Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
The Universidad de Santiago de Compostela is an ancient university in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Located in north-western Spain in the region of Galicia and founded in 1495, this proud institution has since established itself as one of the most respected universities in Spain.
Today, the old town of the city is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, and operating a large campus at the centre of the city, the 28,000 students of the university play a key part in the city's daily life, and are very much a part of its culture and tradition.
Owing to its age, the university remains one of the most important cultural and economic resources available to the city of Santiago de Compostela, as well as to the wider community of Galicia as a whole, and is widely respected across the region and the country because of this.
The exchange agreement between King's and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela allows for up to 2 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 2 students going for a full academic year OR 4 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.