Why Granada

Granada is an enchanting city, rich in history and culture. It is centrally located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, offering an ideal setting that gives Granada the distinction of being one of only a handful of places in the world where one can both ski and sunbathe on the beach in the same day.
Due to its ideal location, Granada offers a wealth of outdoor and social activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, snow-skiing, paragliding, rafting, scuba-diving, amongst other activities.

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531; it is home to over 80,000 students and regularly ranks among Spain and Europe’s top universities for research, teaching, innovation, and cultural exchange. The University of Granada (UGR) promotes a strong international presence through its International Relations Office and is the leading European University in terms of receiving foreign students (through its Erasmus Program) and teachers. It is involved in exchange programs with universities in the different continents. At the University of Granada, students will have a chance to meet many young people from different countries.

Granada is a recognized gastronomic capital in Spain, with different locals products essential to the Mediterranean diet. We can’t forget the Tapas: Granada offers a great variety and quality in tapas throughout the city and anyone on a budget can still enjoy the many different tastes.
Although Granada is relatively small, it offers great shopping of all kinds.
Granada has an outstanding cultural offering. The city host festivals devoted to flamenco, jazz, tango, magic, dance, comics, cinema and poetry, as well as the daily plethora of concerts, art exhibition, conferences….and much more.

Top reasons to come to Granada

100Quality of life and personal safety

100University city

100Sun, snow, beaches and mountains

100Top quality cultural activities

The University of Granada

There are four campuses at the University of Granada, as well as the “Campus Centro”, and the different faculties and centers are spread out over the historical part of the city. The UGR’s policy of recovering, maintaining and restoring buildings with historical and cultural importance has helped enrich its heritage. In connection with this defense of traditional elements, the Granada Health Science Technology Park (PTS Granada) is a true investment in innovation. It has built interest in technology-based health and biological businesses while boosting overall biomedical knowledge and the quality of healthcare.

The commitment to high-quality research has placed the University of Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings. The Spanish Research Program, in collaboration with dozens of other university-sponsored programs, supports 165 projects. The Spanish Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business, has provided financial support to 78 Projects of Excellence. The University of Granada prides itself for being the number one European university in receiving international students.

Extracurricular activities

Studies in Spain will customize a cultural program and amenities to suit your preferences

Cultural Immersion

tapas tours, city tours, cultural exchanges, flamenco show, Mediterranean food, local customs

Historical Visits

Alhambra Palace, Royal Chapel, Madraza University

Learn the Spanish language.

Meet local spanish people, know their costumes, their languages


to the beach (Tropical Coast in Granada) and the mountains (Sierra Nevada)

Visit cities in Andalusia

other historic cities (Córdoba & Sevilla)

Visit other countries

from Europe or even Africa (Morocco).