Universidad Católica de Valencia

Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr is a private, catholic university, located in Valencia, Spain. Valencia is a lively city on the Mediterranean Coast. With over 4 million tourists visiting this 'university town' each year.

UCV provides students with personal attention and excellent facilities. It offers a city based environment that enables the students to experience the town life, experience Mediterranean cultural immersion and receive a first class education with small class sizes. 

UCV's approach to teaching revolves around three axes: instruction, education and personal growth. Each university student receives individualised follow-up for the duration of studies at UCV. The progress of the student body is monitored through personalised mentoring, which aims to provide individualised education.


Campus facilities


The Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir" has a library where is possible to consult basics manuals to investigate and study. Nowadays, it owns a bibliographic collection of more than 36.000 volumes, apart from periodic publications, specials documents, CD-ROM’s and DVD’s. The catalogue has been computerised and it can be consulted in the University’s web.There are two libraries both with reading rooms and spacious areas that make it easier to work in teams.

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

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

Exchange students have access to all of the Student Support Services including the Student Orientation Service, Sports Service, Library and the Chaplaincy among others.

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester:
Start Date: End of September
End Date: End of January

Spring Semester:
Start Date: Beginning of February
End Date: End of June


Academic life




Assessment Method






Written examination (test and short questions)








Practical work assessment








Seminars assessment


R-1, R-2, R-3






Personal/group work assessment


R-1, R-2,R-3






Class attendance and participation


R-1, R-2,R-3







Spanish SPA:

You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS per SPA semester, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

English SPA:

You must enrol in 30 ECTS. The courses you choose must be approved by your Programme Director.

For students in Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing, the workload will be chosen with your Programme Director and may be less than stated above.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at Regent's University London

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses

  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language

  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

Language Course

Spanish courses are offered at UCV campus in Godella Campus (20 min by train) and also at San Juan Bautista Campus in the city centre.

The Spanish language course carries 6 ECTS offered in the 1st semester and 2nd semester.



Passing requirements

Spanish SPA:

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS per semester during their Study Period Abroad.

English SPA:

In order to pass your SPA semester you must pass 30 ECTS.

Students in Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing, will be required to pass all modules as agreed with their Programme Director.

All students:

Students must sit all the exams for the courses they have registered for. Students are permitted to take resit exams on SPA at the host institution.

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing SPA credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.


Disability provisions

Universidad Católica de Valencia has a dedicated office which supports students with disabilities. Support services include:

  • wheelchair accessible classroom

  • special examination arrangements (test adaptation and special equipment)

For more information contact Marta Garcia, marta.garcia@ucv.es. Also see https://www.ucv.es/servicios_2_7.asp.


Living in Valencia
The city of Valencia, which is the capital of the "Community of Valencia", is located on the Mediterranean coast. The population of Valencia is 800,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has a population of 1,500,000.

The city boasts numerous attractions, including museums, galleries, monuments, beaches and a lively nightlife scene. Visit this website for more information.

Valencia is a city perfectly connected with other Spanish cities and with other countries by air, road and sea.

There is a modern-style railway station in the centre of the city that links Valencia to the rest of Spain, Portugal and the rest of the European countries via France.

If you want to travel by plane, Manises airport has domestic and international flights to the main Spanish cities and foreign destinations.

There are several bus companies, which serve different areas in Valencia and around Spain.

There are several underground lines that connect Valencia with surrounding areas. The normal fare costs between 1,30 to 3,50 euros depending on the zone. To receive lower rates you need to buy an underground pass (bono-metro) at any underground station.

If you are under 26 you can have a Carnet Jove Euro < 26 (young persons card < 26). Those aged 26 to 29 can get the Carnet + 26 (+26 Card) at the Valencian Youth Institute (http://www.ivaj.es). The card entitles the holder to discounts in shops and public transport.

Orange Bikes has opened in Santa Teresa St., 8, in the downtown district know as Barrio del Carmen. Orange Bikes rents , repairs, washes and sells hand bicycles. These services can be very useful for exchange students.

Known for its hot and dry summers, Valencia regularly features highs of more than 30°C / 86°F, particularly during the months of July and August. Winters in Valencia offer an extremely mild climate, with daytime temperatures rarely dipping below 15°C / 59°F. The average annual daytime temperatures in Valencia are around 22°C / 71°F.


Incoming students can contact HELLOFLATMATE that will assist them to find accommodation and other interesting services, such as collecting service at the airport of Valencia: http://www.helloflatmate.com/

UCV will provide Incoming Students a list of hostels and web sites as well as useful addresses of
services that help students find their own accommodation. Please go here for a list: https://www.ucv.es/documentos/internacional/A.%20Accommodation.pdf

Cost of living

For those sharing a flat, on average, the electricity, water, and gas bills come to 25 Euros a month per person. This is only an estimate, as the amount may vary depending on the type of flat, the furniture and fittings, and the number of tenants.

The most usual expenses per person (supermarket and small buys) come to 150 Euros a month.

For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Students who have been nominated to study at UCV will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance 
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.


Visa requirements

EU citizens will not need a visa to enter Spain.
Non-EU citizens should contact the Spanish Embassy for advice.

Adress: 20 Draycott Place,London SW3 2RZ
Tel:020 7289 8989
Fax:020 7581 7888

You have a maximum of 30 days after entering the European Union to begin the process of applying for a Student Residence Card. The Student Residence Card (Autorizaci n de Estanciais a temporary residence permit valid while you are studying in Spain. This permit is valid for maximum of one academic year and can be renewed every year until you finish your studies. Your academic performance will be taken into account when renewing your permit. This document gives you the right to remain legally in the country while you study.

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.


San Juan Bautista Building
C/ Guillem De Castro, 175
46008 Valencia

Contact: María José Alapont Millet
Phone: +34 963 637 412
Fax: +34 963 919 827
Email: internacional@ucv.es

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Spain
Language of tuition: English,Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad:

  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production - BA (Hons)
  • Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)