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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Budget Estimates: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/03/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Prerequisite: 4+ sem/6+ qtr college-level Spanish with B average
Areas of Study: Art History, Business, Comparative Literature, European Studies, History, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, Spanish Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. 

Course Prerequisites
4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish (through intermediate level) required.  Additional upper division Spanish language coursework is strongly recommended.  Native Spanish speakers with strong composition skills are eligible to apply.


Available Subjects
Anthropology History
Arab/Islamic Studies Humanities
Art Art History
Business Liberal Arts
Comparative Literature Liberal Studies
Economics Linguistics
Engineering Literature
Environmental Studies Mathematics
Geography Political Science
European Studies Science
Health Education Spanish

CLICK HERE to access the Academic Bulletin that includes course descriptions for all academic concentrations
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Spain: Universidad de Granada as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Spaniard academic cycle begins in Late August and May. 

Academic Year: August to May.


The Spain: Universidad de Granada program is affiliated with the University of Granada. With more than 80,000 students, the University of Granada is the 4th largest university in Spain. The program is administered by an on-site Program Assistant and a Resident Director (CSU faculty member) who is based in Madrid but available to Granada students throughout the year.   

Spain - GranadaThe Spain: Universidad de Granada program begins with an intensive Preparatory Language Program (PLP) during the month of September. The PLP is a Spanish language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition and conversation, as well as an introduction to Spanish culture, history, customs, politics and society. Students take a language placement exam upon arrival to determine their Spanish language level.  
During the fall and spring semesters, CSU IP students attend the Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Granada, where classes are offered to visiting international students. Courses at the Centro are taught in Spanish by Spaniards. CSU IP students take courses in Spanish language and literature, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. All students in Granada are required to enroll in at least one course offered by the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. Most students typically enroll in this course during the spring semester.

For additional academic information about this program, please refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for most current year by clicking here. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


The city of Granada is located in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. The city, which has a population of approximately 240,000 people, stands at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. Granada has a rich historical and cultural heritage influenced by centuries of Islamic rule in the region. It was the last Muslim city in Western Europe to fall to Catholic forces in 1492, just prior to the unification of Spain. The city is home to many iconic examples of Moorish architecture, including the Alhambra. The Alhambra, a complex of Islamic palaces and gardens which dates back to the 9th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a top tourist destination in the region.


Upon arrival in Granada, students are provided with temporary accommodations arranged by CSU IP.  During the orientation and PLP, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Most students choose to live in local apartments with other students (CSU students, Spaniards or other international students).