Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Proyección Social
Courses in Zaragoza

Interest information

1. Location of the city of Zaragoza

Cómo llegar a la ciudad de Zaragoza

Zaragoza has a privileged location halfway between Madrid and Barcelona (less than an hour and a half by train to each of these cities). From Zaragoza you can easily access to the beaches of the Mediterranean and Cantabrian seas and the Pyrenees mountains (where you can practice all kinds of winter sports, hiking, etc.).

2. Information and locations 

Cursos de Español como Lengua Extranjera (ELE)
Interfacultades Building, third floor
C/ Pedro Cerbuna, 12
E-50009 Zaragoza - Spain


Secretarial schedule: from 9:00 h to 14:00 h (information in Spanish, English and French).
34+ 876 55 31 36
34+ 876 55 37 31
34+ 976 76 10 47  
 Interfacultades Building


3. Travel to Zaragoza

To get to Zaragoza, there are various options:

  • Zaragoza airport receives international flights. You can consult additional information on the following links.
  • Madrid and Barcelona are connected to Zaragoza-Delicias station by many high-speed trains (AVE) throughout the day. The journey takes just over an hour. You can check Renfe timetables (the Spanish railway operator).

To get to Zaragoza from Madrid-Barajas airport, you can take a taxicab (15 kilometres) or the subway to the Madrid-Atocha railway station, the starting point for AVE trains to Zaragoza. If you use the metro (subway) take Line 8 at the airport and get off at “Nuevos Ministerios”. There, you can take Line 10 to “Tribunal” and then Line 1 to “Atocha-Renfe”.

To get to Zaragoza from Barcelona-El Prat airport, you can take a taxicab (13 kilometres) or Rodalies Renfe to the Barcelona-Sants railway station, the starting point for AVE trains to Zaragoza. If you use Rodalies Renfe, you may take Line R2-Nord (direct service to Barcelona-Sants).

To move around the city there are numerous cabs, bus lines and a streetcar line:

Bus Airport-Zaragoza

City bus



4. Medical assistance

Students should bring the Health Service foreign travel and assistance documents from their country of origin. European nationals should have their European Health Insurance Card.


5. Accommodation

Either in University Halls of Residence or private houses. Students interested will be provided with the addresses. For more information, see:

Furthermore, the Secretariat of ELE Courses can provide to the students interested addresses of families who collaborate with the Courses hosting service, without any responsibility derived from this act.

The refectories of the different campus faculties have self-service menus for about €5,5.

Information about the University Hall of Residence in Jaca: Students enrolled in any of the courses to be offered in the summer can stay at the University of Zaragoza Hall of Residence in Jaca, located in the city centre. The Hall offers a lunch room, gardens, swimming pool, laundry service and other facilities. All rooms are double occupancy with optional single use, en suite bathroom, fully equipped with bed linen and towels. Rooms for students with special needs are also available. The number of places available are limited.


6. Student services

Students enrolled in one-year, three-month and four-month courses may enjoy all the services offered by the University of Zaragoza to its students upon presenting proper accreditation (e-mail, libraries, sports, cultural activities...).


7. Host event

The first day of each course, and before the start of classes, the principal (or, where appropriate, a professor or a member of the administration delegated to it) receive students and give them instructions on the development of classes, practical information about the center and the University of Zaragoza, etc.


8. Duration of classes

Class sessions of 1 hour correspond to an actual duration of 60 minutes, so breaks occur outside school hours. The schedule of the first day of each course can be modified depending on the host act.


9. Recovery classes on holidays

Classes holidays indicated in the academic calendar until the total number of teaching hours for each course offered will be recovered. That is, the Annual Course has an actual duration of 575 teaching hours (34500 minutes); September Special Course consists on 60 teaching hours (3600 minutes); each Intensive Course lasts 42 teaching hours (2520 minutes); etc. 


10. Certificates of achievement

At the end of each course, students enrolled in it and who have regularly attended classes may be made, if desired, relevant evidence to obtain a certificate of achievement issued by the ELE Courses at the University of Zaragoza.

The exam fees and the certificate of achievement will be included in the enrollment fees (except in the Courses in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Jaca).


11. Other courses

As well as the ones stated above, special courses can be organised to meet specific requests and needs of interested people. A minimum of 8 students is required. Enrolment fees will depend on the number of class hours requested.


12. Evaluation of courses, services and activities

At the end of each course, students conduct an assessment survey on academic activities and other services offered by ELE Courses (enrollment process, attention from the secretariat, excursions, etc.).