Spanish Language Summer School at the University of Alicante

Key Information


Application Deadline: 05/02/24 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10008464


Departure Date: 01/07/24

Return Date: 29/07/24


£1400: the estimated cost for travel, accommodation and tuition (excluding DMU Global funding). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £250

Additional Funding: Turing Scheme funding £480 (for all students) + additional funds of £110 and £250 flight bursary for Widening Participation students as part of the Turing Scheme


Accommodation: University accommodation provided as part of the programme fee

Travel: Flights will be booked independently by students (£130-150)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay the pay £1265 programme & accommodation fee after being accepted by them for the summer school. The DMU Global bursary will be paid directly to students.

Carbon Levy

Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £3 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.


All DMU students are eligible to participate on this opportunity but it would be particularly relevant to those who have completed a Beginners Language Class, are completing a Spanish language course and/or students who are considering studying abroad on exchange. There are a maximum of 10 places available. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Please note, if you have already participated on or been accepted for a DMU Global overseas trip between September 2023 and August 2024 you are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.


Students are recommended to apply for no more than 2 overseas opportunities. Further application submissions will not be considered.


DMU’s partner, the University of Alicante is offering students the chance to take part in a Spanish Language Summer School. Students will participate in a 4 week programme between 1 July and 29 July, that focuses on Spanish language learning. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced speaker of Spanish, all levels of the Common European Framework are offered from A1 to C2+.

What’s on offer?

  • 20 hours of language learning per week.
  • Small class sizes
  • The opportunity for further study to expand knowledge of Spanish with a more specific context e.g. conversation classes, art, culture, literature, business or cinema.
  • Full board accommodation (including breakfast lunch and dinner) at the Villa Universitaria
  • Certification at the end of the course

Practical information

Alicante is located in the heart of the Costa Blanca in Spain. You will be staying at the Villa Universitaria which is located in San Vicente del Raspeig just 15 minutes from the centre of Alicante. Students that participate in this summer school will be provided with a shared room (single gender) with other students.

The programme fee (€1465/ £1265) includes: all tuition and accommodation with breakfast lunch and dinner. In addition to the programme costs, students will be required to book and pay for flights to Alicante (approx. £150).

DMU Global & Turing Funding

Students that successfully apply for this opportunity will receive the following financial support for this opportunity:

Cultural activities

During your time in Alicante, you can also opt to participate in different cultural activities and excursions. Take a Spanish cooking course and learn to make a variety of tapas dishes, visit the the 16th century Castillo de Santa Bárbara which offers sweeping views of the city, explore the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante home to an excellent collection of 20th century Spanish art; and Basílica de Santa María, the old-towns flamboyant 18th century church. You could also book a day trip to Guadalest, a Valencian mountain top village or perhaps visit the beautiful city of Altea.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).