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Universidade de Vigo

Location Campus de Vigo, Vigo Spain
Official Website
Ranking

# 1001-1200

QS World University Rankings
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62

Undergraduate programs
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113

Postgraduate programs
International

860

International students

Founded in 1989, the Universidade de Vigo is a young, modern and public university that has been forging, in recent years, an impressive reputation, both nationally and internationally.

Spread across three campuses in southern Galicia, in the cities of Vigo, Ourense and Pontevedra, it aims at excellence in education and research and provides the ideal learning environment for its around 20.000 students.

Universidade de Vigo places internationalization at the very centre of its strategy. It has excellent connections to many foreign universities and provides local and international students and staff with a great number of exchange programs . International students can choose their stay at Universidade de Vigo according to their preferences: full-degree, exchange or visiting students .

It offers a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs as well as PhD courses in all areas of knowledge that include a large selection of subjects held in English. In addition, Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering are almost entirely taught in English.

Universidade de Vigo is also renowned for its international research centres with more than 1,900 researchers currently working in them. There are four major research centres focusing on Marine Research, IT and Communications, Technologies, Energy and Industrial Processes and Biomedical Research.

The University also leads Campus do Mar, an International Excellence Programme awarded by the Spanish Ministry for Education, bringing together socio-economic agents and around 3,000 researchers in the marine field from the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion.

In 2020, it attracted around 19 million euros in funding for its research programmes and the three campuses feature no less than 30 research and training centres as well as sports and leisure facilities and an ongoing programme of cultural events.

Universidade de Vigo prides itself on deeply held, positive values, based on transparency and good management, integration, equality, diversity and respect for the environment.

Universidade de Vigo has been widely recognised in numerous national and international ranking systems, including the prestigious CWTS Leiden Ranking which rates universities around the world based on the number of academic papers published as well as scientific and industry collaborations. The University now ranks high in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) regarding Food Science and Technology as well as Oceanography, and Telecommunications Engineering.

In 2021, Universidade de Vigo has been ranked the most transparent Spanish university in the Dynamic Transparency Index (Dyntra) for embracing values of transparency. It is also worth mentioning that its societal impact has been highly considered by Times Higher Education based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework, standing out in relation to SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy).

Campus locations

Universidade de Vigo is located in the south of Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain. Galicia has a population of approximately 2,700,000 inhabitants and borders Portugal to the south. We enjoy our own language and culture. You will love to get to know Galicia!

Our university has three campuses in Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo.

Ourense Campus is about 95 km to the East of Vigo. Schools and faculties are integrated in the city, where everything is close and you can move around on foot. Location

Pontevedra Campus is about 30 km to the North of Vigo. The main campus is on the outskirts of the city, but well connected, a 12-minute walk from the city centre. Location

Vigo Campus is the main campus of the university. It is located about 12 km from the city and has many buildings made by famous architects. Besides, there are two schools downtown. Located in the centre of the Ría de Vigo, Vigo is the largest city in Galicia with 300,000 inhabitants. Location 

Founded in 1989, the Universidade de Vigo is a young, modern and public university that has been forging, in recent years, an impressive reputation, both nationally and internationally.

Spread across three campuses in southern Galicia, in the cities of Vigo, Ourense and Pontevedra, it aims at excellence in education and research and provides the ideal learning environment for its around 20.000 students.

Universidade de Vigo places internationalization at the very centre of its strategy. It has excellent connections to many foreign universities and provides local and international students and staff with a great number of exchange programs . International students can choose their stay at Universidade de Vigo according to their preferences: full-degree, exchange or visiting students .

It offers a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs as well as PhD courses in all areas of knowledge that include a large selection of subjects held in English. In addition, Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering are almost entirely taught in English.

Universidade de Vigo is also renowned for its international research centres with more than 1,900 researchers currently working in them. There are four major research centres focusing on Marine Research, IT and Communications, Technologies, Energy and Industrial Processes and Biomedical Research.

The University also leads Campus do Mar, an International Excellence Programme awarded by the Spanish Ministry for Education, bringing together socio-economic agents and around 3,000 researchers in the marine field from the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion.

In 2020, it attracted around 19 million euros in funding for its research programmes and the three campuses feature no less than 30 research and training centres as well as sports and leisure facilities and an ongoing programme of cultural events.

Universidade de Vigo prides itself on deeply held, positive values, based on transparency and good management, integration, equality, diversity and respect for the environment.

Universidade de Vigo has been widely recognised in numerous national and international ranking systems, including the prestigious CWTS Leiden Ranking which rates universities around the world based on the number of academic papers published as well as scientific and industry collaborations. The University now ranks high in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) regarding Food Science and Technology as well as Oceanography, and Telecommunications Engineering.

In 2021, Universidade de Vigo has been ranked the most transparent Spanish university in the Dynamic Transparency Index (Dyntra) for embracing values of transparency. It is also worth mentioning that its societal impact has been highly considered by Times Higher Education based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework, standing out in relation to SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy).

Campus locations

Universidade de Vigo is located in the south of Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain. Galicia has a population of approximately 2,700,000 inhabitants and borders Portugal to the south. We enjoy our own language and culture. You will love to get to know Galicia!

Our university has three campuses in Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo.

Ourense Campus is about 95 km to the East of Vigo. Schools and faculties are integrated in the city, where everything is close and you can move around on foot. Location

Pontevedra Campus is about 30 km to the North of Vigo. The main campus is on the outskirts of the city, but well connected, a 12-minute walk from the city centre. Location

Vigo Campus is the main campus of the university. It is located about 12 km from the city and has many buildings made by famous architects. Besides, there are two schools downtown. Located in the centre of the Ría de Vigo, Vigo is the largest city in Galicia with 300,000 inhabitants. Location 

University information

Admission requirements vary according to the academic degree level. Please click on the following links for further information:

•    Undergraduate'Degrees

•    Official Master's Degrees

•    Access to PhD Programmes

The Universidade de Vigo offers students the following  facilities and services:

Total students

20,177

UG students

83%

PG students

17%

International students

860

UG students

38%

PG students

62%

Total faculty staff

1,252

Domestic staff

98%

Int'l staff

2%

Student life

Culture

As an essential part of university life and personal and social development, we promote an infinite number of cultural activities such as courses, workshops, theatre, film cycles and concerts. You can find out about the specific offerings available for each academic year and on each campus on https://www.uvigo.gal/en/campus/culture .

Sports

The Wellbeing, Health and Sports Department offers an extensive choice of sportive and health activities on every campus. Our motto? Be mUVer! Be active, sportive, healthy and enjoy life! Whether you prefer guided courses like body combat or zumba to improve your overall fitness; reaching the next level at our cardio-fitness gyms; hiking routes, which simultaneously offer the real experience of the local Galician culture and nature; taking tennis lessons to improve your technique; signing up for a team sport to mingle with locals and celebrate sportive successes for your University; or just meeting up with your friends for a table tennis match –everything is at your disposal! You will find more information on our website www.uvigo.gal/en/campus/sports

Alumni network

As a formal community, Alumni-UVigo has just recently been launched and has reached more of 350 registrations in only two months.

70, 86 % per cent of graduates in academic year 2018/2019 found a job within six months of graduation.

Further information

Careers

The Universidade de Vigo provides students with the following services:

-         The Career Orientation Service is the central interface between undergraduate and graduate students and the labour market. Professional staff of the Universidade de Vigo offers advice regarding a successful application, job openings or an application check and provides counsel regarding the topic working.

-         A Student Internship & Full-Time Job Search Resources. The University recently joined the career platform JobTeaser to better connect its students and alumni to the business world, as well as to support them in finding their next job or internship through the Career Center.

-         Employment Support Service. The University offers a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help students retrain, or upskill to start a career within a new industry. These courses and activities are free and students can receive credits.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

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

Ranking criteria

7.8
Academic Reputation
4.5
Employer Reputation
10
Faculty Student Ratio
15.6
Citations per Faculty
2.6
International Faculty Ratio
4.3
International Students Ratio
77.3
International Research Network
5.4
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

The Universidade de Vigo offers a wide range of Bachelor’s degrees  in all areas of knowledge that include a large selection of subjects held in English . In addition, Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering are almost entirely taught in English.

Students wishing to pursue their postgraduate education can choose from a wide range of Master’s programs in all areas of knowledge that include a large selection of subjects held in English .

Campus locations

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