Universidad Pablo de Olavide


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Pablo De Olavide University is one of Spain's youngest and smallest public universities.

Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia. It is a city rich in history, cultural traditions and art. Seville’s proximity with many places of historic and cultural interest in Spain, as well as Portugal and North Africa, makes it an excellent base for exploring this region of the world.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–December

View the UPO academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UPO has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at UPO is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UPO.

Students wishing to study mainstream courses in Spanish must have a minimum Spanish Language Proficiency of B2. 

Find courses

Search the UPO Hispanic studies course catelogue, the UPO Spanish Language course catalogue , or the mainstream UPO course catelogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Course restrictions

Hispanic Studies Program: offers semester-long courses taught both in Spanish and in English in areas such as art, business, economics, history, political science and many others.

Spanish language courses: are offered at six levels and include classes such as business Spanish, conversation, phonetics, reading & composition and translation. 

Mainstream courses: Students who score at the Advanced II level on their Spanish Placement Exam may enroll in up to two mainstream university courses. If the courses with the Spanish students are conducted in English, this language requirement is waived.

Additional academic information

UPO has online resources to help navigate their academic policies and courses:



Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


The International centre at UPO offers to place exchange students with Spanish host families with full board. Students can request a host family through the centre's website. Alternatively, students can apply for housing in a residence hall. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Spanish Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.