Universidad de Murcia is located in the sunny, southeastern region of Spain near the coast. Founded in 825 by the Moors, the city is known for its stunning architecture, delicious local cuisine and cultural festivals, such as its Holy Week Procession. Murcia has a warm Mediterranean climate and its fertile soil, nurtured by the Segura River, has provided the nickname for the city: the orchard of Europe. 

Universidad de Murcia, founded in 1915, is a public research university that offers modern facilities and excellent academic opportunities. The university is divided into four campuses located in Murcia and the surrounding areas: La Merced, Espinardo, San Javier and a Health Sciences campus. ISEP students mainly take courses at the La Merced and Espinardo campuses, unless studying sports or health sciences. 

ISEP students immerse themselves in Spanish culture by taking university classes with local students and living in an apartment in the city. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. The International Relations Office organizes a welcome week for international and local students at the beginning of each semester to participate in social activities and excursions around the region, in addition to the pre-session Spanish language course. ISEP students can also take advantage of Murcia’s “buddy program,” which matches new international students with a local student during the first few weeks of the semester. 

Check out student stories from past ISEP students who have studied abroad at Universidad de Murcia!


ISEP students studying in Murcia receive a combined monthly housing and meal stipend. Students live in shared student apartments, and search for accommodation using Murcia's approved housing provider, VIMUR. While accommodation assistance is provided, ISEP students are ultimately responsible for booking their own accommodation. 

To receive their ISEP stipend students will open a local bank account on arrival. Due to the administrative procedures involved, the first stipend takes up to three weeks to disburse. Students should have sufficient funds to cover expenses during this initial period (housing and meals, housing deposit, etc.) and budget accordingly. The first stipend payment will include benefits beginning from students' arrival date.

All ISEP students will be expected to budget their housing and meal stipend to pay monthly rent and purchase groceries and meals. Students can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as checking out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad.

Program Website

Course Description

Universidad de Murcia offers a wide range of academic subjects including business, communications, physical sciences, social sciences, education, Spanish literature and more.

All courses courses are taught alongside local students, providing a fully immersive experience. Most courses are taught in Spanish, but students also have the opportunity to enroll in English-taught programs in the fields of Business Administration, Communication & Media Studies and Primary Education

A two-week pre-semester Spanish language course is required for all non-native Spanish speakers and is included in ISEP benefits. Students will register for this course separately upon acceptance. Students may also enroll in a 3 ECTS Spanish language course during the semester for an additional fee (approx. 120 EUR per semester).

Tips for finding courses:

1. View the list of degree programs and click on the title of the stubject.

2. Click on "Plan de estudios y guías docentes" on the right-hand side of the page.. 

3. Courses are organized by semester and year. "Asignaturas de Primero" refers to first-year courses, "Asignaturas de Segundo" refers to second-year courses, etc. Look under the column labeled "Duración" to see when the course is offered. Courses labeled "Cuatr. (1)" run September – January and courses labeled "Cuatr. (2)" run February – June. 

4. Click on the course name to view the professor, class meeting times and syllabus. 

5. Click on the teal “Exámenes” button to view the exam schedule for a degree. Exams are typically held in Janauary for the fall semester, and in June for the spring semester, with a make-up period in July. Exam dates and times are subject to change. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Auditing Business Management Economics Finance Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Education Recommended!

    Elementary Education

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions



Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    French Studies

  • Biology:

    Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Microbiology and Immunology Physiology Plant Physiology Toxicology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Business Statistics Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Advertising Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education: Recommended!

    Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Elementary Education

  • Engineering:

    Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics French Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences and Disorders Dietetics Nutrition Sciences Pharmacy

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Political Science and Government

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Art History

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions



Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students choosing to take courses entirely in English must have at least a beginner level (A1) in Spanish to navigate daily life in Murcia, and will need to submit an ISEP Spanish Language Evaluation with their application

All graduate level courses, including the MBA program, are closed to ISEP students. Medicine is closed to ISEP students.

Law, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine courses are restricted, and may not be available to ISEP students. 

Most courses in fine arts are year-long in nature. Students may need professorial approval to enroll in these courses if only attending Murcia for a semester. This cannot be guaranteed in advance.

To avoid scheduling conflicts, students are required to take 50% of their classes within the same degree program, and it is highly recommended that students plan to take all of their classes on one campus. 

Students must register for a minimum of 24 ECTS and a maximum of 30 ECTS. 1 ECTS = 0.5 U.S. credits, so a 6 credit course in Spain is equivalent to a 3 credit course in the U.S. Your home university ultimately determines credit conversion. 

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