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Universidad de Oviedo

Location

El Cristo A Campus, Oviedo Spain

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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52Undergraduate programs

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4Postgraduate programs

About Universidad de Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public university located in the scenic region of Asturias, in northern Spain. For over 400 years it has been the main centre and disseminator of academic knowledge in the region and a leader in international cooperation and innovation.

The University has campuses in Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in arts and humanities, law, social sciences, engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences. It has 56 undergraduate degrees, 66 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programs, some of them with an international or interuniversity character. It has over 20,000 students and 1,500 faculty members, who benefit from the University’s modern facilities, such as libraries, sports centres, laboratories, or classrooms equipped with the latest technology. The University also offers various cultural activities, such as concerts, exhibitions, theatre, cinema, and conferences, and career guidance services to help students find internships or jobs.

The University welcomes more than 1,000 international students every year and has partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions worldwide. It participates in various mobility programs, such as Erasmus+, SICUE and ISEP, that allow students to study abroad for some time. It also collaborates with national and international companies to provide its students with a high-quality education and to foster innovation and research. The University offers various double-degree agreements that allow students to obtain two official degrees from different universities, enhancing their academic profile and employability. The University is responsible for 80% of the research conducted in the region, demonstrating its excellence and impact. The University has several research centers of excellence, such as the Institute of Oncology of Asturias (IUOPA), the Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning (INDUROT), or the Institute of Industrial Technology of Asturias (IUTA), that carry out cutting-edge research projects in various fields.

The University of Oviedo ranks well among Spanish and European universities and leads the INGENIUM Alliance, an alliance of ten European universities on the way to creating an international campus.

 

About Universidad de Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public university located in the scenic region of Asturias, in northern Spain. For over 400 years it has been the main centre and disseminator of academic knowledge in the region and a leader in international cooperation and innovation.

The University has campuses in Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in arts and humanities, law, social sciences, engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences. It has 56 undergraduate degrees, 66 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programs, some of them with an international or interuniversity character. It has over 20,000 students and 1,500 faculty members, who benefit from the University’s modern facilities, such as libraries, sports centres, laboratories, or classrooms equipped with the latest technology. The University also offers various cultural activities, such as concerts, exhibitions, theatre, cinema, and conferences, and career guidance services to help students find internships or jobs.

The University welcomes more than 1,000 international students every year and has partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions worldwide. It participates in various mobility programs, such as Erasmus+, SICUE and ISEP, that allow students to study abroad for some time. It also collaborates with national and international companies to provide its students with a high-quality education and to foster innovation and research. The University offers various double-degree agreements that allow students to obtain two official degrees from different universities, enhancing their academic profile and employability. The University is responsible for 80% of the research conducted in the region, demonstrating its excellence and impact. The University has several research centers of excellence, such as the Institute of Oncology of Asturias (IUOPA), the Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning (INDUROT), or the Institute of Industrial Technology of Asturias (IUTA), that carry out cutting-edge research projects in various fields.

The University of Oviedo ranks well among Spanish and European universities and leads the INGENIUM Alliance, an alliance of ten European universities on the way to creating an international campus.

 

Available programs

The University of Oviedo offers a wide range of opportunities and studies in all areas of knowledge, including Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Law, and Engineering and Architecture. There are several campuses located in the region of Asturias in the cities of Oviedo and Gijón, as well as in Mieres.


In the Arts and Humanities area, the University offers undergraduate degrees in Classical and Romance Studies, English Studies, Philosophy, Geography and Spatial Planning, History, History of Art, History and Musicology, Spanish Language and Literature, and Modern Languages and Literatures.


In the field of Pure Sciences, the University offers sought-after double degrees such as the Double Degree in Software Engineering and Mathematics and the Double Degree in Mathematics and Physics (with two options: Option A starting with the mathematics branch and Option B starting with the physics branch). In addition, there are individual degrees in Biology, Biotechnology, Physics, Geology, Mathematics, and a bilingual degree in Chemistry.


In the Health Sciences area, there are degrees in Nursing (offered at the Faculty of Nursing in Gijón - an  affiliated center -  and in Oviedo), Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy (offered at "Padre Ossó" Faculty, a  private affiliated center),  and the popular degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology.


In the field of Social Sciences and Law, in addition to the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law, there are undergraduate degrees in Law, Early Childhood Education (at "Padre Ossó" Faculty and Llamaquique Campus, Oviedo), Pedagogy, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Social Work, Social Education ("Padre Ossó" Faculty), Primary Education ("Padre Ossó" Faculty), as well as a Distance Learning Degree in Public Management and Administration (online mode). There  are also bilingual degrees such as Business Administration and Management, Commerce and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Primary Education (bilingual degree only at Llamaquique Campus, Oviedo), and Tourism.


In the broad field of Engineering and Architecture, there is a wide range of opportunities, including the Double Degree in Civil Engineering and Mining and Energy Resources Engineering (bilingual), the Double Degree in Telecommunication Technologies and Services Engineering and Data Science and Engineering, the Double Degree in Software Engineering and Mathematics (mentioned earlier), the Double Degree in Information Technology Engineering and Data Science and Engineering, as well as individual degrees in Data Science and Engineering, Mining Technologies Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Forestry and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Marine Engineering, and Nautical and Maritime Transportation. Within this field of knowledge, the University also offers bilingual degrees in Civil Engineering, Mining and Energy Resources Engineering, Industrial Organization Engineering, Industrial Technologies Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Automatic Electronics Engineering, Forestry and Environmental Engineering, Telecommunication Technologies and Services Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Chemical Engineering.


There are two modalities for bilingual degrees. In modality 1, the University offers the possibility of obtaining 120 credits by taking courses taught in English that are available for modality 1 bilingual programs These include the bilingual degrees in Business Administration and Management, Economics, Primary Education (Llamaquique Campus), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Automatic Electronics Engineering, Industrial Organization Engineering, Industrial Chemical Engineering, Industrial Technologies Engineering, Telecommunication Technologies and Services Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology Engineering and Chemistry.

In modality 2, 120 credits are obtained by complementing 60 credits obtained from courses taught in English at the University of Oviedo that are available for modality 2 bilingual programs with 60 credits obtained during an internship at a foreign university carried out throughout the degree. Modality 2 bilingual degrees include degrees in Commerce and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Tourism, Civil Engineering, Mining and Energy Resources Engineering and Forestry and Environmental Engineering.

The University of Oviedo offers a wide variety of postgraduate programs in different fields of knowledge

In the field of Arts and Humanities, available programs include master’s degrees in Spanish as a Foreign Language; Advanced Studies in Art History: Research and Management; Science, Technology and Innovation Studies; Gender and Diversity; History and Sociocultural Analysis; Spanish Language and Linguistics; Musical Heritage; and Territorial Resources and Planning Strategies. 

In the field of Pure Sciences, the master’s programs that are offered include the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Marine Biological Resources, as well as the master’s degrees  in  Data Analysis for Business Intelligence; Food Biotechnology; Biotechnology Applied to Conservation and Sustainable Management of Plant Resources; Environmental and Health Biotechnology; Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences; Marine Conservation; Advanced Physics: Particles, Astrophysics, Nanophysics, and Quantum Materials; Mathematical Modeling and Research, Statistics, and Computation; Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling; Chemistry and Sustainable Development; and Geological Resources and Geological Engineering.

In the field of Health Sciences, the offered master’s programs include the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Public Health in Disasters and the master’s degrees  in  Emergency Analysis and Management; Biology and Reproductive Technology; Biomedicine and Molecular Oncology; Emergency and Critical Care Nursing; Neuroscience Research; Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; and General Health Psychology.

Within the area of Social Sciences and Law, programs offered include the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies and the master’s programs  in  Law Practice; Business Administration and Management; Data Analysis for Business Intelligence; Tourism Planning and Management; Economics: Tools of Economic Analysis; Integrated Teaching of English Language and Content: Early Childhood and Primary Education; Teacher Training for Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, and Vocational Training; Socio-educational Intervention and Research; Research and Innovation in Early Childhood and Primary Education; Legal Protection of Vulnerable Individuals and Groups;  and  Information Systems  and  Accounting Analysis.

In the field of Engineering and Architecture, programs include the Double Master’s in Industrial Engineering  and  Energy Engineering and  the  Erasmus Mundus master’s degrees  in  Mechatronic Engineering; Technology  and  Management for the Circular Economy;  and  Sustainable Transportation  and  Electrical Power Systems, as well as the master’s degrees  in  Science  and  Technology of Materials; Electric Power Conversion  and  Systems; Project Management; Geotechnology  and  GIS Project Development; Automation Engineering  and  Industrial Computing; Civil, Canal,  and  Port Engineering; Mining Engineering; Telecommunication Engineering; Energy Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Computer Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Web Engineering; Integrity and Durability of Materials, Components and Structures; Nautical Science and Maritime Transportation Management; Occupational Risk Prevention; and Marine Technologies and Maintenance.


University information

There are different ways of entering the University of Oviedo:

The most common way to gain entrance is the University Entrance Examination, also known by its acronym EBAU. It is organised by the University of Oviedo and the educational administration of the Principality of Asturias. The test consists of two phases, one compulsory for university access and one voluntary to improve the admission mark up to 4 points.

Another way is admission by change of studies or change of university. The students must meet a series of requirements specified in the university website. In general terms these requirements are: The recognition of at least 30 credits. Certification of an admission mark in their studies of origin equal to or higher than 85% of the cut-off mark in the immediately previous academic year in the studies of the University of Oviedo.

It is also possible to access the University of Oviedo with studies taken abroad. Students interested in studying at the University of Oviedo have a wide variety of access options, whether to begin a degree, postgraduate or doctorate programme, or to apply for a mobility programme.

For visiting students, the University of Oviedo offers the possibility of taking courses or subjects of the degrees it offers to people who are interested in broadening their knowledge if they meet the access requirements.

The University of Oviedo makes a specific reservation of places for certain groups of students like people with special needs and high-performance sportsmen and women who wish to start a degree course at the University of Oviedo. These students must apply for pre-enrolment as a procedure prior to admission and enrolment.

The University of Oviedo has seven campuses spread across the central area of Asturias, located in the cities of Oviedo (with five sub-campuses), Gijón and Mieres. The University also offers complementary services in Avilés, the third largest city in the region.

The university provides free access to its complete sports facilities for the university community. It also has modern accommodation options for students, teachers, and administrative and service staff (ASS). The University of Oviedo has two exceptional halls of residence in the city of Oviedo to ensure a comfortable and fully integrated stay in university life, both of them on Los Catalanes campus:  Colegio Mayor San Gregorio and Colegio Mayor América. Also on that campus there is the Residencia Altamira, a residence hall for visiting professors and postgraduates. These accommodations are located in a privileged environment with large green areas in front of the Winter Park, next to the university sports facilities, and close to the historic centre of the city. The halls of residence offer a range of services, including cleaning services, meals, Wifi connection for all members of the university community and other universities that belong to eduroam.

There is a third university hall of residence in Mieres with 112 beds in rooms and studios. The building has library services, a computer room, a self-service restaurant and Wifi in all areas. It is situated next to the teaching, research and sports facilities of the campus, a short walk from the town centre and opposite the bus station.

In Gijón, there are plans to build a modern facility that will offer 200 accommodation places for students on the campus.

The university has a library network with 16 libraries and more than one million books, journals and electronic resources. It has a cultural program that offers concerts, exhibitions, theater, cinema and other activities throughout the year. It has a language center that offers courses in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. It has a scientific park that promotes innovation and technology transfer between the university and the business sector and a historical building in the center of Oviedo that dates back to the 16th century in which all university activity took place for centuries.

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Student life

The University of Oviedo offers a rewarding university experience with diverse student activities. With varied academic programs and well-equipped campuses in Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres, students have access to modern facilities. The university fosters a vibrant student life with numerous student organizations and extracurricular activities. Cultural events, festivals and exhibitions in Oviedo enhance the student experience. Students can engage in research projects and collaborate with faculty members, promoting innovation and discovery. Academic support services, including counseling and tutoring, are provided along with well-equipped libraries and laboratories. Convenient housing options such as student residences and shared apartments are also available.

Oviedo, with its rich history and charm, offers a culturally immersive environment and high quality of life. Students develop academic, personal and social skills through a fulfilling university experience. The university encourages participation in sports and recreational activities for a balanced lifestyle; in which students can enjoy the vibrant city life with a wide range of dinig, shopping and entertaiment options. Conferences and events bring together students, faculty and renowned guests. Students have opportunities to contribute to the community through volunteering.

The University of Oviedo facilitates student exchange programs to broaden cultural and academic perspectives. The welcoming and diverse student community fosters lasting friendships, providing a dynamic culturally immersive and academically stimulating university experience for students.

The University of Oviedo is a suitable choice for anyone who is looking for a place to develop their professional skills, expand their network and contribute to society. For the personal and professional development of the university community, the University is committed to the following aspects:
  • Quality education: The University of Oviedo has been recognized as a Campus of International Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. It has also obtained several accreditations and certifications for its academic programs, research centers and services. Qualified and experienced faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching and research will provide high-quality education.
  • Diversity and inclusion: The University of Oviedo welcomes students and staff from different backgrounds, cultures and countries. It promotes equal opportunities, gender equality and social responsibility. It also offers support and guidance for students with special needs, international students and students from underrepresented groups.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship: The University of Oviedo fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among its community. It has several initiatives and programs to encourage creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. It also provides access to resources and facilities for research, development and innovation projects. There are opportunities to participate in competitions, workshops, seminars and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Some examples are:
    • The Incubator of Surveys and Experiments, which supports students in developing their own research projects in social sciences.
    • The Responsible Entrepreneurship in Asturias program, which showcases successful cases of businesses created by students or alumni who have a positive impact on society.
    • The Innovation Club, which connects students with entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and experts to help them launch their own ventures.
  • Internationalization: The University of Oviedo has a strong international presence and reputation. It has agreements with over 600 universities and institutions around the world for student and staff mobility, joint degrees, research collaboration and cultural exchange. Studying or working abroad, learning new languages and cultures, and broadening one’s horizons are possible with this institution.
  • Career development: The University of Oviedo offers a range of services and activities to help one plan their career path, enhance their employability skills and find their dream job. There is access to career guidance, mentoring, internships, job fairs, alumni network and online platforms. The links between the university and the local, regional, national and international employers are also beneficial for career development. Some examples are:
    • The Career Development Service (SOP), which provides individualized counseling, training workshops, online resources and job opportunities for students and graduates.
    • The Professional Integration Program (PIP), which facilitates internships in companies and institutions for students in their final year of studies.
    • The Alumni Association (AOU), which connects former students with each other and with the university through events, newsletters, discounts and benefits. 

    The University of Oviedo is more than just a place to study or work. It is a place to grow one’s career, one’s passions and one’s potential.

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    Rankings & ratings

    Universidad de Oviedo is one of the top public universities in Mieres, Spain. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

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    • 2018
      #801-1000
    • 2019
      #801-1000
    • 2020
      #801-1000
    • 2021
      #801-1000
    • 2022
      #801-1000
    • 2023
      #1001-1200
    • 2024
      #1001-1200

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    The admission requirements may vary depending on the program and level of study you wish to pursue. Generally, you are required to have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent and pass the entrance exams or selectivity tests in Spain. Additionaly, some programs may have additional or specific requirements, such as aptitude tests or portfolio submission.
    The University of Oviedo participates in student exchange programs both nationally and internationally. Through agreements and partnerships with other educational institutions, students at the University of Oviedo have the opportunity to participate in academic exchanges at universities worldwide.
    The University of Oviedo offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and services for students. There are numerous student associations, sports, clubs, choirs, theater groups and other cultural and recreational activities that students can engage in. Additionally, the university provides academic support services such as libraries, laboratories, tutoring services and career guidance, among others.
    Alongside undergraduate and master's programs, the University of Oviedo provides a variety of additional courses and options to cater to diverse interests and professional needs. These include continuing education courses for specialized knowledge, executive education programs for profesional development, language courses to enhance  language proficiency and skill enhacement courses to target specific areas of expertise. These options offer valuable opportunities for students and professionals to further their education and expand their skill sets.
    The requirements may vary depending on the course, but generally, being a regular student of the university is not mandatory. The benefits of these courses include gaining new skills, updating knowledge, improving one's professional profile, accessing job opportunities and enhancing language proficiency. Additional courses provide complementary education that can enrich the academic and professional journey of participants.
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