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University of Granada

4.2 out of 5 (121 ratings / 114 reviews) Granada, Spain
We are an innovative and comprehensive research University, founded in 1531, and built on a long-standing teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. As a forward-looking historical University located at various sites throughout Granada, the UGR is deeply engaged with today’s city, province and surrounding region.

Master's Programmes



The Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom.


  • Our University is committed to quality in higher education and it aims to guarantee, improve and be accountable for this, both to our University Community and to society in general, in relation to its services, teaching staff and qualifications.
  • A wide variety of Bachelor Degrees,Master and Doctorate Programs are offered by the University of Granada.


Research Institutes

  • Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra
  • Instituto Andaluz Interuniversitario de Criminología
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación "Carlos I" de Física Teórica y Computacional
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Biotecnología
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Desarrollo Regional
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Neurociencias "Federico Olóriz"
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Agua
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Genero
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de la Paz y los Conflictos
  • Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Migraciones.


  • At the UGR we are thoroughly committed to helping you improve your employment prospects and providing you with key employment support services. We are also strongly committed to forging lasting ties between our institution, society, and local and regional economies, acting as intermediaries between all stakeholders involved.
  • The University itself is the biggest local employer, accounting for 3.3% of all employment. Over the past number of years, the UGR has created over 79 spin-off companies - a clear indication of its innovative entrepreneurial role, both nationally and internationally.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Student Support Service (Servicio de Asistencia Estudiantil or SAE) works to provide students with fundamental support services and to assist them in the resolution of diverse issues which can affect them while undertaking their studies. We provide information such as legal advice (in university and non-university related matters), personalized guidance on financial support services, public transport discounts, subsidized accommodation, healthcare assistance requests for students from non-EU countries, national mobility programmes, services for the disabled and obtaining your student or staff ID.

Housing services

Granada is a city where thousands of students live. the University of Granada has an Accommodation Management Office that will offer you various alternatives: high schools, university residences, student flats, accommodation with elderly people and hostels or boarding houses.

Library services

Students and researchers attending the UGR can choose to participate in courses and workshops organised by the UGR library. The range is extensive and in some instances the courses and workshops can count as ECTS Credits.

ICT services

The University of Granada has free Wi-Fi access throughout all its campuses, faculties and premises. The E-Administration system allows you to carry out different administrative processes online from any computer, including acces to teaching and learning platforms, pay-checks, grades, reports, applications, research tools, registering official documents, reservation of sports facilities etc.

Student Life

Campus life

Our teaching centres (faculties and schools) are located in five different campuses (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Ayadamar and Ciencias de la Salud). The University of Granada also has headquarters in Ceuta and Melilla, both with their own campuses.

Sports facilities

Through the Sports Activities Centre ( CAD ) You have access to all kinds of sports and leisure activities: athletics , swimming , hiking , mountain- climbing , skiing, biking, canoeing ... as well as first- class sports facilities and the opportunity to Participate Numerous in competitions and courses . The university Also has agreements With Several private gyms in the city , offering you excellent discounted rates .

Student clubs

The aim of the center is inter-university cooperation and awareness development and training of volunteer within the university community and developing programs to correct inequalities and social gaps in the immediate surroundings.

Student Reviews

Biology degree in University of Granada
Alejandro Zamora Sánchez rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university has many qualified teachers and researchers. I really like some subjects like genetics and microbiology, where I have learned a lot of things and then put all my knowledge into practice. I have done a final degree work in the field of microbiology working with fungi and their interaction with selenium. This degree could be improved by organizing some...

Diego Mendoza Granada rated 5 out of 5 stars

University of Granada has experience with international students and has a rich variety in many fields. Granada itself has a fantastic cultural heritage, student life and superb location. Very good formation and opportunities when finishing the program to get involved in the real work environment.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing professors with great knowledge, many opportunities to learn


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