University of Salamanca

Avila, Bejar, Salamanca, Villamayor, Zamora

Language of instruction


In 2018, the University of Salamanca will commemorate the 8th Centenary of its foundation! A modern, dynamic and innovative institution has been consolidated on the pillars of its history.

Salamanca, located in north-western Spain, is known as “La Dorada” because of the golden glow of its sandstone buildings. The charming Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to the pre-Ancient Roman period.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Exchange not possible Exchange not possible
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–February

View the University of Salamanca's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Salamanca has online resources to help get more from your exchange:


The University of Salamanca has several campuses available to exchange students:

  • Campus Ciudad Jardín
  • Campus Unamuno
  • Campus Canalejas
  • Campus de Ávila
  • Campus de Béjar
  • Campus de Zamora

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • Bachelor of International Studies
    Semester 1, 2018
    The social aspect, the nightlife and culture around food/ drink in Salamanca is wonderful.

Full-time study load

30 credits per semester at the University of Salamanca is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at the University of Salamanca.

You must have a minimum Spanish Language Proficiency of High B2. 

Find courses

Search the University of Salamanca's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

All courses taught in Spanish - high level of Spanish language proficiency required (B2 minimum).

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


Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


The University of Salamanca operates a number of student colleges and residences. Details on these options can be found in the International Student Guide. The University's housing web page also provides a search tool for students looking for private accommodation. 

Cost of living

Student expenses will vary according to the type of accommodation. However, the University of Salamanca's expenses guide suggests a budget of approximately €800 per month to cover basic living costs. 

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.

All foreign students are obliged to purchase the mobility insurance policy of the University of Salamanca, regardless of the requirements of their own university. Further information can be found in the International Student Guide.

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad 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

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.