University of Almeria

Founded in 1993, the University of Almería (UAL) is a public higher education and research university ranked in the Top 40 nationally, and top 1000 worldwide. We offer 34 Bachelor and 44 Master Degrees, as well as 14 PhD programmes for our +14,000 students.

UAL has become an increasingly sought-after destination for international students. There are currently more than 1,100 full-degree foreign students enrolled in our programs, and more than 750 exchange students visiting us each year from more than 50 different countries.

UAL offers a full range of degrees in all branches of knowledge: Business and Law, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Languages and Philosophy, and Science. In addition to two Masters fully delivered in English, all our programs feature English language courses and components.

UAL’s is the only Spanish campus facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its 52 hectares and 35 buildings feature everything students need, including a recently built sports centre, library, blocks of lecture rooms, cafeterias, language centre, labs and research institutes, and many other facilities. Housing range includes several options, from a room in a shared flat with fellow students can (starting at 150€) to an all-included single room in the CIVITAS Student Hall of Residence.

UAL also offers a wide variety of training workshops, cultural and sporting activities, and internship opportunities at local companies, which makes easier for foreign students to become part of our community.

UAL is just 15 minutes far from the town of Almería (or 20, if you prefer to use the bicycle lane along the seafront). Ours is a small city of 250,000 people, with a beautiful and safe environment where you can enjoy a great quality of life and mild weather all year through. The surrounding region offers an extraordinarily rich environment, from the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata (the largest coastal protected area in south Spain) to the mountain ranges of Las Alpujarras, in the slopes of Sierra Nevada.

Scholarships & funding

Foreign students may apply to different scholarships after their 2nd year at UAL.

You can find more information on our website.

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Student services & facilities

Our facilities include a Library, several blocks of Lecture Rooms, a Language Centre, Laboratories, Research Institutes, two Sports Centres (on of them recently built), cafeterias, and many other facilities.

UAL students have at their disposal several services devoted to provide Academic, Counselling and Wellbeing, Health, Career Service and Disability support.


UAL’s is the only Spanish campus facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its 52 hectares and 35 buildings feature everything students need.


Although our students tend to prefer sharing a flat (particularly around El Zapillo, the neighbourhood by the town's beach), the city of Almería offers one student halls of residence and two other long-term stays residences.

Price range can go from 150€ for a room in a shared flat, to 870€ in a full-board single room at the student halls of residence.

You can find more information on our website.


Average rating 4.8

Based on 8 reviews.

Shauny Jonckers

The professors are very professional and passionate about their subjects. The classes are always interesting. As an Erasmus student, I felt very welcome at UAL and I really feel like I learned new things.


I really loved spending a semester abroad at UAL. It was awesome to live right by the beach, the people were great and the Erasmus Network is super active. Uni is quite challenging but totally doable if you stay on track. I really liked the teaching methodologies, we did many group works and case studies. I would totally recommending spending a ...

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Gabriela Penková

Teachers on this university were helpful and outgoing, respecting that we are foreiners. They also offered to us some tutorials so I had never have a problem with misunderstood or with the theme I was studying. I consider this university good.


University of Almeria

Ctra. Sacramento
04120 Almeria

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