Application period for UGR master’s degrees now open

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We are pleased to announce that the first application period for admissions to UGR master’s degrees is now open. The first call, which is open exclusively to international applicants, will end on the 31 January 2019.

It is important to note that there are three separate calls for applications between December 2018 and September 2019 and that international candidates can apply during all three periods.

In the coming academic year, the University of Granada will offer over 5000 places across more than 100 master’s programmes. In the academic year 2017-2018, over 1,000 international students chose to complete a master’s programme at the UGR, representing over 15% of the total student body enrolled on master’s degrees at our university.


Deadline for applications

31 January 2019

Publication of first round of accepted applicants

14 February

Complaint and appeal period

15 – 19 February

First period for reserving places or confirming participation in waiting lists

15 – 21 February

Publication of second round of accepted applicants

7 March

Second complaint and appeal period

8 – 12 March

Second period for reserving places or confirming participation in waiting lists

8 – 14 March

Publication of third round of accepted applicants

3 April

Third complaint and appeal period

4 – 8 April

Third and final period for reserving places or confirming participation in waiting lists

4 – 10 April

* Please note that this table is only intended to give you an overview of the first application period. To view all three application periods between December 2018 and September 2019, and for fully updated information, please visit the following website: Distrito Único Andaluz

Why the UGR?

  1. A high-ranking university

National and international rankings reflect the UGR’s outstanding position among the top universities in Spain and the best in the world. The 2018 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)—the most influential system of its kind on the globe—places the UGR as the third-highest ranked university in Spain and 278th in the world.

In total, 34 subjects taught at the University feature in the 2018 ARWU. Five of these UGR subjects feature among the world top 100.

  1. A wide range of programmes

The UGR offers an extensive selection of high-quality academic programmes with a clear international vocation. In the academic year 2019-2020 the UGR will offer over 100 master’s degrees, including 8 international double degrees, 3 Erasmus Mundus programmes, 15 blended learning programmes, 5 bilingual programmes (Spanish-English) and 3 taught completely in English. The UGR also offers 28 internationally recognised doctoral programmes through its three interdisciplinary schools.

  1. A truly international experience

The UGR is the most popular global destination among European exchange students (Erasmus+) and the European leader in figures of both incoming and outgoing Erasmus students. It is a welcoming cosmopolitan university: about 15% of the students enrolled on our master’s programmes are international.

Moreover, we give students the opportunity to take part in an extensive range of mobility programmes, thanks to the exchange agreements we maintain with higher education institutions in over 80 countries.

  1. World-class research

The UGR is internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields such as ICT (world top 30), health sciences, mathematics, cultural heritage, psychology, and linguistics, among others. Our 500+ research groups work in all areas of scientific knowledge, collaborating closely with other national and international leaders, as well as key industries.

In 2018, the UGR set a new record, with 34 academic subjects taught at our institution featuring in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. Particularly noteworthy are the University’s achievements in the subjects of Library & Information Sciences (ranked 28th worldwide); Food Science & Technology (38th worldwide); Computer Science & Engineering (global top 76-100); Mathematics (global top 76-100) and Oceanography (global top 76-100).

  1. Professional development and career prospects

Upon completion of your programme, you can request a European Diploma Supplement (DS) to accompany your degree diploma, enhancing the recognition of your academic qualification abroad. The Diploma Supplement is issued by universities in line with standards set by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO, and is also a Europass tool.

Employment prospects for UGR graduates are attractive for a number of key reasons:

  • Most master’s degrees at the UGR include internships in companies, NGOs or other organisations, ensuring you acquire the communication, teamwork and leadership skills needed to progress in today’s globalised labour market.

  • The University is the biggest local employer. It maintains strong ties with a host of local, national and international businesses and institutions.

  • The UGR’s Employment and Work Placement Office (CPEP) provides career support services and advice during and after your time at the UGR.

  • Over the past number of years, the UGR has created over 70 spin-off companies, a clear indication of its innovative entrepreneurial role.

If your long-term goal is to pursue a career in academics or research, the majority of UGR master’s degrees provide access to doctoral programmes.

  1. Language learning opportunities

As a UGR student, you can learn Spanish and other languages alongside 10,000 local and international peers who enrol each year on courses offered by the UGR’s Modern Languages Centre, Confucius Institute (Chinese), “Russkiy Mir” Russian Centre and “al-Babtain” Chair in Arab Studies.

Spanish is the world’s second-most spoken native language (after Mandarin Chinese). Mastering Spanish will not only open the door to new culture and experiences, but to a vast range of employment prospects and opportunities for further study. In the current global marketplace, the ability to speak Spanish is increasingly viewed by employers as a highly valuable asset.

  1. An unbeatable location

Granada, a safe modern city, also has an outstanding geographical location just 40 minutes from the Mediterranean Coast with its tropical climate, and 30 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski resort.

The UGR is an intercontinental university, since it has campuses in both Granada and North Africa (Ceuta y Melilla).

The University merges with the city, its schools and campuses distributed throughout Granada, giving the city a lively student atmosphere (56,000 students in a city of 240,000 inhabitants).

Granada is an enchanting city, full of monuments, history and, of course, the University. The world-renowned Alhambra and Generalife palaces, which form the backdrop of Granada’s cityscape, are widely regarded as among the most outstanding examples of Arabic architecture in the world. In 1984 these palaces, along with the labyrinth-like historical quarter known as the Albaicín, became UNESCO world heritage sites, further adding to Granada’s reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Along with its charm, its many cultural and recreational activities make it a great city to explore and a magnificent destination for students from around the world. The city offers a wide range of cultural activities including festivals of flamenco, jazz, tango, theatre, poetry, magic, music, and dance.

It is also one of the least expensive cities in Spain, while it is commonly regarded as offering one of the highest levels of quality of life.

  1. Top-class services and facilities

The UGR offers a wide range of top-quality services for students and staff, covering all aspects of university life (excellent libraries, high-speed Wi-Fi, refectories serving fresh and affordable food, disability services, sports activities and many more).

We provide 19 well-stocked libraries which are spread out across the city, meaning that a comfortable study environment is always close to home.

Our Sports Centre (CAD) offers over 40 different courses in the areas of body and mind, fitness, racket sports, mountain sports, dance, and water sports.

The "Casa de Porras" University Cultural Centre runs over 50 different cultural and vocational courses in the areas of the literary and performing arts, graphic arts, crafts, physical and mental wellbeing, and lifestyle courses.

Whether you require academic, career or psychological support, or you simply want to get involved in a student society or volunteering activities; the UGR caters to your every need.

Explore the UGR’s extensive range of master’s degrees:

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Applications to UGR Master’s Degrees must be submitted through the "Distrito Único Andaluz (DUA)" Platform for University Admissions in Andalusia.

Distrito Único Andaluz (DUA) Platform