Both the Universitat de València and the Universitat Politècnica de València have many options for you to gain access to an endless variety of services for your better integration into campus life and improved academic achievement.
VLC/CAMPUS does not make accommodation arrangements for incoming exchange students, which is the students’ responsibility. However, it does offer advice about the different types of accommodation available.
The halls of residence are university facilities that provide accommodation preferably to members of the university community and promote the human, cultural and scientific education of those who live in them. Here you can find the halls of residence offered by each university, although it is not an essential requirement to be a member of either university community.
The two universities have language centres where you can take advantage of a wide range of foreign language learning options. Lessons are organised in different formats: general courses, intensive courses, exam preparation courses, customised courses or foreign language proficiency exams.
In addition to the halls of residence, there are different options to stay in Valencia such as renting a house, sharing a flat or living with a homestay family. We have a housing stock that you can check by clicking here.
There is also the option to stay at an elderly person’s home by participating in the programme called Hàbitat Generational thanks to which you can stay for free with an elderly person who feels lonely and needs company. You can also find the wide range of lettings available in Valencia on different websites
Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official qualifications accrediting the level of competence and command of Spanish, issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education. Therefore, they are recognised as official in a number of countries with which bilateral agreements regarding educational issues have been signed.
The validity of Spanish diplomas is unlimited and you do not need to resit exams or revalidate your competence in Spanish.
Catalan (known locally as valencià) is a co-official language in the autonomous region and both universities have services and facilities responsible for its promotion and protection. These services include the areas of Language Teaching, Promotion, Consultancy and Terminology, as well as an administrative unit.
This institute aims to promote the study of the Chinese language and to serve as a centre for the exchange of teachers and students. The Instituto currently offers the courses "Chinese: language, culture and society" and “Chinese: language, culture and business for professionals”. Japanese courses are also offered.
In the field of sports, VLC/CAMPUS partners are among the Spanish universities which have most strongly promoted university sport, as is evident from the 176,299.69 m2 assigned to sports facilities that provide a special infrastructure for 72 different sporting specialties. This major investment in sports facilities has been widely supported by the university community, with 36,814 students involved in some kind of sporting activity and 11,734 students participating in competitions. Thanks to the support programmes for top-level sportspeople offered on campus, we have one of the country’s largest concentrations of elite athletes in a university environment.
VLC/CAMPUS has one of the best collections of bibliographic resources at national level. Different services are provided in person for more than 300 days a year at a total of 46 libraries and auxiliary centres, consisting of 7,697 reading places for students, 2,308,882 volumes, 37,976 subscriptions to major databases and academic and research journals and a total of 1,518,406 annual book loans.
VLC/CAMPUS is an aggregate that combines the patrimonial heritage of institutions with over 500 years of history and the dynamism brought by others more recently created. The combination of a long history, proper conservation policy and broad cultural offer provides VLC/CAMPUS with a valuable monumental, architectural, artistic and documentary heritage. Important examples of this are the historical building located in Carrer de la Nau (home of the University of Valencia since 1499), the Agromuseu on Campus de Vera, the Rector Peset hall of residence, the Campus Escultòric, the Palau de Cerveró, the botanical garden, the Josep Renau exhibition hall, the Office of the Principal and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry on Blasco Ibáñez campus, the Alfons Roig auditorium, the Lluís Vives hall of residence, recovered farmhouses and the rich collections in its historical libraries. As for modern architecture, the science parks of Ciutat Politècnica de la Innovació and the Parc Científic are especially remarkable. Both universities have a rich cultural life that you can check below. Likewise, the city of Valencia offers a wide range of culture that includes its old town, the City of Arts and Science and the Falles festival.
VLC/CAMPUS es la propuesta conjunta impulsada por la Universitat de València (UV), la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) y el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) para la creación en el área metropolitana de Valencia de un Campus de Excelencia Internacional.
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Proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, y el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad en el marco del Programa Campus de Excelencia Internacional.