University of Santiago de Compostela
Street: Reitoría da USC. Colexio de San Xerome. Praza do Obradoiro, s/n
City: Santiago de Compostela
Phone: +34 981 56 31 00
History and Objectives:
It was originally founded in 1495 when Lope Gómez de Marzoa created the School of Grammar there. However, it was fully confirmed as a university in 1501 when Pope Julius II issued a papal bull to prove its authenticity. At that time, the main objective of the university was religious instruction and this took priority over any other kind of teaching. In 1555 it separated itself from religious instruction with the help of Juan Álvarez de Toledo and started to work towards developing other academic fields. From this point on the university dedicated itself to scientific progress and the discovery of new technologies. In addition to this, the university does not just concentrate on the field of science but also the arts and humanities which feature so highly in its culture and history.
University Council, Government Council, Social Council and Rectorate (Rector, General Secretary, Manager and 11 Vice-rectors).
Santiago de Compostela and Lugo.
Health Science, Experimental Science, Social and Legal Sciences, Technical and Humanities.
Socrates and Erasmus grants; ALBAN, Europe and UNAM grants; ISEP and MAE programmes, Jean Monet; Leonardo da Vinci; International agreements and own programmes.
September-January (1st term) and February-June (2nd term). Examinations are from the end of January to mid-February and throughout June. Supplementary examinations are in September. Summer courses of Language and Culture for Foreign Students.
Degree in (5 years):
Administration and Business Management
English Language and Literature
Food Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
Galician Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Highland Forest Engineering
Italian Language and Literature
Political Science and Public Administration
Portuguese Language and Literature
Romanian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Degree in (3 years):
Agricultural Engineering, specializing in Agricultural and Food Industries
Agricultural Engineering, specializing in Agricultural Machinery and Structures
Agricultural Engineering, specializing in Farm Operations
Agricultural Engineering, specializing in Horticulture, Fruticulture and Gardening
Civil Engineering, specializing in Urban Transportation Services
Forest Engineering, specializing in Forest Management
Industrial Engineering, specializing in Industrial Chemistry
Degree in (2 years):
Optics and Optometry
Master's Degree, specializing in (1-2 years):