Polytechnic University of Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Fall 2021
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Spanish
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5 | 3.0 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Restrictions

Spring 2021 program is accepting Study Abroad @ Home students ONLY (only students with citizenship in the program country will be considered).

Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Nearly 40,000 students study at Polytechnic University of Valencia's 41 departments, which range from Mechanical Engineering to Architecture to Fine Arts.

The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) campus is located on the northern side of the city, on the way to the Mediterranean city beaches. Centered around the “Agora,” it houses several sport facilities and is also one of the largest open air sculpture museums in Spain. Nearly 40,000 students study at its 41 departments, which range from Mechanical Engineering to Architecture to Fine Arts. While many of the courses are offered in Spanish, there is a broad array of English instructed courses in Biology, Math, Physics, Computer Science, various branches of Engineering, Chemistry, and Business. Avelino Corma, a chemist from the UPV, recently won the coveted Principe de Asturias award for his contributions in Material Chemistry. The most famous graduate of the UPV is world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the transport hub for Ground Zero in NYC. Its Language Center is home to the “American Space,” a cultural center funded by the US State Department.

Program Locations

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UPV

Valencia

Spain's third-largest city, Valencia is a top destination for university exchange students. The city is famous throughout Spain, and beyond, for its Mediterranean climate, paella, ancient monuments and festivals. This last is most evident in the March festival of Las Fallas, when satirical sculptures are erected throughout the city, only to be burned on the night of March 19.  Like neighboring Catalonia, Valencia is an autonomous region with a distinct culture and even its own language. As you walk about Valencia you’ll encounter Roman ruins, a stunning medieval city center, Art Deco buildings, and a masterpiece of 21st century architecture — the "City of Arts and Sciences". Open-air cafés abound, as do designer boutiques, clubs, and endless opportunities to enjoy art, theater, music, beach-life, and all manner of sporting events.

Academics

The Polytechnic University of Valencia is a major public research university. It offers courses in English and in Spanish. Courses range from: Engineering, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, to Computer Science, Architecture, Business and Economics. It is also home to the top-ranked Fine Arts school in Spain. In addition, you can take various foreign languages at their language center and different courses on Spanish literature and culture for foreigners. In order to have an idea of what classes are available (following the North American calendar), you should visit: here. For courses that follow the Spanish calendar*, please visit: here. Students can search for courses by year, keywords, or language of instruction.

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. The academic offerings for a given academic year will only be fully shown starting on July 1 of that year. Before this date, only courses approved at that moment will be displayed.

(Note: the schedule for the prior year provides a good idea of the courses that will be offered.)

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail. 


For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Polytechnic University of Valencia web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

September

Dec (Spanish calendar goes until January)

Spring Semester

January

May (Spanish calendar goes until July)

Housing and Meals

Students will be housed in private residence halls at the Colegio Mayor Ausias March. You will share your bedroom with another student, usually another Rutgers participant, or possibly a Spanish student. Some rooms in your residence hall are suite-style and the residents in the other bedrooms of your suite, who will also share a bathroom with you, are usually Spanish students. The residence hall is a 5 -10 minute walk from the main part of campus.  Please note that smoking is permitted in the residence halls in Spain.

Meals, while the university is in session, are included as part of your program cost and are available at the student dining hall at the bottom of your residence hall. Please note: Although housing is covered during University holiday breaks, you are responsible for the cost of meals during that time. There are no kitchen facilities in the residence hall, and there are no refunds for meals not taken in the student cafeteria. If you have special dietary needs, please alert the residence hall staff and they will try their best to accommodate you.

For more information regarding Colegio Mayor Ausias March, please visit the Colegio Mayor Ausias March website. Do not directly contact or reserve housing with Colegio Mayor Ausias March, as your housing will be arranged by the program.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $15,450 $18,650
ATW Scholarship $2,000 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $13,450 $17,650
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Most meals
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    On Call International Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional Meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $70
Local Transportation $50
Personal Expenses $1,500
Total $3,180.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $14,010 $17,210
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Most meals
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    On Call International Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional Meals $400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $140
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $5,000.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $15,450 $18,650
ATW Scholarship $2,000 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $13,450 $17,650
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Most meals
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    On Call International Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional Meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $70
Local Transportation $50
Personal Expenses $1,500
Total $3,180.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
 

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.