Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Program Details

Program Location Valencia, Spain
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20262
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2024 02/09/24 to 07/12/24
Spring 2024 02/08/24 to 07/03/24
Spring 2024 01/29/24 to 07/03/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Students applying for programs in Spain must have a valid, useable passport at the time of application. Passports must be valid for 6 months after the program end date.

Enjoy paella, visit Valencia festivals, and explore the City of Arts & Sciences! This is your opportunity to do all of this and more, all while earning credit toward your Purdue degree.

The UPV program allows Purdue students the opportunity to:

  • Take English-taught courses toward your major
  • Live alongside locals and form lifelong relationships
  • Enjoy all that Spain has to offer without breaking the bank

University: The quality of the UPV is proven and recognized, with first-rate teaching, modern facilities, and excellent services.

Location: Valencia has seen a variety of different cultures throughout its long history: The Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors made the city an important center of culture and finance. Today, Valencia is Spain’s third largest metropolitan area, just after Madrid & Barcelona. Museums, beaches, and cafes are at your door step. Take advantage of the opportunity to live and learn in this vibrant Spanish city.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Students applying for programs in Spain must have a valid, useable passport at the time of application. Passports must be valid for 6 months after the program end date.

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. Prior Spanish language coursework or experience is recommended.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: STAT (SCI), SLC (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

  • Language of instruction: Spanish & English
  • Semester course load: 12 Purdue credit hours minimum 
  • Over 130 available courses taught in English
  • Students must take the majority of their courses in the hosting school
  • Some Schools may have prerequisites concerning course selection
  • It is important to make sure that your selected courses are taught during the semester you plan to attend
  • Class availability cannot be confirmed until enrollment, once students have arrived at UPV
  • Prior Spanish language coursework or experience is recommended


When not enjoying the city of Valencia, join in on excursions coordinated by the UPV Exchange Office. Past events have included a visit to Hogueras de San Juan, a bike/ boat trip to Albufera, and a paella festival in Gandia.


Live in a shared student apartment, with a local host family, or in student dormitories. Costs and meal availability vary by option.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $285.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.