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Information for Erasmus+ KA171 incoming students

Welcome to the University of Cantabria!

On this page we provide information on several practical aspects that will help you prepare for your mobility.

Before the mobility

  • Follow application instructions included in our Erasmus+ call.
  • Check this information concernig your visa application.

Arrival at the UC

  1. Upon arrival you should first go to your accommodation.
  2. Visit the Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales -ORI- (International Relations Office): check here how to find our office. Registration of courses is done at the ORI. A proof of registration will be issued. In addition, at the beginning of the semester there is a period to add/drop subjects.
  3. Take part in the Welcome and Orientation Programme (optional).
  4. Go to your classes. You'll still have a few days to add/drop courses just after the beguining of the semester.
  • Additional information:
    • Student mobility grant payment procedure.
    • Academic coordination: Academic Co-ordinators may assist you with choosing courses and will sign your Learning Agreement if you need to add/drop courses.
    • Bank Account: there are several Spanish and international bank offices available in Santander for students interested in opening a bank account. Some banks may ask for a photocopy of your passport and proof of registration at the UC.

During your stay

  • Information on medical assistance and emergencies.
  • University services:
    • IT Service.
    • UC Library [+ info].
    • UC E-mail.
    • Campus Virtual: allows you to carry out several procedures, such as applying for the UC student card (TUI) or requesting your Transcript of Records at the end of your stay.
    • Aula Virtual: hosts courses of those subjects that have online content available to students. Most of these courses are an additional support to traditional face-to-face teaching, providing alternative methods of access to materials, communication between participants and assessment of learning progress. 
    • UC Language Centre (CIUC) offers several non-regular courses in different languages for those interested (for example, Spanish as a foreign language).   
    • Inclusion and accesibility.
  • Student associations:

End of your stay

  1. Submit your EU Participant Report (survey) to receive your last payment. You will receive an automatic email notification close to the end of your stay (check your spam folder if you don't receive it).
  2. Visit the ORI to receive your Certificate of Attendance.
  3. The UC will issue your Digital Transcript of Records no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished. It must be downloaded by yourself through Campus Virtual in the 'Certificados' section of the ORI. The document is issued with a Secure Verification Code, so your home university can check its authenticity via the UC secure online portal: