Exchange students

Exchange students

Classes will start from September 9th 2021, for more information check the information below


Exchange students from partner universities have the possibility to carry out a study exchange period at the ULPGC, meanwhile bilateral agreements between both institutions is signed.

The Welcome day will be on the 7th of September at 09:00 (Online), we will send you soon more information about it and from that day on there will be a series of activities that you can see in the programme below, also there will be more student associations that will do other activities that can be done that same month.


Programme of activities


Welcome day access link

A intensive Spanish course will be offered by the Aula de Idiomas – the Language Centre of the ULPGC  next month.

Dates: from 23rd August to 3rd September from 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday

Amount of hours: 27 (There will not be lesson one 1 due to the Erasmus Welcome Week. You will know that day during the course).

IMPORTANT: we still do know if the course will be held online or if it will be face-to-face. We will tell the students once the enrollment will be closed.

The levels offered will be: A1, A2, B1 and B2

A level/course will happen only if there will be a minimum of 6 students

PLACEMENT TEST: if you are interested in taking the Spanish course and you have already taken the OLS Test you can enroll and then send to the document in which the level appears. If you haven’t taken the OLS Test you can take the placement test in our web page: choosing ESPAÑOL. You can take it once you have enrolled.

Fee: 135€

Credits ETCS: This course will not give any credits to students.

This is the link to enroll:

The deadline to enroll the intensive course is 9th August 2021.

IMPORTANT: You will receive all the information about the 60-hours Spanish courses (6 ECTS credits) soon

Do you want a local student to help you during your stay?

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 18th August to fill in this form

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AEGEE-LasPalmas will provide you with groups and social media, where you can have a look at the activities that this student association offers to you, start to meet new friends, search a flat (if you needed) and know relevant info about the island and the University. 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.

Join the exchange students group.

Follow AEGEE-Las Palmas on social networks

To view all the documentation to be uploaded, you must enter into the ULPGC mobility application and go to the documents tab as you can see in the following image. By placing the cursor on the icon in the shape of a letter (i) you will be able to see more information about the document you are being asked for.

At the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), classes will start on Thursday 9 September 2021, considering the current situation in the Canary Islands and following the recommendations of our health authorities, classes will start with classroom teaching and with masks in enclosed spaces. In case of some special groups or positive contacts, hybrid teaching can be envisaged.

Once your home university has nominated you on our platform, you will receive an email with information and the access credentials to be able to continue with the nomination process.

To access the computerised mobility platform, please click on the following link:

Access to the mobility platform

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”.

Contact form

For the elaboration of the academic agreement, consult your possible subjects in the following link:

Academic courses

Once your proposal has been made, it must be sent and validated by the coordinator.

Important note

Erasmus students from European institutions must complete the academic agreement through the OLA platform (see guide below).

You can only create a single OLA, any additional OLAs will be deleted without review.

If you need to make changes to the OLA already signed by you you have to send an email to the corresponding coordinator or to to reject the OLA. Once it is done, it could be edited.

You can find the contact details of the academic coordinators of the ULPGC centres at the following link:

Academic Coordinators


The deadline to deliver the academic agreements corresponding to the first semester and full academic year will be until 18 June to be completed and properly signed by all parties.


Learning Agreement Models

In order to participate in any Mobility Programme with the ULPGC during the 2021/2022 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
  • Transfer/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” ( THIS SERVICE IS ONLY VALID FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN SPANISH UNIVERSITIES ) .


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

The price of the insurance according to the origin of the student is

  • Europe: 150€.
  • Rest of the World: 199€.

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 remind you that all incoming students who are going to study at the ULPGC during the 2021-22 academic year must be vaccinated and must upload the COVID-19 vaccination certificate to our mobility application before their arrival in Gran Canaria.

We provide you with the following link to access the mobility application:



Those students who for justified reasons have not been able to receive the complete vaccination schedule must indicate it in the following form, to proceed to schedule their vaccination on the island. In this case, as established by the Government of the Canary Islands, a test or PCR must be carried out before traveling.



Remember to follow the indications established by the Government of the Canary Islands before travelling. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully read the information contained in the following link regarding the COVID-19.


Once the prívate insurance certificate is uploaded with the minimum conditions required by the ULPGC, the document will be validated and thus the acceptance letter will be prepared and signed.  This document could be downloaded through the MiULPGC platform. We also remind you that the acceptance letter is only valid if the learning agreement is duly completed and signed by both home and host Universities before coming at the 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:

Academic Coordinators