University of Córdoba at Córdoba, Spain

The status of this exchange is currently under review; students who wish to apply should have at least one other program option. 

Mount Holyoke students may apply to study on exchange at the University of Córdoba in Spain for a full academic year. Application for the exchange is open to all qualified students regardless of their financial aid status.

University of Córdoba

  • Approximately 16,000 students, including more than 1,000 international students
  • Comprehensive university, offering programs in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as medicine, nursing, law, technical studies, etc.
  • Office of International Relations provides advising and support for exchange students

City of Córdoba

  • Capital of the province of Córdoba, located in Andalusia, in southern Spain
  • Population approximately 325,000
  • Founded in ancient Roman times, and retains many architectural treasures from its early settlement
  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage City

Academic Program

  • Academic year runs from late September to early June, divided into two semesters
  • Exchange student must study at Córdoba for the full academic year
  • Students enroll directly into courses offered by Córdoba to its degree-seeking students
  • Students may register for courses in any combination of subjects
  • Students may participate in a three-week intensive Spanish course prior to the beginning of the academic year at no additional charge

Living Arrangements

  • International Relations Office at Córdoba will assist students in finding housing; students can live in a homestay, in a university residence hall, or in an apartment off-campus


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have completed sophomore year (or at least three semesters, for spring entrants) prior to enrolling at Córdoba
  • Must have completed at least four semesters of Spanish language study prior to enrolling at Córdoba

Financial Arrangements

  • Exchange student pays no tuition to MHC or to Córdoba
  • Exchange student pays directly for room fees, and is responsible for her own meals, as well as any nominal university fees , health insurance, books, personal expenses, and travel to Córdoba
  • Most students will find that the stipend, plus their family contribution and federal or outside aid for which they are eligible, will be sufficient to cover their costs for the year
  • Exchange students for whom those resources are not sufficient are guaranteed Laurel Fellowships; financial aid award will be based on total budget, including MHC study abroad fee, any University of Córdoba fees, and allowances toward room and board, books, personal expenses, and round-trip airfare

How to Apply

  • Submit Mount Holyoke’s Request to Study Abroad (and Laurel Fellowship application, if applicable) according to the instructions on the Deadlines page; applications are ordinarily due early in December for the following year
  • Students will be notified by early February whether they have been selected for the exchange
  • Exchange nominee will complete Córdoba’s application for admission; students must also be accepted by Córdoba