Rector: Dr. Antonio Díez de los Ríos Delgado
Director General of International Relations: Dr. Diego T. Bermúdez Flores.
Institutional Co-ordinator: Dr. Diego T. Bermúdez Flores.
Address: International Relations Office
University of Málaga
Edificio de Investigación y Desarrollo, 2ª planta
Campus de Teatinos
Tel: +34-952 13 32 03; 952 13 25 41
Fax: +34-952 13 29 71
A city with a rich historic and cultural tradition, Málaga was founded by the Phoenicians
around 800 B.C. and later colonised by Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Christians. Its privileged
position on the shores of the Mediterranean, its mild climate and the friendliness of its inhabitants have
all meant that the capital of the Costa del Sol has throughout its history sustained excellent trade and
cultural relations all over the world. Nowadays, Málaga is a modern, cosmopolitan and welcoming city
with over 600,000 inhabitants, which has successfully developed its commercial, industrial and tourist
2. The University
In its 25 years of existence the University of Málaga has taken on a major role as both principal
catalyst of the cultural life of the city and fundamental platform for future developments in the fields of
technology and research.
The University of Málaga constitutes one of the three vertices of the so-called “productive
triangle” of the city, together with the airport and the Technological Park of Andalusia (Parque
Tecnológico de Andalucía). The latter has close ties with the University due to the constant flow of
ideas, highly qualified professionals and advanced technologies.
At present the University of Málaga has two campuses, El Ejido and Teatinos, in addition to
several other buildings located in different parts of the city.
The ultimate objective of the policy of the University regarding infrastructure is to eventually
have all University centres and services located on the Teatinos campus.
The future university campus, which will cover an area of approximately two million square
meters, will include a new building to house the Rector’s offices and related services, and others for the
faculties and university schools which presently do not have their own buildings or for those pending
The former central Post Office building, located in the centre of Málaga, is another important
project that will serve to improve the infrastructure of the University of Málaga. Once remodelled, it
will house a Centre for Documentation of Foreigners (Centro de Documentación de Extranjeros), the
General Foundation of the University of Málaga (Fundación General de la Universidad de Málaga),
along with different exhibition and conference halls. The building will also have on view for visitors to
admire the archaeological remains of the city walls of the old port, discovered beneath the building.
The Technological Park of Andalusia (Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, PTA) is also included
in the plans for the expansion of the University. In the near future construction will start on a building
intended as a support for business and employment (Fomento de Empleo y de las Empresas) which will
house the university spin-offs. This new building will contribute to the presence of the University in the
PTA, presently represented by the building for university institutes.
The University of Málaga contemplates the 21st century from different angles. However, if one
of its objectives stands out above all others, that objective is without a doubt research. Encouragement
and support of Technological Research and Development are amongst the top priorities of the
University of Málaga, since these fields in themselves contribute in multiple ways to the educational
system, raising the level of excellence in teaching and internationalising the life of the university.
One of the fundamental objectives of this institution is to promote research, not only in its
theoretical aspects, but also in its applications. To that end there are presently 200 research groups
working on different projects at the University of Málaga. The largest number of these groups belong to
the area of the Humanities, followed by those of the Social Sciences and Life Sciences.
The University of Málaga sponsors a large number of projects that have a direct impact on the
productive sector. Some of these projects, to name just a few, involve the development of specific
software, image processing, automation and robotics, applications of new materials and biotechnology.
Over the last few years new infrastructures have been created to enhance technological training. These
include construction of the third engineering module at the Teatinos Campus, the Central Research
Services building (Servicios Centrales de Investigación), the Animal Research Centre at the Faculty of
Medicine and the future Centre for Health Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sanitarias).
Another aspect to highlight is the important role of the business sector in university research.
At present many companies contact the university for the implementation of their research projects.
There is no doubt that the proximity of the University of Málaga to the Technological Park of Andalusia
(Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía) enables it to interact with companies that are at the forefront of
technological development, such as Nokia, Retevisión and Andalucía Digital, amongst others.
In order to promote this trend the University has established in the Park a research centre which
houses projects in Information and Communication Technology and Production Technology that are
being implemented in conjunction with firms specialised in those fields. The management of that kind of
agreement is the responsibility of the Office for the Transfer of Research Results (Oficina de
Transferencia de los Resultados de la Investigación, OTRI), which tripled turnover in 1998, with respect
to 1997, after moving to the technological park. During the academic year 98/99 the office signed a total
of 347 contracts with companies for a total value of 953 million pesetas.
4. Faculties and Schools
4.1 Academic Centres of the University of Málaga
- Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering
- Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering
- Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering
- University School of Health Sciences
- University School of Business Studies
- University School of Industrial Relations
- University School of Tourism
- Polytechnic University School
- Faculty of Sciences
- Faculty of Educational Sciences
- Faculty of Information Sciences
- Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Humanities and Languages
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Psychology
4.2 Academic Centres Attached to the University of Málaga
- University Nursing School "Diputación Provincial"
- University Nursing School "Virgen de la Paz" (Ronda)
- University Teacher Training School "María Inmaculada" (Antequera)
- University School of Social Work of Málaga
4.3 Academic Degrees and Diplomas of the University of Málaga
- Diploma in Business Administration
- Diploma in Nursing
- Diploma in Physiotherapy
- Diploma in Management and Public Administration
- Diploma in Logopedia
- Diploma in Industrial Relations
- Diploma in Social Work
- Diploma in Tourism
- Degree in Industrial and Automation Engineering
- Degree in Electronic Engineering
- Degree in Computer Engineering
- Degree in Industrial Organisation Engineering
- Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
- Degree in Industrial Engineering
- Degree in Chemical Engineering
- Diploma in Technical Industrial Engineering: Electricity
- Diploma in Technical Industrial Engineering: Industrial Electronics
- Diploma in Technical Industrial Engineering: Mechanics
- Diploma in Technical Industrial Engineering: Industrial design
- Diploma in Technical IT Management Engineering
- Diploma in Technical IT Systems Engineering
- Diploma in Technical Telecommunications Engineering
(Major in Telecommunications Systems)
- Diploma in Technical Telecommunications Engineering
(Major in Electronic Systems)
- Diploma in Technical Telecommunications Engineering
(Major in Sound and Image)
- Degree in Business Administration
- Degree in Biology
- Degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences
- Degree in Environmental Sciences
- Degree in Audio-visual Communication
- Degree in Law
- Degree in Economics
- Degree in Classical Philology
- Degree in Spanish Philology
- Degree in English Philology
- Degree in Philosophy
- Degree in Geography
- Degree in History
- Degree in History of Art
- Degree in Mathematics
- Degree in Medicine and Surgery
- Degree in Pedagogy
- Degree in Journalism
- Degree in Psychology
- Degree in Psychopedagogy
- Degree in Advertising and Public Relations
- Degree in Chemistry
- Degree in Translation and Interpreting
- Teaching Diploma in Audition and Language
- Teaching Diploma in Special Education
- Teaching Diploma in Physical Education
- Teaching Diploma in Child Education
- Teaching Diploma in Musical Education
- Teaching Diploma in Primary Education
- Teaching Diploma in Foreign Languages
4.4 Other Programmes
4.4.1 Winter Courses
With the double objective of reaching out more into society and contributing to the promotion of
Málaga as a winter city, the University of Málaga has reinstated the former Open Courses which it
offered years ago in the form of the actual Winter Courses. In addition, the idea of these courses is to
address aspects of life and reality which are not dealt with in the academic syllabus. The Winter courses
have been held since 1998 with approximately 600 students each year. The subjects which attract the
most interest are usually those related to economic or legal issues.
4.4.2 Unique degrees of the University of Málaga
Since 1997, the University of Málaga offers a series of unique degrees which fall into three
categories: master’s degree, degree of specialist and degree of expert. In addition, in the 1998/99 course
it began offering a degree in real estate studies, an area of study which is quite new in Spain.
4.4.5 PhD Programems
Since the 1986/87 course and as part of its academic services, the University of
Málaga has been offering PhD programs in two general categories which include all of
its departments: Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and Humanities.
4.4.6 Institute for Educational Sciences (Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación,
The Institute has the basic mission of improving the quality of university teaching through the
promotion of pedagogical innovation and the integration of specific didactic material. Standing at the
cross-roads of research and teaching, its principal objective is to orient students wishing to enrol in the
University, to consolidate an educational data base in conjunction with computer networks, to train new
professors and to collaborate in postgraduate courses.
Number of Professors Academic Year 1999/2000---) 1,779
Number of 1st and 2nd Cycle Students Academic Year 1999/2000
Centres of the University of Málaga---) 38,853
Attached Centres---) 1,315
Number of 3rd Cycle Students
Period 1998/2000---) 290
Period 1999/2001---) 643
Number of Students enrolled in Unique Programs
Academic Year 1998/99---) 1,580
• Accounting and Management
• Algebra, Geometry and Topology
• Analytic Chemistry
• Animal Biology
• Applied Economics (Economic Policy and Political Economics)
• Applied Economics (Inland Revenue)
• Applied Economics (Mathematics)
• Applied Economics (Statistics and Econometrics)
• Applied Economics (Structural Economics)
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Physics I
• Applied Physics II
• Architecture and Computer Technology
• Audio-visual Communication and Publicity, and Research Methods
• Basic Psychology, Psychobiology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology
• Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Organic Chemistry
• Business Law, Economics and Philosophy of Law
• Cellular and Genetic Biology
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering and Materials and Manufacturing Sciences
• Civil Law, State Ecclesiastic Law and Roman Law
• Communications Engineering
• Computing Sciences and Languages
• Constitutional Law and Sociology
• Didactics and Educational Organisation
• Didactics of Language and Literature
• Didactics of Mathematics and Social and • Experimental Sciences
• Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression
• Ecology and Geology
• Economics and Business Management
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronic Technology
• English and French Philology
• Evolutionary and Educational Psychology
• Finance and Accounting
• Graphics in Engineering
• Greek Philology, Arabic Studies and Translation and Interpretation
• History of Art
• Inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography and Mineralogy
• Latin Philology
• Mechanical Engineering and Energetics
• Modern and Contemporary History
• Normal Morphology and Pathology
• Operative Statistics and Research and Mathematical Analysis
• Physical Chemistry
• Physiology, Pharmacology and Paediatrics
• Plant Biology
• Political Science, International Public Law and Procedural Law
• Prehistory and Antiquity and Medieval Sciences
• Preventive Medicine and Public Health and • History of Science
• Public Law
• Radiology, Physical Medicine and Psychiatry
• Social and Personality Psychology
• Spanish Philology I and Romance Philology
• Spanish Philology II and Theory of Literature
• Special Private Law
• Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• Systems and Automatic Engineering
• Theory and History of Economics
• Theory and History of Education
5. Study Programmes
5.1 Access to University Studies
The programmes currently being offered by the University of Málaga can be divided into the
following three groups:
a) Programmes leading to official degrees valid anywhere in Spain.
b) Programmes leading to degrees and diplomas established by the University of Málaga.
c) Programmes leading to diplomas or certificates that show attendance and assimilation of courses
organised by the different centres and departments of the University of Málaga.
Students wishing to take degrees listed in group a) will have to meet the academic requirements
stipulated by Spanish law to this effect. In short, the most common way to go up to a Spanish university
is to have passed lower certificate or “O” levels and higher certificate or “A” levels (in Spain
“Bachillerato” and “Curso de Orientación Universitaria,” respectively).
If the course a student wishes to take at the University of Málaga has a limited number of
places open to new students ("numerus clausus"), he or she will have to apply, usually in the first
fortnight of July, for pre-enrolment; final enrolment should be carried out before a deadline to be set in
September, and only then if the student has been granted a place.
Regarding the programmes described in group b)., to take a master’s degree it is essential to hold a
bachelor’s degree (licenciado) or its equivalent; and to study an “expert” or “specialisation” programme
it is necessary to be a graduate (diplomado) or its equivalent.
Lastly, to study programmes described in section c), students only have to enrol, without
having to meet any other previous requirements unless otherwise stated.
Those students who have carried out study programmes equivalent to the Spanish Bachillerato
and Curso de Orientación Universitaria in another country and who wish to go up to a Spanish
university, must first apply for their studies to be validated by the Spanish Education Authorities. To this
end, they must send a written application to the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Servicio de
Homologación y Convalidación de Estudios Extranjeros, which must include their official degree,
diploma or certificate showing the level and type of studies that are being presented for validation.
If the programmes students wish to take at the University of Málaga correspond to a bachelor’s
degree – licenciado – or an engineering degree (ingeniero), it will first of all be necessary to pass an
achievement test (for graduate degrees – diplomado – and expert degrees – ingeniero técnico – the
aforementioned test is not required).
Those students who wish to take the above-mentioned test must validate their lower certificate
or “O” levels and higher certificate or “A” levels (in Spain “Bachillerato” and “Curso de Orientación
Universitaria,” respectively), although it is possible to do the test provisionally, if students have written
proof that they have handed in an application for validating their studies, in which case a pass in said
test will depend on the final approval of the said application.
5.3 Diplomas and Degrees
Spanish university education is divided into cycles. The first cycle consists of basic and general
education and normally lasts from two to three years depending on the programme. If the first cycle
leads to the obtaining of a graduate degree – diplomado in Spain – this lasts three years. In the case of
the majority of programmes the second cycle is dedicated to in-depth study and specialisation and
usually lasts two years, at the end of which students obtain a bachelor’s degree – licenciado – or an
expert degree – ingeniero técnico. Finally, to study third cycle or doctorate programmes it is necessary
to be in possession of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Students who have obtained a bachelor’s
degree or its equivalent at a foreign university must have this validated by the Spanish Education
Authorities before they can study a third cycle or doctorate programme.
5.4 Programmes for ECTS Students
The European Commission has developed a European Credit Transfer System to help students
make the most of their studies abroad. Basically, this system is a way of measuring and comparing
learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. Likewise, it helps higher
education institutions to enhance their co-operation with other institutions by improving access to
information on foreign curricula and providing common procedures for academic recognition.
ECTS Credits are a value allocated to modules to describe the student workload required to
complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of
work required to complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical
work, seminars, private work – in the laboratory, library or at home – and examinations or other
ECTS Credits are allocated to courses and are awarded to students who successfully complete
those courses by passing examinations or other assessments. They are also allocated to practical
placements and to thesis preparation when these academic activities form a part of the regular study
programme both at home and at host institutions. The overall objective is to offer ECTS students
flexible study programmes with the aim of allowing them to make the most of their studies at the host
university and plan their own study programme
In ECTS, 60 Credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 Credits
are awarded every six months (a semester) and 20 Credits every term (a trimester).
The University of Málaga has undertaken to introduce the ECTS into all its centres by the year
2000. During the academic year 1997-98, the system has been put into practise in the Faculties of
Economics, Education Sciences and Humanities and then gradually introduced into the rest during the
next two years.
5.5 Programme Organisation
Since the implementation of the University Reform in 1993 in accordance with the Basic Law
of University Reform 11/1983 and the Royal Decree 1497/1987 of the 27th of November, the new
curricula have gradually replaced the old ones, starting with those of the First Cycle.
For the new curricula the programmes are organised in six-month periods and the courses in
Four-month Periods. The examination periods are held in February – final exams of the First Four-
month Period (October-February) – and in June – final exams of the Second Four-month Period
For the old curricula the examination periods are in February (partial exams) and June (final
5.6 Grading System
The Spanish grading system is from 1 to 10 and can be classified as follows:
5.7 Academic Calendar 1998-1999 (depending on the degree course)
First Four-month Period: September/October -
Second Four-month Period: February - June/July
Students who enrol for the free language course offered by Malaga University, should arrive in Malaga
for September 1 (first semester) of February 9 (second semester).
5.8 Spanish Credit System
The Spanish Credit System only measures different teaching loads using temporal criteria. That is to
say, one Spanish credit is equivalent to 10 teaching hours, regardless of their practical or theoretical
nature. As a Spanish semester has 15 weeks, a 6 UMA credit module (60 hours) will have four allocated
hours per week.
As a general rule, modules do not have predetermined prerequisites in our university. However, in
certain cases, generally found in the science and technology degrees, a few restrictions could be found.
Firs year modules are generally restricted for incoming students, although access could be granted by
the UMA Secretary General.
6. University Services and Facilities
The grants department at the University of Málaga tries to deal with situations with special
social relevance that are not covered by general grants awarded by the Central Government or the
Autonomous Andalusian Community; secondly and more importantly, it creates collaborative
mechanisms between students and specific university services. To this end, the university now provides
economic aid for students who wish to collaborate in different areas such as sports, culture and
Besides dealing with grant applications made to the Ministry of Education and the Social
Welfare Department of the Andalusian Regional Authorities (Ayuda Social de la Junta de Andalucía),
the university awards “Social Welfare” grants (Ayuda Social de la Universidad), complementary grants
for the Socrates-Erasmus Programme and grants covering special and individual needs such as refectory
grants for students, aids for administration and maintenance staff, aids for lecturers and scholarship
holders, social aids for the Infant School and welfare assistance for doctoral students.
Requisites and deadlines depend on the grant in question, so it is advisable that students get in
touch with the Students' Information Service.
6.2 International Relations
The International Relations Office is responsible for the organisation of national and
international programmes – Erasmus, the Spanish Interuniversity Co-operation Programme, Tempus,
Leonardo, Alfa – carried out at the University of Málaga by virtue of different international agreements.
European students who come to study at the University of Málaga have the opportunity to
attend the “Curso para Extranjeros,” a Spanish language course run by the university, fulfilling in this
way one of the basic objectives of the different exchange programmes; to wit, the linguistic
development of European university students.
The University of Málaga has created the Office for International Relations for the purpose of
undertaking, stimulating and co-ordinating programs of international collaboration. The Bureau consists
of three offices which deal with different parts of the world: Europe and countries of the OECD; Eastern
European countries; and the Office for Co-operation and Development. The offices provide general
information and are in charge of the administration and management of the different European
The University of Málaga has signed bilateral agreements with nearly three hundred
6.3 University Sports Centre
The University of Málaga offers a wide range of interesting sports activities for sports
enthusiast of all levels. To take part in such activities or to use the university’s sports facilities (or those
belonging to those clubs that have signed agreements with the university), apart from being enrolled at
the university, students only have to obtain a pass from the Culture and Sports Vice-rectorate.
Furthermore, teams from the university are now taking part in federated competitions, national
university leagues and the University Games.
It is located on the Teatinos campus and consists of a series of modern sports facilities.
The installations cover an area of more than 76,000 square meters, at the centre of which is the
multiple sports area, where different state-of-the-art sport units and equipment are located. The building
also includes a swimming pool and a sports track, along with squash courts, body-building room,
gymnasium, dressing rooms and offices.
6.4 Cultural Activities
The activities organised by the Culture and Sports Vice-rectorate in the last few years have
transformed the University of Málaga into a cultural centre of great importance at both a local and
national level. Besides sponsoring different citizens' and university projects, it is geared towards the
plastic arts (with numerous exhibitions inside and outside the university and a regular programme at the
University Art Gallery), cinema (weekly programmes, “Fantastic Film Week,” “Summer Cinema,”
among others) and drama (regular theatre courses, work shops, etc., activities which have led to the
establishment of the Andalusian Theatre Centre in Málaga), music (the Musicology Chair R. Mitjana
and the Flamenco Chair, the Contemporary Music Workshop, the Jazz Lecture Room, the University
Choral Society, alternative music cycles including singer/songwriters, youth jazz, church organ
concerts, historical and religious polyphony, etc.), and literature (the Creative Literature Workshop,
Literature for Children, etc.).
6.5 Publication and Scientific Exchange Service of the University of Málaga (S.P.I.C.U.M.)
The SPICUM is the body in charge of publishing and disseminating research work, of
supporting through subsidies the publication of scientific journals at the University and of distributing to
and exchanging with other universities and organisations the work it publishes.
It publishes its own collections and others in conjunction with various institutions and
publishing companies. It sells its publications directly to members of the University community upon
receipt of written orders. At present the SPICUM has publishing exchange agreements with the
Publications Services of all Spanish universities, with some foreign universities and with some
European and American organisations and institutions.
6.6 General Library
The University Library comprises the General Library, located on the Teatinos campus, and 12
other area libraries located in different schools and faculties of the University. The fundamental
objective of the Library is to ensure that the university community has access to scientific information
contained in published material in order to meet study, research and teaching needs. The Library
services available to the academic community include reading rooms, with seating room for 8,000
persons, direct access to books and periodicals, check out system, summary bulletins (Boletín de
Sumarios) giving users summaries of the contents of the latest issues or volumes available, the
Information and Reference Service (Servicio de Información y Referencia), providing access to
dictionaries, guides, catalogues, etc., located in the Library via data bases, interlibrary loans and
photographic documentation (Préstamo Interbibliotecario y Fotodocumentación); and lastly, user
training programs. The library's opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 20.45 p.m., Monday to Friday.
6.7 Records Office
The university’s General Records Office (Archivo General de la Universidad) deals with
collecting, processing, preserving, safe-keeping and lending documents and data.
Records available from the General Record Office include all the records produced by the
different departments located in the Rectorate (grants, competitive exams for lecturers and
administration and maintenance staff, governing boards, etc.).
6.8 Central Information Technology Service
The basic objectives of this service are the following: to provide support in the field of
information technology to the different teaching and research areas of the University, to provide support
for the computerisation of the academic, personnel and economic management of the University, and to
propose courses of action deemed necessary to achieve efficient levels of data calculation and
processing for the University community.
6.9 Centre for Image Technology and Teaching Resources
The Centre is basically devoted to creating links between the field of education and
communication media, as well as to carrying out research and experiments related to new technologies
applied to communication.
It is equipped with a media and documentation library and with technical resources for graphic
and infographic communication, photography and multivision, and video, interactive video and
The service is housed in the University of Málaga building located at the Technological Park of
Andalusia (Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía).
6.10 Spanish Courses for Foreigners
The courses are held all year long in a building in the centre of the city. The language centre
also provides interested students with accommodation arrangements. The length of the courses vary
from six months, to summer courses, to one month courses. Courses in teaching Spanish as a foreign
language, Spanish language courses, and private classes are also available.
All students enrolled in these courses are entitled to make use of all of the facilities of the
University of Málaga and to have access to all the events it sponsors.
6.11 Business Co-operation and the Promotion of Employment
The University of Málaga considers the promotion of employment a top priority. For that
purpose it has created a Bureau for Business Co-operation and the Promotion of Employment, which has
the objective of promoting and facilitating the entry of university graduates in the labour market.
The Bureau has created an Employment Agency, which is the most useful and effective manner
of bringing together businesses in search of highly qualified workers and graduates who meet the
requirements of future employers. The main activity of the agency is the preparation and permanent
updating of a data base of Málaga University graduates seeking employment. The system is directly
connected to the information technology services of the central office of the National Institute for
Employment (INEM). In addition, in 1998 more that 400 students of the University of Málaga were
hired as interns in 76 public and private firms in Andalusia.
6.12 Psychological Assistance (S.A.P.)
This service offers psychological assistance to those members of the university community that
need it, treating both adults and children.
6.13 Social Assistance (S.A.T.S.)
This recently-created service pretends to be an information and liaison point between the
university community and the Social Services. Run by professional social workers, the service provides
individual and group assistance to those teachers, students, administrative and maintenance staff with
6.14 Office for the Transfer of Research Results (O.T.R.I.)
The basic function of this office is to connect with society and with companies for the purpose
of having technological progress and innovation transcend the walls of the university and contribute to
the economic development of the region. Over the last few years it has established different agreements
of collaboration with over one hundred companies. In addition, the office encourages research groups to
participate in European programs and advises them regarding matters related to patents.
The OTRI has the important mission of transferring in a rapid and efficient manner the results
of research from the academic sphere to the business one for the purpose of contributing to economic
development and to the creation of employment. To facilitate this transfer the office has a data base of
all the “laboratory activities” undertaken at the University of Málaga.
6.15 Botanical Park
Located on the Teatinos campus, the Botanical Garden not only serves to enhance the beauty of
the area which surrounds it, but also functions as a research and experimentation centre for students
enrolled in the School for Gardening and Nursery Professions.
The Garden comprises a large variety of plant species which represent the biodiversity of the
6.16 Open Training Classroom
Directed to adults over 55 years of age, the Open Training Classroom, presently in its sixth year
of existence, has 350 students enrolled. The basic objectives of the program are to provide a forum for
the analysis and dissemination of culture, to foment the participation of senior citizens in modern society
and to serve as a meeting place where they can share their experiences.
7. Telephone Directory
Office of the Rector
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131119
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131000
Office of the General Secretary
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131020
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131129
Campus Universitario de Teatinos
Tel. 952 13 2288
Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Planning
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131039
Vice-Rector for Technological Research and
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131047
Vice-Rector for Cultural and External Affairs
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131125
Director General for Sports
Tel. 952 137117
Director General for Campus and Infrastructure
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131064
Director General for Relations with Health Care
Tel. 952 132224
Director General for Business Co-operation and the
Promotion of Employment
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131124
Director General for International Relations
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 133203
Director General for Students and University
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131454
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131056
Tel. 952 13 2306
Higher Technical School of
Tel. 952 132700
Higher Technical School of Industrial
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 132400
Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering
Tel. 952 13 2700
University School of Health Sciences
Paseo de Martiricos, s/n
Tel. 952 137002
University School of Business Studies
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 132401
University School of Industrial Relations
Avda. de la Estación- El Palo
Tel. 952 295200
University School of Tourism
Tel. 952 132901
Polytechnic University School
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131425
Faculty of Sciences
Tel. 952 131995
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Tel. 952 132422
Faculty of Information Sciences
Tel. 952 132932
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
El Ejido Campus
Tel. 952 131151
Faculty of Law
Tel. 952 132100
Faculty of Humanities and Languages
Tel. 952 133431
Faculty of Medicine
Tel. 952 131544
Faculty of Psychology
Tel. 952 132422
University School of Nursing "Diputación Provincial"
Plaza Hospital Civil, s/n
Tel. 952 390254
University School of Nursing "Virgen de la Paz"
Carretera de El Burgo, km. 1 (Ronda)
Tel. 952 873238
University Teacher Training School "María Inmaculada"
C/ Prebitero Vidaurreta, 2 (Antequera)
Tel. 952 842881
University School of Social Work of Málaga
Rampa de la Aurora, 3
Tel. 952 306499
Publication and Scientific Exchange Service of the University of Málaga (S.P.I.C.U.M.)
Campus de El Ejido
Tel.: 952 132323
Fax: 952 132918
Central Information Technology Service
Campus de Teatinos
Tel.: 952 131466/952 141467
Fax: 952 131492
Spanish Courses for Foreigners
Avenida de Andalucía, 24
Tel.: 952 278211
Fax: 952 279712
C/. Prosper Merimeé, s/n
Tel.: 952 321614
Image Technology and Teaching Resources
Paseo de Martiricos, 3
Tel.: 952 132929
Fax: 952 132922
Office for the Transfer of Research Results
Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
Tel.: 952 132591
Fax: 952 131021
8. Procedures for ECTS Students
8.1 Before Travelling to Málaga
The International Airport “Pablo Ruíz Picasso” offers a wide range of national and international
connections. Given the area’s excellent road system, the main campus and the city are only 10 minutes
away from the airport by car. Furthermore, there is also a frequent bus and train service to the city
centre. A taxi from the airport to the city costs 1,300 ptas. (official flat rate). Málaga also has bus and
train connections to all the major Spanish cities.
8.2 On Arrival
On arrival, all ECTS and Erasmus students should report to International Relations with offices
located on the Teatinos Campus where the staff will help them to find accommodation and answer any
queries that they might have. Opening hours are from 10:00 to 14:00, from Monday to Friday. Students
should enrol in the registry office of the faculty in which they will be studying – those who wish to
study courses in different faculties will have to enrol in each faculty – where they will be asked to
present the following documents:
1. Students card from their university of origin or written proof that they are enrolled there.
2. Certificate from their university of origin stating that they are ECTS or Erasmus students.
3. E-111 form or another type of medical insurance.
4. Photocopies of their passport or identity card.
5. Four passport photographs.
Once enrolled, students will receive a student card. Erasmus students will also be issued with an
Erasmus identity card.
8.2.2 Enrolment Procedures for Students from Countries Outside the E.U.
Those students from countries outside the E.U. who wish stay in Spain for more than three
months should first obtain a provisional visa, and once in this country apply for a Residence Permit. To
this end, they should be in possession of the following documents:
1. Written proof of having enrolled in the University of Málaga or the university student card.
3. Passport photographs.
4. Valid passport.
5. Provisional visa.
8.2.3 Language Requirements for Erasmus and ECTS Students
The University of Málaga does not impose any language requirements on students coming from
abroad. Needless to say, it is recommended that they have a reasonable knowledge of Spanish so as to
make the most of their studies at the university. There is a free Spanish language and culture course for
Erasmus students, which caters for all levels and be taken either during the first or the second fur-month
8.3 Buses to the Campuses
Teatinos Campus: Numbers: 20, 8 & 22.
El Ejido Campus: Numbers: 1, 13 & 37.
Martiricos and Hospital Civil: Numbers: 15, 17, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 7 & 13.
El Palo: Number: 11.
Students under 24 can apply for a pass allowing them to purchase cheaper tickets. This also
applies to medical students under 25.
9. Cost of Living and Miscellaneous Information
9.1 Medical Insurance
EU regulations allow students from EU member states to obtain a medical insurance (medical,
dental and hospital treatment, medicines, etc.) while they are staying temporarily in an EU member state
other than their own. The extent of coverage of the said insurance differs from country to country. To be
entitled to medical care, students should apply for a certificate from the health authorities of their
country of origin entitling them to health care in other EU countries (E111 form).
Spanish school insurance covers all Spanish students, as well as those under 28 from South
America, Portugal, Andorra, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Brazil, USA, Syria, France, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Jordan, Guinea, Morocco, Iraq, Germany, England, Sweden and Finland, as well
as students from other countries with bilateral agreements in force. Students from EC member states are
among those equally covered by this programme. Students are automatically covered as soon as they
In Málaga there are a number of hospitals all of which have emergency services.
Hospital Carlos Haya
Avenida de Carlos Haya, 82-84
Tel. & Fax: 952 39 04 00
Tel.: 952 30 77 00
Useful telephone numbers include:
Tel: 952 04 84 04
Ambulances (Malagueña de Ambulancias)
Tel: 952 30 30 34
Andalusian Tourist Office
Pasaje de Chinitas, 4
Tel: 952 21 34 45
Tel: 952 35 00 61
Central Post Office
Tel: 952 35 90 08/952 22 20 00
Tel: 080 & 952 30 60 60
Tel: 092 & 952 22 28 22
Tel: 091 & 952 31 71 00
Tel: 952 36 02 02
C/. Compositor Lehmberg Ruiz, 3
Tel: 952 28 83 54/952 281200
Málaga Airport Terminal
Tel: 952 24 00 00 (Ext. 2098)
C/. Occidente, 1
Tel: 952 44 39 52
C/. Compositor Lehmberg Ruiz, 5-1º
Tel: 952 21 90 04
C/. Blasco de Garay, 7-6º C
Tel: 952 22 63 73
Alameda de Colón
Pasaje Linaje, 3p.2-4ºD
Tel: 952 37 99 54
Duquesa de Parcent, Edif. Duquesa
Tel: 952 21 75 71
C/. Blasco de Gerey, 3-7 -5º
Tel: 952 21 24 35
Duquesa de Parcent, 8-4º
Tel: 952 22 65 90
Paseo Limonar, 28
Tel: 952 22 78 66
C/. Salitre, 26
Tel: 952 31 35 91
Paseo Marítimo, 25-2nd
Tel: 952 22 17 39
Avda. Los Boliches, 15
Tel: 952 47 51 08
Tel: 952 30 61 50
Puerta del Mar, 15-2nd
Tel: 952 21 49 42
Blasco de Garay, 3-6º
Tel: 952 22 43 40
Alameda de Colón, 9-4º
Tel: 952 21 56 62
C/. Puerta del Mar, 8-6º
Tel: 952 21 72 66
Centro Comercial Las Rampas, 1
Tel: 952 47 48 91
9.2 Student Accommodation
The University of Málaga has an accommodation office (S.U.V.) with a data base that provides
information about flat sharing and living in with Spanish families.
Furthermore, an agreement has been reached with the Málaga Youth Hostel to accommodate European
Málaga Youth Hostel
Price: 48,000 ptas per month.
Hostel San Pablo
Prices: Double room with bathroom: 3,100 ptas + V.A.T
(10% discount if paid monthly)
Single room without bathroom: 2,600 ptas + V.A.T.
Single room with bathroom: 3,600 ptas + V.A.T.
Depending on the area and the number of people sharing the flat, students can expect to pay
between 15,000 and 25,000 ptas. per month. Community fees and water charges are usually included in
the rent, with electricity and gas apart, the cost of which being roughly 2,500 ptas. per month.
Living in with a Spanish Family
This option is quite popular for language reasons and normally costs between 25,000 and
50,000 ptas. per month, depending on whether students require full or half-board. Some families allow
students to do their own cooking.
9.2.1 Residence Hall
The University of Málaga has a comfortable, modern residence hall located very close to the
main Teatinos Campus. For two, three or four students, all the residence’s flats have a double room -
those for three students having a single bedroom and those for four students, two singles - a bathroom, a
kitchen with a fridge, a telephone and central heating.
The services on offer include a restaurant-café, a self-service launderette, a study room, a
television and games room, an Internet connection for residents, all located in a closed compound with
The Residence Hall is located 400 m. away from the Teatinos Campus and there is an excellent
bus service to the university language school and the El Ejido Campus.
Students can choose from various options:
a) Option 1: This includes basic services such as cleaning and costs 25,000 ptas. per person per month.
Electricity and water are apart and the deposit is 50,000 ptas. for short stays and 30,000 ptas. for long
b) Option 2: This option includes electricity, water, bed linen and towels (and laundry costs of these
items), and costs 40,000 ptas. per person per month.
c) Option 3: This option includes all the services offered in Option 1 plus full-board, comprising of
normal breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner include two courses and dessert and residents can
choose from three different menus. This option costs 67,500 ptas. per person per month.
Those students that choose Options 1 or 2 can use the restaurant, lunch and dinner costing 545
ptas. and breakfast, 200 ptas.
Practically all the main European banks have branches in Málaga. Banking hours are usually
from 08:30 until 14:00, from Monday to Friday.
9.4 Eating Out
Málaga has a wide selection of restaurants, the most typical being the fish restaurants to be
found on the promenade in El Palo. A meal normally costs between 2.000 and 3.000 ptas, although there
are many tapa bars and fast food restaurants where one can eat for less.
9.4.1 University Dining Halls
Most of the faculties have a dining hall or snack bar serving light breakfasts and lunch menus
costing around 545 ptas. Some have lunch vouchers, a booklet of ten costing 5.000 ptas.
9.5 Entertainment and Sight-seeing
Málaga has two orchestras: the Orchestra “Ciudad de Málaga,” which as well as giving concert
programmes at the Cervantes Theatre, tours the Andalusian provinces that do not have their own
orchestra and other Spanish cities; and the Orquesta Joven de Málaga based at María Cristina. The
Cervantes Theatre also offers theatre, dance, opera and other musical programmes throughout the year,
except during the Summer months, and there are special prices for students.
Apart from having a large number of cinemas and a lively night life, above all in the centre, the
city holds a number of interesting and unique celebrations including the Cabalgata de los Reyes
(January 5), the Holy Week processions (Easter) and the week-long Fair (August).
Monuments of interest include the cathedral, the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro, the Roman Theatre, the
house where Picasso was born in the Plaza de la Merced, one of the centre’s main squares, the Picasso
Museum to be opened shortly, with works donated by Cristina Picasso, as well as a large number of
museums sponsored by institutions and banks located throughout the city.