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International student studying at UCV

I want to thank you a lot for the opportunity that I got at UCV! It was an amazing time!" 

Demi Verbist, incoming student from Thomas More Mechelen, Belgium

Why with us?


Founded at the heart of the Valencian Church, Universidad Católica de Valencia “San Vicente Mártir”  is an incomparable center of creativity and radiation of knowledge for the good of society. As it stands now, it is the combined result of the universities work carried out for over fifty years by the University School of Nursing “Ntra. Sra. de los Desamparados”, the work undertaken by the Edetania Foundation for more than thirty years, and ten years worth of efforts and dedication by the School of Business Studies. The Catholic University seeks a demanding quality of university life: the joint work between faith and reason; the strengthening of an authentic university community in a climate of academic friendship; and the purpose of creating and maintaining a singularly personalized relationship with the students.

Why with us?

  • UCV has a long tradition of receiving foreign students
  • A UCV "buddy" guides you from the beginning of your stay
  • Spanish courses are offered on our campus
  • Discover Valencia by bike, and many other sports activities are available (trekking, football, handball, etc.), through our universities sports service
  • Do your traineeship with us (in schools or in our own clinics)
  • Courses are offered in english
  • Valencia is a well located and an easily accessible city
  • We offer you a first class intercultural experience

Universidad Católica de Valencia “San Vicente Mártir” regards the educator as a teacher: knowledge is not simply passed on as if it were a consumer good; rather, a knowledge-based relationship is established whereby teaching goes beyond the mere transmission of notions and factual information. Our approach to teaching revolves around three axes: instruction, education and personal growth. The teacher instructs, thereby providing a fundamental contribution to the structuring of the personality; he or she educates, helping to uncover and activate the capabilities and gifts of everyone, and, in accordance with the humanistic philosophy, provides the necessary means for the students’ growth as human beings going beyond professional competence that fits into a solid construction and in a transparent correlation with the meanings of life.

Universidad Católica de Valencia “San Vicente Mártir” approaches the education of the universities students taking into consideration the student’s whole, rich, personal growth. Its main objective is for students to acquire a humanistic and scientific background befitting an education of great repercussion for the future of our society. The university also seeks to integrate knowledge into the Catholic tradition.

The universities spirit leads to a high consideration for the life of intelligence, to the passionate search for truth, to respect the untouchable dignity of people, and to put the common good of society before the individual’s own interests.

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Contact information


Dra. Raquel Sánchez-Padilla:


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


Incoming students advisor: Mercedes Gómez
Attention hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10-11.30 am / Tuesday and Thursday: 15:00 - 16:30 h.
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Begoña Barber.
Attention hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12-13.30 am
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Juan Escámez
Attention hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12-13.30 am; Tuesday and Thursday: 3.30-5 pm. 
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