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About Universidad Publica de Navarra
Universidad Pública de Navarra is situated in a peaceful and sunny part of Pamplona, not far from the city center. Pamplona is a manageable size. You can reach most points of interest in Pamplona on foot. Internationally, Pamplona is best known for its festival of San Fermin and el Encierro, running of the bulls, which take place in July of each year.
Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region located in the north of Spain bordering on France. Pamplona is one hour by bus to France, two hours by bus to Bilbao, three and a half hours by train to Madrid, and four and a half hours by train to Barcelona.
In the Middle Ages, Navarra was important as a crossing point for highways and the pilgrimage routes of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to its historic importance, Navarra is especially rich in natural attractions. Though only 10,400 square kilometers, Navarra is characterized by three distinct climatological zones, which lead to a variety of natural settings. An airport is located just an hour's bus ride outside of Pamplona. The sea in San Sebastian and desert to the south are also located just an hour outside of Pamplona.
The UPNA offers a wide range of cultural activities that include drawing and painting, courses to improve communication skills, cinema and photography, science and technology courses, and cooking. You can take part in the university chorus or join the theatre club, as well as, enjoy many cultural excursions and trekking trips. The university offers easy access to a multimedia language center, library, and sports facilities which include an indoor pool and a climbing wall. The UPNA also offers free medical and psychological care service to all students, which you can use for basic health care or to receive advice on health matters.
Spain is one of Europe’s main tourist destinations. It is said that on each day of the year, somewhere in Spain there will be a festival. Spaniards seem to know how to enjoy themselves, and their relaxed lifestyle and warm, social openness makes it an ideal place to live. It is also a place where one can see incredible collections of historical and cultural artifacts, particularly from the era when Spain was the dominant force in sea trade and its colonial empire was second to none.
Spain has a monarch who is head of state and a prime minister who is head of their government. There is a Senate with 208 members and a Congress of Deputies that has 300-400 members. Besides tourism, Spain is a big agricultural exporter and major wine producer.
Spain has been home to some of the most influential painters including El Greco, Goya, Dali, and Picasso, and the Museum of Paintings and Sculptures in Madrid has one of the world’s greatest art collections. In recent years, Spain continues to push the artistic envelope with such luminaries as film director Pedro Almodovar, and author Almadena Grandes.
Spanish Educational System
Spanish students complete 10-11 years of elementary and secondary education before entering the university. After 3 years of study at the university level, students receive a diploma. Assessment of classes is usually done by examination, tutorials, and class participation. Grading is done on a 10 point scale with 0-4 failing, 5-6 passing, 7-8 average, 9-above average, and 10-excellent. Spanish universities use the ECTS credit system with 1 ECTS credit=10 hours of lectures. The academic year normally has 600 hours of lectures or 60 ECTS credits and the calendar usually runs from late September to late January, and early February to June.
- 2.5 GPA
- 5 semesters of Spanish
2021-2022 Program Fee
- Residence Halls
- Shared Apartment
(includes tuition only)
One Semester: $4,950
Academic Year: $9,300
UI Fees Charged Upon Application
Application Fee: $150
Program Deposit: $200 - this is a deposit that goes toward your program fee
UI Priority Application Deadlines
Fall & Academic Year: April 1
Spring: October 15