Exchange Program
at University of A Coruña

If you are planning to apply for a place at the University of A Coruña 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 A Coruña only admit exchange students approved by the International Relations Offices of its counterparts.

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

Why Choose the Exchange Program
at University of A Coruña

Mature Educational System​

Every year the University receives more than 500 international students who spend a year (or a semester) at University of A Coruña. Visiting students study together with formally matriculated students at UDC and register for courses offered at any Faculty or Campus. They will also be allowed to take courses from other faculties or campuses. The University of A Coruña offers courses both in Spanish and English.

Study Program
Spanish Language Courses at University of A Coruña

The objective of the language courses is to make international students who are not native Spanish speakers improve and increase their Spanish grammar and vocabulary learning skills in a specific communicative context. The courses also contain contents such as Spanish culture and Spanish literature, for a purpose of helping students deeply understand Spain in all aspects.

High International Mobility

The University of A Coruña actively encourages international mobility among its students. It provides them with agreements with more than 40 countries and work placements in European companies.

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, UDC offers you plenty of academic options by providing a wide-range degree programs taught in English.

Spanish Lifestyle

The residents of the city of A Coruña are well-known for living well. A Coruña is a city for strolling and enjoying oneself, with beaches in the city center and, with the Tower of Hércules overlooking it, a long promenade goes almost all the way around.

About University of A Coruña

Founded in 1989, the University of A Coruña is modern, innovative and dynamic. It has more than 20,000 students, 1400 teachers and 24 centers offering degrees in almost all disciplines and levels including Health and Experimental Sciences, Humanities, Social and Juridical Sciences, Technologies and Engineering.
The University of A Coruña has two campuses, respectively in A Coruña and Ferrol, two beautiful coastal cities in Northwest Spain. The two cities, together, 
form Galicias most dynamic cultural and economic area.

The University of A Coruña is truly international. A large number of academic staff and students participate in the mobility program every year. At the same time, the university receives more than 600 students from other countries to carry out exchange programs. It also receives scientific researchers to carry out academic cooperation and exchanges each year. These international exchange programs promote the internationalisation of the university and increase the diversity of academic and cultural experiences of teachers and students. These are all thanks to the bilateral exchange agreements signed between the University of A Coruña and other universities, as well as special cooperative programs and joint degree programs, carried out accordingly.

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.

Student Apartments RIALTA

Rialta is one of Galicias largest and best-equipped university residences. The facilities are located in A Zapateira residential area, with a distance of fewer than 500 meters from the campus. Whats more, it only takes a 5-minute walk to reach the city center. The residence offers regular free shuttle bus service for temporary and long-stay residents.  

Language Center of University of A Coruña

The Language Center of the University of A Coruña is a dynamic institution in the university. The language center offers a variety of language courses every semester for Erasmus students and other non-Spanish native students and even the public to participate. The courses on Spanish as a foreign language are designed for students who wish to start learning or improving their Spanish during their stay in Spain.

The courses of the language center adopt a small-class teaching system, and the number of students in each class is less than 15. In the language center, both traditional teaching methods and the latest audiovisual technologies are used in teaching.

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