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Universitat de les Illes Balears

Fast Facts

Palma, Spain (pop. 400,000)
Student Enrollment: 13,000
Language of instruction: Spanish and Catalan
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The main campus is set in a natural habitat approximately 7.5 km outside of Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands. The islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera form the Balearic archipelago to the east of mainland Spain. Due to their strategic location, the islands have been a major crossing point for all commercial routes in the Mediterranean throughout history. Their culture, climate, clean beaches, calm sea, beautiful landscape, and cosmopolitan character have gained the islands their worldwide fame as an attractive tourist destination. The islands are easily accessible by air from the rest of Europe and also by sea from mainland Spain. Palma is a medium sized city of about 400,000 and has many advantages of a medium-sized city while offering permanent leisure and entertainment facilities.

Program Type

ISEP Exchange: Academic year or semester exchanges

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Chance of Placement

ISEP-Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Limited.
ISEP-Exchange chance of placement for I-to-I students is generally Limited.
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students or Sites Open for I-to-I Applications.

Program Dates

Academic year: end of September to end of June; Semester 1: end of September to mid-February; Semester 2: mid-February to end of June. Please note that first semester dates do not usually work for U.S. students; early exams cannot be scheduled.


Sciences (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics); Arts and Humanities (English Studies, Philosophy, History, History of Art, Catalan Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature); Health Sciences (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology); Social and Legal Sciences (Business Administriation - optional pathway in English, Economics - optional pathway in English, Law, Early Childhood Teacher Training, Primary Teacher Training, Social Education, Geography, Pedagogy, Social Work, Tourism, Labour Relations); Engineering and Architecture (Food and Agriculture Engineering and Rural Areas, Construction Engineering, Industrial and Automatic Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telematic Engineering, Mathematics)

Computer Engineering, Honour's Degree in Psychopedagogy, Honour's Degree in Biochemistry.

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level

All postgraduate level courses are closed to ISEP students.

Housing and Meals

ISEP students are placed in shared student apartments and receive a stipend to cover housing and meals. Students will spend the first seven days of arrival in the residence hall, while the UIB assists them in finding a shared apartment.


Founded in 1978 as a public higher education institution, in recent years the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) has become an important cultural and scientific reference for Spanish society. With the main campus in Palma and the satellite campuses located throughout the Balearic Islands, there are over 13,000 students. UIB combines traditional classroom methodology with e-learning. Many international students attend UIB each year on a variety of different exchange agreements.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 09/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.