The University of Deusto has been a pioneer in the academic scenario in Spain, always trying to give an answer to the professional and human demands of its students. A good example of that is the fact that it was the first Spanish university to offer business studies. The Business School, founded in 1916 , is still one of the most prestigious business centers in Spain.
It is a private university located in a small San Sebastian, a small city near the beach in Basque country.
The New Library is conceived as a Centre of Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) and includes:
Modern study rooms with direct access to 35,000 monographic volumes. (a total of 135,000 volumes)
Periodicals room, with direct access to the last six years of more than 700 titles.
Teledocumentation room with computers that allow access to electronic resources, consultations of data bases and viewing of other resources. It has 400 study places.
San Sebastian Computer Centre provides help in resolving difficulties with regard to installations, operating system and applications at the Computer Centre. You have free Internet access in the Computer Centre although visiting "chat rooms" is strictly prohibited.
Other (Gym, clubs and societies)
The campus has of a cafeteria/restaurant where students may have anything from a snack to a full meal in the dining room.
The University of Deusto gives you the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programmes and extracurricular activities.
In San Sebastian, students are eligible for a sports card for the Municipal Polideportivo of Zuhaizti, valid for a year, a semester or four-month period. The price is about 66 euros (annual), 33 euros (semester) and 25 euros (four months).
The University of Deusto also has agreements with some gyms and private sports centres. For a complete list of these centres, please check in the sports office. These agreements allow Deusto students to benefit from discounts on registration fees.
Autumn Semester: September to February (Intensive Spanish course starts in September)
Spring Semester: February to June (Intensive Spanish course starts in January)
Please check out the academic calendar available on University of Deusto website.
The educational system is comprised of lectures, seminars and supervised practice.
0 – 4.9 Suspenso Fail
5 – 6.9 Aprobado (minimum grade to pass is 5) Satisfactory
7 – 8.9 Notable Good
9 – 10 Sobresaliente Very good
10 Matricula de Honor Honorable Mention / Excellent
EBSL students - Spanish SPA:
You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.
EBSL students - English SPA:
You must enrol in 30 ECTS. The courses you choose must be approved by your Programme Director.
Please note the following when selecting your modules:
The International Spanish Center (CIDE), located at the School of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Deusto. CIDE provides that all Deusto international students in undergraduate or graduate mobility programs receive quality education for the development of their communication skills in Spanish.
Study programs in the field of Business, International Relations and Spanish with a wide choice of courses specifically designed for international students. Furthermore, students can join courses with Spanish students in the different schools of the University of Deusto. These programs are offered for the academic year, fall and spring semesters, and summer.
Spanish courses: Semester and summer courses. Group levels adapted to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Number of hours per week can vary between 4 and 10-15.
EBSL students - Spanish SPA:
Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS per semester during their Study Period Abroad.
EBSL students - English SPA:
In order to pass your SPA semester you must pass 30 ECTS.
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.
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Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Univeristy of Deusto.
San Sebastian enjoys a magnificent position in the heart of the Atlantic axis, on the extreme western side of the Pyrenees. It has excellent transportation facilities which connect it with the principal trans-European routes between Madrid, Paris and Lisbon, by means of a broad network of motorways, a railway line with international connections with the French high-velocity train (TGV) and an airport in Fuenterrabia. In addition, the airports of Bilbao, Vitoria, Pamplona y Biarritz are all within a one hundred kilometre radius.
The San Sebastian coast and its surrounding environment is a wonderful place for the visitor, where the Pyrenees sink into the sea and the landscape has a thousand facets. There are cliffs in Igeldo and Monpás: three delightful urban beaches: la Concha, la Ondarreta and la Zurriola; small mountains surrounding San Sebastian provide both a natural green area for relaxing and a vantage point for contemplating the curious geography of the municipality: an ancient neighbourhood that is her historical, recreational and vital heart of the Old Town, a well-conserved modernist extension with centrally-located pedestrian walkways for strolling and- and state-of-the-art buildings such as the Congressional Palace and the Kursaal Auditorium, designed by the architect Rafael Moneo, the Anoeta Sports Centre, or the innovating Miramón Technological Park.
Urban development of the city has been based on a careful protection of the city´s green areas and parks (over two hundred hectares), by the creation of ample pedestrian zones in the urban centre (in the last five-year period, approximately six kilometres of pedestrian walkways have been inaugurated, in addition to the entire Old Town and the long public avenues that border the coastline. Those six kilometres, which run from Zurriola to Ondarreta, constitute a privileged open-air gallery. One such example is the architectonic and artistic set of sculptures called "Peine del Viento" created by the sculptor, Eduardo Chillida and the architect, Peña Ganchegui.
San Sebastian´s cultural calendar has very few open dates. In the month of April, the Festival of New Music is celebrated and in May, the "Maiatza Dantzan", a festival of contemporary dance, which presents innovating choreographic proposals. In July, following the "sanfermines" of Pamplona, the Jazz Festival takes off, the oldest in its genre.
In August, the "Musical Fortnight" is celebrated, the oldest festival of classical music in all of Spain, attended by prestigious orchestras from all over the world.
The second half of September, the summer season is brought to a close with the maximum cultural and entertainment event of the: the International Festival of Cinema of San Sebastian, the only Spanish festival that maintains this highest category, the same competition as those of Berlin, Cannes or Venice.
In October, the Festival of Horror Films takes place. In November, the Bach Festival is celebrated. Throughout the entire year, the Municipal Cultural Society organises a steady programme of theatre, cinema and culture in the theatres and cultural centres of the city. The Museum of San Telmo, which has a project in action to become the museum of Basque culture, heads the list of city teams dedicated to artistic and cultural promotion. The Naval Museum, the Diocesan Museum, the Aquarium and the Museum of Science complete the relationship of museum space of the city.
The opportunities for entertainment, on the other hand, begin with the festivity of the patron saint San Sebastian- and are characterised by their traditional drumming. Carnival, recuperated twenty years ago, is preceded by the popular processions of the "boilermakers" and the "nursemaids and shepherds". In the summer, the Grand Week is the king of the holiday celebrations with its International Fireworks Festival as the star attraction, and in September, the Trawler Regatta marks the conclusion of the "Basque Holidays".
On another subject, it must be mentioned that Guipuzcoa and the Basque Country, especially San Sebastian, constitute a protected gastronomical area, which both cares for and maintains the most traditional culinary dishes of our country houses and fishing villages, taking the time necessary for researching and recreating the most imaginative dishes.
More up-to-date information about the Basque Country, Guipuzcoa and San Sebastian may be found by consulting the following web pages:
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Accommodation options whilst studying at Universidad de Deusto include:
Talent House(San Sebastián Campus)
Shared flats through the accommodation service
For more information visit their website.
Please note the International Office at Deusto does not arrange accommodation.For any questions regarding Accommodation, please contact Santiago Serrats (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Lodging: .................300 - 400 Euros
- Food: .....................250 - 300 Euros
1 loaf of bread.............................0.70 Euros
1 litre of milk...............................0.80 Euros
1 kg. of rice ...............................1.10 Euros
1 litre of oil..................................2.70 Euros
1 box of biscuits..........................2.00 Euros
1 kg. of macaroni.........................0.90 Euros
Daily special...............................6.00-7.50 Euros
Daily special at the university........6 Euros
Combination platter .....................5.41 Euros
Hamburger sandwich ...................3.61 Euros
Pizzas .......................................10.22 Euros
5.00 Euros -Tuesday to Friday
5,60 Euros - Saturday and Sunday and Holidays
4.20 Euros - Monday (spectators' day)
Expenses are an estimation which varies according to the needs of each person and other possible unforeseen events which may occur.
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Students who have been nominated to study at University of Deusto will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.
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.
You have a maximum of 30 days after entering the European Union to begin the process of applying for a Student Residence Card. For this, you will need to present your flight ticket (boarding ticket) or the stamp on your passport showing the date on which you entered the European Union. The Student Residence Card (Autorizaci n de Estancia is 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.
The student´s residency permit will be expedited immediately after arriving in Spain. Normally the following documents are required:
Certification of Studies in the University of Deusto (student will be given this upon arrival)
Certification of Medical Health Insurance (E-128 - Social Security / Private Insurance)
Certification of sufficient economic means
The Residency Permit is obtained in the Department of Foreigners (Departamento de Extranjería) of San Sebastián. Address: Carlos I, 10-12. Telephone: +34+ 943-471224.
Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: English,Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange
Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: