Vigo University School of Business Studies (E.U.E.E.) with signature in the year 2000 of a Collaboration Agreement with Hochschule Bochum (Bochum, Germany) which allows students to obtain official degrees from the associated University. At the same time, another double degree agreement has recently been signed with the Pau et des Pays de l’Adour University (Pau, France). In both cases, in order to qualify for the programme students must have reached the required level in either French or German, as well as complying with all other requisites established by each institution.
Exchanges between the Vigo University School of Business Studies (E.U.E.E.) and Other Universities
Vigo University School of Business Studies (E.U.E.E.) is a pioneer in student exchanges and in formalizing study recognition agreements with foreign universities. The emphasis on learning languages, a hallmark of the school, and conceiving of the exchange as an essential element in the student's technical and attitudinal education, has led us to boost this activity.
Students wishing to participate in exchange programmes can download the "Exchange Procedure Guide."
As part of the exchanges, we highlight national and international mobility programmes.
Exchanges between the E.U.E.E. and European International Universities
The Socrates-Erasmus Programme is a programme within the European Union for cooperation in the field of education. This programme funds eight actions, with the second of these called ERASMUS, dedicated to Higher Learning.
Vigo University School of Business Studies (E.U.E.E.) plans and manages the international mobility of students within the current Socrates-Erasmus programme since the 1989-1990 academic year, when the first exchange student was received. Through to 1993-1994 3 agreements were signed with Interuniversity Cooperation Programs, bringing together 16 higher education institutions from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain in the field of business studies. During the University of Vigo's initial years of existence, this centre managed the mobility of all of the students within the Vigo Campus in the field of business studies and economics, being the first Centre with these studies to have joined the Erasmus programme. In 1995 a Sub-directorate of International Relations was created responsible for the agreements and for the relationship with associated centres, the information and selection of outgoing students, as well as academic aspects of the exchanges, both for our own and foreign students. During the 1999-2000 academic year, the centre's Board approved comprehensive recognition of the work carried out by the students themselves within the Erasmus framework through the evaluation of ECTS credits and the signing of academic contracts (Learning Agreements).
To follow are the currently available exchange destinations.
Exchanges between the E.U.E.E. and Non-European International Universities
For mobility with other non-European countries, the International Relations Office (IRO) of the University of Vigo promotes and negotiates the signing of framework and specific agreements with universities in other countries, as a tool to facilitate the mobility of both students and teachers. In the case of the United States, the I.R.O. actively participates in the ISEP student exchange programme. If we refer to relations and mobility with Latin America, Morocco, If we refer to relations and mobility with Latin America, Morocco, Tunisia, etc., we encourage participation in the annual Ministry of Foreign Affairs invitations and in particular to the Interuniversity Cooperation Program and MAEC-AECI fellowships. The Vigo University School of Business Studies (U.E.E.E.) has participated in exchanges with similar centres in Brazil, Mexico and Cuba, relating to both students and teachers, our own as well as foreigners.
Students will be able to benefit from this type of mobility with non-European countries via the University of Vigo's own exchange scholarship program (except ISEP students), as well as the Xunta de Galicia's schedule of additional grants for students participating in non-European mobility and in the University of Vigo and Bancaja's annual allocation of international scholarships.
For their part, foreign students will be able to participate in, amongst others, the following programmes:
- Programme of scholarships for Galicians of Galician origin and for their descendants for the pursuance of university studies from the Ministry of Education and University Management of the Xunta de Galicia.
- MAEC-AECI scholarships at post-graduate level from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for foreign students.
- Alban Scholarships from the European Union and Latin-America for specialist higher education for professionals and future Latin American executives in centres within the European Union.
For more detailed information about any of these scholarships, please consult the information available on the University of Vigo's International Relations Office (I.R.O.) Website.
Exchanges between the E.U.E.E. and National Universities
The mobility of students within a national ambit is undertaken through the negotiation and signature of collaboration agreements directly with other universities, managing and administering these through the corresponding Vice-Chancellor's offices and promoting cooperation with association centres. In the case of Vigo University School of Business Studies (E.U.E.E.), we have cooperation agreements with the following universities for student exchanges within the framework of the S.I.C.U.E. Programme, which guarantees the academic recognition of credits achieved by students:
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Universidad de Valladolid
- Universidad de Oviedo
- Universidad de Gerona
- Universidad de Málaga
Supporting Units and Information Systems for sending and hosting exchange students
The University of Vigo, through its International Relations Office (O.R.I.) provides support to students, as well as to its own and foreign teachers, prior to their arrival and during their stay. In relation to foreign students, the ORI manages the acceptance of these students, sends out acceptance letters so that, where appropriate, they can process their visas. In addition, every year it prepares a trilingual Guide for the foreign student, and sends information about the University of Vigo to the interested parties, with information about the different campuses and cities, reception, visas, travel, accommodation, registration and study opportunities, etc.
The International Relations Office (O.R.I.) of the University of Vigo is the point of reference for arriving foreign exchange students. This service is responsible for advising them and providing them with accommodation and organizing specific cultural activities and trips. It also has its own volunteer and hosting programme for exchange students coordinated by the O.R.I. and made up of students from the University of Vigo who volunteer to help foreign students arriving at the University of Vigo for the first time.
To foster the integration of foreign exchange students and to improve their knowledge of the language, the International Relations Office (O.R.I.) of the University of Vigo has launched an initiative called tandem conversation.
In short, the International Relations Office (O.R.I.) of the University of Vigo:
- It centralizes, coordinates and manages international cooperation activities within the University of Vigo.
- Informs and advises the university community about the different international programs in the field of Higher Education.
- It promotes and manages the international mobility of students and teachers.
- It draws up and negotiates agreements of international cooperation with other institutions of Higher Education.
- It promotes the mobilization of the academic community for its participation in matters of international cooperation.
- It ensures the presence of the University of Vigo in forums and meetings relating to international education.
- It actively participates in the principal international networks of Universities such as the Compostela Group of Universities, where it coordinates the Stella exchange program for administration and services staff, or the EAIE (European Association for International Education).
Lastly, we attach a table summarizing the main exchange programs, the approximate notification dates, and links from which to source relevant information.
|Mobility Programme||Destination||Approximate Announcement Date||Where to Find Information|
|Erasmus||European Union||First Fortnight of February||Erasmus Programme / University of Vigo|
|Own Exchange||International||First Fortnight of February||University of Vigo Exchange|
|SICUE||Spain||Second Fortnight of February||Ministry of Education|