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Universidad Publica de Navarra (UPNA)
Pamplona, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Agriculture, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, History, Human Resources Management, Iberian Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Pre-Law, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program: Exchange
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Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) is located in the city of Pamplona, Spain. Although the city's festivities surrounding the feast of San Fermín became well-known in the last century thanks to their description in a book by Hemmingway (think: running of the bulls), the city itself has much more to offer than a week-long mid-summer festival. Pamplona has ancient roots (it was founded as a Roman outpost over 2,000 years ago) along with a modern flair and amenities, recognized as having the highest quality of living among Spain's cities. You can live and study in Pamplona at UPNA for a semester or even an academic year - growing in your Spanish language skills and experiencing all that Spain and Europe have to offer.

Almost all courses are taught in Spanish although there are a few courses taught in English. Exchange students are able to take courses in any academic discipline offered at UPNA. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s). 

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

For a list of courses normally available to international students at UPNA, explore the UPNA online course catalog.

Both on and off-campus student housing is available, and UPNA assists students with finding and securing housing.  Visit the UPNA housing link to learn more.

For the UPNA exchange, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. 

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Students must have completed at least four semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent). Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program. 

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.


To study as an exchange student at UPNA, a student must have completed at least four (4) semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent). A high level of Spanish language competency is very important.

Pre-term Intensive Spanish Programs 

UPNA offers exchange students a couple of different options for intensive, pre-term Spanish language review:
  1. Intensive Program: A week-long pre-term intensive Spanish language program is available to students before the start of the regular term. Aside from housing costs, UPNA does not charge an additional fee for the week-long Spanish program.
  2. Spanish Bridge Course: An additional 3-week intensive Spanish language program is available to students before the start of the week-long intensive program. UPNA charges students an additional course fee (which includes housing) for this program.
In addition to these pre-term options, UPNA offers special additional courses that exchange students can choose to take during their term, to help enhance their language learning and their understanding of Spanish culture and society. For more information about this courses, visit the UPNA catalog of courses in language, culture and society.

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Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 03/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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