ERASMUS MUNDUS II
Valencia is the 3rd biggest city of Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. It has 1.000.000 inhabitants
(including the surroundings) and it is placed at the Mediterranean sea, some 300 km south from
Barcelona. It can be reached by highway, train, ship and airplane (Manises airport).
How to get to Valencia:
By air: Valencia Airport (Manises) some 5 km away from the city.
By bus: to Valencia Bus Station
By train: to Valencia-Nord railway Station (RENFE Spanish railway company)
By Road: Take A-7 motorway or N-340 national road from Barcelona to Valencia
How to get from the airport to the city :
Taxi service at the Airport. The price is about 18 euros to the city center.
Location of the Bus Stop at the airport: beside one of the exit doors at departures (first floor). Tickets are taken on the bus.
Timetable for buses:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 6.15-22.30 every 10 minutes
Saturdays: 6.30-22.35 every 15 minutes
Sundays and holidays: 6.35-22.35 every 20 minutes
Bus to Valencia Bus Station CVT (yellow buses) Service 30 (Aeropuerto-Valencia)
Regular city buses (EMT) or the underground, can be taken from outside Valencia' s Bus Station.
The UPV has several Campuses. The ETSID (and most UPV Schools) are located at Campus de
Vera, at the north-eastern side of the city, close to the highway to Barcelona. You can check
http://www.upv.es/perfiles/visitantei.html to have a look at the map.
How to get to the ETSID:
Bus EMT (red buses), Service 29 MISLATA-UNIVERSITATS
6.30 h. to 22.00 h. aprox. frequency 10 minutes (0.85 euros a ticket).
Taxi about 4 euros for a normal service.
Bus EMT (red buses), Service 30 PZA. AJUNTAMENT- NAZARET
7.30 h. to 22.00 h. aprox. frequency 20 minutes (0.85 euros a ticket).
Taxi about 4 euros for a normal service.
Map of Valencia
The bus service starts at 6.00 h. and finishes at 23.00 h. There are also a few buses for night service from 11 to 1:30. Tickets may be bought on the bus (0.85 euros) and a cheapest ticket for 10 trips BONOBUS (5 euros) can be bought at a Tobacconist' s. A monthly card is also available for frequent users which may be obtained in the following tobaconnist' s (a photo must be provided): C/ Xàtiva, 1; C/ Barcelonina, 2; Avda. Blasco Ibañez, 10; C/ Trinidad, 1; C/ Don Juan de Austria, 13.
At our website (www.upv.es "english version" entering "profiles/visitor" and location maps), you can find very useful information on transportation to Valencia and inside Valencia.
COLEGIO MAYOR GALILEO GALILEI
Avda. de los Naranjos, s/n
Campus Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; E - 46022 VALENCIA (SPAIN)
Tel: (+34) 96 335 20 00 Fax: (+34) 96 355 12 13
Valencia is a city with an interesting historical background and the comunity is a turistic region.
The turist information about our city & community can be checked from our UPV webpage (english version) entering http://www.upv.es/perfiles/visitantei.html
Life in Spain
Insurance: In Spain, students from the European Union are covered by standard health insurance form, the E-128, which must be obtained before leaving the country of origin. It is very important to have this form, or an alternative insurance against accidents and illness to be admited at UPV.
Residence Permit: EC citizens staying longer than 3 months are expected to apply for a residence permit at the foreign department of the Police Station. Non-European citizens will need a visa which they should obtain before leaving their country at a Spanish Embassy.
Spanish currency:€ (euros)
Post Office: Stamps may be purchased not only at the Post Office but also at the tobacconist' s. Prices: for European Community Countries 0.5 euros. Telegrams can be sent from the Post Office and also by telephone dialling (96) 352 20 00.
Telephone Calls: For public telephone calls a minimum of 0.20 euros is required and telephone cards are also available at the tobacconist' s. To make an international call: dial 00 + code of country + area code + tel. number. Electricity: Voltage in Spain is 210-220 Volts A.C. (50 HZ).
Driving in Spain: An international driving licence is required.
|FOOD||IN THE CITY||ON CAMPUS|
|Coffee||0.75 euros||0.65 euros|
|Coke||1.6 euros||0.75 euros|
|Milk (1/4 l.)||0.7 euros||0.55 euros|
|Bread ( 1 loaf)||0.65 euros|
|Menu||6-8 euros||3.6 euros|
|Sandwich||3 euros||2 euros|
|Beer in a Pub||3 euros|
|Beer in a Bar||1.5 euros|
|Gin Tonic and similar||4 euros|
|Photo film||4 euros.|
|Room in a shared Flat||150 euros/month|
During the period between 1968-69 the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia was created, being formed through the integration of several Schools. Our School, the Industrial Technical Engineering School of Valencia (nowadays called ETSID) and Alcoy and also the Fine Arts Faculty, have existed for more than a century.
The future of the "Universidad Politécnica de Valencia" is assured by the daily effort that is put in by lecturers, students and all members of the University. The University, however, is not just a base for the cultivation and learning of new knowledge, but is also the backbone which helps our society to accomplish an ambitious mission; preparing men and women to build a better future.
On Vera Campus there are various student services including a library, computing facilities, photo shop, bookshop, stationer' s, kiosk, bank, restaurants, travel agency, sportswear shop...etc. You may obtain discounts at all of them for certain services or goods. Please see http://www.upv.es/menui.html , "Services" to take a look at the several UPV services.
3.2. Schools and departments
The UPV has 25 Schools & Faculties which deal with the degrees offered in the field of engineering, computer sciences, architecture and fine arts. It has 35.000 students, 3.000 of which study at the ETSID.
There are 44 departments which carry out research. Depending on the field of study, the same department can give courses and have teachers in different Schools. Over 60 doctoral programmes are offered plus a wide range of postgraduate and master' s courses, which are managed by the departments.
This information can also be found at the UPV website (www.upv.es entering "studies" and "schools and faculties" or "departments").
For more information on studies at UPV, please contact our Information Office:
3.3 credits & assessment system
Subjects' workload is calculated in UPV credits.
1 UPV credit = 10 hours of lessons = 0.8 ECTS (european credit transfer system).
The spanish grading system is the following:
|5 to 6.99||PASS/Aprobado|
|7 to 8.99||SATISFACTORY PASS/Notable|
|10||DISTINCTION/Matrícula de honor|
3.4 academic calendar
The year is divided into 2 semesters: A & B. Each semester consists of 14 weeks of classes, plus 3 examination weeks in semester A and 4 examination weeks in semester B. The exact dates can slighty differ from one year to another and also among different UPV Schools. Some subjects can be annual, but it' s not the common case.
Semester A (corresponds to the odd semesters : 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th): from the last week of September to last week of january (examinations in january)
Semester B (even semesters: 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th): from the first week of February to mid-july (examinations from the first week of june)
The UPV is closed in August for summer holidays
The calendar for 2005/06 is the following:semester A September 13th 2005 to January 30th 2006
Festivities at the city of Valencia9th October , Valencian community day.
At the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), there is a centralised service for International Programmes: Oficina de Programas Internacionales de Intercambio (OPII). It' s placed at Campus de Vera, at its Agora (central squear). This service is the higher responsible for International Programmes in the person of the "Vicerrector": Juan Miguel Martinez Rubio.
Camino Vera, s/n; E- 46022 Valencia (Agora, open to public: 11:30 to 1:30)
OPII - OFICINA DE PROGRAMAS INTERNACIONALES DE INTERCAMBIO
In practical aspects related to students, this office provides the incoming students with a WELCOME INFORMATION PACKAGE on arrival, with information about our city, accommodation and services available on campus. This office opens to public daily from 11:30 to 1:30.
In addittion to this, every Faculty or School "Escuela" at the UPV, has its own International Programmes Area and office, with a "Subdirector de Programas Internacionales" as responsible of the bilateral agreements with partner institutions in his field, and a staff which deals with the administrative and academic aspects related to the degrees offered. The contact emails for the Schools are the following:
IRO Officer: David Gutiérrez
IRofficer: Michaela Muszynski ;
IROfficer: Inmaculada Tomás Estellés
IROfficer: Paula Cardells Mosteiro ;
IROfficer: Claudio Benavent Montoliu
IROfficer: Ester Sanchis Sanchis
IROfficer: Jesús Alonso Urbano Ext: 77196
IROfficer: Arantxa Querol Monforte
IROfficer: Ester Sanchis Sanchis
Irofficer: Francisco Javier Martínez Sánchez ;
IROfficer: Claudio Benavent Montoliu
Coordinator: Pedro Fuentes Dura
IROfficer: Gema Campos Alabau
IROfficer: Gisela Sanahuja Vélez
IROfficer: Melinda Anna Vodermayer ;
IROfficer: Pilar Agustí ;
4.1 Courses in english
Since 2000/01, the UPV takes on the challenge of training in English. This activity encourages the admission of foreign teachers and students and support internationalisation and intercultural processes, so that the University will act as a communicative bridge among cultures.
4.2 Spanish Courses
Spanish general courses during the semester in Valencia (UPV):
· free courses divided into 2 levels (Español I & Español II), all awarded 4.5 UPV credits (3.6 ECTS). There are several groups for each level taught at different UPV buildings. They are offered in semester A and again in semester B.
The result for these courses will be included in the transcript of records, together with the rest of subjects the student will take during his stay at the UPV.
· paying courses (level III & IV) taught by the Language department (www.upv.es/di ). Students will recieve a certificate of these courses. But they cannot be included in the learning agreement because they are not for free.
Preparation Courses for the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera)
organized by the University of Salamanca and officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture). The UPV offers preparation courses for both the "Diploma Básico de Español" (DBE) & "Diploma Superior de Español" (DSE). For further information please contact our Languages Department: www.upv.es/di
4.3 welcome days
In the beginning of each semester the UPV organizes th
e welcome days (1 or 2 mornings) in order to make the students become familiar with the services offered in Valencia and on our Campus de Vera:
· computing facilities,
· students' associations & activities they organize (like AEGEE ),
· sports facilities (www.upv.es/adep ),
· residence permit (www.mir.es)
Assistance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.
Renting a room in a shared flat is the most common option in Valencia. This can cost around 150 euros a month. Since the UPV doesn' t have halls of residence, accomodation has to be personally arranged by the student. However we provide students with useful information in order to help them find accomodation:
The recomended arrival date is of one week before the start of the semester:
4.5 Mentor programme (lazarillo)
Erasmus students can be helped to arrange their permanent accommodation (finding adds and making phonecalls) by an ETSID student (Students interested in making use of this possibility should email our ETSID Erasmus Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
4.6 Application forms
It is adviced to send the application forms before June 15th for Semester A and before November 1st for Semester B.
Incoming exchange students can take subjects
For subjects 1 UPV credit = 10 hours lessons= 0.8 ECTS.
In case of wanting to carry out a project at the ETSID, it is required to:
For projects, 1 UPV cr= 30 hours of work