I would like to study abroad, what opportunities do I have?
If you live in the EU you are able to study abroad as an Erasmus Student at another European university and will get a grant to help you with some of the expenses. If you live outside the EU you are also able to study abroad but as a visiting student not as an Erasmus Student and will have to pay tuition fees. You will be able to stay between 3 and 12 months depending on the requirements of your home university. For more information about the Erasmus programme visit: www.erasmus.ac.uk
I am a foreigner and I would like to study at Cádiz University. What do I need to do?
If you would like to study at Cádiz University you should first go to your university’s International/European Office or ask your department for details to make sure you are eligible. Once you have done this you will need to decide which subjects you would like to study so that you can sign a learning agreement before you go. Your lecturers/university will inform you about anything else you need to do before you leave.
What is the Erasmus programme?
Do I need to know the language of the country where I am going?
To be able to make the most of your studies abroad it is better to know the language of the country where you are going to study. However there are language courses available for beginners as well as more advanced foreign students (vid. Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas).
When abroad how many exams can I sit and how many activities can I participate in?
Before you leave your home university you will have to sign a learning agreement. Requirements for each university are different but most will tell you that you have to gain a certain amount of credits by the end of your stay abroad. Your final choice of subjects will be made after having arrived at Cádiz University, and it is necessary for them to be verified by your academic advisor and your lecturers at home. The number of exams you will have to sit depends on the modules chosen.
If I am having trouble, whom do I ask for help?
If you experience any problems whilst at the University of Cádiz you should see your academic advisor as soon as possible. If they are unable to help then you should talk to your lecturers.
How do I find useful information on a department (telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of the University's professors, researchers or members of the technical-administrative staff) and whom can I ask if I need general information on the University of Cadiz?
The Website of Cadiz University has sections for each department so here you will be able to read any information about the modules available to you as well as any contact information for people who work within those departments.
Do I pay tuition fees?
If you are from the UK and study abroad for a whole academic year as an Erasmus Student you will not have to pay tuition fees at your home university or abroad but if you only stay for one semester you will have to pay the UK university tuition fees.
Will I still get a student loan?
You will carry on receiving your UK student loan as normal and you can also apply for a student grant which you do not have to pay back.
When can I take part?
Most students go abroad in their third year but it depends on your university regulations. You can go any year during your degree, apart from the first year. If you only want to go abroad for one semester students usually go in the second year of their studies.
Can exams be done in a foreign language?
No. (Only if you are studying a foreign language)
HOW TO GET TO THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES
By bus: Comes buses have different routes from Cadiz to the different campuses.
By train: RENFE
Where is the International Office?
In “La Bomba”-next to the faculty of “Filosofía y Letras”.
Who is my academic advisor?
You will be notified by International Office staff members when you enrol.
How do I choose my subjects? **
The courses are available online. ** HYPERLINK ** (Go into the current study programme option under study programmes). Here is a list of available courses.
How do I obtain an ID card?
Erasmus students may collect a Student ID Card in the International Office
What do I use a Student ID Card for?
Your Student ID Card identifies you as a student of University of Cadiz and it may be required for access to some facilities and to borrow books from the library. You can also get discounts in some local shops when you produce your ID Card. ** HYPERLINK Guía commercial **
How do I enrol?
· Initially enrol with the International Office when you first arrive in Cádiz.
· Meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible to discuss subject options. Subjects do not need to be confirmed until two weeks after the commencement of the semester.
· Try to attend a variety of lectures in order to help you make your final choice.
· In the first couple of weeks lecturers will hand out enrolment cards which are to be completed and returned with a photograph.
· Some lecturers may ask you to enrol via Virtual Campus.
Where and how do I open a bank account?
Santander Centro Hispanico is the university bank and there are branches situated in the different campuses. To open a bank account first you will need to go to the police station along the Avenida to obtain a foreign residence permit – it takes about a week to process it.
How do I find somewhere to live?
· The university accommodation office is situated in Calle Doctor Marañón, 3. For information before you arrive e-mail the office firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 956015619. There is an option of private accommodation or halls of residence.
· Every Thursday Cambalache advertises available accommodation.
I want to practise my language skills, how do I go about it?
ESN (the Erasmus Student Network) can help you find a Spanish person with whom you can practise your conversation skills.
On average how much will it cost me to live in Cádiz?
Bills: Electricity €30, Water €30, Gas €10
Local Travel: 10 journey bus pass €7.50 = €30/month
How do I get around?
· Local buses
· Coaches – Comes Coaches provide a good service to other towns and cities within Andalusia and Madrid.
Jerez airport 1 hour (coach)
Seville 2 hours (coach / train)
Gibraltar 3 hours (coach)
Malaga 4-5 hours (coach)
What social events are there?
· ESN will e-mail you with upcoming social events: Parties and excursions
· Bars and restaurants
· Cinema and theatre
· Surfing and other watersports
· Fiestas and cultural events
· Cádiz Carnival
Where can I find information about Cadiz University?
You can find it by visiting the “Organization” section. There is information about the different campuses and faculties which make up the UCA.
Where can I find information about studies in Cadiz University?
You can find information by going to “International” and then “Erasmus incoming”, “Erasmus Mundus” or “alumno visitante (visiting students)”. This section also offers information about language courses.
Also there is some information in the “Directory” section and “Centres and Courses”.
Where can I find information about timetables and exams?
Firstly it is necessary to go to your Faculty web page. Here you need to choose either “students” or “studies” depending on the faculty.
Timetables and exams are current year only. Next year’s will be made available in June.
Under “Directory” there is the current year academic calendar.
Where can I find information about cultural activities?
You can find it in “Cultural Activities” at the top of the home page and also in the “Directory” section.
Where can I find information about sports activities?
There is information available under both the “Student” and “Sports” sections.
Where can I find information about the library?
The “Library” section is on the main page. Opening hours are posted in the “Student” section.
Where can I find information about health?
This is available under “Students”.
How long do the courses run for i.e. 1 or 2 semesters?
It depends on the course, but the information is available alongside the subject listing.
How many credits is a subject worth?
It depends on the subject, but the information is available alongside the subject listing.