Exchange students from partner universities have the possibility of carrying out a study exchange period at the ULPGC but there must be a bilateral agreement between the centres.
Please note that the welcome day for incoming students for the 2020/21 academic year (first semester and full year) will take place on 24 September 2020.
This event will be held online via the following link:
Information of interest
As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented phenomenon for all of us and the constantly evolving situation has presented us with new challenges every day. Time has passed since the Coronavirus outbreak, but it seems that a return to normalcy is not yet foreseeable.
At the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), classes will begin on Monday 28 September 2020. However, considering the current situation in the Canary Islands and following the recommendations of our health authorities, it is very likely that classes will start online in many cases. If the conditions become favourable as the weeks go by, it is possible that we may switch to co-educational teaching, mixing classroom teaching and online teaching to avoid having a large number of students in the class.
Incoming mobility students who decide to continue with their plans to come to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be welcome to attend our online classes in the first instance, and hopefully physically on campus and in class for part of the semester. However, you should be aware that although all our regular courses will be taught, your mobility experience may be altered by current circumstances. However, you can rest assured that you will be given the same opportunities as our students, both in terms of teaching and exams.
In the event that students prefer to postpone their mobility from the first to the second semester, their home coordinator should contact each School or Faculty to request a timely change in the existing agreement. At the ULPGC, our intention is to reduce the number of restrictions or specificities in order to continue favouring student mobility.
Thanking you for your understanding, we will be happy to answer your questions and help you whenever you wish.
Once your university has nominated you on our platform, you will receive an information mail with the access credentials to be able to continue with the nomination process.
To access the computerised mobility platform, please click on the following link:
You will have to upload all the required documentation and fill in your personal details in order to obtain the letter of acceptance. Once your documents have been verified, you will receive an email notifying you that you can now download the letter of acceptance from the computer platform.
However, your final acceptance will be subject to the acceptance of the academic agreement by the home and host universities. Likewise, all documents must be uploaded before your arrival.
In case you have any incidence with the management or handling of the mobility platform, please contact us through the following link and select the recipient “Mobility – IT Support”.
For the elaboration of the academic agreement, consult your possible subjects in the following link:
Once your proposal has been made, it must be sent and validated by the coordinator.
Important note : Students of the Erasmus programme will have to make the academic agreement through the OLA platform (see guide below)
You can find the contact details of the academic coordinators of the ULPGC centres at the following link:
Learning Agreement Models
In order to participate in any Mobility Programme with the ULPGC during the 2020/2021 academic year, the incoming Exchange student must demonstrate that he/she has taken out private medical insurance that covers at least the following guarantees during his/her stay at the ULPGC:
- Medical and accident insurance
- Repatriation coverage in case of illness or death
VERY IMPORTANT: This Private Health Insurance is not the European Health Insurance Card. However, you need both for your exchange.
In the case of SICUE mobility students, they also need private insurance that meets these conditions.
Incoming students can take out an insurance of their choice (with at least the two guarantees mentioned above) or they can also take out the insurance offered by our University called “Oncampus Estudia”, which costs 199€ ( THIS SERVICE IS ONLY VALID FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN SPANISH UNIVERSITIES ) .
You can consult the coverage of the guarantees of the OnCampus insurance:
If you are interested in contracting it or obtaining more information about the OnCampus insurance you can visit www.oncampus.es
The incoming student MUST take out a private medical insurance for the whole period of the exchange at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
We recommend that students wishing to study at the ULPGC have a B1 level of Spanish according to the CEFR. However, in the case of some Faculties/Schools or careers the recommended level of Spanish/English may be higher.
For further information, please contact the centre’s coordinator:
INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE – 27 hour course
The Aula de Idiomas, the language centre of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, offers an intensive Spanish course by video conference.
Dates: from 14 to 25 September (no lessons on 24 September)
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00
Level test: You have to do an online level test at this link before registering: http://auladeidiomas.ulpgc.es/prueba-de-nivel (choose ENGLISH as your language). Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 will be offered. Once you have taken the test, you can choose the course “Intensive Course in Spanish as a Foreign Language” and register.
Registration and payment ends on 6 September 2020.Info: firstname.lastname@example.orgOne week before the course starts you will receive an email with all the details of the course. The course will only take place if there are a minimum of 10 students per group. In case of cancellation of the course, Aula de Idiomas will refund the registration fee.
With the aim of making your stay more pleasant, the student association AEGEE-Las Palmas along with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers you the opportunity to participate in the Buddy Program ULPGC, a mentoring program designed to help incoming students at the beginning of their international mobility destination. In this way, a local student can help you to get to know the campus, to look for accommodation, to get to know the university services, to complete bank and administrative procedures and to carry out other necessary tasks to begin this new life stage.
If you want a buddy, you have until the 7th December to fill in this form (https://bit.ly/2sbBJv7), found on the web page of AEGEE-Las Palmas, where you can also have a look to the activities that this student association offers to you. The program will be managed by AEGEE-Las Palmas since its members include volunteer students who have participated in international mobility programs and they count on AEGEE-Europe’s support and experience through its more than 200 local branches.