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University of Malaga

The University of Malaga (UMA) was founded in 1972. At the time, Malaga was the only Spanish city with more than 300,000 inhabitants that did not have its own university. UMA is a growing university, and currently has about 35,000 students.

Malaga is the capital of the Province of Malaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia, located in the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain. Malaga is the fifth largest city in Spain, and the population in 2007 was 576,725. If we add the suburbs, the population is 1,074,074. Malaga’s city centre is situated just behind the port. Its quarters, El Perchel, La Trinidad and Lagunillas surround the city centre. Much of the city’s income comes from agriculture and tourism. This is the birthplace of the artist Pablo Picasso.

Erasmus+

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.

Languages

Some courses in Malaga are in English. If you are fluent in Spanish, you can follow ordinary courses in Spanish. Whether you are studying in Spanish or English, the language requirement is a B1 level.

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.

Fee

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.

Course approval

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's programme in Computing

You may do an exchange programme in the 5th and 6th semesters. If you are fluent in Spanish, you can follow ordinary courses in Spanish. 

The autumn semester is from the end of September until the beginning of February, while the spring semester is from the beginning of February until the end of June. Exchange programmes are therefore recommended for the spring semester if you are only doing an exchange for one semester. Contact the academic contact person for more information.

Bachelor's programme in Information Technology

You may do an exchange programme in the 5th and 6th semesters. If you are fluent in Spanish, you can follow ordinary courses in Spanish. 

The autumn semester is from the end of September until the beginning of February, while the spring semester is from the beginning of February until the end of June. Exchange programmes are therefore recommended for the spring semester if you are only doing an exchange for one semester. Contact the academic contact person for more information.

Teacher Education and Training 1-7

Students who are taking mathematics and music as elective subjects may do an exchange programme in Málaga in the 6th semester. You may also do an exchange for academically relevant subjects in the 5th semester. Your study programme must approve the duration of the exchange stay, which will end in January/February. Contact the academic contact person for more information.

GLU5-10

Students who are taking mathematics and music as elective subjects may do an exchange programme in Málaga in the 6th semester. You may also do an exchange for academically relevant subjects in the 5th semester. Your study programme must approve the duration of the exchange stay, which will end in January/February. Contact the academic contact person for more information.

Joint Master's Programme in Software Engineering

It is possible for you to do an exchange programme during the master’s programme and take either theoretical subjects or work on your master’s thesis. Speak with your academic contact person to find out when it would be best to go.