The University of Alicante was created in October 1979 on the structure of the UNIVERSITY STUDIES CENTRE (CEU), which was started in 1968. Thus, Alicante recovered in this way its university studies centre that was suspended in 1834, when -after two centuries of existence- its precursor, the University of Orihuela was closed. The University of Orihuela was created by means of a Papal Bull in 1545 and had kept its doors open for two centuries (1610-1808). The province of Alicante, therefore, has an important university tradition and rich heritage as can be seen through the present Santo Domingo, the oldest building of the University of Orihuela, today recovered, thanks to an agreement between the Diocese and the University
The university boasts about fifty study programs, over seventy university departments and research groups in the areas of Social Sciences and Law, Experimental Technology, Humanities, Education and Health Sciences, and five university research institutes developing the most outstanding research activities in the country. InfoSheet_UniversityOfAlicante_16-17.pdf
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for a list of academic courses offered in English.
For Spanish language and literature classes click here
To determine the CSULB equivalency for Spanish course credits divide the credits by two (e.g., 6 Spanish credits equals 3 CSULB units).
Students can elect to find their own housing option or have the university's Accomodation Office arrange a place for them to stay. More information about alojamiento
will be sent to the student directly from the university upon his/her acceptance.
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage