Exchange Students

Exchange Students


To come to ULPGC as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement for exchange studies with us. An academic stay abroad is always based on a co-operation between ULPGC and one of its partner universities.

It is a pleasure for us to welcome you as an exchange student at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the academic year 2019/20.

In order to show you our gratefulness for choosing our University, we have organized a Welcome Ceremony on Thursday 5th September 2018It will take place at the municipality of Agüimes.

You will thus have the opportunity to visit this beautiful town and to discover its peculiarities as well the town’s historic quarter and the San Sebastián Church. In addition, it will be an ocassion for you to taste the culinary specialities of Agüimes known as “truchas”. Also, the Town Council having decided to invite all our exchange students to a toast by the end of the Welcome Ceremony.

Once in Agüimes, you will attend the Official Welcome Ceremony presided by the Mayor of Agüimes, Mr. Óscar Hernández Suárez, the President of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mr. Rafael Robaina and the Vice-President of Internationalization and Cooperation, Mr. Richard Clouet. The Director of Student Mobility, Mr. Luis Henríquez, and the team of the International Relations Office  as well as the AEGEE team will also give you useful instructions for your stay in Gran Canaria and will offer you a welcome pack.

To attend the Ceremony, there will be several buses at the disposal of all our exchange students. They will pick you up from Fuente Luminosa (Plaza fuero Real de Gran Canaria s / n) at 10.00am on Thursday 5th September, and will take you back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after the event. Here are the indications for you to get to the Fuente Luminosa´place (

We would like to remind you that attendance at this event is MANDATORY.

Please be on time!

Once you have been selected and nominated by your home university for an academic exchange abroad, you will receive an e-mail with your access keys and be asked to register on our on-line platform in order to continue with the nomination process. Upon successful completion and review of your application (after uploading documentation required and filling in your personal data), your letter of admission will be available for download on our on-line system.

To access the mobility software platform, click on the following link:

Access to the mobility software application

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 download the acceptance letter from the computer platform.

However, your final acceptance will be subject to acceptance of the academic agreement by the home and host universities. Also, all documentation must be uploaded prior to arrival.


In case you have any trouble with the management or handling of the mobility platform, please contact us through the following link and select the recipient Mobility – IT Support.

Contact form

Please fill out your Learning Agreement (relevant for Erasmus+ students) by entering your personal data and the courses you intend to take. The following site provides quick links to find course information:

Academic Offers

Learning agreement must be approved by host coordinator. We therefore ask you to contact your departmental coordinator at ULPGC, in order to obtain all necessary signatures before you arrive.

In the following link you will find the contact details of the departmental coordinators of the ULPGC:

Departamental Coordinators


Templates of learning agreements

  • Erasmus+

To participate in any Mobility Programme with the ULPGC within the academic year 2019/2020, the incoming Exchange student has to demonstrate that he or she has contracted a health private insurance which has to cover, as the minimum, the following guarantees during his or her stay at the ULPGC:

  • Health and accident insurance
  • Repatriation coverage in the case of illness or death

VERY IMPORTANT: This Health Private 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 a private insurance that meets these conditions.

Incoming students can contract an insurance of their choice (with, at least, the two guarantees mentioned above) or they can also contract the insurance offered by our University called “Oncampus Estudia” (price 199€ – THIS SERVICE IS ONLY VALID FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT STUDY AT SPANISH UNIVERSITIES).

You can check the OnCampus Insurance Guarantees coverages


If you are interested in contracting it or getting more information about the OnCampus insurance you can visit

The incoming student MUST contract a private health insurance for the whole exchange period at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).

For exchange students coming to study at the ULPGC, a B1 level of Spanish according to the CEFR is recommended

However, in some cases, a Faculty/School may include a requirement or higher level to attend a grade/master course the recommended level of Spanish may be higher. For further information, please contact the centre coordinator:

Departamental Coordinators

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Language Centre, Aula de Idiomas, is offering an Intensive 27-hour Spanish Course to Erasmus Incoming students in August.

A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels will be offered.

There will be a placement test during the first session in order to organize the different groups.

Dates: from 26th August to 6th September

Time: from 9:00 to 12:00

Price: 135€ for Erasmus students

Place: Aula de Idiomas – Módulo E Edificio de Económicas y Empresariales – Campus Universitario de Tafira – C/ Saulo Torón Nº 4 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017

To enrol: Here the link to enrol: and click “INSCRIBIRME AHORA”

Conditions: In order to obtain the final certificate, students must attend at least 80% of the lessons. This means that students cannot be absent for more than two lessons.

The course will only take place if there is a minimum of 10 students per group. If the course is cancelled, Aula de Idiomas will refund the registration fees.

Any further information you can send an email to

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 1st July to fill in this form, 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.