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  • Locations: Jaen, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University of Jaén, Spain

The University of Jaén (UJA) was established in 1993, and hosts more than 16,000 students today. UJA offers more than 40 degrees in the areas of humanities/education, experimental sciences, health sciences, social sciences, law, and engineering, and is ranked among the world’s top 1,000 universities, according to the Center for World University Rankings.

Business students at the University of Jaén have a variety of courses to choose from, including courses that fall under degrees such as business administration, statistics and business, finance and accounting, and public administration/management. Study Portals has awarded UJA the “Certificate for Very Good International Student Satisfaction in 2014”. UJA offers a “Buddy Programme” for incoming exchange students, in which each exchange student will be paired with a Spanish student volunteer to give support during their time in Spain.


The University of Jaén is located in the south-central Spanish city of Jaén, in the province of Jaén, a young province that is home to 116,000 people. One of Jaén’s trademarks is its Renaissance-era cathedral, which dominates the skyline of city. The Jaén cathedral was constructed by the same architect who is responsible for other Spanish marvels like the Ubeda and Baez. The entire region of Jaén is well-known for its olives and olive oil industry, and the region’s olive oil production accounts for nearly a tenth of the entire world’s olive oil production. Jaén is easily accessible to most parts of Spain, and even boasts a direct highway to Madrid.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Spanish
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)

Exchange students have a wide variety of courses to choose from at UJA. In general, courses at UJA are taught in Spanish, but there is a wide variety of courses offered in English or French. A list of courses and a course search can be found at this link. English courses offered at UJA can be found at this link. UJA also offers extensive and intensive Spanish courses for international exchange students intending to spend a semester or more at UJA. Exchange students at the University of Jaén are required to have all of their courses approved by their advisors at their home university (Texas A&M University).


Students at UJA have the option of living in a university residence hall for approximately 600€/month, their own off-campus flat/apartment for approximately 200€-300€/month, or in a shared apartment for approximately 500€/month. A list of possible accommodation options can be found on the University of Jaén’s housing webpage, and more info about accommodation and the exchange program at UJA can be found in the UJA International Guide.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page. 

Helpful Links
University of Jaén International Homepage
UJA International Guide
UJA Course Search
UJA Courses in English
Academic Calendar for the University of Jaén
UJA Housing Options
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center of International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at BI Norwegian Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.