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University of Navarra

Edificio Central 31009 Pamplona Pamplona,
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The University of Navarra is situated on the southeast border of Pamplona, Spain. Known for its hospitable and welcoming atmosphere, Pamplona also offers a wide range of leisure activities, hops and an exquisite dining tradition curated from quality Navarrese products.

With its location at the heart of Navarre, the city is the perfect spot to soak up the charms of the region. Students are able to make the most of visiting major cities like Bilbao or Zaragoza with ease.

And the appeal doesn’t end there. Pamplona is also known for “San Fermin”, a week-long festival from July 7-14 which may be considered the most internationally renowned party in Spain. The most traditional (and dangerous) activity during San Fermin is the running of the bulls “envierro”, but other folkloric events are also included.

The University of Navarra has been praised in rankings for various elements to the school, namely, 3rd in Teaching Quality by THE Teaching Ranking (2019); 1st University in Research, CYD Ranking; 1st Spanish University in Employability.

Navarra also prides itself on its mentoring competencies:

  • To inform and guide our students when beginning their degree studies.
  • To help them to improve their habits and professional skills.
  • To guide them through their training pathway.
  • To help them to make decisions related to their professional future.

As a Spanish university, the main language of teaching is of course Spanish, however, the university does have an international dimension worth noting:

  • 25.56 percent of the student body is international
  • Academic offerings include bilingual degrees
  • Institute of Modern Languages: Throughout the degree program, students can study and polish their skills in other languages such as German, French, Chinese, Arabic or Russian at the University of Navarra´s Institute of Modern Languages

To find out a little more about the University of Navarra, you may want to check out their social media pages: Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; YouTube

Quick guides for students

The University of Navarra has four campuses in Spain, but the main campus is of course located in Pamplona. If you’d like to take a virtual campus tour, please follow this link.

When it comes to attracting students from different disciplines to the university, Navarra has it covered with the numerous faculties at the institution:

  • School of Economics and Business Administration
  • School of Law
  • ISSA School of Management Assistants
  • School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Communication
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Engineering (Tecnun)

The remaining  campuses affiliated with the University of Navarra are:

  •  San Sebastian-Donostia - Tecnun School of Engineering
  • Madrid – IESE postgraduate campus
  • Barcelona – IESE

And let’s not forget the international campuses associated with the university in New York, Munich, and Sao Paulo.

Facilities worth noting at the University of Navarra have got to be the outdoor offerings, including:

  • 5KM running circuit
  • Botanical pathway with 40 different labeled tree species
  • Museum of Natural Species(more than 7000 items)

When it comes to extracurricular activities, students have an eclectic mix of opportunities, including:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • University Choir
  • Theater groups
  • Federated sports teams
  • University clubs

But if sport is more up your street, you may qualify to become a high-performance athlete, which is a program for balancing studies and sports.

There’s a multitude of sports available at the university, including:

Badminton, Dance, Fitness, Taekwondo, Fencing, Tennis, Haikido, Self-Defense, Kickboxing, Archery, Kendo, Triathlon, Padel, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Softball, Canoeing and Kayaking, Rugby, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Golf, Soccer, Futsal, Basketball, Track and Field.

But if you’re looking to enrich your time at Navarra in other ways, students can get involved with:

  • Clínica Universidad de Navarra: a patient-centered hospital
  • Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA): The University of Navarra’s biomedical research center. Its mission is to carry out high-quality translational research based on novel biological knowledge aimed at finding therapeutic solutions to patient needs.
  • Solidarity and Cooperation, Tantaka: The University of Navarra’s Time Bank; it aims to donate time to organizations that meet social needs in Navarra
  • Museum University of Navarra: The university makes use of its most cross-cutting feature, the Museum University of Navarra, to get students involved in cultural and artistic activities that can enrich their university experience and help them grow
  • Alumni: Students today, Alumni Forever Education, professional development & Networking
  • Career Services: The aim is to offer students real job opportunities. University of Navarra students and alumni have access to networking tools, career guidance and job listings.
  • Institute of Modern Languages German, French, Chinese, Arabic or Russian.

    The University of Navarra’s library services offers one specific building where students can come together and improve their knowledge. The library features:
  • More than 1 million books
  • 13,315 documents processed for interlibrary loans
  • 333 days open
  • 3127 reading points
  • 17work rooms

When it comes to deciding on where to live at university, it can be quite tricky. It may settle your nerves to know that students tend to live both on and off campus (depending on availability). There are four housing options: University Halls of Residence, university residences, apartments associated with university clubs. Find out more info on housing here.

Over a quarter of the student body are international students (25.56 percent), meaning your university experience will be enriched by meeting people from different cultures and background. This is what university is all about after all, meeting new people and experiencing a different viewpoint.

Some of the most popular extracurricular activities among students are:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • University Choir
  • Theater groups
  • Federated sports teams
  • University clubs
  • Solidarity and Cooperation, Tantaka

The admissions process will differ depending on whether you are an EU or non-EU student.

EU students don’t require any kind of visa to enter and study in Spain, and don’t require any kind of permit to work in the country.

Non-EU students entering Spain with a student visa, undergoing a course that lasts more than six months need to and may apply for a student card.

The University of Navarra wants to ensure that economic difficulties aren’t a barrier for applicants with academic talent who want to pursue their studies at the university. The Cost and Scholarship Study helps them meet this goal.

This tool offers students a personalized plan for financing the cost of your study programs based on your specific circumstances. It informs you of the cost of your registration fee and offers advice on any scholar-ships you are eligible for, as well as other means available for financing your studies. International students should take a look here.

There’s a lot to be said about career services at a university and the University of Navarra wants to help students and graduates achieve their goals.

After graduation, 94.07 percent of University of Navarra students are working or continuing with their training. In fact, the career services managed a total of 2395 internships in the last academic year.

Navarra’s career services aims to offer students real job opportunities. Both students and alumni have access to networking tools, career guidance and job listings.

The career services also offers a Skill Training Program to University of Navarra students, and in 2018-2019 there were 3094 participants.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

ISSA School of Management Assistants

University Highlights

Total students - 11,646


International students - 2,821


Total faculty staff - 1,296


Total students - 11,646


International students - 2,821


Total faculty staff - 1,296



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