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Manual del visitante. Bienvenid@ a la Universidad del Pas Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU). Hemos elaborado este manual con el fin de ayudarte en el proceso de adaptacin a nuestra institucin y comunidad. Aqu hallars una descripcin de nuestra universidad: su estructura, campus y oferta acadmica. Tambin encontrars detalles concretos sobre los pasos y formalidades que debes cumplimentar antes de abandonar tu pas, a tu llegada al Pas Vasco y antes de tu regreso a casa.

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  • Visitorshandbook

    www.ehu.es/en

    The University of the Basque Country

    Vice Rectorate for International RelationsPaseo Arriola, 220018 Donostia-San Sebastin, SpainPhone no: +34 943015192e-mail:helpcentre4.internacional@ehu.es

  • Table of contents

    0. Welcome to the University of the Basque Country .............................................................................................. 4

    1. The University of the Basque Country ..................................................................................................................... 5 1.1. Our campuses ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 1.1.1. Campus of Araba...................................................................................................................................... 6 1.1.2. Campus of Biscay..................................................................................................................................... 8 1.1.3. Campus of Gipuzkoa ............................................................................................................................... 10 1.2. Our university: Facts and gures.................................................................................................................. 12 1.3. Study at the University of the Basque Country ........................................................................................ 13 1.3.1. Undergraduate programmes................................................................................................................ 13 1.3.2. Courses taught in English and French............................................................................................... 17 1.3.3. Postgraduate programmes................................................................................................................... 17 1.3.4. Summer courses...................................................................................................................................... 17 1.4. Academic info ...................................................................................................................................................... 18 1.4.1. Academic calendar.................................................................................................................................. 18 1.4.2. Assessment system................................................................................................................................ 18 1.4.3. Grading scale............................................................................................................................................. 18 1.4.4. ECTS credits............................................................................................................................................... 19 1.4.5. Mobility programmes at the University of the Basque Country................................................. 19

    2. Practical information for visitors .............................................................................................................................. 20 2.1. Spanish and Basque courses ......................................................................................................................... 20 2.2. Accommodation .................................................................................................................................................. 21 2.3. Medical insurance .............................................................................................................................................. 23 2.4. Spain visa and passport entry requirements ........................................................................................... 24 2.5. Financial support for students ...................................................................................................................... 24 2.5.1. Grants and fellowships for undergraduate students .................................................................... 24 2.5.2. Grants and fellowships for postgraduate students ....................................................................... 24 2.5.3. Student loans ............................................................................................................................................ 24 2.6. Students with special needs support service .......................................................................................... 25 2.7. Student information and guidance office ................................................................................................... 25 2.8. Supporting your study ...................................................................................................................................... 26 2.8.1. Computer rooms ...................................................................................................................................... 26 2.8.2. Library......................................................................................................................................................... 27 2.8.3. E-learning: Our virtual campus............................................................................................................ 27 2.9. Internships............................................................................................................................................................ 28 2.10. Sports service.................................................................................................................................................... 28 2.11. Cultural activities and entertainment ........................................................................................................ 29 2.12. Student associations ....................................................................................................................................... 29 2.13. Everything exchange students need to know ......................................................................................... 30 2.13.1. How to contact your mobility tutor................................................................................................... 30 2.13.2. Exchange Student checklist: basic documents and when to submit them ......................... 31 2.13.3. Would you like to request a buddy?.................................................................................................. 32

    3. The Basque Country (Euskadi).................................................................................................................................... 33 3.1. Money matters ..................................................................................................................................................... 34 3.2. Eating....................................................................................................................................................................... 34 3.3. Medical care .......................................................................................................................................................... 34 3.4. In case of emergency ......................................................................................................................................... 35 3.5. Language................................................................................................................................................................ 36 3.6. Religion and spiritual traditions .................................................................................................................... 36 3.7. Weather................................................................................................................................................................... 36 3.8. Business hours .................................................................................................................................................... 36

    4. Former visitors tips for a smooth adjustment ................................................................................................... 37

  • Welcome0to the University of the Basque Country

    All of us, working at the International Office, wish you a very warm welcome to the University of the Basque Country. We are glad to know you chose our university and our region for your academic or research stay. Over one thousand students, lecturers and researchers (mainly from Europe, Canada, the US and Latin America) join us every year and we are ready to go the extra mile to support you, so that you keep fond memories of your stay among us.

    We have conceived this handbook aiming to help you with your adjustment process, both at our university and our community. Here you will find a detailed description of the university, its structure, campuses and courses catalogue. Details on the steps to take and requirements to be met before leaving your country, upon arrival at the Basque Country and before you go back home are also to be found here. The sections dealing with our grading system or our academic calendar information will help you plan your travelling dates.

    This handbook contains information regarding student services you can benefit from and, additionally, a section describing the region where we are located, i.e. the Basque Country. We would like you to enjoy our landscapes and culture; once you are with us, you will become a full member of our community and we wish to assist you accordingly.

    The final section of this handbook includes suggestions by former visitors. We trust you will find the content of this reference book useful and, remember: our Help Centre staff is al