Universidade de Vigo

country rank  23
world rank  645

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University Overview

Founded in 1989, Universidade de Vigo (University of Vigo) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Vigo (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Galicia. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Pontevedra, Ourense. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Universidades, España (Ministry of Universities of Spain), Universidade de Vigo (UVigo) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Spanish higher education institution. Universidade de Vigo (UVigo) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 31 years old Spanish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Spanish higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UVigo also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Vigo
Acronym UVigo
Founded 1989
Motto Innovadora, pública, de calidade

University Location

Address Edificio Filomena Dato, Oficina 46, Campus Universitario Vigo
36310 Galicia
Tel +34 986 812 000
Fax +34 986 812 010
Other locations Pontevedra, Ourense

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Facultade de Dereito, 3º piso. Campus Universitario Sur
Santiago de Compostela 15782
881 813 452

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade de Vigo's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Universidades, España

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Compostela Group of Universities (CGU)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Leonardo Network for Academic Mobility (LeoNet)
  • Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
  • International Campus of Excellence Campus do Mar

Academic Structure


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Open Education Global

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