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  • Locations: Cadiz, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: Service Learning, Study abroad Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
University of Cadiz

**NOTE: This is a Direct Enroll Exchange Program. All tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses to be paid directly to the host institution, or by other arrangement.**

About the University of Cadiz:
The Universidad de Cádiz traditionally belonged to the University of Western Andalusia, centralized within the Rectorado of Seville. It gained its independence and became the Universidad de Cádiz in the early 1980s. The University has been welcoming international students for almost 50 years. The foreign language department continues to expand and attract more and more international students each year. The main branch of the three-campus university system is located in Cádiz. Students who choose to study abroad in Cádiz can enjoy the feel of this modern campus, which still retains the old world charm of this fascinating city.

The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and November 17 for the Spring semester.

Lear more about the History of Cadiz.

How to Apply:
This exchange programme offers students the chance to spend a period of continuous study at the University of Cádiz (UCA) during the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will receive a grant, can attend courses and use all the facilities available at the University of Cádiz with no additional tuition fees (with the exception of any minor fees also applicable to local students).

All courses will be pre-approved during enrollment. View all courses.

This programme offers students the chance to gain cultural experience abroad, become familiar with other higher education systems and meet young people from other countries, actively contributing to the process of international integration.

View the
formal call for participants - "EN_Erasmus KA107 - Convocatoria Entrantes 2017-V-1.pdf"

If students ever have any questions, they can always reach us with their inquiries by email at or by phone at 978-934-4660, and they can find us located on the third floor of University Crossing, Suite 370.

University of Cadiz
Why Study Abroad in Spain?:
Cádiz, founded in approximately 1,100 B.C., is the oldest city in Europe. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Cádiz is only accessible by the “Puerta de Tierra,” a strip of land that once served as protection from invasion, and now serves as the only entrance into the city. Though many ancient ruins are now covered by the ocean or modern construction, the rich history of Cádiz is evident everywhere. Monuments, cathedrals, palaces, mansions and homes have been restored to add to the modern beauty of the city. Visitors delight in the Catedral Vieja, Catedral Nueva, the Museo Provincial and the Museo Histórico. Cádiz is known for its charm, great seafood, relaxed atmosphere, clean air and warm southern Spanish hospitality. 

Student Life:
University of Cadiz students have access to sports and cultural activities, seminars, seasonal courses, conferences, volunteering activities. Student life at the University provides an alternative to its academic life, permitting you to meet your needs and make the best of your free time at any of the four campuses.
  • The University has one of the best offers of sports facilities in the province, where you can enjoy all kinds of activities such as tennis, padel, basketball, football, handball, badminton, volleyball, rugby, indoor football, tennis table or archery. In addition, its modern facilities have indoor pools; multipurpose rooms for cardio-fitness, martial arts and aerobic-fitness, halls for yoga and chess or jogging circuits, amongst others.
  • The University also has a cultural program of reference that complements the academic offer: rock concerts, jazz or ethnic music, movies, photography, music, dance and Flamenco, exhibitions, photography and painting competitions theatre halls, a University Choir, and seasonal course, among many other offerings.
  • In Cadiz, a unique combination of a very open port city with one of the oldest civilizations in Europe, students have access to six miles of some of the cleanest beaches in Europe, one of best fish markets in Spain, flamenco dancing classes, and, of course, sunsets by the lighthouse.
The University offers different forms of accommodation in a cultural, social and educational environment. University residences, Colleges, shared apartments, hostels and housing with adults are preferred by young people during their stay at the UCA forms. In addition, the University of Cadiz has an Accommodation Office where one can request all the information needed.

Learn more about Accommodation at the University of Cadiz.

University of Cadiz

The University of Cadiz offers to its students 35 Degree Titles and 31 Official Masters designed according to the guidelines set out in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The training offer is complemented by the University`s Own Certification, an academic and professional training of quality that enables students to incorporate themselves in the world of employment.

The University of Cadiz develops considerable effort of research, innovation and transfers between institutes and research groups in the different scientific areas. Through this activity, in which you can be involved, it aims at encouraging and developing the highest standards of excellence in building knowledge, technological development and innovation, additionally contributing to the development of society through the dissemination, appreciation, and the transfer of the results obtained.¿\

Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department. Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected. 
  • Only after the admission by the relative school, the student may apply to one or two courses at another University of Cadiz faculty.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.
Academic Year: 
The Fall semester starts in September and ends in January. The Spring semester starts in January and ends in May. Official information can be found on their website.

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