • Age of students: 18+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of classes: from 135 hours
  • Cost: € 11,500 per semester.

The program is perfect for medical students and involves studying for a semester in Salamanca. Students are asked to select at least 2 subjects to study during the semester, 45 hours are allocated for each subject. In addition, students can select several more disciplines from the general list, including in Spanish.

  • Human genetics
  • Molecular and cellular level of diseases
  • Bioethics
  • Health communication (in English or Spanish).
from 11 500 € / semester

Foundation year

  • Age of students: 18+
  • Cost: € 11,500 per semester.

The Foundation year takes into account the needs of foreign students who wish to enroll in Universidad de Salamanca and other foreign universities. In the annual course, special attention is paid to the development of language skills and pulling up knowledge in priority disciplines - as a rule, it is the lack of knowledge and a weak level of linguistic training that affects the results of studying abroad.

Foundation year guarantees a more successful adaptation in foreign conditions and increases the chances of admission. Thanks to a balanced curriculum, experienced teachers and a moderate pace, students will be able to gently adapt to the new academic and language environment, reduce stress and gain self-confidence.

Spanish for schoolchildren

  • Age of students: up to 18 years
  • Language of instruction: Spanish
  • Number of classes: 20 hours per week
  • Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
  • Cost: € 670 per week.

Spanish for schoolchildren is a great opportunity to spend time with benefits: students will have a rich study and entertainment program. The educational component is represented by a variety of exciting classes in grammar, vocabulary, reading. Special attention is paid to the communicative skill - students in the context of real situations remove the language barrier and gain valuable language practice.

The cultural and entertainment part of the program implies a rich social life, communication with peers, participation in events, parties, quizzes. A lot of time is spent on acquaintance with the culture and traditions of Spain - pupils go on excursions to local sights and visit objects of entertainment infrastructure. The price includes accommodation in the residence or in the host families, three meals a day, the use of infrastructure facilities, transfer and medical insurance.

from 2 802 € / 2 weeks

Spanish language and culture

  • Age of students: 18+
  • Dates: all year round
  • Level of training: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency
  • Language of instruction: Spanish
  • Duration: 2-6 weeks
  • Cost: from 2802 € for two weeks.

This rich program will provide an excellent opportunity to improve the basic skills of the Spanish language and learn a lot about the culture and traditions of Spain. The program is flexible, so it is suitable for students with any level of training + students can make an individual training plan.

The course is possible in the following variations:

  • Spanish course - will improve basic language skills and achieve fluent Spanish; Focus is on grammar and vocabulary. With the help of a communicative and functional approach, students will be able to practice the language in real contexts.
  • Conversation and writing in Spanish - in the framework of written and spoken genres (dialogue, monologue, presentation, resume, letters, etc.) students will be able to significantly improve their written and communication skills
  • “Fill up the dictionary” (for the Elementary level) - on the course, students form a dictionary consisting of the most necessary words and phrases
  • "History of Spain" - in chronological order, students will get acquainted with all the significant events and outstanding personalities of Spain. Students will be able to independently analyze the contribution and influence of historical events using a practical method - analyzing the material, illustrations and documents.
  • "The role and contribution of women in the history of Spain" - the course sheds light on the history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present day and covers the activities of women in different historical eras
  • Spanish culture - the study of the culture and traditions of the country from a geographical, historical and political aspect
  • Literature of Spain and Latin America.

Cost and duration of courses:

2 weeks

2802 €

3 weeks

3812 €

4 weeks

4421 €

6 weeks

5604 €


The price includes transfer, accommodation, three meals a day, a program of excursions and activities, trips around Spain, watching films in Spanish, access to the library, a sports complex, study materials and a certificate.


For such a long period of its operation, the University of Salamanca has produced a large number of students who have become famous. Among them are writers, poets, military leaders, politicians, scientists, clergymen and others. For example:

  • Francisco Jose Ayala Transa (American biologist and philosopher of Spanish descent);
  • Antony Augustine (Archbishop of Tarragona, a well-known theological lawyer);
  • Nicholas Antonio (Spanish bibliographer);
  • Manuel Belgrano (Argentine lawyer, politician and general);
  • Bernardino de Sahagun (missionary, monk of the Franciscan order, historian and linguist, who worked in Mexico);
  • Juan Bravo Murillo (lawyer, economist, politician, and chairman of the Spanish government in 1851-1852);
  • Beatriz Galindo (a doctor, teacher, writer and humanist, was the teacher of Queen Isabella of Castile and her children, considered one of the most educated women of her time);
  • Lope Garcia de Castro (Colonial Officer);
  • St. John of Avil (Catholic saint, writer and preacher);
  • Isaac Cardozo (medic, writer and philosopher of the XVII century);
  • Luis de Leon (mystic poet, religious writer, translator of sacred texts and literary works);
  • Basilio Martin Patino (documentary filmmaker);
  • Francisco Lopez Hurtado de Mendoza (commander-in-chief and diplomat, chief king of the king Philip II, Admiral Aragon, commander of the Spanish forces during the so-called Eighty-Years' War);
  • Ana Maria Pastor Julian (politician, member of the People's Party of Spain);
  • Francisco de Rojas Sorrilla (playwright, author of tragic and comic plays);
  • Diego Saavedra (writer and statesman, doctor of law, served as an ambassador at many European courts).
  • Among the famous teachers are: Juan de Galavis (professor of theology), Francisco Elias de Tejada and Spinola (professor of philosophy of law and natural law), Paul Nunez Coronel (Hebrew professor), Miguel de Unamuno (writer), Beatriz Galindo (professor of Latin and rhetoric).

    Equipment Universidad de Salamanca (USAL)

    In total, Universidad de Salamanca has more than 30,000 students and about 2,000 teachers. Foreign citizens account for 9% of the total number of students. On the basis of the institution there are modern research centers and laboratories, educational audiences are also technically equipped. Also, the University of Salamanca maintains partnerships with leading international universities. In collaboration with Cambridge University in 1989 - USAL founded the Association of Language Testers in Europe.

    The main campus of the educational institution is territorially located in the Spanish city of Salamanca. The following research centers operate on the basis of the university:

    • Center for Cancer Research (Cancer Research Center);
    • Institute of Neuroscience of Castile and Leon;
    • Laser center.

    In the possession of Universidad de Salamanca includes a rich library, containing more than 900,000 books and works. Foreign citizens are offered a comfortable furnished hostel. Also on the territory of the campus there is a sports complex, a cultural center, a swimming pool. Students of the university actively create thematic clubs on interests.

    The University of Salamanca is part of the European University Association, Coimbra Group, OpenCourseWare Consortium.


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    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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