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Registration for incoming students
OPEN FROM 1st APRIL TO 31st MAY
2021

All the courses for the 2nd year of the degree Máster Universitario Ingeniero de Telecomunicación (MSC in Telecommunication Eng) are taught in English!

COVID-19 LATEST NEWS 2020/2021

Dear students, We hope to find you well. Check our latest news about COVID-19 in UPV. If you are thinking of picking a course from a different faculty it may REALLY DIFFICULT to get it if not impossible. Please have more than one option, EVEN SHIFT YOUR STAY TO SEMESTER B.

Please, follow this link to check:
20/21 INFO FOR PARTNERS http://www.upv.es/entidades/OPII/infoweb/pi/info/1100661normali.html
20/21 INFO FOR STUDENTS http://www.upv.es/entidades/OPII/infoweb/pi/info/1116048normalc.html


For incoming students 2020/2021 that had problems following online courses or exams: As an additional feature that can help you to get some spare credits, the UPV provides online edx courses at https://edx.upv.es/. Those related with TICs (some in Spanish, some in English) are at http://www.upv.es/entidades/SA/ciclos/U0855620.pdf , with a suggestion for converting hours into credits for each course. You have up to 5 courses free, with their corresponding certificates. You only need to follow the directions on the web page with your UPV ID. PLEASE NOTICE: If you want to take these courses for academic recognition you MUST propose them to your home coordinator and check if they will be accepted by your home university. It is just a question between the student and the home university. The ETSIT declines any aademic issues related to these courses because they do not depend on it. We suggest you to have a look to one of the following courses and check with your home coordinator if it could be added or changed for some of the courses you find problems. Deadline to inscribe: 15th june 2021.

Foreign students
 

ETSIT-UPV International Office

Welcome to the International Office of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) of the Universitat Politècnica de València! In this section we provide you with the necessary information to carry out procedures, applications, receive assessment, counseling and any other inquiries you need. Do not hesitate to contact us. We are at your disposal.

 
 

FIRST STEPS TO APLLY FOR AN ETSIT-UPV EXCHANGE

The first steps you MUST do to apply for an exchange with ETSIT-UPV are:

1 – Be sure ETSI Telecomunicación – Campus de Vera is your School of choice. DO NOT CHOOSE “TELECOM CAM”

2 – Check with your home International Coordinator if you have an exchange agreement with us. If not, your school has to sign one before sending students.

3 – Check our courses, schedules and calendars in the information below.

4 – Pre-enrolling electronically at our Central International Office Website. After visiting all the other links, please select “Access to the on-line exchange application”. Please read carefully the directions given before doing anything else!!

5 – In the form Destination Data, field UPV centers, school, faculties, you have to choose ETS Teleco – E.T.S.I. DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN, CAMPUS VERA.

6 – We will send you a login and a password to access your UPV enrolment profile. In this profile, you can check the progress of your exchange procedure with UPV as well as some notices. Please keep and remember your login and password since you will need them to access your intranet.

7 – After your pre-enrolling, your home International Coordinator has to officially appoint you as Exchange Student to our School. THIS STEP IS ESSENTIAL. No student will be accepted without his/her home coordinator’s approval.

8 – Then you can upload your application form, transcript of records, CVs, disclaimer(click and download) and other papers.

Electronic forms highly preferred.

9 – We will proceed to check your learning agreement. If everything were OK, we will accept you. Otherwise you will not be accepted.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you insisted in keeping your choice in some course(s) for which we cannot guarantee availability in the moment of your arrival in Valencia, we decline all responsibilities.
We assume you have enough funding for the whole of your stay. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

You can check if you are accepted or not visiting your UPV profile.

Erasmus Coordinator:
Prof. Felipe Penaranda Foix
Manager of the International Relations Office:
Jesús Alonso Urbano

DEGREES LECTURED AT ETSI TELECOMUNICACION

The ETSI Telecomunicación provides lectures over the following degrees:

  • Grado en Ingeniería de Tecnologías y Servicios de Telecomunicación (Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Technology Engineering), Code 190. It corresponds to a four-year Bachelor of Science level based on the Bologna Process.
  • Grado en Tecnología Digital y Multimedia (Bachelor’s Degree in Digital and Multimedia Technology), Code 194. It corresponds to a four-year Bachelor’s Degree based on the Bologna Process.
  • Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering), Code 2234. It corresponds to a two-year Master of Science level based on the Bologna Process. It provides professional qualifying when done.
  • Máster Universitario en Tecnologías, Sistemas y Redes de Comunicación (Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Technologies, Systems and Networks), Code 2179. It corresponds to a year long Master of Science based on the Bologna Process.
  • Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Sistemas Electrónicos (Master’s Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering), Code 2291. It corresponds to a year long Master of Science based on the Bologna Process plus 12 ECTS credits to do the Final Master Thesis.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: you can only get an UPV degree if you are non-exchange student or an exchange student who accomplish a special double-degree study plan.

Students can ask for available courses on every degree. We detail availability and other issues concerning courses next.


COURSES

Incoming students can take any regular course offered in the School, and TWO courses offered by by every schools of the University. There are no formal pre-requisites so the student is responsible (with the assistance of the international office and mentor students) of taking courses with a level he or she could manage.

We use ECTS credits.

List of courses available for exchange students

Please notice that the available courses for exchange students could differ from the complete list and content links provided.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE VALID TEACHING SEMESTERS ARE THOSE SPECIFIED IN THIS DOCUMENT: Some courses appear in AIRE in a different semester because of the group of semester A is for repeaters only, and full teaching takes place on the semester in the doc.

  • Grado en Ingeniería de Tecnologías y Servicios de Telecomunicación (Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Technology Engineering)
    To check contents (in Spanish), please click here. Click on every course to check its contents.

  • Grado en Tecnología Digital Multimedia (Bachelor’s Degree in Digital and Multimedia Technology)
    To check contents (in Spanish), please click  here. Click on every course to check its contents.

  • Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering)
    To check contents (in Spanish), please click here. Click on every course to check its contents.

  • Master of Science in Telecommunication Technologies, Systems and Networks
    To check contents (in Spanish), please click here. Click on every course to check its contents.

  • Master’s Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering
    To check contents, please click here. Click on every course to check its contents. *UPDATE ON JUNE 2020

NOTICE 1: Double Degree students CAN ONLY TAKE COURSES OF ITS MASTER. No courses of other master can be taken.

NOTICE 2: Bachelor level students can only take courses from Master level if they are approved by MSc Directors. It is compulsory to upload CV and ToR.

NOTICE 3: Students from Master level can take courses from Master and Bachelor level. IMPORTANT: If you want to keep studying a Master in UPV, those courses you did here at a Bachelor level will not be recognized.

NOTICE 4: You can only get an UPV degree if you are non-exchange student or an exchange student who accomplishes the special double-degree study plan.

NOTICE 5: If you want to take courses only in semester A for the: 1st year MUIT, MUTSRC or MUISE. Take into account that the examination period takes place in february and probably you will have no accommodation for such a short period. We recommend you to stay the whole academic year.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION – COURSES LECTURED IN ENGLISH

All courses are lectured in Spanish. We offer the whole second year of the Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2234) in English.

If your courses in English belong to other schools, acceptance depends on their availability. Enrollments are usually confirmed at the beginning of the semester (September and February). B2 level of English for courses lectured in English and B2 Spanish for courses lectured in Spanish. Check the course restrictions here

You can check contents and languages available for every course by clicking on the name of every course as explained before.

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

All incoming exchange students MUST give proof of their sufficient knowledge of the Spanish Language by means of certificate/statement of having achieved level A2 (CEFR) of Spanish at least. This document can be handed in upon arrival. We accept your home institution certificate.

If the student’s actual language abilities do not correspond to the one mentioned above, he/she will not be accepted in the Spanish language regular courses offered by the university, and could be refused enrolment upon arrival at UPV.

NOTICE: Although the minimum required level is A2, most Schools/Faculties at UPV may have higher requirements, and applicants are strongly encouraged to reach at least a B1 level before arriving at UPV in order to follow the university courses taught in Spanish. The Spanish intensive course offered in our campus in Gandia can help the student meet the required level, but it is not enough by itself, as it only provides 50 hours of teaching.

Exceptions can be considered if the applicant intends to do ONLY project work (bachelor or master thesis, etc.) supervised in English or another language. A letter or email explaining this circumstance should be enclosed with the application documents. These students cannot participate in the Spanish language regular courses, which begin at A2 level of CEFR.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 Please notice that not meeting these deadlines can result in a rejection of your application.


Coming from EU:

  • Semester A / Fall semester: From 1st April until 15th May
  • Semester B / Spring semester: From 1st September until 15th October
  • Full academic year: From 1st April until 15th May


Estudiantes españoles

  • Semestre A: Del 1 de abril hasta el 15 de mayo
  • Semestre B: Del 1 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre
  • Curso completo: Del 1 de abril hasta el 15 de mayo


Resto del mundo/ Coming from the rest of the world:

  • Semester A / Fall semester: From 20th March until 15th May
  • Semester B / Spring semester: From 20th September until 23rd October
  • Full academic year: From 20th March until 15th May

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: DATA, DEADLINES AND HOLIDAYS

 PLEASE NOTICE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, BEGINNING AND ENDING EVERY SEMESTER COULD BE POSTPONED

BACHELOR’S DEGREES (GITST and GTDM)

FIRST SEMESTER/FULL ACADEMIC YEAR (BSc)
BSc first semester (also called Semester ‘A’ or odd-numbered) goes from 2nd September 2021 to 23rd January 2022.
First, you have to register your arrival. Some days later, once you have arranged your course schedule you will have to register your courses. You can attend lectures before your administrative registration. Administrative registration of courses begins on 1st August and ends on 10th September. Your mentor student will help you to prepare your schedule. Every course can have several groups that corresponds to different time slots. You should be helped to check possible overlappings. We will help you when the Administrative meeting takes place.


SECOND SEMESTER (BSc) BSc second semester (also called Semester ‘B’ or even-numbered) goes from 31st January 2022 to 25th June 2022.
First, you have to register your arrival. Some days later, once you have arranged your course schedule you will have to register your courses. You can attend lectures before your administrative registration. Administrative registration of courses begins on 1st January and end on 7th February. Your mentor student will help you to prepare your schedule. Every course can have several groups that corresponds to different time slots. You should be helped to check possible overlappings. We will help you when the Administrative meeting takes place.

 PLEASE NOTICE THAT STUDENTS FOR ‘A’ OR FULL ACADEMIC YEAR MUST REGISTER IN OUR OFFICE BEFORE 6TH SEPTEMBER, AND BEFORE 3RD OF FEBRUARY FOR STUDENTS OF ‘B’ SEMESTER. STUDENTS ARRIVING LATER WILL BE REJECTED DESPITE THEIR PREVIOUS ACCEPTANCE, BECAUSE THEY WILL MISS THE CORE THEORY AND LABS.

Remarks:

  • Since Spanish language courses are very demanded, and finding a suitable accommodation takes one or two days, we strongly recommend you to arrive in Valencia one week before lectures start.
  • Please check whether your courses here require laboratory or practical work. Attending to all practices or laboratories is compulsory, so you MUST be here from the very first day lectures start: Professors could reject your request if you arrived later.
  • We recommend you to announce your arrival by e-mail to incomingetsit@upvnet.upv.es and to your mentor student (in case you have one assigned).

MASTER DEGREES (MUIT, MUTSRC and MUISE)

FIRST SEMESTER/FULL ACADEMIC YEAR (MSc)
First semester (also called Semester ‘A’ or odd-numbered) goes from 21th September 2021 to 12th February 2022.
First, you have to register your arrival. Some days later, once you have arranged your course schedule you will have to register your courses. You can attend lectures before your administrative registration. Administrative registration of courses begins on 1st August and ends on 27th September. Your mentor student will help you to prepare your schedule. Every course can have several groups that correspond to different time slots. You should be helped to check possible overlapping.

SECOND SEMESTER (MSc)
Second semester (also called Semester ‘B’ or even-numbered) goes from 15th February 2022 to 8th July 2022.
First, you have to register your arrival. Some days later, once you have arranged your course schedule you will have to register your courses. You can attend lectures before your administrative registration. Administrative registration of courses begins on 1st February and ends on 21st February. Your mentor student will help you to prepare your schedule. Every course can have several groups that correspond to different time slots. You should be helped to check possible overlapping.

NOTICE: Those students that want to apply for the Master’s Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering must apply and upload all the required documents before 1st, July. Students will know whether they are accepted or not around 24th, July.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT STUDENTS FOR ‘A’ OR FULL ACADEMIC YEAR MUST REGISTER IN OUR OFFICE BEFORE 25th SEPTEMBER, AND BEFORE 18th OF FEBRUARY FOR STUDENTS OF ‘B’ SEMESTER. STUDENTS ARRIVING LATER WILL BE REJECTED DESPITE THEIR PREVIOUS ACCEPTANCE, BECAUSE THEY WILL MISS THE CORE THEORY AND LABS.


Holidays: 9th-12nd October, 1st November, 6th-8th December, 23rd December-6th January Christmas holidays, 17th-19th March Fallas (Valencia Festival), 14th April-25th April Holy Week and Easter holidays, 1st May Labour Day.

International Office closes on 15th July. Please take this into account in order to plan your departure.

ENROLLING COURSES IN OTHER SCHOOLS

Please remember that you should check the availability and deadlines in every course and every other UPV School you want to register.
You can request a maximum of TWO courses from every other school of the UPV.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DO NOT OFFER COURSES IN AUTOMATICS OR BIOELECTRONICS-BIOENGINEERING.

In case you want to apply for courses lectured in English in other schools, you have to hold a B2 English certificate. If you apply for courses lectured in Spanish, a B2 Spanish certificate is required. You have to upload these documents in your online aplication.

You will know whether you are accepted or not once you arrive to Valencia.

BACHELOR FINAL THESIS AND MASTER FINAL THESIS

If you are interested in doing your Bachelor Final Thesis and Master Final Thesis in UPV, you should check the Bachelor Final Thesis/Master Final Thesis offered by the different Departments. You can visit this link to visit the Departamental web pages Departments Area or meet a professor-tutor upon arrival.

You can check the list of offered Bachelor Final Thesis Degree and list of offered Master Final Thesis. You can also look up for it later.

You can also try to do your Bachelor Final Thesis/Master Final Thesis work in an internship. You should contact our Office to do this.

These works can be supervised and written in English.

INTERNSHIPS

If you are planning to do an Internship in the UPV, you must get your NIE (Identification Number for Foreigners) before starting, this process can take from 1 to 2 months and it is mandatory if you want to do an Internship. If you don’t have a good level of spanish, you should ask your mentor student for help.

In order to get your NIE you might Ask for an appointment in the Foreigners Office’s website. (Choose option POLICIA-CERTIFICADOS Y ASIGNACIÓN NIE). The Foreigners Office offers a few appointments each day, the offer starts around 9:00 A.M. everyday and lasts until they finish with the available. appointments.

We also recommend you to go to the appointment with your mentor student.

When you have your NIE you can come to the International Office and we will help you to find an Internship.

ECTS GRADING SYSTEMS

Please download this file.

MENTOR/ BUDDY PROGRAM

We have a mentor/buddy program which provides you a student of our School to help you in everything you could need before and during your arrival in Valencia. To ask for one, you only need to make a request in our on-line registration application.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO CONTACT YOUR MENTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Once you arrive, if you didn’t receive any news about your mentor, please let us know.

ACCOMMODATION IN VALENCIA

There is no COVID19 normative about the students accommodation

Accommodation in Valencia is mainly based on the “Shared flat with students” formula.

Valencia has a huge offer of flats for students: They use to have 3 to 4 private rooms and shared common facilities: kitchen, 1-2 bathrooms, sitting room, etc. Equipment and condition largely vary. Typical prices go from 200 EUR to 275 EUR a room/month, *prices could be higher. Thus if you are thinking of hiring a room in one of these flats, we recommend you to pass 2-3 days in a hostal or hall of residence upon your arrival while you look for the most suitable flat for you. Please continue reading below if you want to find a short-time accommodation.

NOTICE: You don’t need to buy any list of flats. Such lists are offered by some real-estate agencies which take advantage of your inexperience. You might feel dissapointed when you finally realize you did not need to buy any list. Remember our help is FREE.

Finding one is very easy. Some hints:


For a short-time accommodation upon arrival: Before your arrival in Valencia, we suggest you to book a room at a hostel or hall of residence, so that you have a place to stay during the first nights meanwhile you find a permanent housing.


A final remark: Under no circumstances you should worry about accommodation. Valencia has a really huge and very affordable offer. And we are here to help you!

HOW TO ARRIVE TO UPV

You can find maps and indications on how to arrive to UPV at the link for UPV Visitor pages: http://www.upv.es/perfiles/estudiante/index-en.html

INCOMING STUDENTS LEAVING UPV: How to get the Academic and Attendance Certificates

Your Home International Office will request you two documents:
The Certificate of Attendance and the Academic Certificate.


We provide the two documents in one that contains both. It is electronically signed so you do not need a hard copy. To get it, please follow the directions in the document “How to get a transcript of records at the end of your stay”.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: This document officially states the starting and ending dates of your exchange stay at UPV. It issued at our office. Remarks:

  • Some universities have their own formats for the Certificate of Attendance. You usually handed them in at our office when you registered on your arrival at UPV. If you did not bring the documents then, please bring us those documents to be duly signed.


How to get the Certificate of Attendance:
You have two ways:

  • Send us an e-mail to int_etsit@upvnet.upv.es clearly indicating:
    • Full student name.
    • Full address to send the documents.
    • Arrival and ending dates.
  • Make an appointment in our office.


Remarks:

  • Please carefully take into account the clauses on your exchange contract. It explicitly states the conditions about the dates of signature, dates of issue, allowed finishing dates and other important details concerning your stay and funding. You are responsible for meeting such requirements.


ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE WITH MARKS OBTAINED AT UPV
This document officially states the marks and grades you got during your exchange stay at UPV and it is usually sent long after you leave Spain.
It is issued in English and Spanish languages, and gives the credits and marks in the UPV and ECTS formats.
Please remember: 1 ECTS credit = 10 teaching hours.

A table of equivalences is printed at the end of the certificate.
Marks takes long to be set. To avoid unnecessary e-mail and phone traffic, please follow the following procedure to request your Academic Certificate:

1st Access to your UPV intranet at the “Personal Information” section and check whether all your marks have been set.
2nd When all your marks were set, please get the documents explained above: “How to get a transcript of records at the end of your stay”.

  • If your university insists of having hard copies, send us an e-mail to int_etsit@upvnet.upv.es clearly indicating:
    • – Full student name.-
    • Full address to send the documents.-
    • Arrival and ending dates.


SPANISH LANGUAGE INTENSIVE COURSES IN GANDIA

You can find information of the new edition of Gandia Spanish Intensive courses that will take place in our EPSG Campus on September and January. More information of our Gandia Campus, please click here.

MORE INFO ABOUT UPV

You can find additional information at the UPV web site www.upv.es. You can choose between Spanish/English/Valencian versions. Those in English are specially written for incoming students..:: MORE INFO ABOUT VALENCIA

You can find more information about arriving in Valencia and UPV in our UPV visitor’s page. You should not miss visit this page TurisValencia.com, where comprehensive information about Valencia city, activities and much more is included.

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