Application online


Application Period & Deadlines

  • Full academic year or first semester: 20th March to 1st June
  • Second semester: 15th August to 1st November (15th October for students who need to apply for a visa)


Who can use this system?

Exchange students seeking for regular courses and courses in English at the University of Cantabria in the framework of any of the following exchange programs: ERASMUS, Bilateral Agreements with the USA and Australia and Bilateral Agreements with Latin American universities.


Instructions for the application procedure

  • Complete all the fields with the information required on each screen. Should a compulsory field not be completed, a message with its name in red will appear as a reminder.
  • Move forward and backward either clicking on the button at the end of each page or on the corresponding section included on the menu on the left.
  • Once all the data are introduced click on the "Submit" button.
  • At the end of the process you will be shown a slip to print. A PDF file containing the Learning Agreement showing the courses previously chosen will be sent to your e-mail address. This form must be approved and signed by your coordinators at your home institution.

Important: please take into account that for admission purposes the only valid "Learning Agreement" forms are those generated through the on-line procedure.

Please print TWO COPIES of this slip. It is essential to send by mail one of them duly signed to the International Relations Office on time and in due form.


Compulsory Documents

The printed application slip must be sent to:

Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad de Cantabria
Edificio de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Avda. de los Castros s/n , 39005 (Santander), Spain

together with the following documents:

  • Learning Agreement (L.A.), duly signed and stamped.
  • ERASMUS or exchange student certificate issued by your home university.
  • Photocopy of valid passport or identity card.
  • One original passport photo.
  • Photocopy of European Health Insurance Card or private insurance, valid for the whole stay at the UC.
  • Copy of your complete and updated academic records.

Those students interested in applying for the Language Assistantship Program 'TAG with UC' should also fill in and send this application form together with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Certificate of Spanish (if any)
  • Upon arrival, all students will have to present a Criminal Record Certificate from the past five years, a document which is also required of US students to apply for a student visa for more than 180 days (US students: link to the FBI).


Students from outside the European Union should also submit at their arrival:

  • Passport photocopy with student visa (for stays superior to 90 days) valid for the whole stay at the UC.   

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.


Orientation Programme


Admission Letter

Formal admission will not be official until reception of a paper copy of the required documents at the IRO and the LA is approved by the Departmental Coordinator at the UC. For confirmation, an admission letter will be sent to you prior to your arrival.


General Information

Should you wish to obtain additional information on the mobility programmes, please check the UC International Relations Office's Web.

For further inquiries:

Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Tel.: 942 20 1018/ 1051/ 1052/ 1038
Fax.: 942 20 10 78
e-mail :


Technical Requisites

Computer with connection to the Internet.

Printer (necessary for printing the two copies of the application slip and the PDF file).

Browser: Netscape 4.x or higher or Internet Explorer 4.x or higher (Operation with older browsers is not guaranteed).



When clicking on "Start the application" another window of your browser will pop up. Should you have a popup blocker, like Google's, you will need to disable it.

In case you need to go forward or backward, please utilize the buttons included on the application online screens, do not click on the "back" and "forward" buttons of your browser. At the end of the session, you will be sent a confirmation message and a PDF file (Learning Agreement).

Should your browser have any problem in recognizing the digital certification authority of the UC utilized in this process, please check out these technical instructions.

Click on here to "Start the application"