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The Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) offers UT students, especially Civil Engineering students an excellent opportunity to take a variety of courses alongside local students. UT has had a reciprocal relationship with this school since 1997.

Students take regular university courses with students from the host country. Most of the curriculum is taught in Spanish; however, there are some courses available in English.

Participants earn regular UT in residence credit. All grades earned for the courses taken are computed into the official UT-Austin GPA, just as they would be for grades earned in courses taken on campus.


Area(s) of Study

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engr
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Design
  • Mathematics

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Academic Information

**Suspended for Spring 2022** Students take 15 hours per semester.

Language(s) of Instruction

Spanish and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Valencia has several on campus dormitories. Students have the choice of full or half meal plan and single or double bedrooms; rent varies accordingly. The most popular form of housing is shared apartments. Apartment living tends to be less expensive and allows for greater independence. Most apartments are fully furnished.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee, and regular UT tuition for every semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/ housing, food, local transportation, and general costs of living. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


- Spring
  • Program: February 7, 2022 to July 1, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2021
- Fall
  • Program: September 6, 2021 to February 4, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2021

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) View advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore Regional. Attend a live Q&A with questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here: PC: Lucie Zacharova

Program information above is subject to change