Universidad de Jaen

Universidad de Jaen

Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén, Spain

University of Jaén is located in Jaén in the south-central part of Spain, approx. 4 – 5 hours south of Madrid. Known as the World Capital of olive oil, it is located in the hills of the Santa Catalina mountains, and its historical central district has steep and narrow streets.

With 116,000 inhabitants, Jaén is the capital city of the province of Jaén, and it's the administrative and industrial centre for the province.

The university has about 18,000 students. There are various disciplines offered including Biology, Chemistry, Business Administration and Management, Computer Science, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Education, Psychology, Geology, Physics, and Accounting.

Website URL: http://www.ujaen.es/serv/vicint/home/index
Accommodations: http://www.ujaen.es/serv/vicint/home/alojamiento
Cost: Medium http://www.ujaen.es/serv/vicint/home/docs/non_eu_con_en.pdf
External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 4
Academic Dates:

Fall term: Late September to February
Spring term: February to June


Course Timetable:


English level 1: Tutorial support sessions, material and exams in English.

English level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in English.

English level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in English

Program Type: Exchange
Language: English , Spanish
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , english literature , education , environmental studies , economics , geology , health sciences , information and communication studies , linguistics , media and film , political science , psychology , world literature and culture studies , engineering - chemical
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/spain
Practical Information:

Language courses http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/centros/cealm/estudiantes_erasmus

Visa Requirements: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/OTTAWA/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/Estudiar.aspx
Additional Information:


UJA offers a 1800EUR mobility grant to one exchange student joining their Volleyball, Basketball or Track and Field team in Fall 2016.

Teaching practice programme for international students:

The programme involves attending 60 class hours in total. These 60 hours may be distributed in two ways: the conversation assistants may attend and participate in classes 4 hours per weeks, or else they may attend a greater number of hours per week and consequently finish the programme in fewer weeks.

After completion of the Teaching Practice Programme, the students will be awarded a Certificate issued by the CEALM stating:

  • the name of the programme;
  • the number of hours the student has attended classes and conducted activities autonomously;
  • the type of activities engaged in; and
  • the number of ECTS credits (maximum 6).

Participation in the Teaching Practice Programme does not imply a working relationship with the CEALM or the UJA, but a complementary voluntary learning activity that is part of their academic stay at the UJA. However, it is a remunerated activity: after completion of the Teaching Practice Programme, participants will be rewarded with € 150 per month (€ 450 in all). Should the assistant fail to attend some of the sessions scheduled, this amount will be reduced proportionately.

UJA Buddy Program

All incoming exchange students are offered the possibility of benefiting from the UJA Buddy Program that connects international students with Spanish student volunteers in order for them to be able to receive support, orientation and help during their first days at UJA