TARRAGONA: Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Tarragona, Spain

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - Early February
  • Spring Semester - Early February - Late June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)


Students will enroll in four courses from the host university's course catalog for a total of 16 NEU credits.  Some courses are offered in English, but most courses are offered in Spanish and Catalan.  Study abroad students are administratively registered by the International Center when they submit the registration documents.  Students may take an additional Catalan language course for no additional cost, but this courses is non-credit bearing at NU.

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Host University

The URV was created in 1991 by the Parliament of Catalonia from the already existing university faculties and schools. In this way the Tarragona University of the 16th century was restored. From the very first day its aim has been very clear: to place knowledge at the service of society so as to contribute to the social and economic development of its environment, which has gradually transformed over time.

Social and cultural changes have opened the doors to a new framework in which our students and future workers are obliged to interact in Europe. At the URV we train professionals under the precepts of European harmonization, a key factor for opening the doors to a world of work without frontiers. And we do so by providing 52 programs of study and a wide variety of knowledge areas for over 12,000 students.

The data show that the URV is not only one of the leading universities in Catalonia but also one of the leading universities in the European area for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous trainingand the excellence of its research, development and innovation.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have completed a minimum of three semester of college level Spanish prior to departure and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Application Procedure

      • Completed online OISP application
      • Host institution application (Students must first be nominated by OISP.  Once nominated, students will receive an email with the link to the application.)

        Please submit the following directly to OISP:

      • Official transcript
      • Learning Agreement
      • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
      • Passport-sized photo
      • Scanned copy of insurance policy
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Housing and meals are not included in this program.  URV recommends that students book a hotel or hostel for the first two weeks of their stay.  Students should secure independent housing during this time.  Students may be able to stay in university residence halls, but placements are very limited.  More information about the residence halls can be found here.  Additional housing information can be found here.


Tarragona is a city located in the south of Catalonia on the north-east of Spain by the Mediterranean. It is the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and the capital of the Catalan comarca Tarragones. Today, the city had a population of 134,085.

A number of beaches, line the Mediterranean coast near the city.