There are three main options:
1.- To finish your Upper Secondary Education studies in Spain and start a university degree in another country.
2.- To study one semester or a full academic year abroad through exchange programmes.
3.- To study a postgraduate degree or a refresher course in a foreign university.
NARIC centres (national centres providing information about academic recognition) are under the supervision of each country's Ministry of Education. Their purpose is to improve academic recognition of titles and study periods between different countries.
NARIC Spain (Ministry of Education)
It is important to gather all relevant information in advance.
Students must know the university system of the host country. Once you select the foreign university where you wish to study, you should contact them to verify registration requirements, availability of places and necessary paperwork.
Please take into account that if you get a degree certificate from a foreign university, you will have to undertake the subsequent homologation and recognition proceedings in order for the the certificate's academic and professional value to be recognised in Spain.
EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA
One of the purposes of the European Higher Education Area is to foster student mobility in EU countries. The processes to access university courses and degrees in Europe as well as to apply for certificate recognition are easier to fulfil within the European Higher Education Area.
European students can study in European universities by proving compliance with the general admission requirements in their home countries.
If you wish to start an undergraduate degree in Europe, you will only need an accreditation proving that you have passed the Spanish University Entrance Examination (students may also have to pass language tests or other specific assessment tests established by the host university for all new students).
Common features of international exchange programmes:
Administrative management, coordination and information about calls is managed by the International Relations Service and Mobility Office. Students' building (21). Tel. 965909558. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to these programmes, in-company internships are also available for students and professionals. The AITANA European Company Internship Programme for students and professionals from the European Union (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci) is the most important of these programmes.
It is also possible to access training fellowships and other internship programmes in foreign companies (Faro grants, Argo grants, etc.).
This option is usually highly recommended.
It consists on specialising or conducting research tasks in foreign universities once students finish their undergraduate degree in Spain.
For orientation purposes, students can follow the steps below:
LATIN AMERICA GRANTS:
On the University of Alicante campus, you can request more information about these grants at the International Relations and Cooperation Office (Lecture building 2). 1st floor)
USA AND CANADA GRANTS:
At the University of Alicante, you can seek advice on these programmes and other studies in the USA at the Inter-university Centre for European Studies, located in Villa Universitaria residence halls. Tel. (+34) 965675281. <Fdiez@ciee.org>
OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES:
At the University of Alicante, you can request more information about these grants at the International Relations and Cooperation Office (Lecture building 2, first floor).
Universidad de Alicante. Aulario II. Planta baja.
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Tel: (+34) 96 590 3456Fax: (+34) 96 590 3755