Universitat Rovira I Virgili is located in Tarragona, a city in the Catalonia region of northern Spain. The coastal city of Tarragona is known as the “city of eternal spring” and is a UNESCO world heritage site, due to the ancient Roman ruins throughout the area. The mild climate is ideal for enjoying the region’s beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, while only a short train ride away students can access all that the vibrant city of Barcelona has to offer.

Universitat Rovira I Virgili is a comprehensive, research-oriented university committed both to the progress of the region and fostering global citizenship. The university has three campuses in Tarragona: Catalunya campus, Sescelades campus and Bellissens campus. ISEP students may take courses from any campus.

ISEP students immerse themselves in Spanish culture by taking university classes with local students and living in an apartment in the city or residence hall on campus. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. ISEP students can also be matched with a local "buddy" to help adjust to life at URV and in Tarragona! 

Course Description

URV offers a variety of courses taught in Spanish and Catalan (the local language). A selection of courses are taught in English in the fields of business, communications, sciences and literature. URV also offers free Catalan language courses, as well as Spanish language courses for a small additional fee. 

Courses in Spanish

Courses in English

Additional course and academic information for URV. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. To find specific course offerings, view the list of courses taught in Spanish and the list of courses taught in English (links above).

2. Pay attention to the column labeled Periodo/Period. Courses in the 1er cuatrimestre/first semester run September – January and courses in the 2do cuatrimestre/second semester run February – June. Courses labeled Anual/Annual run the full year September – June. 

3. Click on the link in the column Mas informacion/More information to find out more about the course. You will find the exam date (subject to change), professor’s name, and a general description. Click on the grey boxes at the bottom to find out even more, such as learning outcomes, methodologies, reading list and course content. 

Website for Course Availability

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business Recommended!

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology Recommended!

  • Business: Recommended!

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

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Catalan Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Psychology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • 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 Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Learning

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Catalan Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • History

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • 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 Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Housing Note: During the first month, all students stay at the on-campus residence. After the first month, students will recieve a housing stipend, and can choose to stay in the campus residence or find an apartment with other students. URV will assist students in finding off-campus housing. 

All students must submit a Language Evaluation for Spanish with their ISEP application. Students taking all courses in English (usually only possible for business, science or English literature) should have an A2 level of Spanish. Students taking some or all courses in Spanish should have a B1 level of Spanish. The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

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. 

Chemical engineering students must have junior level status and a 3.0 GPA equivalent.

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