Exchange Programme in
University of A Coruña (UDC)

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 obtain credits of the course. Besides, students can choose to stay at the University of A Coruña in pursuit of a bachelor  or master degree if conditions permit.

Why Choose the Exchange Programme
in 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 the University of A Coruña. Visiting students study together with formally matriculated students at the University and register in courses offered at any Faculty or School. They will also be allowed to take courses from other faculties or schools.The University of A Coruña offers courses both in Spanish and English.

Study Programme
Spanish Language Courses in University of A Coruña

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

High International Mobility

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

Degree programs

For international students, programs taught in English create a good opportunity to learn comfortably in a foreign country. For those who want to study at UDC but prefer to study in English because of lack of confidence to study in Spanish or for those who have intention of learning two languages at the same time, the University offers you plenty of academic options by offering a wide-range English-taught degree programs.

Spanish Lifestyle

The residents of A Coruña are well-known for living well. A Coruña is a city for strolling and enjoying oneself, with beaches in the city centre 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 a modern, innovative and dynamic university. It has more than 20,000 students, 1400 teachers and 24 centers offering degrees in almost all discipline and levels including Health and Experimental Sciences, Humanities, Social and Juridical Sciences or Technologies and Engineering.

The University of A Coruña has two campuses, respectively in A Coruña and in Ferrol, two beautiful coastal cities in Northwest Spain. The two cities, together,  form Galicia’s most dynamic cultural and economic area.

The University of A Coruña is a truly international university. 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 and scientific researchers to carry out academic cooperation and exchanges each year. These international exchange programs promote the internationalization 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

Home stay

You may choose to live with home stay in comfortable flats in secure, residential areas of the city. As this city becomes your second hometown, you will truly feel the traditional Spanish warmth. The host family are all Spanish citizens and they will make you feel at home immediately. Home stay is the fastest and perfect way to improve your Spanish.

Student Apartments RIALTA

Rialta is one of Galicia’s largest and best-equipped university residences. The facilities are located in A Zapateira residential area, withe a distance less than 500 meters from the campus. What’s more, it only takes 5-minute walk to reach the city centre. 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 Spanish as a foreign language courses are designed for students who wish to start learning or improve 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 students. In the language center, both traditional teaching methods and the latest audiovisual technology are used in teaching.

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