Located on the southwestern coast of Spain, the University of Huelva (UH) is a dynamic and fast growing institution known for ambitious research programs and a dedication to quality teaching. UH is located on four sites around the coastal city of Huelva, including a new main campus which boasts state-of-the-art computing facilities and the central library.
The Surrounding Area
The province of Huelva is situated in the southwest corner of Spain, with Portugal less than an hour to the west, Seville and Cadiz to the east, Extremadura to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The city of Huelva is nestled between the Rivers Tinto and Odiel, and is a short drive or bike ride away from the province’s spectacular 120-kilometer coastline of fine sandy beaches. Huelva is well served by both national and international transportation. Airports in both Faro, Portugal and Seville, Spain are just an hour away, and train and bus routes connect Huelva with all major Andalusian provincial capitals, as well as Madrid.
In addition to housing assistance, membership in the International Student Association covers most costs for a variety of activities, such as a guided tour of Huelva, trips to nearby cities, excursions to local mountains and caves, dance lessons and more. There are also a number of campus groups students are encouraged to join, including film and music societies. Less tourist-oriented than other Spanish cities, the city of Huelva boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Spain. Students can explore the city by foot or take advantage of the excellent bus service. From movies, concerts and theatre, to bowling, restaurants and tapas bars there is plenty to enjoy. The beach is only a bike ride away and the surrounding countryside offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities
- Degree-seeking student
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.50+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange/ study abroad program at Huelva will receive credit toward their degree requirements for many majors. There are a variety of classes taught in English and Spanish is offered as a foreign language. Areas of study include Business Administration and Management, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, History, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Tourism.
UNCW students have the option to live in an off-campus residence hall or apartment. Residence halls include meals, internet access, laundry access, and room cleaning. For assistance in finding an apartment, it is recommended that students join the International Student Association (ISA) upon arrival. ISA will make appointments for you to see apartments and, when necessary, send a ‘collaborator’ with you to help communicate with the landlord.
Academic Year Dates
Late September to Late June
Spring Semester Dates
Mid-February to Late June
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.