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My university doesn't have any agreement signed with the UCV. Can I study one semester as an exchange student?

Unfortunately, exchange programs are limited to students from universities that have signed agreements with the UCV. If you are interested in your university signing an agreement with us, you should ask a member of staff of your university to start the necessary proceedings by writing to ori@ucv.es.

How and when may I apply for the International Program?

Firstly, your home university sends a list of nominees as exchange students. 

Once you have been nominated, our incoming department contacts directly with you. We will send you both the on-line application procedure and the deadlines to do it.

Deadlines to submit the on-line application:

1st Semester and whole year: 1st June 

2nd Semester: 15th November

Which documents should I bring with me to Valencia, before arriving?

On your arrival, you need the following documents: 

  • Identity Card or Passport, updated.
  • European Health Insurance Card / Health Insurance Policy.
  • A passport size Photo.
  • A Certificate of your Spanish level (official or not) [in case you want to follow a Spanish course]. If you don’t have a certificate; you can do an on-line test.
  • Third part Liability.
  • Criminal Record Certificate [required only for Traineeships’ exchanges].

We also recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Who is my mobility coordinator?

There is an academic coordinator for each degree, and he/she is in charge with the academic issues such as courses, schedules, learning agreement, placement, etc – anything related to your academic life in the UCV.

You can find your Degree’s coordinator on the following link

When does the semester start at UCV?

Our Fall Semester starts at the beginning of September and runs until end of January (exams period included).
The Spring Semester starts at the end of January and runs until mid-July (exams period included).
Our academic calendar can be found on our web site: http://www.ucv.es/international/international-student-studying-at-ucv/preparing-your-stay-at-ucv

Are there any courses taught in English?

UCV offers a large number of courses in English, from different degrees. Please, see our courses offered in English at the following link

How do I know which courses I should take?

There is no fixed course program for Erasmus students at the UCV. By filling in your Learning Agreement, you set up an individual course plan.
Please discuss with your home university what is expected from you and then check whether that plan is feasible with your UCV coordinator. Some of our partner institutions require, for example, certain amounts of ECTS to be taken.

Health Information. What can I do if I have a health problem?

If you have a Real Emergency dial 112 (Ambulance)

Non-EU residents must have a medical insurance to enter in Spain. You must obtain it in your country; ask the International Center of your University to help you with this procedure.

If you need any medical assistance during your stay, you should always bring with you:
Passport + Health Insurance policy 

‘English friendly’ centers:

In case of emergency: HOSPITAL QUIRON http://www.quironsalud.es/valencia

For family doctor matters: CLINICA SOROLLA http://clinica-sorolla.com/

EU citizens are covered by the European Health Service. You must ask for your European Health Card (valid for one year) before leaving your country. You can use it to receive medical services either in Spain or in any other EU country.
In Spain, health care is provided at Centros de Atención Primaria (Primary Health Care Centers, or CAPs) and Hospitals. CAPs have fixed opening hours and you will be assigned one depending on where you live. Check your nearest Centro de Salud on: http://www.san.gva.es/web/dgoeicap/centros-sanitarios
And ask for a Provisional SIP card (Valencian health card) there if you need assistance.
If you need to see a General Practitioner (Family Doctor), you should ask at your CAP to be assigned one. 
Hospitals will assist you in case of emergency. Please bear in mind you should only go there when you have a serious emergency and bring your European Health Card with you. Please do avoid going to a hospital´s ER if you are not in need of urgent medical assistance. You should see a specialist or a family doctor instead.

If you need any medical assistance during your stay you should always bring with you:
ID (or Passport) + European Health Insurance card. 


How could I find an accommodation in Valencia?

Our university does not own any student accommodation. However, we do advise you some Accommodation Agencies with which the UCV is partner of and that offer special discounts for UCV Students:

HousingAnywhere.com
You can look for your accommodation and book it through this international student-to-student housing platform. Rooms are offered by students who are going on exchange for a semester, or by verified landlords. Using the platform is totally free of charge for you as a UCV student; when you make a booking, an administrative fee will be charged as part of their secure booking system. 
Over the UCV application process, you will receive the instructions to be followed if you are interested in benefiting from this service. If you have missed this step, please indicate ‘Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir’ in the ‘School/University’ field when creating your profile in their website, so that you can benefit from the discount.
If you need further information, please send us an email: incoming@ucv.es

Uniplaces
This global brand for student accommodation browses through lots of verified properties in Valencia. You can book your student room online and benefit from 25% discount. 
Using the platform is totally free of charge for you as a UCV student; when you make a booking, an administrative fee will be charged as part of their secure booking system. 
Over the UCV application process, you will receive the instructions to be followed if you are interested in benefiting from this service.
If you need further information, please send us an email: incoming@ucv.es

Incoming students can also contact the following institutions for accommodation:

IN Valencia

Colegio Mayor Ausias March
Avda. Cataluña, 30 46021 
Valencia - España
Teléfono y Fax: + 34 96 369 54 08
www.cm-ausiasmarch.com 
colegiomayor@cm-ausiasmarch.com

EUROACE
C/ Cronista Carreres, 9, 1ºH
46003 València- España
Phone:+34 96 315 57 02
www.euroace.net 
Mail: contact@euroace.net

IN Torrent

NOUSESPAIS - AGENCIA LLOGUER MUNICIPAL
C/Plaça Mayor nº 31 - bajo
46900 Torrent- España 
Phone: + 34 961553211 
www.nousespais.es/es/vivienda 
agencialloguer@nous-espais.com

Can I do any sports activities at UCV?

All the students registered at the UCV are highly encouraged to practice sport through the Sports Activities Service, more information on safd@ucv.es .

When should I arrive to Valencia?

The International office organizes two Welcome Days at the beginning of each semester and the incoming students will receive interesting and useful information for his/her stay. 
The incoming student can also contact his/her UCV coordinator to inform about their arrival to Valencia, if he/she coming after the beginning of the term.

When will I receive my UCV Student Card?

Once you are officially registered at UCV and you have taken your picture at the specific UCV photo boxes, your student card will be automatically created. When the card is ready, the International Office will inform you by e-mail, and you will have to go to the International office to pick it up.

Once I have registered, what shall I do if I need to change my UCV learning agreement?

Incoming students fill in their internal learning agreements online. However, this is a document for our registration procedure, but it is not an official document. If you would like to do any changes on that document, you must enter on the link we provided you at the beginning of your stay and change your courses. In order to do so, it is necessary to retrieve the username and password that you were given.
You will be responsible for this academic document, and for the courses that are listed in it.

What information do I need to know as a UCV student?

It’s important that you attend all the classes. If you have to miss one class, you should inform your teacher. 
You also need to check the Plataforma regularly to see what’s going on in the courses you are following, to upload your assignments, download activities, etc.
The UCV has an exam period which is common for all the degrees in the institution. Some weeks before the exams, you can see the exam schedules both on your intranet and on the noticeboards displayed in every campus.
If you need to change any exam, please contact your coordinator and s/he will tell you what to do. If you need to change any exam date you must fill in an application (either online or by going to Secretaría). 
During the exam period, teachers can upload your marks and exam revision dates. Please check the dates on the Intranet and if you have any problem to attend an exam revision, you contact your teacher to arrange an alternative appointment.
If you happen to fail one exam, you are entitled to take a second chance exam. Their schedule will also be displayed on the noticeboards, some weeks after the final exams. But it is a volunteer decision, so it is not necessary to register in any list.

Grading system.

You can find our Spanish grading scheme and the EU equivalence below:

Marks UCV Marks (over 10) Interpretation used by UCV University
9-10 Sobresaliente/Matrícula de honor Excellent, outstanding performance
9-10 Sobresaliente Very good with some errors
7-8 Notable Good with a considerable numbers of errors
6 Aprobado Satisfactory with significant mistakes
5 Aprobado Sufficient, performance meets minimum criteria
3-4 Insuficiente Below average, failed, it is required a little more work to pass
0-3 Muy deficiente Below average, failed. It is required a lot of work to pass

At the end of the stay, you will have your official transcript of records, where the name of the course, number of ECTS and overall score will be included. This TOR will be sent directly to your home institution’s international office.

Can I take a Spanish course at the UCV?

Our institution offers 6CTS Spanish course, either on the 1st or/and 2nd term, to all our incoming students who need it on the learning agreement.
Students who are interested in taking additional courses can contact our Language Center: https://www.ucv.es/oferta-academica/centro-de-lenguas/conoce-el-centro-de-lenguas

Most of the subjects are offered in Spanish. Thus, a medium knowledge or B1 Spanish Level is required. For Traineeships in Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Medicine, the exchange student must hold a B2 Spanish Level. All the Masters are offered in Spanish. Incoming students interested in following a Master at UCV are required to have a B2 Spanish level.


What is the cost of living in Valencia?

Estimated living expenses (for reference only):

Accommodation: Between 600€ and 900€ per month in a Students Residence (meals, laundry, gym, wifi…included) or between 250€ and 350€ per month one room in a shared flat plus bills.

Books/Meals/Transport and others: about 250€ per month.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

If your question isn’t listed here, please e-mail incoming@ucv.es


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Contact information
International Campus

INTERNATIONAL AREA COORDINATOR

Beatriz Manrique: beatriz.manrique@ucv.es

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE

San Juan Bautista Campus 
C/ Guillem de Castro, 175 – 46008 Valencia (Spain)
+34 96 363 74 12

INCOMING  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Contact: incoming@ucv.es 
Incoming students advisor: Mercedes Gómez
Attention hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 10.30-12.30 am / Wednesday: 15:30 - 16:30 h.
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BILATERAL AGREEMENTS / STAFF MOBILITY/ BUDDY PROGRAM

Contact: ori@ucv.es 
Begoña Barber.
Attention hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12-13.30 am
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BUDDY PROGRAM & DOUBLE DEGREES

Contact: ori@ucv.es 
Juan Escámez
Attention hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12-13.30 am; Tuesday and Thursday: 3.30-5 pm. 
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