International studentsPhysical mobility


Why Deusto?

Deusto promotes the training of responsible and free citizens, endowed with knowledge, values and skills that enable them to be competent professionals and to transform society.

Educating for citizens committed to justice implies helping people to become aware that a university degree, in addition to professional enrichment, implies assuming a social responsibility in professional and life performance.

As an expression of Basque culture and its spirit, we must not forget the manifestations of traditional culture such as pilgrimages and popular festivals, Basque sports, traditional folklore, etc. Special mention must be made of the gastronomy of the Basque Country, famous for its culinary tradition. The excellent food and local drinks such as Txakoli are themselves a very special attraction.



What can I study at Deusto?

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Itzia González

I loved the welcome from the university and the teachers, as well as having the opportunity to meet a lot of people from different countries and cultures.



Samar Qawasmi

The Erasmus+ programme and the University of Deusto unlocked many opportunities for me.



Olivia Romine

Bilbao is the perfect combination: urban city, but not so big; mountain, but also ocean; easy to walk, but with a good underground system.


United States


Choosing Bilbao as my mobility destination was the best decision I could have ever made.




I recommend an experience like this to all students, you will see many things from different perspectives.



International Student Services

What can I expect from my exchange at Deusto?

Explore the campus

Find out where Deusto is and everything you can discover during your mobility. Take a 360-degree tour of the campus and get to know the places you will visit.

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Deusto Buddy Programme

In order to encourage contact and interaction between local and international students, this programme promotes cultural immersion for both local and international students.

Social action and inclusion

The UD attends to students with social, personal or family needs that may have an impact on their academic life, paying special attention to those students who are disadvantaged or in specific situations.



If you need accommodation during your stay at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao or San Sebastian, we can help you with your search.

Spanish courses

You will have the opportunity to participate in semester and pre-semester Spanish courses, if you want to improve your Spanish.


Buddy Program

Buddy Program was born in the 2009-10 academic year in order to promote contact and interaction between local and international students who carry out and academic stay at the University of Deusto.

This programme helps local students to meet students from other countries and cultures, allowing them to enrich and expand their university, international and above all, personal experience. In addition, both local and international students will beneit from the cultural immersion.


Within the programme there are two types of roles:

  • Big Buddy: University of Deusto local students.
  • Buddy: international students.

The University of Deusto also offers this Programme in Virtual format, so that all those students who wish to participate, can do so and enjoy the experience online.


  • If you are a local student from Bilbao and you want to sign up for the Buddy Program, register here.
  • If you are an international student interested in the on-site programme in Bilbao, register here.
  • If you are an international student of the International Virtual Campus and you are interested in the Virtual Buddy Program, register here


Check out the Welcome Guide!

Everything you need to know before your arrival at the University of Deusto.