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University of Granada

4.5 out of 5 (454 ratings / 278 reviews) Granada, Spain
The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531, succeeding the Madrasah founded in 1349 by Yusuf I, the Sultan of Granada. As such, it is considered one of the most important universities in the world in terms of its historical importance.

Bachelor's programmes



The Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom.


  • Our University is committed to quality in higher education and it aims to guarantee, improve and be accountable for this, both to our University Community and to society in general, in relation to its services, teaching staff and qualifications.
  • A wide variety of Bachelor Degrees,Master and Doctorate Programs are offered by the University of Granada.


Research Institutes

  • Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra
  • Instituto Andaluz Interuniversitario de Criminología
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación "Carlos I" de Física Teórica y Computacional
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Biotecnología
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Desarrollo Regional
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Neurociencias "Federico Olóriz"
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Agua
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Genero
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de la Paz y los Conflictos
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Migraciones.


  • At the UGR we are thoroughly committed to helping you improve your employment prospects and providing you with key employment support services. We are also strongly committed to forging lasting ties between our institution, society, and local and regional economies, acting as intermediaries between all stakeholders involved.
  • The University itself is the biggest local employer, accounting for 3.3% of all employment. Over the past number of years, the UGR has created over 79 spin-off companies - a clear indication of its innovative entrepreneurial role, both nationally and internationally.

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University Ranking

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

The Student Support Service (Servicio de Asistencia Estudiantil or SAE) works to provide students with fundamental support services and to assist them in the resolution of diverse issues which can affect them while undertaking their studies. We provide information such as legal advice (in university and non-university related matters), personalized guidance on financial support services, public transport discounts, subsidized accommodation, healthcare assistance requests for students from non-EU countries, national mobility programmes, services for the disabled and obtaining your student or staff ID.

Housing services

Granada is a city where thousands of students live. the University of Granada has an Accommodation Management Office that will offer you various alternatives: high schools, university residences, student flats, accommodation with elderly people and hostels or boarding houses.

Library services

Students and researchers attending the UGR can choose to participate in courses and workshops organised by the UGR library. The range is extensive and in some instances the courses and workshops can count as ECTS Credits.

ICT services

The University of Granada has free Wi-Fi access throughout all its campuses, faculties and premises. The E-Administration system allows you to carry out different administrative processes online from any computer, including acces to teaching and learning platforms, pay-checks, grades, reports, applications, research tools, registering official documents, reservation of sports facilities etc.

Student Life

Campus life

Our teaching centres (faculties and schools) are located in five different campuses (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Ayadamar and Ciencias de la Salud). The University of Granada also has headquarters in Ceuta and Melilla, both with their own campuses.

Sports facilities

Through the Sports Activities Centre ( CAD ) You have access to all kinds of sports and leisure activities: athletics , swimming , hiking , mountain- climbing , skiing, biking, canoeing ... as well as first- class sports facilities and the opportunity to Participate Numerous in competitions and courses . The university Also has agreements With Several private gyms in the city , offering you excellent discounted rates .

Student clubs

The aim of the center is inter-university cooperation and awareness development and training of volunteer within the university community and developing programs to correct inequalities and social gaps in the immediate surroundings.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great University with a very friendly vibes and cultures.

Granada, my love
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Granada is a great meeting point for international students because of thousands of exchange students who go there every year. The locals there have a really great and relaxed attitude. It's close to the sea and the mountains and with the tapas, partys, offered trips and lovely people I couldn't imagine a better place for an exchange year

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Living here gave me an opportunity to get out of the place where I've always lived and to grow getting in contact with a new culture. Having to find my way to live in a new place abroad helped me knowing myself and improving some aspects of my character. I like the organization of the Univerity of Granada, the services and the respect they have here for the students and...

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