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Universidad de Zaragoza

Address: Calle de Pedro Cerbuna, 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain

Description Universidad de Zaragoza

  • Year of foundation: 1542;
  • Location: Zaragoza, Aragon region, Spain;
  • Students age: from 18 years;
  • Number of students: 36000 people;
  • Language of instruction: Spanish, English;
  • Type of study: state university.

Since the 8th century, the University of Zaragoza has hosted the Institute of Education; its university status was confirmed as early as 1542, making it one of the oldest universities in Spain.

The modern University of Zaragoza, located in the northeast of the country, has colleges and academic divisions scattered throughout Zaragoza. The Plaza San Francisco campus is the largest of the city's five boroughs and houses most of the colleges and faculties. Other faculties, such as humanities and computer science, are located on two smaller campuses. One, known as "Huesca", is located 75 km northwest of the city and includes the Faculty of Health and Sports, as well as the Faculty of Business and Public Administration. Another, named "Teruel", is 170 km to the south and houses the Technical College, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

University students live in a city with a rich history with Roman and Arab influences. In 2012, it was named the European Capital of Culture and is widely known for its diverse population, warm dry summers and mild winters. Zaragoza is the political and economic capital of the Aragon region.

A number of research centers are located on the basis of the university, which are highly valued in the field of cancer immunotherapy research. It hosts many influential figures, among its most famous alumni are the Cuban nationalist and writer Jose Marti, the physician Miguel Servet and the former Prime Minister of Spain Manuel Asana.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universidad de Zaragoza

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Quick overview:

  • Arts and Humanities;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Medicine;
  • Law and Social Sciences;
  • Engineering and architecture.

Quick overview:

  • Arts and Humanities;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Medicine;
  • Law and Social Sciences;
  • Engineering and architecture.

Accommodation, housing and food

University residences are centers that provide students with housing, promote their cultural, scientific education, directing their activities to serve the university community.

  • Several residences are sponsored by private companies, others are founded by the University of Zaragoza itself.
  • There are university cafeterias, bars and canteens. In addition to the usual service in the bar, the cafeteria offers hot and cold sandwiches, hot lunches of no less than 7 dishes to choose from. The dining rooms serve a daily three-course set menu with a choice of two first courses, two main courses and two desserts.

Events Universidad de Zaragoza

The University conducts various sports, cultural and educational activities for students. In winter - organized skiing or snowboarding trips, ski pass raffles, discounts and special offers in Aragonese resorts; in summer - rafting, hydrospeed, paragliding and canoeing on the Ebro.


  • The University of Zaragoza covers a wide range of knowledge in engineering and technology, experimental sciences, health sciences, social, legal, humanities. In 2010, the University of Zaragoza had 6 research institutes, 1 subsidiary research institute, 5 joint research institutes and 3 research centers. The annual amount allocated by the University of Zaragoza for research and development is 60 million euros.
  • The University of Zaragoza develops the relationship between the institution and the community it serves with one of the most useful, effective tools that have been tried - temporary exhibitions. The opening of new exhibition spaces, spacious, modern, in the heart of the most significant historical building in the city - Paraninfo, has expanded the exhibition opportunities of the university.
  • The University of Zaragoza is one of the world leaders in cancer immunotherapy research. Research has made a significant contribution to understanding the immunity of cancer cells, and university professors have received numerous patents designed to treat cancer.
  • The University of Zaragoza, over 450 years of its existence, has formed a rich cultural heritage of great value and interest. It consists of objects of historical and artistic nature, integrated into collections of different types and natures, associated with the scientific and technical world and obtained as a result of research. The University of Zaragoza stores, catalogs and researches these unique objects.
  • The MIT and University of Zaragoza International Logistics Program was established in 2003 by the MIT Transport and Logistics Center, PLAZA Logistics Park, Government of Aragon, University of Zaragoza, industry partners from the private, non-profit sector. The collaboration offers unique educational and research opportunities that bring together the interests of industry, government and academia through the creation and training of Europe's largest logistics park.

Equipment Universidad de Zaragoza

The university is a public higher education center that has its own campus and facilities in Zaragoza, Huesca, Jaca, Terueli and La Almunia de Doña Godina.

The Paraninfo Building, used from its opening in 1893 until 1973, was originally the headquarters of the Faculties of Medicine and Science. It is the oldest historical building of the University, best known and studied both for its high artistic value and for its privileged position in Piazza Basilio Paraiso, the center of the city.

The 115-year-old building, designed and managed by the architect Ricardo Magdalena, is the only university building to be declared cultural heritage and has become the institutional image of the University of Zaragoza. Paraninfo is one of the most outstanding buildings in Spain of its time, which became a symbol of the renewal of Aragonese architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

List of extra charges:

  • Fixed costs;
  • Insurance;
  • Opening a business.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Requirements for applicants:

  • IELTS - 6.5 / TOEFL - 70.0;
  • The average score is 3.0.

International students who have previously studied outside of SUS and whose qualifications are different from the Spanish must submit a “Statement of GPA Equivalence for University Courses Held at International Centers”. To do this, you must fill out an application for the equivalence of the average grade form, which can be obtained from the Ministry of Education.

Requirements for applicants entering the magistracy:

  • University degree issued by a higher education institution in a state belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHES) / International university degree officially recognized in Spain and entitling to access master's courses;
  • If the postgraduate diploma is issued by a country outside the EHES, the application must follow the procedure established by the Graduate Education Committee of the University of Zaragoza. This committee checks whether the qualifications are in line with the official Spanish university degrees and that the student is eligible for admission to a master's degree with this degree in the country of origin;
  • IELTS - 6.5 / TOEFL - 70.0.

Scholarships Universidad de Zaragoza

The Navarra Scholarship is available to international students for Master of Business Administration, Information Technology or HR students.

Conditions to obtain scholarship:

  • Average mark - 3.0;
  • Spanish proficiency.

The goal is to partially pay for tuition.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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