Visiting students (degree studies)

General information

If you are a student and you want to come to the UIB, but there is no exchange agreement between your university and the UIB, you have the chance to come as a visiting student.

Contact by email with the International Relations Office and send the following information: name and surname, email, university of origin, exchange period and area of study.

General information

Language requirements

Catalan and/or Spanish

There are two official languages coexisting in the Balearic Islands: Catalan and Spanish. Both languages are normally used in all areas of public and private life. Spanish is one of the most widely used languages in the world and it is a Romance language, like Catalan, which means that for someone who already speaks Spanish, learning Catalan is not difficult. This indifferent use of Catalan and Spanish can be also found in the UIB.

However, the use of other foreign languages is also usual at the UIB when it comes to research stays, practicum or Master’s final project or thesis.

In order to help people adapt to both languages, the UIB organises Catalan and Spanish courses for Mobility Programme students.

For more information:

Place application


After receiving the exchange's details, the IRO will send an email directly to every student in order to provide the student with an access key for the online application form and information about the online application form procedure, as well as the link to access to the online application form.

The students who receive their access keys have to fill out and confirm the online application form the sooner the better.

Once the online application form is completed, the students should:

  1. Print a copy of the online application form using “PRINT” button of the online application form (not from the Internet browser).
  2. Contact with the Coordinator of the department and the institutional, so they can sign the application form printed copy.
  3. Send to the UIB:
    1. The application form with all the required signatures.
    2. Photocopy of the candidate’s passport or ID.
    3. Letter explaining your interest in studying at the UIB.
    4. Original academic record or a certified copy, accompanied by an explicative document of the qualification system used in the university of origin.
    5. Two letters written by professors of your institution of origin that guarantee the application.
    6. Certificate of Spanish and/or Catalan knowledge equivalent to an A2 level (MECR-Common European Framework of reference).
IMPORTANT: The visiting students have to matriculate for a minimum of 18 credits per semester and should pay 50 euros for registered credit in concept of registration fees.

Deadline for delivering the documentation

1. Once you have completed your online application form, you should confirm it, print it and send it, duly signed, via post or email, attaching the next documentation:

  • Application
  • Photocopy of the candidate’s passport or ID.
  • One passport size photo (approx. 3x4)
  • Academic abstract
  • Letter of interest

If you send your documentation via post, you should do it to the following address:

Universitat de les Illes Balears
Servei de Relacions Internacionals
Son Lledó (campus universitari)
Crta. Valldemossa km. 7.5
07122 Palma (Illes Balears) Espanya

If you send your documentation via mail, you have to do it to the corresponding email addresses of the UIB.

2. The IRO will review all the applications, prepare the students' acceptance letter and send it to the student University of origin, if requested.

  • The students have to complete the procedures to be able to come to Spain (visa application, health insurance, subjects to be validated, accommodation searching, etc).
  • Students will join the UIB during the period provided in the academic calendar.

Deadline to receive documentation

  • For exchanges during the first semester or a complete academic course: June the 15th.
  • For exchanges during the second semester: October the 30th.

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