International dimension

One of the priorities of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to develop the international dimension of the education it provides. To achieve this, it promotes the mobility of its students and professors and sets up exchange programs for international students and researchers through partnership agreements.

Through exchange programs with foreign universities, students have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of a second language, learn about the international context of the subjects they are studying, gain academic and personal experience in other European countries and develop research skills, in addition to many other benefits offered by an overseas study period.

Visiting students, on the other hand, become fully integrated in the School and are able to take subjects in both English and Spanish, as well as subjects taught at the Institute of Spanish Language and Culture.

  • Location and opening hours

    The International Office of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is on the second floor of the Central Building, on the right, in the School's Administrative Office.

    International Office
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    University of Navarra
    Central Building
    31009 Pamplona, Spain
    Tel.: (+34) 948 42 56 00 ext. 80 2036
    Fax: (+34) 948 42 56 19

    Opening hours: 09:00-14:00

  • How do I get to Pamplona?

    Getting to Pamplona from Madrid or Barcelona is very straightforward. There are a number of bus and train combinations that link these two cities with Pamplona, or you can fly direct.

    Bus: Buses from Madrid to Pamplona depart from the bus station on Avenida América and the journey takes around five hours. There are also direct buses between Madrid-Barajas Airport and Pamplona.

    The bus stations in Barcelona are Barcelona Nord and Sants Station (which is also a train station). The company that operates the route between Barcelona and Pamplona is VIBASA.

    Train: The railway station in Madrid is called Atocha and the journey takes about three and a half hours. The journey from Barcelona takes four hours and trains depart from Sants Station. The national rail company is Renfe.

    From Pamplona airport: If you arrive in Pamplona by air, the easiest way of getting to the city is by taxi. There is a taxi rank at the main entrance and the journey to the city center costs about €15.

  • How can I apply?

    • Application Process:

    • If you are coming to study a degree program, you must enrol as a new student on first year. You should contact the International Admissions Office at international@unav.es.

    •  If you are an exchange student from a partner university you must contact your home university in order to make the exchange come into place.

    •  If you would like to come one semester or one year but your university is not a partner university, then, contact us directly at infofyl@unav.es.

    •  If you are Professor or Researcher, then, go to this Website.

    • Application forms:

    Once you have been selected to study in Universidad de Navarra and nominated by your home University, you are now ready to begin the application process.

    A complete application includes the following:

    1. Application Checklist

    2. Exchange Application Form (Please print or type clearly)

    3. Copy of Passport (Personal information page)

    4.  Institution's statement of participation in the mobility programme

    5. Academic Transcripts

    6.  List of courses (This form is NOT a registration form)

    7. Evidence of Spanish language proficiency (just if you would like to study in Spanish language. Not required for students interested to study language courses)

    8. Three passport sized original photographs

    9. Personal statement (recommended, but not required)

    Applications must be complete by the deadline and submitted to:

    Relaciones Internacionales
    Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
    Universidad de Navarra
    Central Building
    31009 Pamplona
    España
    Tel. +34 948 42 56 00. Ext. 80 2036

    • Application deadlines:

    • Fall/Academic Year: April 30th

    • Spring Semester: October 15th

  • Which is the academic offer?

    • Course catallogue

    The School of Humanities at Universidad de Navarra has 7 undergraduate programs (called GRADO in Spanish) divided in two different areas:

    • Humanities

    • Education

    To see the academic programs of the grados just click on them:

    See also the English offer of the School.

    Also, for those interested in improving Spanish language, we have the ILCE (Spanish Language and Culture Institute). ILCE offers a range number of courses with different levels. ILCE is, additionally, a delegated center of the Cervantes Institute for the realization of the exams for the Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE).

    • Course load:

    If you are required to be a full-time student, then, you should enroll in 30ECTS per semester. All incoming students admitted at the undergraduate level are required to enroll in at least 18 ECTS.

    • Course registration:

    Before to arrive, you must arrange an appointment with your coordinator in order to confirm your choice and register.

    • Academic calendar:

    View the complete academic calendar.

  • Which steps should be checked once admitted?

    Once admitted: before coming to the University of Navarra there are some steps that should be checked:

    • Visas: If you are not a student from the European Union, you must apply for a student visa from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate, fulfilling the requirements of the documents needed by the visa authorities. 

    • Health Insurance: International students from the European Union should apply for their European Health Card before travelling to Pamplona. It is strongly recommended that students from other countries apply for insurance that guarantees assistance in Spain before travelling to Pamplona.

    • Very important: Given the limitations of the health coverage offered by the public health system in Spain, we highly encourage international students who will be staying in Spain to obtain complete travel insurance prior to leaving their country of origin, either providing access to the public health system of the destination country, or else providing access to private hospitals.

    • Housing options: the University has an Office of Student Accommodation to help students rent individual rooms or entire apartments, although the university is not officially affiliated with these apartments.

    • To find out more about these housing options and more (hotels, hostels, etc.), please feel free to write an email or go directly to the university webpage and check for  accommodation options.

    • Mentoring program: this is a program that matches new international students with current students of the University of Navarra. The mentor is there to help you settle in during our first weeks in Pamplona. With this program you can get first hand advice from students, some of whom are international students and have been in your position. You will also be in contact with them before arriving, so any question that you may have will be answered before you leave your country. If you would like to be assigned a mentor, please fill out the  application form.

  • Upon arrival

    • Welcoming week: the Welcoming Week takes place some days before the beginning of each semester. All international students are welcome, whether they are first year undergraduate students, students on master's or doctoral programs, or students participating in the Bridge Year or ILCE programs. Its main purpose is to help international students adjust to their new life in Pamplona. In addition, it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know new people. During the Welcoming Week students will be show the campus, including its libraries, study rooms, sport facilities, computer labs, etc. In addition, they will be able to set up the university Wi-Fi network on their laptops, as well as have a guided tour of Pamplona.

    • Bank Account: in case of you wishing to open a bank account in Spain, it is possible to do that with the help of the University during the Welcoming Week. The University has an agreement with Banco Santander, a prestigious bank company on Spain, which has special offers for all International students; mainly being free of paying any commission on their services.

    • Cell phones: once you are in Pamplona, you will probably want to be in contact with your friends and therefore, getting a cell phone would be a great idea. There are different companies in Spain, which mostly offer the same services, including pre-paid contracts. Getting a cell phone itself should not be difficult to, since most companies will offer you one for free with your pre-paid contract.

    • Obtaining a student card: Once in the European Union or Spain, and just if you are coming for more than one semester, you must apply for a student card from the immigration authorities. It is advisable to get instructional advice from the Office of Aires Vaz, located on the 2nd floor of the "Edificio Central".

  • Are there summer courses in Spanish language and culture?

    Spanish courses in small groups, grammar and practical conversation classes, individualized tutoring and academic advising.

    • For more infomation, visit this website.

  • On-Campus life

    - Student Employment: if you wish to study and work at the same time, either via a collaboration scholarship with a service or department of the University, or finding a work outside of the University (individual classes, child care, etc.) you may register or get more information at the Student Aid Service (Central Building).

    - Cultural activities and events: there is always something around university; concerts, theatre, exhibitions, etc. If you are interested on any cultural activity going on, make sure to check their webpage.

    Moreover, in order to be up-to-date on all these activities, pick up a copy of "Vida Universitaria" a weekly bulletin that is distributed every Monday. You will find it at the doorman's desk in every building.

    - Voluntary Social Work: if you would be interested on volunteering, while you are abroad, you should join UAS (Universitarios por la Ayuda Social).

    - Sports: the Sports Office of the University offers the opportunity to practice, receive classes and compete in various disciplines such as the following: tennis, soccer, indoor soccer, rugby, basketball, paddle ball, baseball, squash, field hockey, judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, weight room and ping-pong. Check the sport facilities and activities.

    - Chaplaincy: Father José Alviar  is available for international students interested in spiritual services. Find out more about the International Chaplaincy.

Relaciones Internacionales

Regina Sheerin
Coordinadora de Relaciones Internacionales de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
exchangefyl@unav.es

General contact:
Campus Universitario s/n
31009 Pamplona
España

+34 948 425 600
Extensión: 802982
exchangefyl@unav.es