University of Granada


The University of Granada preexisted as far as the Middle Ages with the beginning of the Madrasa Yusufiyya in 1349 by the Sultan of Granada, Yusuf I. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important institutions in the world regarding its historical value. The Center for Modern Languages (CLM) at the university receives over 10,000 international students each year.

The UGR started admitting students worldwide in 1992 by establishing the School of Languages-Centro de Lenguas Modernas. There are around 5,000 international students at the University of Granada, including exchange students from the European Union under the Erasmus Program. The CLM has contracts and settlements with 20 institutions and study abroad organizations in Canada and U.S. in order to bring the Northern American community to the university, including International Studies Abroad and the University of Delaware, American Institute for Foreign Study and Arcadia University.

The university comprises 22 faculties, 5 schools, and 116 departments responsible for researching and teaching specific subject areas. These are spread over five campuses in Granada (Centro, Fuentenueva, Cartuja, Ciencias de la Salud and Aynadamar) and two more campuses in the cities of Melilla and Ceuta, Spanish territories in Northern Africa.


This institute is the 4th largest in Spain, with a student body of around 80,000. The University of Granada remains an institute open to all, regardless of creed, culture, or personal beliefs, and is fully devoted to innovation, pioneering research and delivering world-class education.

Granada is, foremost and first, a university city. A lively and dynamic atmosphere has prospered here, giving rise to the advancement of a multicultural, vibrant, and modern study destination that welcomes everyone from any background. It is also one of the most budget friendly and affordable cities in Spain, while commonly considered the city offering the highest quality of life. The University of Granada is at the heart of the city, providing incoming students with world-class facilities and services and a broad range of cultural activities.


Granada is primarily a university city with a population of 240,000 people, over 65,000 of whom are researchers, lecturers, students, and administrative staff at UGR. This means that a broad range of housing options are available to international researchers, students, and teaching staff.

The Accommodation Office at UGR offers guidance to students on housing options in the city, which include apartments and flats, university residences and private rooms, hotels and hostels.


Following are global rankings of the University of Granada.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Granada ranks 494
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Granada ranks 601-800.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Granada at 303.


University of Granada
Campus Universitario de Cartuja, Calle Prof. Vicente Callao, 3, 18011 Granada, Spain

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