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General Information

The history of the University of Valladolid stretches back over seven centuries during which time it has grown and flourished, thanks to its ability to adapt and expand, and thanks to the warm welcome afforded by its people. Today it is one of the leading centres of Higher Education in Spain, offering over 100 degrees, 17 post-graduate programmes and 50 masters, boasting a broad network of international relations, research centres, together with wide-ranging sports and cultural facilities and a rich architectural and documentary heritage. All of this combines to provide an outstanding academic environment, equal to the oldest universities in Europe in terms of history, excellence and quality of research.(

Now the capital of the Autonomous Region of Castilla y León, one of the largest regions in the European Union, the city of Valladolid, like the university, has over the years played a leading role in history. Through the city have passed such illustrious figures as King Philip II, the Catholic Monarchs, Christopher Columbus, and such renowned artists and writers as Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández, José Zorrilla, Miguel Delibes, to name but a few.

Valladolid has not only managed to preserve its history but more importantly has been able to adapt to the 21st century, to become a magnificent city as reflected in the guide “Valladolid. Gran ciudad” (Valladolid, a Great City). This has meant facing up to challenges and risks as well as undertaking major commitments, such as those we offer our students, and which we present in this guide.

We at the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Institutional Relations, and specifically at the International Relations Office directed by Mar Fernández Sainz, have pleasure in offering you this Foreign Students’ Guide as your first contact with our university, aimed at guiding and helping any foreign students who wish to study at the University of Valladolid, providing you with an insight into the services and facilities at your disposal together with the scientific and cultural resources available.

Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Relations
Pilar Garcés García