The University of Murcia is the main university in Murcia, Spain.
With 38,000 students, it is the largest university in the Region de Murcia. The University of
Murcia is the third oldest university in Spain, after the University of Salamanca and the University of Valladolid, and the thirteenth in the world. The University of Murcia was
established in 1272 by the King Alfonso X of Castile under the Crown of Castile. The majority of the University’s facilities and buildings are spread over two campuses: the older is La Merced, situated in the town centre, and the larger is Espinardo, just 5 km to the north of Murcia. A third campus for Medical and Health Studies is currently being built next to the suburban area known as Ciudad Sanitaria Virgen de la Arrixaca, 5 km south of the city. A new campus had been made in San Javier too, that hosts the Sports Science faculty. Click here to watch the promotional video of University of Murcia. Click here to view courses offered by University of Murcia.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European
Union. Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a
constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the 13th largest economy in the world.
Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of years – one of the cultural centers of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it.
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a
population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a mild climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation. Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd arRahman II, and nowadays is mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival). The city, as the capital of the
comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe’s orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and as a fruits, vegetables and flowers producer and exporter.
Students enrolled at University of Murcia have many convenient possibilities for placement
regarding their preferences, wants and needs. Sharing accommodation– Renting of a room in a
flat to share with other students where you can use the common areas and bills expenses, if
any, will be divided among the tenants.- Living with a host family. Renting of a room in dwelling owned by a Spanish family. The aim of this option is to provide a full experience of
culture and Spanish way of living. This includes half/ full board and weekly laundry, never
involving any housework apart from keeping his/her room and common areas clean and tidy.-
Renting accommodation. Renting of a dwelling by just one student, taking on full leasing and
utility costs. Students also have alternative to live in a Private Residence Halls „Colegio
As a capital and the most populous city of the Region of Murcia, Murcia offers a plenty of cultural sights. One can enjoy sightseeing of beautiful cathedrals, museums, theatres
such as:“ Cathedral de Santa Maria” , “Real Casino de Murcia”, “Plaza Cardenal Belluga”, “Museo Salzillo”. One can choose among few alternatives of a public transport
regarding their preferences. Bus service is provided by LatBus, which operates the interurban services. Urban bus services is offered by a new operator, TM(Transportes de Murcia), an UTE (Joint Venture) formed by Ruiz, Marín & Fernanbús. Tramways are managed by Tranvimur. As of 2007, 2 kilometres (1 mile) of line were available. Since 2011, one line is connecting the city center (Plaza Circular) with the University Campus and the Football Stadium. Train connections are provided by RENFE. Murcia has a railway station called Murcia del Carmen, located in the neighborhood of the same name. Several longdistance lines link the city with Madrid, through Albacete, as well as Valencia, and Catalonia up to Montpellier in France. Murcia is also the center of a local network. The line C-1 connects the city to Alicante, and the line C-2 connects Murcia to Alcantarilla, Lorca and Águilas.