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Universidad de Navarra

Pamplona, Spain

The Universidad de Navarra was founded in 1952. It confers 57 undergraduate degrees 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's Town Hall in Spain

Pamplona, the capital of the Navarra region, 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, however Pamplona is a lot more than that legendary holiday. The city dates to 75 BC and has much history and architecture to offer visitors. The Old Quarter is a popular place to hang out in the city while sharing pinchos (tapas) with friends and trying local wines. Pamplona’s citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living and quality of life in Spain. The city also boasts many parks and gardens, enough to rank Pamplona among the European cities with the most green areas and recreational spaces per capita.

Student Life

Inside the Universidad de Navarra's Economy and Business building in Pamplona, Spain

The social environment among students in Pamplona lends itself to building close relationships with new friends. Many students find themselves staying fairly local on most weekends, allowing for a great amount of free time to be shared with peers. The International Relations Office of the hosts events through the semester and also organizes a mentoring program and language exchange. Every international student is assigned a mentor who helps new students integrate into campus and life in Pamplona. There is also an International Committee exchange students are encouraged to join. Students who like acting, singing, playing instruments, etc, and want to be up-to-date on everything that goes on at the University, can find this information in “Vida Universitaria” a weekly bulletin that is distributed every Monday. Students interested in volunteering can join Tantaka. Tantaka, basque for “one drop at a time”, is an association of volunteers made up of students and staff at the university. The broad spectrum of help serves the community through numerous projects.

Term Dates

Fall semester: Late August to late December
Spring semester: Early January to late May

Courses Available

The School of Economics and Business Administration at Navarra offers a variety of courses for students to choose from. Use our course equivalency database to find out which courses at Navarra can apply to your UF degree. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency.

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English or Spanish. UF students are able to take a full load of business courses in English.

Grade Conversion

Univ. Navarra points fromUniv. Navarra points toUF grade

Credit Conversion

Univ. Navarra creditsUF credits
3 ECTS credits2 UF credits (3 X .6 = 1.8)
6 ECTS credits4 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.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense ComparisonSemester at UFSemester at Univ. Navarra
UF Tuition$3,190$3,190
UFIC Admin. Fee-$425
Health Insurance-$192
Housing / Utilities$2,995$2,400
Internet / Cable$585Included




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

Overlooking the Olite Royal Palace and town in Spain

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.

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