Orientation Week:Over 1800 international students set to participate

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:17
Orientation Week Schedule

Over 1800 international students set to participate in the UGR’s Orientation Week for International Students

The UGR’s Orientation Week will be held from 6-12 September 2017

This year, over 2600 new international students from over 70 countries will complete studies at the UGR, thanks to the diverse range of mobility programmes at our institution. 1800 of these international students will begin their studies at the UGR in the autumn term, while the remainder will join our University community in February 2018.

The Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization at the University of Granada organises an Orientation Week for International Students each term. This term, the Orientation Week will be held from 6-12 September 2017.

The aim of the Orientation Week is to give our incoming international students a warm welcome and help them adapt to living in Granada and studying at our University. We provide essential information on everything from registering, obtaining the international student card, health cover, residence permits and enrolling on courses, to joining Student Societies, volunteering and making the most of the exceptional range of services at the UGR. Among these services are the Sports Centre (CAD); the Casa de Porras University Cultural Centre, which offers an ample range of extracurricular and vocational courses; subsidized Spanish language support services provided at the Modern Languages Centre; and a broad range of cultural activities organized throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, and theatre productions. All of these information sessions will be conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish.



This Orientation Week includes guided tours of the different UGR Campuses, our Sports Centre, and the Science Museum (Parque de las Ciencias), the idyllic Albayzín quarter (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the magnificent Carmen de la Victoria Visitors Residence. A language exchange workshop and a cultural gymkhana have also been scheduled.


Our internationalization strategy

The Orientation Week for International Students is one of the key activities organized as part of the University's internationalization strategy. The UGR continues to receive more incoming Erasmus students than any other European institution, a position it has maintained for over a decade. It also sends more students abroad on Erasmus exchange programmes than any other European University. By offering incoming students top-class services such as Orientation Week, the UGR reinforces its reputation as a welcoming and cosmopolitan study destination and maintains its commitment to offering international students a unique and enriching experience, ensuring that they can complete their studies in an environment which is innovative, diverse, and tolerant.


Further information:






Wenceslao Martín.

Director for Academic Coordination of Internationalization at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization

Avenida del Hospicio, s/n

18071 Granada

e-mail: wmartin@ugr.es