Exchange Program
at University of Málaga

If you are planning to apply for a place at the University of Málaga as an incoming exchange student, you must first contact the International Relations coordinator at your home university to discuss your plans with them. We can only accept incoming students who wish to study in subjects specified in bilateral agreements between universities. Check with the International Relations offices at your university to discover with which universities and which departments or faculties the university has signed cooperative agreements. The University of Málaga only admit exchange students approved by the International Relations Offices of its counterparts.

At the final stage of the Exchange Program, University of Málaga will issue to students academic transcripts and students will obtain credits for the course. Besides, students can choose to stay at the University of Málaga in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree if conditions permit.

Why Choose the Exchange Program
at University of Málaga

Study Program

• Spanish Language Courses in International Centre of UMA

The UMA offers 70 degree programs, including 6 double degree programs, 53 master programs, multiple Ph.D. programs and 100 other types of courses throughout the academic year. Teaching and investigation activities are organised in 18 centers and 81 departments.

• Degree programs

For international students, some university programs are taught in English. It creates a good opportunity to learn comfortably in a foreign country, without jumping out of the safe zone too abruptly. For those who want to study in Spain but prefer to study in English because of the lack of confidence to study in Spanish, or for those who have the intention of learning two languages at the same time, UMA offers you plenty of academic options by providing a wide-range degree programs taught in English.

Student Accommodation Options


You may choose to live with a homestay in a comfortable flat in a secure, residential area of the city. As this city becomes your second hometown, you will truly feel the traditional Spanish culture, the warmth and the passion. The host families are all Spanish citizens and will immediately make you feel at home. Homestay is the fastest and best way to improve your Spanish.

• Reputation

The University of Málaga is a public university ranked 17th among all Spanish universities and 607 in the world. The universitys research groups have participated in 80 national projects and 30 European and International projects. They’ve registered 45 patents, including more than 30 international patents.

• A veritable international environment

The University of Málaga is firmly committed to studentsmobility. It receives more than 1,400 exchange students every year and sends more than 1,200 students abroad, in order to provide a global perspective to the Universitys educational programs.

• Exuberant Culture City

The University of Málaga is located in the capital of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). Málaga is Picassos hometown, with approximately 600,000 residents. Málaga is known for its excellent quality of life and beautiful beaches; in addition, visitors are attracted by its stunning museums and inspiring artworks that are internationally acclaimed.

International Spanish Center of the University of Málaga

CIE is a benchmark center for Spanish teaching, with more than 70 years of experience in related areas. Throughout its history, the center stands out for its teaching quality and services to international students from all over the world. Its high-quality professional team will guide your study, improve your language level and help you learn to communicate in Spanish until you have a perfect grasp of this beautiful language.

The course includes access to the Virtual campus of the University of Málaga, access to the contents and materials necessary for the course and the textbook.

About University of Málaga

The history of the University of Málaga starts in 1968, with the creation of the Association of Friends of the University of Málaga (Asociación de Amigos de la Universidad de Málaga).

In recent years, UMA developed an expansion plan regarding fields of study and infrastructure. Thus, after the Campus of Ejido was established, the University expanded towards the western district and founded the Campus of Teatinos, which is initially composed of School of Medicine, School of Humanities, and School of Science. Now the Campus has gradually developed and it offers a full range of academic studies and services.

UMA has two campuses in Málaga. However, some of the Universitys activities are carried out in other locations spread in the city and province. Thus, this network of knowledge is present in key points such as the citys business center, Andalusias Technology Park, and in other cities such as Ronda and Antequera.

El Ejido Campus

Located in the center of Málaga, the campus at Ejido houses the Faculties of Economic Science, Architecture and Fine Arts.

Teatinos Campus

At present, most of the faculties of the University are located on the Teatinos campus, including the Department of Communication Science, Education Science, Law, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Science, Philosophy, etc.

Exchange Student Program Application Process

Students can obtain details through the teacher in charge of the exchange program at their university.

The teacher in charge of the program will arrange a reasonable exchange programme for the students, according to their language level and future graduation plans.

If you have any questions, please contact the teacher in charge of the program.

In addition to language courses and cultural courses at the University Language Centre, students can also take specialist courses at the University of Malaga to help them improve their academic performance in all areas.

During the exchange period, various tutorials will be organised from time to time; for students in their fourth year, we will organise a master’s application guidance seminar for those who wish to study in Spain.

students will obtain transcripts and credit notes for the corresponding courses. They can convert the credits earned in Spain into Chinese university credits.

Students in their fourth year can apply for postgraduate study at a Spanish university if they prefer.

Are you interested?