Universidad de Alcalá is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Alcalá, Spain.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – January
Semester II: approximately February – May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a B1 language level (CEFR) in Spanish/English is required. The International Office (HUM) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Taking courses in the Hispanic Studies degree requires at least a C1 level of Spanish. Enrolment in the English Studies and Modern Languages and Translation degrees requires at least a C1 level of English.

Students will need to provide evidence of their Spanish level before their arrival. If they do not have a Spanish certificate, then they must sit a free online Spanish test, completed with a test of the Speaking section upon their arrival in Alcalá. Please note that students wishing to enrol in courses taught in English are required to meet the level of English established for regular students at the Universidad de Alcalá (normally B2 level in English).  Students wishing to enrol only in courses taught in English will not need to provide any Spanish language certificate.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take Communication and Linguistics courses at the Faculty of Arts. Students are also invited to take some of their courses at other faculties. Note that whether or not you are allowed to take courses within other fields depends on your academic background, special language requirements and course availability. Moreover, some courses are not available to exchange students. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English, Spanish

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

No information available.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

4 places per year. 

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)