Academic Year in Spain. Diploma in Hispanic Studies. University of Salamanca.

Salamanca University Study Abroad Programs
Program Name: Diploma in Hispanic Studies
School: University of Salamanca
City: Salamanca, Spain
Term: Academic Year (26 Sept. – 4 May)
Duration: Academic Year (2 Semesters)
Cost: € 2,780 / [currency amount=”2780″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per year
Housing € 615 / [currency amount=”615″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per mo. university residence
€ 705 / [currency amount=”705″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per mo. homestay
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Eligibility: Open Enrollment: No min GPA req’d, must have high school diploma; min age 17

Program Description

The Diploma in Hispanic Studies is a Spanish program conceived for students already fluent in Spanish. It is a long-term program focused on Spanish Literature, History, Art, Geography and Grammar.

At the beginning of the course, a placement test will be held in order to determinate the students’ proficiency in Spanish language. An advanced level in Spanish Language is required (B2).


Program Cost

Tution – € 2,780 / [currency amount=”2780″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per year.

The fee covers the tution for the 2 semester long Diploma in HIspanic Studies Course consisting of mandatory subjects and 3 electives.

Housing – € 615 / [currency amount=”615″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per mo.

Accommodation (without board) in a university residence costs € 615/mo.

A homestay costs € 705/mo.

A shared student apartment in Salamanca costs approximately € 250 / [currency amount=”250″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per mo.

Program Structure

In the fall semester, students are free to register for the five subjects offered, or just for four. Spanish language is always compulsory.

In the second semester (spring semester), students will have to take five subjects. Spanish Language, Spanish American Literature and Spanish History are always compulsory. Students must choose two of the optional subjects.

Fall semester is made up of 3 compulsory subjects and two electives. Electives are available in the following areas:

  • Spanish Literature
  • Spanish History
  • Spanish Art
  • Descriptive Geography of Spain
  • Spanish Economics
  • Cinema, Press and Television in Spain
  • Human Geography.

Housing / Accommodation

Students can apply for their accommodation at the same time as they are registering for their course,

University residence

Cursos Internacionales can also help students who prefer to live in a dorm to find housing in a dorm of, or associated with, the University of Salamanca, depending on the number of available places at each moment. Students choosing to live in a dorm have a double or single room with Internet service. Students have also the option of full board accommodation or only accommodation.


As a mere intermediary, Cursos Internacionales helps the students who so wish with their accommodation management. Cursos Internacionales carefully selects families from Salamanca who host students in a single our double room and provide full board homestay.

Eligibility / How to Enroll

To register for a Spanish Language & Culture Course at the University of Salamanca’s “Cursos Internacionales” click here.

There is no minimum required GPA. Recommendation letters are not required. The minimum age for enrollment is 17.

The registration process consists of (1) selecting/enrolling for the course (2) paying the pre-matriculation fee (3) paying the remaining fees due before the course starts (either before you leave or when you first get to Spain).