Being of fairly recent creation (1973), the University of Malaga was born with a spirit of progress. In the last decade, the university has expanded more than any other young university in Spain, being presently ranked among the main higher education institutions in the country.
The university’s facilities are located on two campuses: 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.
Main CampusMálaga, Spain Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in MálagaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
Málaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Thanks to its exceptional climate, the province has become a popular tourist destination within Europe, and today boasts an outstanding range of cultural attractions, sports amenities and services. All of this makes Málaga a wonderful place to live, as can be seen by the large number of residents from Germany, England, Denmark and Sweden who have chosen to live and retire here.
With one of the mildest climates in Europe and a rich and diverse landscape made up of coastal areas, mountains and agricultural plains, Málaga is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities while studying at the university.
We have an official profile on Facebook called "Relaciones Internacionales UMA" from which official communications are sent to students. In the "events" section students receive information about events organized by the international office such as welcome parties, trips, university cultural events and more.
There are also student associations in all of the faculties that usually organize a number of activities. Thanks to the culture department and our sports service, students will be able to participate in a number of activities during their stay.
Upon request, our volunteer service will match each new international student with a local student, thanks to our student tutor progam. By simply filling out a form, exchange students will be able to get in contact with local students in Málaga.
Spanish student tutors will help incoming students with any problems related to their stay at the university and can give useful information about visa issues, local lifestyle and more. To apply for the program prior to arrival, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will put you in touch with Spanish students who can help you before and during your exchange.