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Study Abroad destinations

Rovira I Virgili University

Tarragona, Spain

Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV) is in the province of Tarragona, in the north east of Spain.

Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV) is in the province of Tarragona, in the North east of Spain. This area is well connected with Europe and the rest of Spain. You can travel to Barcelona which is 60 miles away and Madrid is 350 miles away. The University is near the Mediterranean motorway, which links to France, and reaches as far as the Basque Country.

The climate and Mediterranean character provide a welcoming atmosphere. The town has open spaces for leisure, fun and culture. Certain times during the year people celebrate in the streets and have festivities, with some celebrating going on for several days.

Universitat Rovira recognised for the quality of its teaching, research, aims for students to develop academically and improve the command of their languages. Teaching is learnt through lessons, seminars, workshops, and technical visits related to the course content. The University attracts  about 500 exchange students every year, so you will be part of a strong international network.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
English Language, Linguistics and TESOL BA  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2  
English Language and Linguistics BA  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2   
British Sign Language, English Language and Linguistics BA   2nd year, Semester 1 or 2   
British Sign Language and Educational Linguistics BA   2nd year, Semester 1 or 2   
Educational Linguistics BA  2nd year, Semester 1 or 2   

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You will need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS per year. 

You can see the module options on the Universitat Rovira i Virgili module catalogue. 

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semesters 1: Late September to Early February 
  • Semester 2: Early February to Late June 

Visit the Rovira I Virgili University website for a full list of academic dates. 



Accommodation abroad

Please arrange accommodation directly with Rovira I Virgili University following acceptance.

For more information visit the University of Rovira I Virgili housing pages. 

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Funding and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

For more information visit the Universitat Rovira I Virgili Visa and Immigration page.

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