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Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena

Check whether Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena is right for you as an international student.

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Cartagena, Spain
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Study abroad at Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

The Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) is a public university based in the city of Cartagena, Spain. It is the youngest technical university in Spain, and it specializes in technology and business studies.

The University is made up of nine schools, including the higher technical school of agronomic engineering, school of industrial engineering, faculty of business sciences, and the international doctoral school. UPCT has three campuses located in the center of Cartagena, which include student accommodation.

UPCT offers a range of student clubs and organizations, and it also runs summer courses students can sign up to. Subjects covered change every year, but can include introduction courses, computing classes, sports, history and many more.

Why study at UPCT?

  • Mentorship program

    A mentorship program for international students is available to help you adjust to life at UPCT

  • Summer courses

    UPCT offers additional programs you can attend during the summer

Life as an international student

International students studying at UPCT can take part in the University’s mentorship program, which is designed to help new students at the beginning of their studies. Mentors are existing university students who will welcome you when you arrive, help you find accommodation, show you around campus and offer any assistance or support you may need.

You can live on campus in one of the University’s two dormitories, with the option of living in a single room, or in a shared flat. The accommodation includes a number of services including canteens, games, access to computers and meeting rooms.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Food & Restaurants
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  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena

Pza. del Cronista Isidoro Valverde, Edif. La Milagrosa, C.P 30202 Cartagena

Cartagena has a long and rich history, and trace its roots all the way back to 227 BC. The city has festivals, historical sites, grand architecture and many museums, and is home to plenty of attractive beaches.

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Visa requirements for Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena

Many international students will require a visa to study in Spain, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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