University of the Basque Country or Universidad del País Vasco (UPV) Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU) (UPV) - public higher education institution in Spain. UPV opened its doors in 1980. It has an urban campus located in Bilbao.

University ranking. University of the Basque Country is undoubtedly a dream of many applicants, as it is in the top 20 universities of Spain. University of the Basque Country is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities. «Mathematics» is considered to be the strongest program of the university.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must pass examinations as a part of the admission process.

The composition of the university. University of the Basque Country is among the largest universities that educates more then 44 thousand students. 3 specialists are employed by the university. During studies the students have the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UPV. The university has its own library. It is a part of the European University Association (EUA), and also a member of OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1980
Abbreviation UPV
Teachers 3
Students 44,999
Religion None
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Eman ta zabal zazu (Give and extend knowledge)
• Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España
• European University Association (EUA)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking 859
Country ranking 19
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 859
ARWU Academic Ranking 401
Cost of living in Bilbao
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 268 330
Food 187 377
Transportation 32 171
Communications and utilities 82 106
Clothing 26 98
Sports and leisure 25 75
Total 621 1,157
Accommodation in Bilbao USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 271
Shared room in city centre 334
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 513
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 644
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة بلاد الباسك
ca Universitat del País Basc
German University of the Basque Country
Spanish Universidad del País Vasco
eu Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
French Université du Pays basque
Japanese バスク大学
Korean 바스크대학
Portuguese Universidade do País Basco
Russian Университет Страны Басков
Chinese 巴斯克大学
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Description of University of the Basque Country

The University of the Basque Country is the public university of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. We are a public university, multilingual, research-oriented with an international outlook, striving to provide society with quality services in innovation and the development and dissemination of knowledge. In 2010 the University obtained the recognition as "International Campus of Excellence" by the Spanish Ministry of Education.With a total of 32 Schools and Faculties distributed amgonst three campuses, we offer a wide range of degrees in all areas of knowledge; from experimental sciences, engineering and humanities to health sciences, economics, arts or architecture. All degrees are fully adapted to the European Higher Education Area. We offer 69 undergraduate programs, and 165 postgraduate programs. 32 of our PhD programs have been granted an excellence quality award by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Our PhD studies lead to more than 300 graduates being granted their doctorate degrees every year. We have more than 45,000 students, almost 4,000 teaching staff, an administrative staff of 1,800 persons and our annual budget is 609 million euros.In recent years the University of the Basque Country has achieved major increases in its scientific output in terms of international visibility in all areas of knowledge.
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