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University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

Address: Carr. de San Vicente del Raspeig, s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain

Description University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

  • Location: San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
  • Year of foundation: 1979
  • Language of tuition: Spanish, English
  • Number of students: more than 30 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

The University of Alicante (UA) was opened in October 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU). A relatively young institution with a magnificent campus skillfully adapts to innovations in educational programs, new technologies and the needs of students.

In UA, students study subjects from any branch of knowledge - humanities and natural sciences, social sciences and law, architecture and construction, healthcare. The university has seven faculties:

  • Economics and business
  • natural science
  • Medical sciences
  • Philosophy and literature
  • Law School
  • education
  • Polytechnic School.

Teaching is conducted in two languages – English and Spanish. The student body has about 30,000-33,000 students annually, and disciplines are taught by a staff of specialists of 3800 people.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

Program name
from 300 € / year

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides on-campus accommodation and assistance in finding rental accommodation.

Dormitories with a monthly fee:

La Florida: 464€ for single occupancy, 459€ for double room.

The price includes accommodation and meals, cleaning service, recreation areas and event spaces. Students under the age of 30 live here. From July to September, the building is equipped with a youth hostel for a short stay of students, prices per place vary depending on the workload

Europa House:from 350 to 560€ depending on the number of neighbors. Accommodation is possible - from 30 to 40 €.

The rooms are equipped with kitchens and bathrooms, workplaces, cable TV. The building has a gym, dining room, recreation areas, round-the-clock WiFi.

Villa Universitaria: from 790 to 1400€ per semester, deposit at the entrance - 790€.

The price includes utilities, cleaning, meals, TV and Internet. The premises are equipped with private bathrooms, on the territory of the hostel - paid parking, cafeteria, laundry, common recreation areas, sports grounds

Rector 3: individual rooms for 299€ per month.

The premises are fully equipped with the necessary furniture and plumbing. Underground parking is available on site.

Mediterraneo: thefee is included in the tuition fee.

The price includes water consumption, periodic cleaning and weekly change of bed linen and towels. The student pays extra for electricity consumption (from 5 to 10€ per month). In the building: recreation areas, laundry, cafeteria, shared kitchens.

Ezme: from 3400 to 5000€ depending on the amenities, deposit - 600€.

The price includes water consumption, cleaning and change of linen, towels. On the territory there is a swimming pool, a café, recreation areas with WiFi.

San Vicente City:230€ in a single room, 330€ in a double room, deposit at the entrance - 230€ and 330€ respectively.

These prices include the cost of electricity, water, gas, air conditioning, heating, Internet, weekly change of bed linen and towels, TV/DTT, VAT. Round-the-clock access, standard rooms.

Miguel Hernandes: from 500€ per month.

The price includes: meals, cleaning and laundry, medical assistance if necessary.

Events University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

Students have the opportunity to develop their talents through the following courses:

  • Cultural and linguistic volunteering
  • Workshops
  • Theatre, music, dance studios
  • Debate class
  • cinema
  • Journalism, radio.

The university has created several dozen student communities of various topics - from religious and social to scientific and sports.

UA athletes participate in interuniversity, federal competitions. Main and frequently attended sections: tennis, team sports, swimming.

Language courses:

  • Valencian language – levels A2, B2, C1, C2
  • Oriental languages
  • CSI – French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian
  • Catalan and Spanish for international students.


  • Included in the top 5% of universities in the world
  • International student exchange
  • Year-round Spanish courses
  • Large list of scholarships
  • Tuition fees are lower than in European universities
  • Erasmus + Internship.

Equipment University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

The UA campus is located on 505,324 sq.m. of residential and green areas and 102,644 sq.m. of usable space distributed among the educational buildings. There are a large number of sculptures in the open spaces – a tribute to outstanding people from the university and other countries, as well as memorable gifts from embassies, donations and patrons who deserve to be visited during study tours.

The university is in good transport accessibility close to the airport, beach and public places. From Alicante to the university there are trains, buses and trams.

The UA campus is a rebuilt building with the reuse of the pavilions of the old airfield of the 1930-40s + the latest small infrastructure and facilities. On the territory there are route tours of eight zones, each of which is planted with different types of plants: palm gardens, flower greenhouses, etc.

On the territory are also located:

  • Archaeological Park
  • Museum of Biodiversity
  • Scientific station
  • library
  • café
  • Research Centers
  • Biological station
  • Premises for exhibitions, cultural spaces.

Sports facilities:

  • pool
  • Gym with gym
  • Central court for football, handball, basketball, etc.
  • Aerobics room
  • tatami
  • Climbing wall
  • SPA area
  • Open fields for team games
  • Semi-covered court.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can plan your training program by semester or in a continuous format.


  • September 13-December 23
  • January 31-May 24.

Holidays are held on national and international holidays: Christmas, Easter, etc.

Additional expenses:

  • residence
  • nutrition
  • transport
  • Mobile communication, Internet
  • Medical care
  • Student societies
  • Gyms, sections
  • Annual fees: student card, administrative services, etc.
  • Training materials.

The total monthly amount of additional costs starts from 500€, excluding accommodation.

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

To enter the university, you will need to pass:

  • Internal testing
  • Preparatory courses.

Based on the results of the points of these two tests, a list of enrollment is built.

Documents for the admission committee:

  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Transcripts, certificates of former places of study
  • Visa for international students
  • Certificates of knowledge of languages – Spanish or English.

Scholarships University of Alicante, Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante

Options for scholarships, grants, material assistance:

  • Scholarships of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: financial support for low-income students, incentives for academic success, etc. The amount of payments: from 50 to 1700€.


  1. 60 credit-disciplines
  2. Arts, humanities and social and legal sciences – 90%
  3. Science – 65%
  4. Medicine – 80%
  5. Engineering, architecture – 65%.
  • Generalitat Valenciana for academic excellence. Payouts reach up to 6 000€.


  1. 60 credit-disciplines
  2. Arts, humanities – 75%
  3. Science – 55%
  4. Social, legal sciences – 75%
  5. Medicine – 65%
  6. Engineering, architecture – 55%.
  • Scholarships for exemption from tuition fees (about 75%) for academic merit.


  1. Minimum set of credits – 48
  2. The average score of technical studies is 3.40 and 4.25 for other disciplines
  3. 50% of engineering, architectural sciences or 70% of all loans are submitted.
  • Sports scholarships – from 500 to 2500
  • Material incentives for researchers and initiative graduate students
  • Financial support for international students.

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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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