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Universidad de Navarra


Pamplona, Spain


Located in Pamplona, Spain, the University of Navarra is often ranked as Spain's top private university, and is considered among the most distinguished institutions of higher education in Europe. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is a pioneer in bilingual programs and today we offer 7 different degrees, 5 of which are taught in English. Our more than 120 partners all over the world help to make this international experience possible. A strong international perspective, combined with a humanistic educational approach and the orientation of each and every student, allows the cultivation of "economists and executives with a human face."

All courses at the University of Navarra are open to exchange students. Furthermore, by being located in Pamplona, the home to the world-famous "Running of the Bulls", it offers students a chance to partake in one of the most unique and exciting cultural experiences available in Europe.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management


BCom only

Available Spots:

6 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

Spanish level B2 is required if student plans to take courses taught in Spanish; due to policies in place at UNav, the exchange program to this destination is not open to students originally from or with Spanish citizenship

Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May

Summer Program Option:

UNav's International Summer University


Full-time Course Load: minimum of 24 ECTS; maximum of 30 ECTS/semester (equivalent to 12-15 UofA credits)

Language(s) of Instruction: English or Spanish
*Assuming sufficient language skills, exchange students are able to take a mix of English & Spanish taught courses

Course Restrictions: Exchange students are allowed to take non-business courses from other faculties


General Information for Exchange Students

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Destination Overview (averages based on 8 reviews by past participants):

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"Great program-highly recommend it to anyone."

"The exchange was the best decision I have made thus far through my degree."

"Was such an amazing time! Living in the small city of Pamplona was such a unique experience I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else."