First of all, it is important to take into account that the UGR’s academic calendar is different to that of most European universities. The first semester usually starts in the last week of September, finishing in mid-February with a two-week Christmas holiday in the middle. The second semester generally begins in the third week of February and finishes at the beginning of July, with a one-week Easter holiday in the middle.
We thoroughly recommend that you arrive at least one week before the academic term begins. This will give you time to settle in and also to attend the Orientation Week for international students (known as “Las Jornadas de Recepción Estudiantes Incoming” in Spanish).
View or download the following documents:
Please note that our academic calendars for 2016-2017 will soon be available in English.
Please note that doctoral programmes are structured differently. You can view or download the academic calendar for doctoral candidates here:
An Orientation Week is scheduled for the week prior to the beginning of each semester. During Orientation Week you will have the chance to attend different general or faculty-specific information sessions, go on guided tours of various emblematic buildings and participate in numerous cultural and sporting events with your new classmates. For information on the next Orientation Week, click here:
Generally you have two weeks from the official start-date of each term to sign up for, drop, or change any classes. It is important that all modifications are made before this allocated two-week alteration period runs out. All such timetable changes are completed in your “personal area” on the University web page. It is essential that you obtain your password at your Faculty’s Administration Office in order to gain access to your personal area (“Acceso Identificado” in Spanish)