Universidad de Alicante Spain

About Universidad de Alicante

Founded in 1979, Universidad de Alicante (UA) is recognized as one of Spain's most modern and innovative universities, as well as one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe. UA welcomes international students with open arms. With approximately 33,000 students, the University hosts an average of 1,000 students from around the world each year to study Spanish language, culture, and business. You may take undergraduate courses taught in Spanish in a variety of disciplines. Over 10 courses are also taught in English each semester! Students may participate in spring semester only or the fall/spring academic year.


Alicante, Spain

Located on the Mediterranean coast, south of Valencia, you will quickly fall in love with Alicante. The city is modern and fast-moving with beautiful beaches. It is easy to understand why 290,000 people call Alicante home! Travel to and from Alicante is easy. Alicante's airport has direct flights to major European cities including Berlin, London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Numerous buses and trains provide easy travel within the region, country, and Europe. For example, there are modern and comfortable trains connecting Alicante to Madrid and Barcelona. Home to year-round cultural activities, city parks and gardens, sports events, shopping and notable local cuisines, Alicante is a wonderful location to study abroad – consider going for two semesters!


Undergraduate Program

Program Information

Application Material

Academic Year Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1  


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Program Application Process (application to be completed after nomination)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos (name written on back)

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


UA works with you to find accommodations in Alicante. Rent for furnished communal apartments ranges from $180–$250 per month, depending on preferences. It is common to pay a deposit of one month's rent and a small contract fee. You can choose to live with a host family or in the residence halls on-campus.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs from late September to the end of January; spring semester runs from mid-February to July. View Alicante's academic calendar here

Spanish Language Courses

Students may participate in either an intensive one-month language program before the fall semester begins, or a semester-long language course during the fall or spring semester.  The registration fee for each of these language courses is approximately 75 Euros. There is also the option to take Valencian language classes.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300)

Additional Information


Dain, Aaron, and Kelly - Spring 2017 


Ms. Macarena Orgiles

Facultad de CC. Economicas y Empresariales

Universidad de Alicante
Phone: +34 965 90 94 06