University of Cantabria (UC)
This university is relatively new, established in 1972, and has about 13,000 students. The campus is divided between Santander - the capital of the autonomous region of Cantabria - and Torrelavega. The university has been classified as an International Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
Cantabria is a region in the north of Spain, with about 500,000 people, of whom 200,000 live in Santander. Santander is situated by the sea. Further south is the city of Gijon, while Bilbao is in the north. The region has a varied landscape, from beaches and cliffs to mountains and historical cities.
This is an Erasmus + agreement. As an Erasmus student, you will be participating in the world’s largest exchange programme and can study at good European universities without paying tuition. Through Erasmus+, you will be given an extra grant that provides more money to enjoy your stay.
Classes are primarily in English, and the requirement is a B1 level in Spanish or a B2 level in English.
Everyone participating in an Erasmus+ exchange programme must take an online language test online before they travel, and they will be given access to a language course through this service. The Division of Research, Internationalisation and Innovation (AFII) will inform you of this test in advance.
If you can document that part of the study takes place in Spanish, you may receive a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway for a 4-week language course to be taken in Spain prior to the start of the semester.
You will not be paying tuition at this institution and will receive the Erasmus+ grant in addition to a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway. You will receive the same financial support from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway as for studies in Norway, in addition to a travel grant. You must pay a semester fee to HVL in order to receive a loan and grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway during the exchange period.
In order to apply for a student exchange programme, your application must first be approved by the study programme of your faculty. An approved application means that you have been given an academic pre-approval for the course or traineeship you will be doing abroad. The academic pre-approval specifies what you will be doing while you are on an exchange programme and confirms these activities will be fully approved as part of your education plan at HVL.
What can I study?
Bachelor of Nautical ScienceIf you are studying nautical sciences, you may do an exchange programme in the 5th semester. Contact the academic contact person for more information.
Bachelor in Nautical Studies Y-veiIf you are studying nautical sciences, you may do an exchange programme in the 5th semester. Contact the academic contact person for more information.
Master of Maritime OperationsIf you are doing a Master’s in Maritime Operations, you may do an exchange programme in the 3rd semester of the master’s programme. Contact the academic contact person for more information.