Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
Global E3: Universidad del País Vasco
What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure here.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English.
A bit about Universidad del País Vasco
The Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao was founded on 1897. It is a public institution offering graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies in a wide range of fields: mechanics, electric and electronics, energetics, aeronautics, telecommunications, chemical, environmental, industrial management, robotics and automatic control, materials, etc.
There are around 3,500 students mainly coming from the Basque Country. Spain is a bilingual country (official languages are Spanish and Basque), Spanish being the main language of communication in Bilbao and in the Faculty.
High profile research, a strong relationship with industry and a wide offer of international programs are our major characteristics, as well as the specific engineering training that we are offering. Graduates from Universidad del País Vasco are highly demanded and the average time to get a first job is about three months once they obtain their degree.
The location is superb, in the very center of the city, well linked by underground, tramway, buses or local trains.The international airport is linked to the main hubs in Europe, so it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
Courses are Available in the Following Fields:
"Ingeniería industrial," which comprises
Telecommunications and Electronics
Chemical and Process Engineering
Industrial Management Engineering
Automatic Control Engineering
Language of Instruction:
All courses are taught in Spanish. An increasing number of courses are also taught in English and some in French. Courses are also taught in Basque (the local language).
During the first two weeks of September, before the semester starts, there is an intensive Spanish course free for exchange students.
early September to late January
late January to mid - June
Bilbao is the main city in the Basque Country (north of Spain), with about 350,000 inhabitants, which makes it a medium-size and friendly city, with a very lively cultural and social atmosphere. It was founded in 1300, and is presently one of the main cities in Spain as well as the business capital in the north of the country. Close to the sea and surrounded by hills and mountains, it combines an urban style with countryside and seaside surroundings to enjoy your leisure time or practice sports (surfing, mountaineering, hiking, cycling ...). Our most recent landmark is the Guggenheim Museum, established in 1997, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's Globalminers.mst.edu portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via GlobalMiners.mst.edu. Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.
Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.