Year of foundation: 1499
Approx. number of students: 66,000
Period of study: Early September-End January; Early February-Mid July
MCI partner since: 2016
Valencia is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia and its province. It is the third largest city in Spain with over 800,000 inhabitants . It forms part of an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar.
The University of Valencia is one of the oldest surviving universities in Spain, and the oldest in the Valencian Community, and is regarded as one of Spain's leading academic institutions. Most of the courses are given through the medium of Spanish, but the university has promised to increase the amount of courses available in Valencian. Moreover, in some degrees part of the teaching is in English.
There are three campuses:
The Burjassot Campus houses the colleges of Biology, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the School of Engineering.
On the Avenida de Blasco Ibañez Campus the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Psychology, Geography and History, Languages, Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Nursing.
The third campus, Tarongers, houses the Schools of Law, Economics and Business, Social Sciences, and recently the School of Elementary Teacher Training, which moved from its previous location near the Blasco Ibañez Campus.