Polytechnic University of Cartagena

country rank  49
world rank  1963

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University Overview

Established in 1998, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Polytechnic University of Cartagena) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cartagena (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Murcia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) 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 21 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Polytechnic University of Cartagena
Acronym UPCT
Founded 1998
Motto Enseñamos futuro

University Location

Address Plaza del Cronista Isidoro Valverde, s/n Edificio "La Milagrosa"
Cartagena (population range: 50,000-249,999)
30202 Murcia
T +34 968325400
F +34 968325700

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Plaza del Cronista Isidoro Valverde, s/n Edificio "La Milagrosa"
Cartagena 30202
+34 968325922

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Agency for Quality Assestment and Accreditation ANECA


  • European University Association EUA
  • Compostela Group of Universities CGU
  • Asociacion Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado AUIP
  • Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Espanolas CRUE

Academic Structure


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