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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Av. Catalunya, 35 Tarragona,
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Undergraduate Overview

Universitat Rovira i Virgili offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 50 master's degrees and 24 doctoral programmes, as well as 150 lifelong learning courses aimed at professional development.

The URV's excellence in research and teaching innovation have made it one of the leading universities in Spain and the EEEA, as is reflected by its position in the most important international rankings.

We offer courses covering all areas of knowledge: engineering and architecture, arts and humanities, health sciences, social sciences and experimental sciences. These take the form of a wide variety of bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and lifelong learning courses.

  • Each year the URV’s bachelor’s degree courses provide training for over 11,000 undergraduate students in all areas of knowledge.
  • Some 2000 students carry out internships as part of their bachelor’s degree programmes.
  • 5% of the URV’s teaching and research staff is international. 
  • The Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s teaching model means that 71% of its undergraduate students complete their studies within the time allotted for their degrees. The average grade is 7.3, the second highest among all Catalan universities, and the level of employment among graduates is 86%.
Our aim is to provide you with the best training so that, with your motivation and our experience, you can begin to create the future that you want.

How can we help you to stay ahead?

*Learn in an innovative and personalised environment:

We offer you personalised treatment, small groups and a close relationship with your teachers. We use innovative and participatory learning methodologies that enable you to punt into practice the knowledge you acquire in real-life work situations.

*Increase your job opportunities:  All of our degrees offer you the chance to gain work experience in companies and institutions in your chosen sector. 

Throughout our careers guidance service we provide a personalised assessment of your needs so that you can plan your professional career and learn to take advantage of all the opportunities available in your area of study and work.

70% of URV students are employed within 3 months of graduating.

*Train in an international setting: We have more than 800 international agreements so you can conduct part of your studies at universities around the world or gain first-hand experience of work in a foreign company. Each year more than 400 students from around the world come to study at the URV, and 28% of all our master's and doctoral students are international.

*Enjoy training of the highest quality: The quality of our courses has been accredited and meets the standards of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).  The leading international rankings place us among the best universities in the word:

            Academic Ranking of World Universities: 601-700

            THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings: 401-500

            THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings (2017 Top 100 Young Universities): 76

            CWTS Leiden Ranking (Top 50%): 268



University Highlights

Universitat Rovira i Virgili is one of the top Public universities in Tarragona, Spain. It is ranked #751-800 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 12,745


International students - 1,677


Total faculty staff - 1,017


Total students - 12,745


International students - 1,677


Total faculty staff - 1,017

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