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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission


Salamanca, Spain

Location Description

Salamanca, located in northwestern Spain about two hours from Madrid, retains its enchanting medieval character. The city has been occupied by the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Vandals, theMoors and the Castilians. Hannibal, Columbus, Fray Luis de Leon, Cervantes, and Unamuno are among the famous residents of the city. The city of Salamanca is ideal for foreign students because of its beautiful setting and small size (population of approximately 170,000). It is a great location to explore and experience the Spanish culture and history. Salamanca is enriched with theatres, concerts and museums that represent the cultural dimension of Spanish history.

University Profile

The University of Salamanca was established in 1218 and, through its outstanding academic and cultural programs and its superior facilities, still maintains its 

reputation for being the best university in Spain, as well as one of the finest in Europe, ranking among the Sorbonne, Oxford and the University of Bologna. The student population is approximately 28,000.


Courses are taught in Spanish. Students must be proficient in the Spanish language to be eligible for this program.

Areas of study available:

  • Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Biology
  • Sciences
  • Economics & Business Administration
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Geography & History
  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Philology
  • Translation & Documentation
  • Philosophy
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Nursing & Physiotherapy

View a complete listing of courses and course descriptions at 


Students will arrange their own housing, with the help of the Student Guidance Office. Options available are on- and off-campus apartments, dormitories or homestays.

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read. 


Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university. Students must have the equivalent of 300-level of Spanish or above.

How to Apply

To apply for Spring 2019, please email the Exchange Program Coordinator, Pernell Whitfield, at to have your exchange application generated.

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process.
Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 
  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form
    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program. 
  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.


Fall 2018: Sep 10 - Dec 21
Spring 2019: Feb 4 - Jun 14

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


In-State Out-of-State
Tuition 5,195 13,082
Housing 3,500 3,500
Visa 160 160
Books 150 150
Personal Expenses 2,980 2,980
Airfare 1,500 1,500
Total Estimated Costs 12,242 21,372

(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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