Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
  • No. Students: 15541
  • Frgn. Students: 1555
  • No. Staff: 1244
  • Study mode: 14 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Phone:
  • +34968278798
  • Fax:
  • +34968278769
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University description: The Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) is one of the fastest growing private universities in Spain, with over 16,000 students. Located just minutes from the city center, mountains, and train station, the beautiful campus provides students a true Spanish experience and the opportunity to explore all of Europe and northern Africa. UCAM is hailed the Champion of University Competitions for the third consecutive year, with 112 medals (74 gold). Among UCAM’s top athletes are Olympic medalists like Mireia Belmonte and David Cal and World Champions such as Melanie Costa. The 21 federated teams sponsored and managed by UCAM include UCAM Murcia CB, a professional basketball team competing in the ACB Liga Endesa. UCAM's sports facilities are led by the UCAM Sports Center, a high-tech gym accessible to both university students and local communities.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Business and Legal Studies

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications

Faculty of Polytechnic Science

Language School

Language School offers a multitude of intensive and regular language courses throughout the academic year and summer period (July-September). Students have the opportunity to learn or build up their knowledge of one of the following exciting languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese and Chinese. As for our Spanish language classes, UCAM offers a wide range of courses targeted at different student profiles (Erasmus, Interchange, pre-master, UCAM or external). These courses are open to anybody interested in learning languages and their cultural context, no matter if they are UCAM students or not. However, interested parties must be 18 years of age or older.

The main target of UCAM's School of Languages is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. All our courses are set up in such as way that they facilitate teaching and learning activities according to the European Common Framework Criteria regarding languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2).

Certified teachers specialized in their respective mother tongue direct UCAM's language courses, including different activities that make learning both fun and interesting. The classes' timeschedules differ from course to course, depending on their level and duration. Students are required to attend at least 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for taking the final exam. Upon the successful completion of a course, students receive an official certificate. 

Under normal circumstances, all classes have a limited number of students (usually between 8 and 15) in order enhance learning outcomes and team work activities. 

Founded in 1996, the university's mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society and to contribute to the further expansion of human knowledge through research as an integral part of the development of man and mankind.

  • To Master´s Degrees

If you have completed a Higher Education Degree, it is time to perfect your formation with a Master’s Degree at UCAM. Here you will find information about the Admission Process and the simple steps you must take to make your enrollment as easy as possible. Depending on your country of origin, the bureaucracy can be long and problematic, but we are always available to help you by phone (+34 968 278 786) or email admissions@ucam.edu.

1. Documents to be scanned and sent in pdf format to admissions@ucam.edu:

- International passport

- CV

- Bachelor Degree Diploma with the Transcript of Records

- Language Certificate


2) Candidate contacted for Skype interview (ucam.international)

3) UCAM issues Conditional Offer Letter

4) Online pre-registration

5) Legalization/translation of documents - when required

6) UCAM issues acceptance letter

7) Formal acceptance

  • Non-EU to Bachelor´s Degrees

For students who have completed secondary education in a country outside the European Union (UE), Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein or China the application procedure is as the following steps suggests. Anytime during this process, you can ask for help or clarify any doubt by phone or e-mail +34 968 278 786 or admissions@ucam.edu.

Step 1. University Admission – Validation of studies

Applicants must have their high school studies or its equivalent officially accredited or validated according to the following cases.

Students with high school diplomas from countries outside the European Union (and from outside those with EU bilateral agreements) must validate (or “homologate”) this Diploma by the Ministry of Education of Spain. To carry out this process, candidates should apply to the Ministry of Education and follow the indicated procedure to accredit their pre-university studies. Please note that this process is done outside UCAM and through governmental institutions, so it would be a good idea to start it a couple of months before the admission request.  Students can continue the admission process to the University at the same time as their studies are being evaluated for official accreditation.

  • High School diploma** from an EU state or those countries which are co-signatories. Consult the list of eligible countries here. Students must validate this Diploma with the ‘Credencial’ issued by UNED.
  • International Baccalaureate / International GCSE**. Students must validate this Diploma with the ‘Credencial’ issued by UNED.
  • Students with previous University studies can transfer university credits for admission to UCAM, with a minimum of 30 ECTS.
  • Students with high level of vocational training (Formación Profesional). Students must validate this Diploma by the Ministry of Education of Spain.

Please note that certain courses in the University may have further admission requirements, applicants will be informed of those requirements during the interview stage of admission.

UCAM staff will be glad to assist and assess your situation so please do not hesitate on contacting the university.

Step 2. Application Form

Once you have validated your studies or have started the process to do so, you are ready to start the 2rd step. From now on the process becomes much more simple and flexible because you be guided directly by UCAM’s service and staff, who are now totally responsible for making it easy for you.

From April to October, you can enter here to create your personal account (without any commitment) and start the Admission request process. You will have to scan and attach some documents, but the system is really simple and intuitive:

  • Homologated documents
  • Selectividad marks/Credential UNED
  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Application Form (online)
  • Prove of payment of Admission Request Fee*

*This amount will be discounted on your tuition fee if you are admitted and it will be returned if you are not admitted. If you make this payment and then give up on the process, you will not be refunded.

The International Student Fellowship at UCAM includes citizens from all over the world, and, for this reason, we try to encourage those excellent students, motivated to develop their personal and academic careers by offering them the best and fair recruitment procedure. In this sense, the student’s selection procedure and criteria focus the interview on the academic profile together with the student’s abilities.

Step 3. Personal on-line interview with Admissions team

For more information about the interview protocol, click here

Step 4. Enrollment at UCAM

Once you have been accepted at UCAM, there is just one final step before the start of the classes, it is the Enrollment. On UCAM’s online platform you will be able to select the courses you will attend that year according to the plan of studies you want to follow and make the payment of the tuition fee.

And that is it, you are welcomed to UCAM – Catholic University San Antonio!

*UCAM organises preparatory courses for the PAU.

**You have to validate this diploma via the UNED. For information on how to do that see our guide.

With a strong international vocation, UCAM students have the opportunity to develop a global perspective thanks to the joint programs, collaborations, and exchange agreements with more than 150 universities around the world, including UC Berkeley, Stanford, Università di Bologna, National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and PUC - Rio Grande do Sul. UCAM centers in Cuba, Jakarta, Singapore, and Brussels work together to further develop the university’s international strategy.

UCAM’s Campus de Los Jeronimos is centrally located in Murcia, the capital city of the southeastern region of Spain. Students will enjoy the weather of the Mediterranean and the natural beauty of the beaches of Costa Cálida, surrounded by the mountains and fields of the Huerta de Europa. The heritage of Spanish culture, known for flamenco, tapas, and fiesta, is reflected in Murcia’s people: welcoming, warm, enthusiastic and sociable. As a midsize region (1.5 million inhabitants), Murcia is full of artistic and social dynamics with especially affordable living costs, a safe environment and modern infrastructure.

Welcome to the University of Sports in Spain. Following the Anglo-Saxon model, sports is part of UCAM’s DNA, being hailed the Champion of University Competitions for the third consecutive year, with 112 medals (74 gold). Among UCAM’s top athletes are Olympic medalists like Mireia Belmonte and David Cal and World Champions such as Melanie Costa. The 21 federated teams sponsored and managed by UCAM include UCAM Murcia CB, a professional basketball team competing in the ACB Liga Endesa. Our sports facilities are led by the UCAM Sports Center, a high tech gym accessible to both university students and local communities.

  • International and multicultural learning environment with over 60 nationalities.
  • Murcia provides a reasonable cost of living.
  • 73.7% of graduates found jobs within 6 months of graduating
  • Spain boasts a well-recognized university system and is home to some of the oldest and top ranking business schools in the world.
  • UCAM was among the first universities to adapt its programs to the European Quality System for Education.
  • UCAM’s teaching method is based on personalized attention.
  • UCAM is one of the fastest growing universities in Europe and home to the top ranked business faculty in Spain
  • UCAM Campus in Cartagena 
  • UCAM Campus in Murcia
  • Spanish School in Jakarta
  • UCAM Español Insitute Dubai
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