Catholic University of Murcia

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About the University 🏫

Universidad Católica De Murcia (UCAM), is among the most international campuses in Spain, where 10% of the 15,000 students are international.

All subjects are taught in English, providing the ultimate essence of a study abroad, since the classroom consists of a mix of local and international students. In addition, the quality and focus on the students is at the top, among other things by the fact that the classroom consists of smaller classes, so you get the best out of the teaching every time. Additionally, there are modern facilities and labs available which is one of the coolest features of UCAM.

The Community of 15.000 students is out of the ordinary. With UCAM's sporting events, it's weekly exciting to join the atmosphere you usually only see on film. It's no coincidence, because UCAM is famous for their incredibly high standard of sports, where the university's basketball team actually plays professionally.

UCAM also has a huge variety of organizations and student clubs that give you the opportunity to cultivate common interests with students. It gives you the best circumstances, to make new friends in Spain and from all over the world.

Campus building, is a beautiful sight reminiscent of a historic castle radiating beneath Murcia's Spanish sunny skies.

About the city 🌇

Under Valencia and east of Andalusia you will find the charming and splendid region of Murcia on Spain's southeastern coastline 'Costa Calida'. Here the sun shines all year round and the region is a top destination for outdoor people due to the well-known hiking and cycling trails. Furthermore, the city feels ancient with its exciting history as well as culturally rich towns, located picturesquely in the mountainous landscape and along the warm coast.

Murcia can entice with its long coastline and scenic hinterland, where there is room for a lot of activities no matter what you are into in terms of outdoor activities. Along the coast, only the imagination sets the limits of activity opportunities. In addition to exploring the many caves and bays, you can of course settle into the sand and jump in the waves.

It also provides kite flying, canoeing and kayaking, and rafting in the region's rivers. If you want to explore the bottom of the ocean, don't hold back in Murcia. The sea around the region is one of the most beautiful in Spain and dive tours are found here plenty of. Up on land, you can go hiking in the mountains in the idyllic surroundings or maybe even go paragliding and enjoy the scenery from the top.

The joy of life in the region is quite unique and locals party at every opportunity. After your classes during the spring, you may be lucky enough to attend the festival 'Bando de la Huerta', where thousands of locals and guests wander around the city dressed in traditional robes. In addition, local food is served in stalls around the city streets. The Easter festival stands out especially among the city's many traditional 'fiestas'.

The gastronomy in Murcia is based on flavorful fruits and vegetables that are typically cooked together with meat in saucepans. Of course, the region's long coast also means that freshly caught seafood is widely spread on the culinary scene in Murcia. Followed by delicious food, you can choose from a variety of locally grown wines from areas such as Bullas, Yecla and Jumilla.

Housing 🏡

Universidad Católica De Murcia has created their own database of housing for international students.

University staff are always on hand to give you access to the database and explain how it all works in case you need help during your search.

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Admission Requirements

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Catholic University of Murcia, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to Catholic University of Murcia are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at Catholic University of Murcia.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Catholic University of Murcia in Murcia can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL, Duolingo or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Catholic University of Murcia.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Catholic University of Murcia vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Catholic University of Murcia ranges from 5.000 EUR to 14.000 EUR per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Catholic University of Murcia for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 7.100 EUR.

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What are the semester start dates?

Catholic University of Murcia uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January or September.

See more about Catholic University of Murcia's important dates in the academic calendar.

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"Those who come to Murcia fall in love with UCAM, so if you are afraid of falling in love, don’t take this step" - Giovanni U.