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Universidade Federal da Bahia

The Royal College of Bahia, or the Colégio do Terreiro de Jesus, as it was better known, was founded by the Jesuits in the sixteenth century and was the institute that gave origin to the Federal University of Bahia. Today, the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) is made up of teaching units and supplementary institutions. Its academic activities include 55 different undergraduate courses and 58 post-graduate courses at masters and doctorate level, as well as research and community-related activities.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and Colégio do Terreiro de Jesus allows for up to 5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 5 students going for a full academic year OR 10 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 outside of the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies 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 research the estimated living costs for this country. 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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