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Universidad del País Vasco

At the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) you will find over 100 qualifications, 107 departments, 31 faculties and colleges, over 48,000 enrolled students, and 7,000 new graduates per year. Universidad del Pais Vasco is the main Research Centre in the Basque Country. The UPV/EHU has over 4,000 teachers, 156 research groups, 381 ongoing projects, at least 886 scientific studies published each year, and 200 doctoral theses. A dynamic and open university, the UPV/EHU promotes cultural and sport activities. It is in close contact with Europe and facilitates international exchanges of its students. The university has fully embraced new technologies, and currently 30,000 students use the virtual campus. The UPV/EHU is a natural integration education community. A community where there is no exclusion whatsoever for reasons of age, gender, race, disability, socioeconomic status, political opinion or otherwise.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and UPV/EHU allows for up to 3 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 3 students going for a full academic year OR 6 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.


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