Polytechnic University of Valencia

4.3 out of 5 (106 ratings / 85 reviews) Valencia, Spain
The Polytechnic University of Valencia is a public, dynamic and innovative institution dedicated to research and teaching that, while maintaining strong bonds with the social environment in which it carries out its activities, advocates for a solid presence abroad. 

Master's Programmes



The seed of what is today known as the Universitat Politècnica de València was planted in the academic year 1968-1969, when the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Valencia was created. At that time it comprised four schools: the School of Agricultural Engineering, founded in 1959; the School of Architecture, inaugurated in 1966.


At present, the UPV comprises 13 university centres, of which nine are higher technical schools, two are faculties and another two, higher polytechnic schools. In addition, it has a Doctoral School and three affiliated centres (Florida University, Berklee College of Music and EDEM Business School).


The label UPV research structures encompasses all those centres that work in research, development and innovation, and try to respond to the demand -both from the University itself and from its social enviroment- for technological and artistic products. They fall into three categories: UPV's own (unshared) research centres, joint and associated research centres, and inter-university research centres.


The UPV's Servipoli Foundation assists you in finding temporary jobs that are compatible with your studies both on- and off-campus so you can earn extra money without having to miss your classes.

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University Ranking

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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Services (in alphabetical order)

  • Academic Exchange
  • Agromuseu de Vera
  • Alumni
  • Business Chair
  • Campus Organisation
  • CDL Dep. Direct. Lang. Advising
  • Children's Summer School
  • Financial Supervision
  • General Registry
  • General Vice-Secretary's
  • Health and Risk Prevention
  • Heritage and Art Collection
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technologies
  • Infrastructures
  • Inspection Office
  • International Actions
  • International Affairs
  • Juana Portaceli Health
  • Language
  • Legal Office
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Maintenance
  • Polytechnic City of Innovation
  • Post
  • Protocol
  • Quality and Accreditation
  • Recruitment
  • Rector's Office
  • Regulations and Inspection
  • Research & Innovation Office
  • Security
  • Senior University
  • Strategic Planning
  • Student
  • Student Office

Housing services

  • The UPV provides a free service to students to help them find accommodation that meets their expectations and needs. To do so, the UPV keeps a database with information about students and individuals offering and requesting shared flats, stays with a family or flats to rent.
  • The UPV cannot be held responsible by either of the parties for any issues regarding the conditions of the accommodation, the behaviour of tenants or any failure to comply with payments. Its only intention is to help students with their search and to act as a simple mediator between students and the owners of the properties (lessors).

Library services

Library and Scientific Documentation

  • It provides and manages the documentation and bibliographic information to support the study, teaching and research of the UPV community, and also offers training activities on management of available resources.

ICT services

Area Information Systems and Communications

  • The ASIC is therefore responsible for the overall organization of automated information systems, planning and management of the university network and technical support and material for application development .

Medical services

Integrated Prevention and Health Service is the technical nature intended to perform advisory work and assessment of risks that are inherent to the activities performed by users , and can lead to a reduction in levels of safety and health or which could negatively impact on the members of the university community who were exposed to them.

Student Life

Campus life

The UPV has campuses in the cities of Valencia, Alcoy and Gandia, all with modern facilities and excellent services. The three campuses share the same philosophy and provide the same opportunities, which has the led the UPV to be considered a model of reference.

Sports facilities

  • In Alcoy a project is underway for a large scale sports area with an indoor sports pavilion and outdoor tennis courts, complete with university services. In Gandia an Innova building and the joint headquarters of the UPV and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography are under construction.
  • The Campus Vera covers around 700.000 m2 (like 70 football fields) and is almost 2 km from one end to the other. It is a pedestrian campus with over 106,000 m2 of green areas. The cafeterias and terraces, kiosks, banks and other establishments are meant to make your day-to-day university life more comfortable.

Student Reviews

UPV, my alma mater and yours too
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at the Polytechnic University of Valencia has been a pleasure for me. From endless extracurricular activities, which have allowed me to make friends and work alongside brilliant students, to small groups in class, guaranteeing a somewhat one-to-one learning experience. Not only is studying here fun, but also very rewarding. Erasmus students, if you are looking for...

Master in Design engineering in UPV
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university is qualified to teach this Master in general

Alejandro Giner rated 3 out of 5 stars

It does not push you beyond the limits, so you must enrol in extracurricular activities to compensate.


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