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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
  • Fine Arts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Design

Sponsored by UT Austin - a University-wide Exchange

Academic Information

Students take 15 hours per semester. This program may require academic year (fall to spring) participation for students who want to attend UPV in the fall. Many courses are offered in English. Students taking courses in Spanish must have SPN 327C prior to departure.


**Fall 2024 dates are estimated based on 2023.**

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 $75 non-refundable application fee and regular UT tuition, and are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and other costs of living. Students are required to purchase international health insurance. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


This program may require participation for an entire academic year.

- Spring
  • Program: February 6, 2024 to June 28, 2024
  • Instructional: February 6, 2024 to June 28, 2024
  • Final Deadline: September 15, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: September 12, 2024 to February 3, 2025
  • Instructional: September 12, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Cat M McGovern

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
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Make an Appointment
Visa Information

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:

Program information above is subject to change