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The Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program

SPAINUniversity of the Basque Country






Campus of Biscay (Leioa-Bilbao) & Campus of Gipuzkoa (San Sebastian)



The University of the Basque Country is composed of three campuses, but only two are involved in the TASSEP program.

The Campus of Biscay (main campus) is located in the town of Leioa, 14 km far from the city of Bilbao, the biggest city of the Basque Country. Bilbao (almost 400,000 inhabitants) is a modern city, full of cultural and sport activities all around the year. The Campus of Biscay receives more than 15,000 students everyday and the connection with Bilbao and surrounding towns is served by several bus lines. The biggest Center at the Campus of Biscay is the Faculty of Science and Technology with more than 2,500 students. The Faculty of Science and Technology offers 9 degree programs (Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electronical Engineering, Geology, Mathematics and Physics) and 1 double degree in Electronical Engineering and Physics. Lessons are taught in Spanish and Basque, and a growing offer of courses in full English. In addition, several of the courses taught in Spanish have been recently accredited as English Friendly Courses, where professors can attend incoming students in English and the students can complete exercises and exams in English. Furthermore, the Faculty of Science and Technology has a buddy programme and all incoming students are assigned to a native buddy during her/his stay in Bilbao. The Campus of Biscay offers free Spanish and Basque language lessons for incoming students, assistance with accommodation procedures (Help Centers), Main Library services and psychological assistance services. The Office for International Relations is located in the Campus of Biscay.

The Campus of Gipuzkoa with 10,000 students is located in San Sebastian (population 240,000), which is about 12 miles from the French border at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains in the province of Gipuzkoa. Its spectacular bay on the Atlantic Ocean has made San Sebastian a tourist attraction hundreds of years. The campus of the University lies within walking distance (about 30 minutes) of the medieval quarter of the city, which serves as the entertainment center - filled with restaurants, tapas bars, etc. Although in the Basque country where native Basque people speak Basque, everyone in San Sebastian speaks Spanish, and the university courses are given in Spanish. The university has departments in Architecture, Economy, Teaching, Law, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Nursing, Polytechnic and Chemistry. The chemistry department has particular strength in applied and polymer chemistry. Students get lots of individual attention.


Campus LocationLeioa, Spain

 San Sebastian, Spain

Campus Website http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/bizkaia


Language of Instruction




 Application instructions  :               







Disciplines  of  study :

Campus of Biscay


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



Chemical Engineering

Electronical Engineering




Campus of Gipuzkoa



Spanish (Several subjects taught in English or as “English Friendly courses”)

 Pre-Session  Info: 

The University of the Basque Country offers both intensive Spanish courses in September before classes begin as well as year long Spanish courses for foreign students. Both are highly recommended for TASSEP students. The URL is: http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/nazioarteko-harremanak/en-available-courses
 Program Dates :Academic Calendar

 Course Equivalence:  

Full time students : 30 ECTS per semester   (2ECTS = 1 US credit)








Academic Coordinator for the Campus of Biscay (Leioa-Bilbao)


Professor Maren Ortiz Zarragoitia

Vice-Dean for Basque Language and International Relations

Faculty of Science and Technology

University of the Basque Country

Tel: (34) 946 012 311

Email: maren.ortiz @ ehu.eus

Web: http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/ztf-fct/programas-intercambio-alumnado







Chemistry Academic Coordinator for the Campus of Gipuzkoa (San Sebastian)


Professor Enrique Gomez Bengoa

Tel: (34) 943 015305

Email:enrique.gomez @ ehu.eus


Email: quimicas.internacional@ehu.eus (quimicas.internacional @ ehu.eus)

Web: http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/kimika-zientziak/incoming-students


Subjects taught in English: http://www.ehu.eus/documents/1537728/4039601/OFERTA+DOCENTE+EN+INGL%C3%89S+2017_18final.pdf




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