University of Málaga

© Universidad de Malaga

Founded in 1972, the Málaga State University (Spanish: Universidad de Málaga) has over 40,000 students and is the only one in the city. This makes it now one of the most important growth forces in Málaga.

About the University

The university focuses on medicine and economics, also conducting research in collaboration with the Technology Park of Andalusia. One of the main objectives of the university is "quality teaching". To achieve this, it provides students with many official and own studies that offer students opportunities for further education.


The language of study is Spanish.

About the place

Málaga is the capital of the province of Málaga and with 560,000 inhabitants the sixth largest city in Spain. Located directly on the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa del Sol, Málaga is one of the most popular and important vacation destinations on the Iberian Peninsula. The city is now the most important arrival point for all vacationers on the Costa del Sol due to its large airport and good transport connections.

Originally founded in the 8th century BC, Malaga offers many cultural attractions such as the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress from the 11th century, or the Catedral de la Encarnación, a cathedral built in 1528. In addition, there is the possibility to visit the birthplace and many exhibitions of the probably most famous son of Málaga, Pablo Picasso. In addition to the many cultural opportunities, Malaga also offers safe swimming without fear of bad weather, which is mainly due to the many beautiful sandy beaches around and in the city. It is also home to two major sports clubs, the Málaga CF soccer club and the Unicaja Málaga basketball club. It is also important to the Andalusians that their nightlife is not neglected. Due to the sometimes intense heat in the summer months, life usually begins in the evening and takes place in tapas bars, restaurants and clubs.

Semester dates

Winter semester

October until February

Summer semester

February until June