Mobility for Studies

Incoming students

International students from partner universities have the possibility to come to Universidad de La Laguna as part of an organised study exchange. In order to undertake an Erasmus+ study exchange period at Universidad de La Laguna, there must be a bilateral agreement between the corresponding departments of partner institutions. To check if an agreement with Universidad de La Laguna exists, please contact the responsible person at your home institution.

IMPORTANT: The Spanish language is the general language of instruction at the ULL.

All our university services are mostly offered in Spanish too. For this reason, international students should demonstrate a level of Spanish language proficiency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence.

Likewise, a minimum of B1 level of Spanish is a mandatory requirement for the Erasmus+ international students or  B2 or C1 if it’s indicated in the inter university agreement.

A Criminal Record Certificate is also required to undertake courses in the following studies:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Practicum courses in Education

The Doctoral and Graduate School (DGS) of the University of La Laguna (ULL) is interdisciplinary and encompasses all PhD and Master’s degree programmes in various fields of knowledge. It offers more than thirty programmes from the fields of Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social & Legal Sciences, and Engineering & Architecture.

Our official Master’s Courses are taught at the different campuses of the university. Foreign exchange students are free to choose courses from our official catalogue, provided there is a bilateral agreement signed between their university and ULL, and after consultation with the academic advisors at their home university.

More than twenty Doctoral Programmes are also offered by our university. Incoming PhD students are welcome to spend a research period at ULL, for which they have to apply under Erasmus Traineeship, as our programmes are not organized under the ECTS system.

Admission procedure

Master’s students

International Master’s students from partner universities are able to come to the ULL as part of an organised study exchange. In order to undergo an Erasmus+ study exchange period at the ULL, there must be a bilateral agreement in place between the corresponding departments of the partner institutions. To check whether an agreement with the ULL exists, please contact the person responsible for Erasmus+ at your home institution.

In order to apply for the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at the University of La Laguna, the International Deputy Vice Chancellor’s office provides a complete guide & information.

If you wish to apply as a postgraduate student, please read and carefully follow the instructions provided by the Erasmus office.

Once nominated by the home university, postgraduate students should choose their courses from among our Master’s programmes in order to be accepted by the DGS. The courses catalog is available at this link.

Postgraduate students who cannot find a Master’s programme related to their field of interest may choose undergraduate courses from the last year of any degree (4th year). However, it will not be possible to combine Bachelor and Master’s Courses in the Learning Agreement.

Erasmus+ international students cannot do external practice (“Prácticas Externas”) during their stay.

 Master’s Thesis: Erasmus+ international students cannot be accepted to work on their Master’s Thesis (“Trabajo de Fin de Máster”) as a part of their stay. For those students who wish to spend a period of research at ULL it is mandatory to be nominated under Erasmus+ Traineeship.

Continuous assessment, based on course attendance, constitutes the main evaluation system/principle at ULL. A minimum of 80% course attendance is generally required.


Applicants must be aware that some Master’s Degrees are in high demand and have quotas of students that can be accepted. Thus, not all Erasmus applications can be admitted.

The DGS has to consult the academic committees of all Master’s Degrees every year in order to update the information regarding quotas.

 Due to its particularities, the Master’s Degree in Marine Biology: Biodiversity and Conservation cannot accept Erasmus students.

 Several other Master’s Degrees, such as the Master in Terrestrial Biodiversity and Conservation in Islands and the Master in General Health Psychology have specific requirements for acceptance of Erasmus students. Those who wish to apply for courses in those Master’s Degrees have to contact our International Mobility Coordinator ( before filling their Learning Agreements.

General language skills and requirements for postgraduate students

Spanish is the language of instruction at the ULL. Most of our university services are also offered in Spanish. For this reason, international students should demonstrate a level of Spanish language proficiency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. A minimum of B1 level of Spanish is required for the Erasmus+ international students.

Spanish courses for foreigners are offered by our Language Service, but they do not belong to any official programme and, therefore, will not be included in the student’s Transcript of Records. Please, notice that Spanish courses for foreigners should not be included in the Learning Agreement.

English language requirements for international students: The minimum level of English required for all ULL Master’s courses is B1. Most Master’s Degrees also have an English language requirement that may vary among programmes. The specific English language requirements are explained in each programme. We recommend to read them carefully.

ULL academic calendar

PhD students

Doctoral students who wish to undergo a research period at the ULL should apply through the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme.

They should contact a lecturer from our university who agrees to supervise their stay here, sign the Learning Agreement and, upon arrival, manage the procedure so that the student can have access to our university’s facilities.

Students who need assistance to find a lecturer to supervise their research mobility can write to our International Mobility Coordinator (, who can be of help by contacting the directors of our Doctoral Programmes.


International Mobility Contact
International Relations Office

University of La Laguna

International Mobility Coordinator

Doctoral & Graduate School


Online & Partially online Master’s courses
The following Masters are taught completely online:

 – Master’s Degree in Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

– Master’s Degree in Advanced Pedagogical Studies

– Master’s Degree in History of religions: History and Society

– Master’s Degree in Regional Development

– Master’s Degree in Management in Marine Technologies

– Master’s Degree in Management in Nautical and Marine Transport

The following Masters are partially taught online:

– Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence

– Master’s Degree in Videogame Development

– Master’s Degree in Technological Innovation and Project Management in Construction

– Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering

– Master’s Degree in Bioethics & Bio-law

– Master’s Degree in History and Theory of Art & Cultural Management


In order to apply for the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at Universidad de La Laguna, your university must first send your nomination to the ULL Erasmus Office. After being nominated, you must complete your Student Application Form and Learning Agreement and submit those documents to us within the stipulated time. For further information on the admission procedure and deadlines, please click here.

You will receive a confirmation email from the ULL Erasmus Office if your application is successful. This will include some helpful information for your study placement at ULL.

We advise you not to make travel or accommodation plans until you have received confirmation of your acceptance at Universidad de La Laguna.

Find the contact details of ULL departmental coordinators below:

Click here

All sending institutions must forward the nominations of their outgoing Erasmus exchange students following the  established nomination procedure, which will be communicated to partner universities.


Nominations sent by Universities
Full academic year and first semester 15th June 
Second semester 15th October 


Documents sent by students
Full academic course and first semester 30th June 
Second semester 31st October 

Prospective students wishing to come to the University of La Laguna under the Erasmus+ programme should fill out and send to our Erasmus Office the Student Application Form and the preliminary Learning Agreement. You must use our forms, even if you also send the forms provided by your home university.

In order to complete your Learning Agreement, you can check the study programmes of the respective faculties or centres at eGuia or with your Erasmus+ departmental coordinator at ULL. Before sending it to us, please make sure that it contains both your signature and that of the responsible person at your home university.


Students should fill out an online form and upload both documents, «Student Application Form» and «Learning Agreement». After nomination, we will contact students via email and send them a link to access the «google» form together with useful information.

Additional requirements for Postgraduate students:

If you wish to apply as a postgraduate student, please read and carefully follow
the instructions.


  1. We will only accept applications from students who have been nominated by their home university and only once we have received the nomination. If you have not been nominated, please do not submit an application.
  2. Please send your documents within the stipulated time.
  3. Any document submitted before or after the deadline will not be accepted.
  4. Handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  5. We will not accept documents or those who are not completed fill, means subject codes, signatures, and stamps in both forms, also  we don’t accept documents sent it by email which is not the formal procedure
  6. Documents must be attached in one batch (Learning Agreement+Application Form)
  7. You have to use our forms, even if you also send the forms provided by your home university


All the students coming to our Faculty of Medicine must apply for the full academic year, and therefore they must send their documents before 30th June 2023.

Academic Year 2023-2024

Lessons Examinations
First semester Sept. 2023 –  Jan. 2024 Jan. 2024 –  Feb. 2024
Second semester  Feb. 2024 -May 2024 May 2024 – Jun. 2024
Repeats/Resits A resit opportunity is available for almost all subjects Jun. 2024 – Jul. 2024

To view the full academic calendar 2023-2024, please click here

To view the schedule, please click here

Welcome Day

To help you integrate more easily into your new environment, the Erasmus Office organises a Welcome Day at the beginning of each semester.

Welcome Day 2023/24

  • Day:  October 5th
  • Time: 17:00
  • Place: Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication (The Pyramid Building)
  • Schedule 

AEGEE-Tenerife organizes the WELCOME DAYS, which consist of one week of activities for Erasmus and Seneca students. More information can be found on this web  and on Facebook. Don’t forget to register (limited places available).

Registration at the Erasmus Office

When you arrive at Tenerife you must send us a copy of your boarding cards and the certificate of arrival form (your home university form) through this google form.

Students are recommended to arrive one week before the start of classes

Please note that registration at the Office is compulsory for all incoming Erasmus students.

Registration period 
First semester Sept. 2023 – Oct. 2022
Second semester Jan. 2024 – Feb. 2024

Enrolment at faculties/centers

After registering at the Erasmus Office, students have to register for the courses selected in their Learning Agreement at their host faculty/centre. All incoming Erasmus students must fill out the standard Enrolment Form, paying special attention to the box provided for Erasmus + students, which they will have to check.

The documents needed to formalise the enrolment are:

  • Enrolment Form («Solicitud de Matrícula Ordinaria»), available at each faculty office
  • Learning agreement
  • Passport or National ID Card (original and a copy)
  • Credential (Erasmus student documentation issued by the Erasmus Office). Students will receive this document in September
  • NIE (Foreign Identity Number): students have to go to the police to obtain the NIE previous appointment:

Erasmus students are exempt from registration and tuition fees. However, they have to pay the student insurance: 1.13€

Transcript of Records

At the end of the study period, the host faculty/centre will send the home university the transcript of records (ECTS academic document) with the grades for each course (it will take 4-5 weeks to arrive)  For any questions concerning the Transcript of Records, please contact Admissions office .

Extension of Erasmus period

Students wishing to extend their period of study at the University of La Laguna (ULL) have to complete the Extension of Erasmus+ Period Form electronically and submit it duly signed by the home university and the Erasmus coordinator at ULL before the end of the first semester at ULL (30th January 2023). This form can either be sent scanned via email to . After the document has been sent as indicated, the student will receive a new Erasmus credential. Also, students have to send a new document: changes learning agreement, with all courses for the second semester.

Erasmus Certificate of Attendance

Before your departure, please make sure that you come to our office to sign your Certificate of Attendance and to close your file. This certificate can only be signed by us, not by your departmental coordinator at ULL. You can send the Certificate of Attendance by email to sign it.
Please also note that you must come to our office in person, as we will not be able to sign your certificate if someone comes in your place.

The date of departure will not, in any case, be after the end date of the academic period for which you have been selected.


ULL Languages Service: Spanish Courses

The ULL Languages Service offers Spanish courses for incoming Erasmus Students, guaranteed by Instituto Cervantes.

Please note that these courses are not organised by ULL Erasmus Office.

For further information, follow this link.

ULL Languages Service administration

DELE Diplomas in Spanish

The DELE diplomas are internationally recognized official qualifications with permanent validity. They are granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The examination centre in Tenerife is located at the Philology Section of ULL (Faculty of Humanities). For further information, please click here.

Spanish Courses

Cursos de español


Cours d’espagnol

Accommodation is available at various locations and with a diverse range of price categories, depending on location, quality and sharing of facilities. Should you wish to read the regulations regarding accommodation, please click here (content only in Spanish).

The application period goes from  25th to 30th July 2023.

Nominated and pre-selected students will be informed by e-mail about the beginning of the process and the procedures to be taken.

Please note that application forms received before or after this period will not be accepted.


Students failing to pay all their accommodation fees by the due date may have their Erasmus Certificate of Attendance withheld until the whole debt is paid.

Availability and Distribution of Rooms

Number of available rooms and prices for 2023/24

The University of La Laguna has accommodation available for Erasmus students distributed as follows:

How to apply

25th to 30th July 2023.  Nominated and pre-selected students will be informed by e-mail about the beginning of the process and the procedures to be taken.

Please note that application forms received before or after this period will not be accepted.

Online accommodation form: 25th to 30th July 2023

Preference will be given, firstly, to incoming Erasmus students who will be enrolled at the university for full academic year and, secondly, to students applying for the first semester.

Accommodation at ULL Halls of Residence will only be provided to Erasmus students coming in the second semester in the event that there are rooms still available following the completion of room allocation for full year students and first semester students. Second semester students, however, must apply for accommodation within the overall deadline.

The application forms will be processed in order of arrival and the provisional admission list will be published on this website. If the number of applications exceeds the number of rooms available, a waiting list will be created for those applicants who have not received accommodation.

All fees must be paid in advance at the beginning of every four-month period and must be paid in full. Upon their arrival, students must hand in vouchers to the hall of residence or to the accommodation office, located at the «Edificio Central», calle Pedro Zerolo, s/n (La Laguna).

Admission list First Semester (PDF)

Provisional Admission list Second Semester (PDF)

Final Admission list Second Semester (PDF)

Only students whose names are on the Provisional Admission List and are interested in confirming their accommodation should proceed as follows:


  1. Deposit the reservation fee* in the University’s account. Please make sure that your transfer is identifiable by including your full name and the message «Erasmus», e.g. «John Smith, Erasmus».
    Parque de Las Islas: 254,23€
    San Agustín: 509,43 
    San Fernando: 509,43 
    Santa María: 509,43 
  • For International credit transfers or deposits: Bank Account  bank account details will be sent to those selected by email.
    *The fee will be returned, where applicable, at the end of the period of residence at the student’s request. The caution fee will not be returned in the event that students leave the residence before the stipulated period agreed upon in the Student’s Accommodation Request document
  • Email the invoice to the Erasmus Office within the specified period. Failing to do so will be considered a rejection of the offer.

Waiting List

If the number of applications exceeds the number of rooms available, a waiting list will be created for those applicants who have not received accommodation. In August, additional information and a new provisional accommodation list will be published on this website.

Caution and Reservation Fees

The rooms should be in perfect condition at the beginning of the period of residence, and students are responsible for their maintenance. A caution fee will be required to ensure that the rooms are kept in good condition. This deposit will not be paid if students have sent their reservation fee before the day of entering the hall of residence.

The caution fee is equivalent to the monthly fee of the hall of residence in question. It will also serve as a guarantee against the following:

  1. Damages to the precincts of the hall of residence caused by students.
  2. Departure before the end of the period of residence, except for those circumstances provided for in any of the regulations concerning accommodation which justify the premature departure.

The above-mentioned situations will automatically result in the non-reimbursement of the deposit to students. The Director of the Accommodation Service is the final authority to resolve complaints for the non-refund of deposits. Where applicable, deposits will be returned at the end of the period of residence at the student’s request.

Conditions of Residence

Acceptance of a room implies that the student knows and agrees to abide by all the terms of the Conditions of Residence. The student should sign such Conditions of Residence upon entering the hall of residence.

Halls of Residence Rules

  1. Code of behaviour (content only available in Spanish)
  2. Accommodation guidelines for exchange students (content only available in Spanish)

Private Housing

For those students who desire to seek alternative accommodation, several announcements for apartments and shared flats are posted on the notice boards available at the different university campuses.

For information on houses available for rent, please click here (content only available in Spanish). Please note that this is a service offered by the ULL Accommodation Service to all ULL students, not exclusively for Erasmus students. This service is not provided by the Erasmus Office, and therefore it is not possible for us to perform any procedures concerning private housing.

Erasmus Play

(ES) Erasmus Play es un buscador y comparador de alojamiento estudiantil, dedicado a estudiantes que vienen a Universidades españolas. Te permite comparar toda la oferta de alojamientos disponibles de forma rápida y sencilla. Además, podrás realizar una reserva de forma totalmente segura, ya que todos sus alojamientos provienen de plataformas verificadas. Reserva tu piso de estudiantes en 3 pasos:

  • Selecciona tu facultad destino y fechas.
  • Compara todos los alojamientos disponibles.
  • Haz clic y reserva de forma totalmente segura.

(EN) Erasmus Play is a student accommodation search engine, for students coming to Spanish universities. It allows you to compare all the available accommodation quickly and easily. Moreover, you will be able to book in total safety, since all accommodation are provided by verified platforms. Book your student flat in 3 steps:

  • Select your school and dates.
  •  Compare all available accommodation.
  •  Click and book in a totally secure way.


The European Community promotes interuniversity co-operation as a means of improving the quality of education for the benefit of students and higher education institutions and considers student mobility is an important element of this interuniversity co-operation. The recognition of studies and diplomas is a prerequisite for the creation of an Open European area of education and training where students and teachers can travel freely within the European Community. For this purpose, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was developed as a pilot scheme established within the Erasmus programme in order to improve academic recognition of studies completed abroad.

Main characteristics of ECTS

This system ensures transparency and is designed to strengthen the ties among the various institutions and to widen the course offerings made available to students. Additionally, it makes it easier for institutions to recognise the learning achievements of students through the use of commonly understood measurements- credits and grades- and it also provides the means to interpret national systems of higher education.

The ECTS system is based on three core elements:

  • Information (on study programmes and student achievement)
  • Mutual agreement (between the partner institutions and the student)
  • The use of ECTS credits (to indicate student workload)

These three core elements are made operational through the use of three key documents:

1) the information package

2) the application form/learning agreement

3) the transcript of records

Full academic recognition is a conditio sine qua non for student mobility in the framework of the Erasmus and Socrates programmes. Full academic recognition means that the study period abroad (including examinations or other forms of assessment ) replaces a comparable period of study at the home university (including examinations or other forms of assessment), though the content of the agreed study programme may differ.

ECTS provides transparency through the following means: ECTS credits, which are numerical values allocated to course units to describe the workload required to complete them. They reflect the amount of work each course unit requires in relation to the total amount of work necessary to complete a full year of study at the institution. This includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, private study and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS is thus based on a full student workload and not limited to contact hours only.

In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload for an entire year and, generally, 30 credits  for a semester and 20 credits for a term.

The ECTS information package supplies written information to students and staff on institutions, departments/faculties, the organisation and structure of studies and course units.

The ECTS transfer of records presents students’ learning achievements in a comprehensive way and is commonly understood and easily transferable from one institution to another. Good communication and flexibility are also needed to facilitate the academic recognition of studies completed or taken abroad. In this respect, the ECTS coordinators have an important role to play, as they are responsible for the academic and administrative aspects of ECTS.

For further information, please visit: ECTS – European Credit Transfer System

University Libraries

To check ULL libraries catalogues, services, locations, and further helpful information, please click here.

Sports Service

The University of La Laguna has a large number of facilities which offer many sports at different levels, such as athletics, basketball, football, martial arts, ping-pong, rugby, tennis, volleyball, and bodybuilding. The Sports Office organises courses and manages the sports facilities. For further information please visit ULL Sports Service website .

Cultural and Extracurricular Activities

The Office of the Vice-chancellor for Campus Life provides information about courses, workshops, and cultural activities. For further information please visit this web

Students’ Information and Guidance Office (SIO)

The SIO provides practical information on academic and legal matters.

The Transcript of records must be requested from each Faculty or University School.

Correspondence between local and ECTS grades:

Spanish mark; Spanish calification / ECTS grades; English equivalent

9-10; MH or SB / A; Excellent

8-8.9; NT / B; Very Good

7-7.9; NT / C; Good

6-6.9; AP / D; Satisfactory

5-5.9; AP / E; Pass

3-4.9; SS / FX; Fail

0-2.9; SS / F; Fail

NP; No presentado / U; Unclassified

We have put together a series of frequently asked questions about Erasmus+. If your question is not answered in our FAQs, please contact us by email.

Frequently asked questions