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BMGT Exchange: School of Economics & Business Administration, University of Navarra (Spain)

Pamplona, Spain
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To apply to this program, click "Apply Now" at the top of this page and review the application process for Exchanges.

Host City
Pamplona, Navarre is famous for the San Fermin festival where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. The city also hosts the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival, the most important Spanish documentary film festival that is held annually. There are many Gothic cathedrals in the city’s landscape and a walk around the Taconera Park is a must before leaving the city. A medium-sized Spanish city, Pamplona is not far from Bilbao, Madrid, and Barcelona.

To read about students' experiences on the University of Navarra exchange program, visit the Smith Goes Global blog. 

Visa info

Exchange programs are highly competitive and therefore space in each program is limited to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • You must have completed 2 semesters at UMD

Students can take intensive or regular classes in Spanish while studying at the university. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. English taught courses revolve around economics, finance, and marketing and management. For a full list of English courses, visit: For equivalencies of courses approved for transfer in the past, visit the Smith Equivalencies

All credit you earn on this program will count at transfer credit on your UMD transcript.

Host institution
Universidad de Navarra, founded in 1952, is located in Pamplona, Spain. There are 13,197 students enrolled in the university and foreign students make up 13.74% of the total student body. The School of Economics and Business Administration recently moved to a new building in March 2012.

Students can live in residential housing or apartments; the most popular option for international students are apartments. There are 12 Colegios Mayores (7 for women and 5 for men) and residents are offered full room and board, academic support and cultural and social activities. Dormitories are separate from the university but offer full room and board as well. In terms of apartment living, the Office of Student Accommodation publishes a list of students or landlords looking for tenants on their website. Most apartments come partially furnished with beds, tables, and other essential furniture. The cost of living in an apartment per month is roughly $260 - $520 per month.

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates and fees to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the BMGT Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/25/2015 12/23/2015
Year (Fall-Spring) 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/25/2015 05/24/2016
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/11/2015 01/05/2016 05/24/2016