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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • When applications open, you will see an "Apply Now" button. Please check back at a later date.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Type of Program: Business, Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

Georgetown Salamanca Lang
Georgetown in Salamanca:  Universidad de Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish II
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Georgetown University in Salamanca is a direct matriculation program based at two local institutions: Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca.

Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX, the Universidad de Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest in Europe. Among its many noted alumni are Ignacio de Loyola, Miguel de Cervantes, Hernán Cortés, and Miguel de Unamuno. Currently it serves 37,000 students in beautifully restored buildings in the oldest, most historic section of the city. The Universidad de Salamanca offers a range of modern facilities for classes in science, law, psychology, and business and economics.

Students can also take courses at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, located in the historical center of the city. Its creation originated in the elimination of the School of Canonical Law and the School of Theology from the public university in 1852. These two schools were re-established in the opening of the Pontifical University in 1940. Currently it serves 3,700 career students and offers 34 degrees.


Salamanca is located 130 miles northwest of Madrid with a population of 180,000. This city is rich in history, culture, and tradition. There is an abundance of historic monuments such as the Puente Romano, the Plateresque University façade, the Roman Old Cathedral, and the Gothic New Cathedral. Salamanca is well known for its prestigious university and its stimulating intellectual and cultural environment.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to mid-June
  • Fall: late August to late December
  • Spring: late January to mid-June

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Business, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish

Due to academic calendar limitations at the local universities, see courseload guidelines below.


Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 25-30 ECTS credits

Students make take one IES course offered at the IES Study Center in Salamanca.

Courses offered at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca for fall, full year, and spring students are the Facultades of: Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Journalism, and Nursing.

FALL-ONLY students may take full courseloads at these USAL Facultades: Spanish Philology, Philosophy, Geography, History, Art History, Musicology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and Biology. 

FULL YEAR and SPRING semester students may take full courseloads at these USAL Facultades - Spanish Philology, Psychology, Philosophy, Geography, History, Art History, Art, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Business, and Environmental Studies. 

Please review the Guide to Finding Classes on the Georgetown in Salamanca website.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: 5 out of 10 on the Spanish grading scale; C on the U.S. grading scale

Students are required to live in program housing.

Students have two housing options:
  • Homestay (includes three meals a day)
  • Student Residence

Program Budget

Georgetown in Salamanca, Spain - Universidad de Salamanca Program Budget 2017-2018


OGE advises students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Dates & Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

When applications open, you will see an "Apply Now" button. Please check back at a later date.