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University of Alcalá

3.9 out of 5 (82 ratings / 53 reviews) Alcalá de Henares, Spain
The comprehensive training of students and their personal and professional development through high quality teaching, the creation and transmission of knowledge and the dissemination of science and culture.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Although there had been a Studium Generale approved by King Sancho IV in Alcalá since 1293, the University of Alcalá was founded in 1499 as a completely new educational project by Cardinal Cisneros, the Regent of Spain.


Our vision is to be a leading university in the international context, committed to society, inclusive and open to the world, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the training of citizens by means of quality teaching, excellence in research and the promotion of ethical and socially responsible attitudes.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
898 -19
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Student services

At the University of Alcalá you will find a whole range of services and activities so that your stay is enriching and beneficial.

Housing services

San Ildefonso Residence is located in the historic and artistic centre of Alcalá de Henares, in the Patio de Filósofos in the old University building, and provides hotel and residential accommodation for conferences, courses, tribunals, visiting lecturers, etc.

Places: it has 39 bedrooms, of which 12 are double, 26 are single and there is 1 suite.

Library services

The University of Alcalá has 14 libraries on its three campuses, with extensive opening hours throughout the academic year. Students can also order books from other Spanish university libraries using the loan service.

ICT services

Students on international mobility programmes have free access to the computer rooms located in the various faculties. Students have free access to classrooms, and can use the e-mail service and free Internet access. The University of Alcalá has wi-fi in all its buildings.

Medical services

The University of Alcalá Disabled Policies Integration and Coordination Unit provides specialised support and advice services for the full inclusion of differently labelled people in university life.

Student Life

Campus life

This campus is located in the centre of the city of Alcalá de Henares. In its restored buildings dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the Faculties of Arts and Humanities; Law; Economics, Business and Tourism and the School of Architecture, as well as the University President's Office, the Learning and Research Resource Centre (CRAI), the Postgraduate School and the Doctoral School.

Sports facilities

To make sure our students keep fit, the University of Alcalá offers them its sports facilities on campus and in the city centre. You can get involved in various sports, such as archery, badminton, fencing, rugby, diving, horse riding and mountain climbing, among many other possibilities.

Student Reviews

Universidad de Alcalá de Henáres
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience with this university , the building where it is located is beautiful and there´s a great feedback between teacher-student , i recommend it.

Either you adapt or you die
Provided by U-Multirank rated 1 out of 5 stars

I started my degree in Pharmacy at UAH in 2018, very excited to know what was waiting for me. I am in the third year of my degree and I must say that it is a very complete, exciting and really precious career in all aspects, but it takes away the little life you have, since in my case, I have classes in the mornings and practices for the afternoons, to all that we must add...

que no te pase como yo
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I don’t recommend polytechnic school of UAH.

Alcalá de Henares, Spain

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