The University of Seville (Universidad de Sevilla) is a university in Seville, Spain. Founded under the name of Colegio Santa María de Jesús in 1505, it has a present student body of over 65,000 and is one of the top-ranked universities in the country.
Sevilla is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the river Guadalquivir, in the
southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Seville has a municipal population of about 685,000 as of 2021, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest city in Andalusia, the fourth-largest city in Spain.
Seville is among the most popular European cities for international students. There is year-round sunshine, a laidback lifestyle, vibrant streets, culture, history, thousands of tapas
bars, an affordable cost of living, and of course, excellent universities.
Since 1994, North American exchange students have been able to take classes taught by University of Seville faculty members in Spanish in the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Geography and History. As of Fall 2009, the university has agreements with 15 international organizations. The University of Seville has had a partnership with the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University since 2015.
Depending on your budget, it might be a good idea to book into a cheap hotel or hostel when you arrive in Seville and spend your first few days looking for student accommodation. Search on property websites such as Spainhouses.net, Milanuncios, Nestpick, and Idealist.com, and look on notice boards at your university.
Among the options are:
● A shared apartment with other students.
● Renting your own studio or apartment if you don’t want to live
with anyone else.
● Living with a Spanish host family.
The latter has several benefits. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to improve your Spanish language skills, but you may also have your meals cooked for you. Rent for apartments in Seville varies depending on where you are in the city. Expect to pay between 550 euros and 750 euros for a one-bedroom city center flat and 400 euros to 550 euros for a one-bedroom place outside the center. The price for a room in a shared flat starts at around 200 euros, and with a Spanish family, the cost will be between 450 euros and 550 euros. Although the price is higher for a room in shared accommodation, it will include some meals. Popular student neighborhoods are Triana, Alameda, and La Cartuja.