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University of Deusto

Top reasons to study here

  • Main focus of the University of Deusto is on achieving excellence in research and education.
  • As a university, its guidelines are love of wisdom, desire for knowledge and rigour in scientific research and methodologies.
  • The University of DEUSTO focuses in excellent interdisciplinary, international, and intersectorial cutting-edge research.



The University of Deusto was inaugurated in 1886. The concerns and cultural interest of the Basque Country in having their own university, as well as the interest of the Jesuits in establishing higher studies in some part of the Spanish State coincided in its conception.



  • Deusto Business School
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Psychology and Education
  • Theology


Research at DEUSTO has seen a significant growth during the last decades, following a path towards excellence through the increased participation in international projects and networks.

Carrying out excellence is a robust body of professionals and researchers with a strong trajectory and expertise arranged around 9 interdisciplinary areas and 24 Teams of Excellence. Overall DEUSTO provides a flexible research ecosystem that nurtures international and inter-sectoral collaboration, and enables our researchers to cross-fertilise ideas and address local and global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.


One of the top priorities of the University of Deusto is to help graduates find a job in fields related to their degrees. For this reason, Deusto Alumni has a Full Labour Insertion Centre that has been working with our graduates and companies for over 7 years.

Deusto Alumni has collaboration agreements and programmes with several entities to promote internships here and in other countries. In some cases, these first experiences mean direct access to the first job.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

The Student Services Office looks to respond to any extracurricular needs that students may encounter. This service is aimed at all the students at the University.

The main aim of the Social Action and Inclusion service is to help to enhance the quality of life of the people who are part of our university, with special attention to those who are in a disadvantaged situation or have specific problems.

Housing services

You will find the facilities, resources and services you need for learning and for your life at university on both campuses.

The Housing and Welcome Service has been created to make students’ stay more comfortable, pleasant and easier. We offer information and organise activities for students to enjoy and discover the benefits of living in Bilbao and San Sebastian.

Library services

The Library places special emphasis on new technologies, aimed at facilitating team work, study and research. A good example of this is the number of computers available in the reference rooms and media library, the laptop borrowing service, etc..

The Loyola digital Library gives access to full texts of the bibliographic heritage of Deusto’s University Library and that of the Sanctuary of Loyola.

ICT services

Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the library. You need a device (laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that is equipped for wireless connection.

  • Eduroam is the worldwide roaming access service for the international research and education community. Once you have configured your device for Eduroam, you will have Wi-Fi connection at many institutions across the world.

Medical services

The Health Service aims to promote good health and inform University of Deusto students about prevention, assistance and care. This space aims to contribute to students’ well-being, quality of life and social change.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The Bilbao campus was declared a site ofhistorical interest in 2002. Several architecturally valuable buildings are found on the campus. The most outstanding is known as the Main Building (Edificio Central) and has a classic style. Its most distinctive features are its central staircase, the Library (currently the Salón de Grados), the Gothic Chapeland the Main Hall.
  • The Pearl of the Cantabric Sea (San Sebastian Campus): San Sebastian is known as the Pearl of the Cantabric Sea, with its beautiful bay, mix of sea and mountains, quality of life and world famous cuisine, all of which has made it a top tourist destination for over two centuries.

Sports facilities

The Department of Sports provides a space for meeting and recreation among the members of the University Community offering programs that seek enjoyment and healthy habits through the practice of physical education and sports.

Student Reviews

THIS is it! With Libertas you are always No.1
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

For me, International university Libertas is one and only. It is nice when you can feel in the air all the respect that professors have to its students. It is sure we are paying for their time, but their approach is more than friendly and proffesional. The only thing that did not work out during this COVID-19 pandemic is administration, but they manage all the problems...

Demanding and rewarding.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a very good experience at the university of Deusto. Although it was very demanding, it provided me the knowledge and the ability to make important decisions for my professional future.

Good Attention
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The attention by the university was great!