University of Navarra

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The University of Navarra is a private, Christian-based college sponsored by St. Josemaria Escriva. It's Business School is rated one of the top 10 in the world. The University offers a diverse and prestigious educational experience. Founded in 1952, The University of Navarra pursues excellence in teaching and research, always at the service of people and society. It has a strong international focus; the University is the first school to offer bilingual Economic and Business Education in Spain, which has led to an undergraduate population with diverse backgrounds.

UNC students will be taking courses at the Pamplona campus. Pamplona is the historical capital city of Navarre, Spain. It is internationally famous for the San Fermin Festival, which the running of the bulls is one of the main attractions. Services included on campus are the University Hospital, Sports Complex, multiple libraries and reading rooms, copy centers are available and cafeterias are in all buildings.

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Fall Application Deadline: March 12
Fall Semester: end August - mid December

Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Semester: early January - mid May


Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.

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All costs are estimated based on a five-month semester.

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees


International Health Insurance


Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee





Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)



Food (off campus)

$1,100 - 2,025



Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations


Texts/Course Materials


Essential Daily Living Expenses


TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)


Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)


The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Note that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.



UNAV's campus is located in the capital of Navarra, Pamplona, ​​a quiet town with a great quality of life and many parks and gardens. Pamplona is located in the Northern foothills of the Navarra Region in Spain. It is an area rich in history, which can be seen in local cuisine, architecture, and artistry. The city is home to many cultural landmarks, such as The Citadel, Vuelta del Castillo, and the Palace of Navarre. Along with historic Old Town, Pamplona offers a cosmopolitan scene with a laid back attitude. Less than an hour away from Basque Country and San Sebastian, as well as a day’s drive from Paris, France, the opportunities to explore Spain and surrounding areas are endless.

The University of Navarra offers several sports as courses or in a club setting such as rugby, soccer, volleyball, fencing, and archery. They have a modern sports facility and recreation area. In addition, the campus facilitates multiple cultural events throughout the year. For more information, visit here.


The international office at UNAV organizes excursions and events for the international exchange students, organizes a "buddy program" for incoming students, and the city of Pamplona offers a wide range of activities.


The Universidad de Navarra offers several courses each semester in English. UNAV uses ECTS, which is double UNC credit. Thus, students should enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits. Courses are offered in English in Management and Marketing, Finance, and Economics. An intensive summer course is available in August at an additional cost.

Click here for a list of courses in English.

Language of Instruction

Courses are offered in English.

No Spanish language proficiency is needed if taking only courses offered in English. Students taking courses in Spanish should have at least 4 semesters of college-level Spanish completed by the time of arrival in Pamplona.

Eligibility and Availability

To be eligible, students must be students in the Monfort College of Business or the Economics departmentand have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 24 UNC credit hours by the time of departure.

Up to 4 students can apply each year. Students may apply for a semester or academic year.


Housing and Meals

The Housing Service of the University of Navarra provides information on different types of accommodation and guides the student to find a place to live, not just a place to sleep and eat. For this reason, UNAV offers different housing options to meet the needs of individual students. Students can live in residence halls, private plates, family homes, or hostels. For complete housing options, click here.


Students must first complete the UNC application for exchange and an application for UNAV provided by the Study Abroad Advisor for Spain. For more information on the process and documents you will need, visit here.


Students who study in Spain are required to obtain a visa before departure. The Spanish consulate requires individuals to appear in person at the Los Angeles, CA location to apply for the visa

Click here
 for the Spanish Consulate's Website.