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Practical information for Credit Mobility students

Preparing your stay

The University of Cantabria


Legal aspects before arriving


Academic information

They key aspect of the Erasmus Credit Mobility Programme is that the courses you take and succesfuly pass at the UC (that will also need to appear in your approved Learning Agreement) will be automatically recognized at your home university when you return. The person who will approve (sign) your Learning Agreement in Cantabria and who can provide you with academic orientation is your International Relations Co-ordinator (please check the relevant person depending on your area of studies).

Erasmus Credit Mobility students will need to check with their home and host universities the area of studies from wich they can take their courses in English (according to the bilateral agreement between both universities):

Additionally you can take some course in Spanish to complete your study plan at the UC:

You can check some useful information concerning UC academic calendar here:


Health Insurance

Students from outside the European Union must have a private medical insurance covering medical assistance throughout the complete exchange period. Registration is not official until copy of the health policy is duly submitted to the IRO (International Relations Office).

Should the policy not be written in Spanish or English, it is mandatory to produce a legalized translation in Spanish.

In general terms t
hese are the minimum guarantees that should be covered by your personal insurance policy during the whole duration of your stay at the UC:

  • Death or permanent disability: up to € 50,000
  • Medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospitalization expenses due to illness or accidents: up to a limit of € 100,000
  • Repatriation in case of death: unlimited
  • Medical transport in case of accident or serious illness: unlimited
  • Displacement of a relative in case of hospitalization of more than 5 days: unlimited
  • Private civil liability: up to € 100,000

In case your insurance does not meet all these minimum guarantees, as a last resort, you have the possibility of taking out a complementary insurance upon arrival in Santander.


Accommodation

Accommodation in Santander consists in sharing apartments with other exchange students. The search for accommodation is managed directly through the service 'Emancipia'.


How to get to UC

Page #56 of the offers information on the different alternatives that exist to get to Santander. Once in the city, you can choose to use the Santander Urban Transport Service (TUS) to get around.


Spanish course

Exchange students have the possibility to take a course in Spanish as a foreign language at the UC Language Centre:


Arriving at the UC

The International Relations Office (ORI)


Welcome and Orientation Programme

With the aim of facilitating the integration of all students and, as a first contact with the UC, Santander and Cantabria, the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization and Co-operation organizes a Welcome and Orientation Programme that includes a Mentoring Programme. Some activities are free of charge but if you wish to participate in the excursions you will be required to pay a fee.


During your stay

Santander and Cantabria



Student associations

Interested in participating in a student association during your stay in Santander? If so, please check these links:


IT Services


UC Library

What can the BUC offer to foreign students?  [+ info]


Medical assistance and emergencies

We hope you don't need to use this information once in Santander, but in case you need to, you can Check this summary.


Bank account

There are several Spanish and international bank offices available for students to open a bank account. Some banks may ask for a photocopy of your passport and proof of registration at the UC.



Other activities for students


At the end of your stay

Certificate of attendance

Before going back to your country, remember to visit the ORI the last working day of your stay in order to collect your Certificate of Attendance.
Please bear in mind that:

  • The ORI will not sign any Certificate of Attendance including a date earlier than the end of the stay
  • Stays will only be certified till July 15 maximum
  • Stays after July 15 will only be certified after request of the Home University to the ORI


Transcript of records

The ORI automatically sends off your academic results to your home university, so it is not necessary for you to ask for them. Remember that, due to the way in which the grade lists are sent in at the UC, your grades will not reach your university before the month of August. Because of this, no claims of any kind can be dealt with during the month of July.