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Francisco de Vitoria University

Term To Study: Fall 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: CLICK HERE for Francisco de Vitoria website
Program Locations: Madrid
Contact Phone: 864-938-3777
Contact Name: Office Of International Programs
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Program Description


Francisco de Vitoria University’s mission statement is: “A young, innovative, flexible University which was established in 1992, the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria forms part of a private, not for profit Foundation. We are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Regional Madrid Government. Approximately 3000 students study with us, including 18% international students from over 50 countries. Inspired by Christian values, we aim to offer our students a well-rounded education by: Fostering academic excellence Providing a personalized, practical approach to studying, based on market specific needs Raising social awareness Promoting an international environment that encourages multicultural relationships. In order to help achieve those aims, all UFV students, regardless of their major must complete an Internship Assignment, undertake a Service Learning project and study English. Every student also has an Academic Advisor to ensure students make the most of their time with us, both academically and socially. That, combined with our reduced class sizes, means that every student receives a very high level of personal attention.”

Main features include:

- Classes in both English and Spanish
- Free Spanish course twice a week for international students
- Visits and excursions to cultural locations
- Student buddy system for support

City of Madrid

With a population of over 3 million people, Madrid is the largest city in Spain and the third-most populated city in the European Union. Madrid, Spain’s capital, is rich with history and contains many ancient as well as modern architectural wonders. There is never a shortage of things to do in Spain – tourists can visit art galleries, museums, and historical churches, see Spanish opera or bullfighting, and go to bars and clubs.

Program in Brief

Courses at Francisco de Vitoria University are offered mainly in Spanish, though a few are in English as well. In order to study at Francisco de Vitoria University, the student’s level of Spanish must be at least B1. Semester 1 courses start around the end of September and end around the beginning of February; Semester 2 courses start around the middle of February and end around the middle of June.

Academic Program and Areas of Study

Francisco de Vitoria University offers courses in the areas of Communication, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Biotechnology, Design, Law, Education, Physiotherapy, Architecture, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Medicine. English classes are offered in Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economy, Finance, and Humanities.


There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at PC for all students planning to participate in the program. In addition, there will also be an orientation hosted by the university that will provide useful information to international students.

Housing and Meals

There is a special on-campus residence for females only. Students may also choose to stay with a host family or share an apartment in Madrid with other students. The International Relations Office will help international students find housing. Living expenses are approximately 900-1000 euros per month including housing.

Quick Facts

Population: 47042984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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Presbyterian College Office of International Programs