The University of Burgos was created in 1994 after separating from the University of Valladolid, which it had belonged to since 1972.The university is divided into two campuses: the Campus del Vena (by the river Vena) and the Campus of San Amaro. Here, you can find the fine historic and artistic enclave known as the King's Hospital.
The King's Hospital was founded in 1195 by King Alfonso VIII to care for Jacobean pilgrims. It was one of the most important hospitals on the pilgrims' route to Santiago. The buildings were built in protogothic style, but little remains today. Many alterations have been made since the 16th century. Of special note are the Romeros Gate (1562) and the Gate of the Moors (1530) and the Portico of the Church, reformed in 1771. The University of Burgos is steadily growing and expanding.
The Surrounding Area
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. It is home to many historic landmarks, including the Cathedral of Burgos, Miraflores Charterhouse, and many other buildings from medieval times.This gorgeous city also offers numerous parks to explore, and unbeatable food, having been named a city of gastronomy in 2015.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Completion of SPN 202 prior to studying abroad
- 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 Burgos will receive credit toward their degree requirements for many majors. Most courses are taught in Spanish, therefore we recommend an intermediate level of Spanish prior to studying abroad. However, there are English-taught
courses and English friendly courses
Accommodation for students can be a hall of residence or sharing an apartment. For more information, please click here
Academic Year Dates
Early September to Late June
Fall Semester Dates
Early September to Mid-December
Spring Semester Dates
Early 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.