University of Jaen
Fall or Spring Semester
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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
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.
- Fall Semester (August to December)
- Spring Semester (January to June)
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
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|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to University of Jaen
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
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|Texas A&M Semester Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student