Málaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol, located in the Andalucía region along the southern coast of Spain. It is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the city is known as an “open museum” due to 3,000 years of archeological remains and cultural history. With a sunny Mediterranean climate and a rich and diverse landscape made up of coastal beaches, mountains and agricultural plains, Málaga is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

Universidad de Málaga, founded in 1973, was born with a spirit of progress. The university has expanded greatly over the last decade, and it is currently ranked as one of the top higher education institutions in the country. The university has two campuses in the city: El Ejido Campus and Teatinos Campus. There is public transportation from both campuses to the city center. Most of the degree programs can be found on the Teatinos Campus, except for the Faculties of Architecture and Fine Arts, which are located on the El Ejido campus.

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 Office organizes welcome events and excursions for students, and ISEP students can also take advantage of Malaga’s “buddy program,” which matches new international students with a local student during the first few weeks of the semester.

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Course Description

Universidad de Málaga offers a variety of academic subjects taught in Spanish including business, health sciences, physical sciences, engineering, education, communications, social sciences and arts. To get an overview of the subjects offered at Malaga, view the list of degrees. Students may also choose to enroll in the pre-session or in-session Spanish language courses for a small additional fee. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. Go to the course catalogue

2. Filter by "Centro" (Academic Department) and "Titulacion" (Subject).

3. A list of courses offered in that subject will appear. Make sure to select "Todos" under "Curso" so that all courses, not just first-year courses (1˚) appear. 

4. Click on the course name to view more information. Click "Consultar la guía docente de la asignatura" to view the syllabus. The syllabus contains important details such as credits, meeting times and assessment.

5. Pay attention to the column labeled Duración. Courses labeled 1˚Semestre run September – January and courses labeled 2˚Semestre run February – June.

6. A selection of courses are taught in English. Students may supplement their course load in Spanish with some courses taught in English. 

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics Human Resources Management Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Law/Criminal Justice

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Application Instructions

After placement and confirmation by ISEP, students will have access to an online portal for exchange students at UMA. Students will need to submit additional documents and information to this portal. Students will also recieve their acceptance letter and register for courses via this portal. 

 

 

Special Needs Support

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

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture: Recommended!

    Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Area Studies

  • Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Education: Recommended!

    Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Interpretation and Translation Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Medicine Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Pathology Podiatry Public Health Rehabilitation Science

  • History Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

    Tourism Management

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Geography

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Drawing Painting Photography Sculpture Studio Arts

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

After placement and confirmation by ISEP, students will have access to an online portal for exchange students at UMA. Students will need to submit additional documents and information to this portal. Students will also recieve their acceptance letter and register for courses via this portal. 

 

 

Special Needs Support

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

Other Academic Conditions

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. 

It is extremely important to include the Código (course number) when completing your ISEP Course Request List for UMA. Course Request Lists without course numbers will be considered incomplete and may result in delayed or denied placement confirmation.

Housing Note: Upon confirmation of placement, UMA will provide housing resources and information, including the on-campus residence hall and shared student apartments. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to arrange their own housing. All Exchange students will recieve a housing stipend. 

Most fine arts and health science courses are year-long (September - June) and may not be available to students who only study at UMA during one semester. 

All students are required to submit an ISEP Language Evaluation for Spanish at a B1 level.

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