Incoming Students: FAQs

I’m vegetarian/vegan/coeliac/lactose-intolerant. Do I have any options on the café menus?

Here at the UIB there are 9 cafeterias that offer excellent quality set lunchtime menus where you can select the option that best suits you. If you have any specific requirements, such as food allergies or intolerances, please contact your cafeteria in advance to let them know.

Where can I find information about accommodation options and prices in Palma?

Erasmus Play is a student housing search engine that enables you to compare all the available accommodation options in Palma in a quick and easy way. Most importantly, it will help you avoid fraud, since all rental offers are provided by verified platforms. Book your student accommodation in 3 easy steps:
  1. Select your destination and dates.
  2. Compare all the available accommodation options.
  3. Click and book in a completely secure way.

The International Relations Office (SRI) will send you a list of useful links and platforms that will facilitate the search. Word-of-mouth and posts on social media are two other common ways to find out about renting opportunities.

Finding a place to rent in Palma can be tough, so get ahead of the game!

One of the reasons why I am taking part in the international mobility programme is to improve my command of the Spanish and/or Catalan languages. What if I don’t have a high level of proficiency in the local languages? Will all lecturers bear this in mind?

The UIB offers exchange students 60-hour language courses of both Spanish and Catalan. These are adapted to your level and will be integrated into your academic curriculum at the UIB. And not only that! You can also be awarded ECTS credits for these courses. The level of demand will depend on the degree you are studying at the UIB.

I would like to know a bit more about the university’s location, spaces and services. Where can I get this information?

In addition to the information that is available on the different sections of our website, the SRI organises welcome events one week before the start of the academic year. If you attend, you will be able to solve any doubts or queries you may have. Furthermore, the members of the UIB Erasmus Student Network (ESN) will provide you with all the information you will need for a rapid integration into life on campus.

Can I extend or shorten my stay at the UIB?

Yes, you can. But you will be required to complete a series of administrative procedures both at the UIB and at your home university.

I want to experience life off-campus and get to know the area I will live in. What is the best way to get informed?

The SRI and the ESN organise welcome events aimed at showing you the campus and the city. This is the best way to integrate into your new academic life!

Moreover, once you have settled in Palma, you will benefit from all the advice and help from entities like Palma Jove, which will help you solve any queries you may have.

What extracurricular activities are available at the UIB? I would like to know what kinds of events and meetings are held at the university.

You can check our agenda to find out about all the opportunities we bring to students.

In addition, the Cultural Activities Service (SAC) organises leisure activities, workshops and courses, alongside a wide range of other opportunities, all of which will help you broaden your horizons and ensure your university experience goes beyond the purely academic sphere.

I am interested in undertaking my exchange at the UIB. Can I visit the campus before I make my final decision?

Yes, of course! You just need to contact us and we will arrange a visit for you.

I want to take all my subjects in English. Will that be a problem?

That will depend on the degree you want to study at the UIB, since the chance of taking all subjects in English is not available for all our studies. For further information, please view the specific information for the degree(s) you are interested in.