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BMGT Exchange: School of Economics & Business Administration, University of Navarra (Spain)
Pamplona, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall-Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Housing Options: Homestay, Independent Housing Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Minimum GPA:
3.0 Non-UMD students eligible to apply: No
EA Advisor: Chris Olson
Program Description:

University of Navarra

Pamplona, Spain


Collage of Pamplona

What’s the scoop?

Host Institution

Universidad de Navarra, founded in 1952, is located in Pamplona, Spain. There are 13,197 students enrolled in the university and foreign students make up 13.74% of the total student body. The School of Economics and Business Administration recently moved to a new building in March 2012.

Host City

Pamplona, Navarre is famous for the San Fermin festival where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. The city also hosts the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival, the most important Spanish documentary film festival that is held annually. There are many Gothic cathedrals in the city’s landscape and a walk around the Taconera Park is a must before leaving the city. A medium-sized Spanish city, Pamplona is not far from Bilbao, Madrid, and Barcelona.

To read about students' experiences on the University of Navarra exchange program, visit the Smith Goes Global blog.


What do I take?

Students can take intensive or regular classes in Spanish while studying at the university. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. English taught courses revolve around economics, finance, and marketing and management. For a full list of English courses, visit:

Language of Instruction: English and Spanish.

Note that UMD cannot guarantee that a particular course will be offered in any given semester at Navarra.

Credit for courses taken at UMD exchange institutions will be accepted as transfer credit.  Courses must be pre-approved by Education Abroad and the student’s academic advisor(s).  Courses must be taken for a letter grade and students must receive the equivalent grade of C- or better in order to receive credit towards their UMD academic record.  The grades for transfer credit courses are not factored into their cumulative GPA and do not show up on their UMD transcript.


When can I go?

Fall Semester: August 28, 2012 to December 22, 2012

Spring Semester: January 6, 2013 to May 24, 2013

Where can I live?

Students can live in residential housing or apartments; the most popular option for international students are apartments. There are 12 Colegios Mayores (7 for women and 5 for men) and residents are offered full room and board, academic support and cultural and social activities. Dormitories are separate from the university but offer full room and board as well. In terms of apartment living, the Office of Student Accommodation publishes a list of students or landlords looking for tenants on their website. Most apartments come partially furnished with beds, tables, and other essential furniture. The cost of living in an apartment per month is roughly $260 - $520 per month.


What’s the cost?

University of Maryland students participating in an exchange program have the benefit of paying University of Maryland tuition rates and fees to attend the abroad institution.  An exchange study abroad fee is also assessed by the Education Abroad Office and students are required to purchase UMD health insurance coverage through CISI.

The tuition and fees noted above are charged directly to the student’s UMD financial account, which means that students can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of the exchange.  Please see the Financing Study Abroad webpage for more information and available scholarship opportunities.

Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

For more specific information on the cost of attending this BMGT exchange, please see the BMGT Exchange Program Cost Sheet .


How do I apply?

After you've researched the exchange and made sure you meet the requirements to apply, you should begin an online MyEA application by clicking  "Apply Now"  above and following the instructions. Once you’ve started the application, you should also schedule a meeting with Chris Olson from the Smith School Office of Global Initiatives. Please visit the Smith School website for information.

Application Requirements

Minimum Cumulative GPA:  3.0

Language Requirements: None

Application Deadline: October 1 for spring admissions and March 1 for fall/full year admissions

Admissions for UMD Exchanges are competitive and applications are reviewed after the published application deadline.  There may only be a select number of spaces available for semester or year study abroad at a particular host institution.  If a student is nominated to participate in an exchange, then Education Abroad will assist the student with applying directly to the host university.


Who’s here to help?

Chris Olson coordinates all logistical aspects of the Universidad de Navarra program and is responsible for program admissions.  Your regional advisor assists in the advising of the Universidad de Navarra exchange program.

Contact or make an appointment with Chris at


Additional Resources and Information

·         Host Institution Website:

·         Host Institution Exchange Website:

·         Host Institution Academic Calendar:

·         Visa Information:

UMD Transfer Credit:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014
10/11/2014 01/08/2015 05/16/2015
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
03/11/2015 TBA TBA
Year (Fall-Spring) 2015-2016 03/01/2015
03/11/2015 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.