Universidad de Navarra

Pamplona, Spain

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The Universidad de Navarra was founded in 1952. It confers 27 degree through 10 schools (colleges). In 2012, the university was named one of the Top 50 Universities in the world by The New York Times. The Economist, in 2005 and 2006, ranked the University of Navarra Business School as having the best MBA in the world. Enrollment in the business school is approximately 1000 students, including graduate and undergraduates and more than 50% of the classes are taught in English.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

Pamplona, the capital of Navarra, has approximately 350.000 inhabitants. It is a city that blends modernity and tradition. It is famous for the festival of San Fermin and the running of the bulls which take place every year in July. But Pamplona is a lot more than that legendary holiday. The city dates to 75 BC and has much history and architecture to offer visitors. Pamplona’s citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living and quality of life in Spain.

Student Life

International students are asked to participate in WELCOMING WEEK at the start of every semester. Faculty coordinators and student volunteers will assist visiting students in becoming familiar with the university’s libraries, sports facilities, computer labs and the surrounding city.

Services for Exchange Students

Buddy Program: There is a buddy program available for all the exchange students.

International Student Services: The International Relations Office of the School of Economics and Business Administration hosts events through the semester and is available to assist students with their diverse needs.

Computer Services: All students are given an e-mail address, personal access numbers and passwords to access all computer labs and Wi-Fi.

On-Campus Facilities: Cafeterias in all buildings, University Hospital, Sports Complex, multiple libraries and Reading Rooms, Copy Centers are available.

Term Dates

Fall semester: late August – late December
Spring semester: early January – late May


Many business and economics courses are taught in English. Spanish language instruction is available through the Universidad de Navarra Institute of Spanish Language and Culture (ILCE).

Courses Available

Universidad de Navarra offers a variety of courses in English. Please use the course equivalency database to see which courses have already been approved equivalent at Universidad de Navarra.

Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at Univ. Navarra
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,600
Housing $2,620 $2,200
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,600
Books $540 $350
Transportation $270 $100
Visa --- $160
Total $9,765 $10,235
Grade Conversion
Univ. Navarra points from Univ. Navarra points to UF
7.5 10 A
7.0 7.4 B+
6.0 6.9 B
5.5 5.9 C+
5.0 5.4 C
0 4.9 E
Credit Conversion
Univ. Navarra credits UF credits
3 ECTS credits 2 UF credits
(3 X .6 = 1.8)
6 ECTS credits 4 UF credits
(6 X .6 = 3.6)

ECTS X .6 = UF credit (rounded)

Credit conversion is on a course-by-course basis - NOT the sum of credits earned.


Students can select from a variety of university residences. Campus housing offers full room and board, academic support, and cultural and social activities. Students may also choose to live in apartments. Although this type of housing is not affiliated with the university, the Office of Student Accommodation makes referrals when students express an interest in living off-campus. For more information, please visit the housing information on the Universidad de Navarra website.


Travel Opportunities

Pamplona is just 57 miles from the beautiful city of San Sebastian, renowned for it’s lovely beaches. It is 252 miles from Madrid and 456 from Paris. The airport schedules several flights daily to Madrid and Barcelona and there are railway links with Madrid, Zaragoza and other northern Spanish cities.


To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

Contacts Abroad

Ms. Maria del Carmen Bielza
Head of International Office
Email (mcbielza at unav.es)
Phone: (+34) 948 425 600 ext. 2779
FAX: (+34) 948 425 626

Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Universidad de Navarra
31009 Pamplona
Email (Intrel-eco at unav.es)