Continuing my “Promoting Erasmus and studying abroad” pages, I now introduce you to the University of Granada. Let’s suppose that you are an Erasmus student or in general a student planning to study abroad for a semester or so. What are the factors that you would take into consideration before choosing your next destination and university? How would you organize your background research? What are the things that you’d love to know about your university in advance? Here’s a short research I did about one of the biggest universities in Spain that welcomes thousands of Erasmus students every year.
Background info; The university; As such, the institution that we know today as the University of Granada is the result of the adoption of the University Autonomy Act of 1983. The UGR is currently ranked among the world’s leading higher education institutions, classified by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities as the 326th best university in the world.
The UGR vows to remain a university open to all, regardless of culture, creed or personal beliefs, and is fully committed to pioneering research, innovation, and delivering world-class education.
Granada is, first and foremost, a university city. A lively student atmosphere has flourished here, giving rise to the development of a modern, multicultural and vibrant study destination that welcomes people from all backgrounds. As the University is at the heart of the city, Granada provides incoming students with excellent services and facilities along with a wide range of cultural activities. It is also one of the least expensive cities in Spain, while it is commonly regarded as offering the highest quality of life.
Life in Granada offers a Mediterranean climate and a relaxed lifestyle, with many touristic attractions, such as the stunning architecture and the ski resorts in the surrounding areas. Living in Granada is definitely an enriching and exciting experience, so make sure to be well prepared.
Granada is home to the famous Alhambra, once a Moorish palace and citadel, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Today it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Spain. The site, which is part fortress, part palace and part gardens, sits on a plateau overlooking the city and can be seen from almost everywhere in Granada.
Average rental in shared accomodation; 220 euros. Monthly transportation subscription; 40 euros . Monthly food cost; 170 euros. Average lunch price at a restaurant; 8 euros. Average Fitness subscription; 30 euros. Beer Price at a bar; 2 euros.
ESN works in the interest of all international students, not just for Erasmus students. ESN offers a clear introductory programme for all international students to introduce them to the laws, rules and customs of their host country.
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