Arrival on Campus

Dear Students, 

Getting very close to course start days, October, early November and January just around the corner.  We are very excited for you as we know what a wonderful year awaits you. 

Many are already on campus and for those who aren't we are ready with a warm welcome.  In order to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible to fully matriculate we need you to take heed of the following information.

International admissions office 
Office hours: 9:30am to 1:30pm and 5pm to 7pm. 
Location: 1st floor of the main Monastery building

If you have not posted your documentation and have had it accepted review this checklist of documents to bring

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Online pre-inscription form signed (if you haven't done it we will ask you to come back with it).
  • Diploma and Transcripts (Legalised if from not EU University)
  • Photocopies of Diploma and Transcript
  • Sworn translations of Diplomas and Transcripts to Spanish if not originally in English or Spanish
  • Payment receipts
  • B2 English language certification or equivalent*
  • Passport type photo

*TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge / Full or Partial Degree taught in English etc.  We are fully confident of your language abilities but the Ministry of Education requires this certificationp.  UCAM will exam and provide University certification as a last resort, 60€ charge applies.  

We will review the documentation and bring you to the corresponding central enrolments offices to physically hand in the documentation.  At this stage your pre-inscription will be stamped and you can use that for the bus / tram tickets, visa office etc. this is the first step.

Once your documentation has been received it will be processed all going well within 1/2 days.  This could take longer due to high volume of arrivals.  

If there is an incident in the processing your paperwork we will work closely with you to resolve it.   If more than 4 days passes without receiving confirmation of admission get in touch please.

Otherwise you will receive an email stating you are admitted.That email will contain an link back to pre-inscription asking you to go to Step 4. At the bottom of that page you will find important information on your class code and virtual campus password.   You will be asked to fill in some statistics and one button will be "Matriculation / Matricula".  Click on that to download the final matriculation form.  That form will give all the details of your course and credits and payments received to date. The form will also state the amount outstanding that will be expected to be settled with a short reasonable time period (for how see further payments section)

At this stage you can get the student card issued (see tips section below)

Once you download the form mentioned above the IT systems will generate the files needed for you for the Virtual Campus.  This batch job is done each night and so by the next day you should have access to it.  If not please go to the T help desk on 2nd floor of the main building on the left as you exit the lift.

Many incoming students are asking about making further payments (for Masters add 30€ for campus insurance).

1) International Bank Transfer

Name of the bank. Banco Santander
Bank Address: Oficina Empresas, C/ Trapería, 72 Murcia
Bank account: 0049 6660 79 2616038051
Swift code: BSCHESMM
IBAN Code: ES03 0049 6660 7926 1603 8051
Name of account holder: FUNDACION UNIVERSITARIA SAN ANTONIO
Reference: Passport number - ITM - 2017

2) Flywire payment
 
UCAM has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire you can:
Track your payments from start to finish
Save on bank fees and exchange rates
Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night
To make your payment click here: https://www.flywire.com/pay/universidadcatolicademurcia

a) Those who arrived on visas have 30 days from arrival to visit Extranjeria to extend it. Information on how to do that is well detailed in the FAQ section of the international.ucam.edu webpage.

b) Masters and Degree courses registration is in Secretary General, ground floor, main monastery building if you want to present your documentation yourself.

c) In front of Secretary General until the end of October Santander personal will be issuing students cards.  Normally they have your data the day you receive the email confirming admission. 

d) Please practice water conservation as Murcia is an arid area.  Don't leave the tap on while brushing teeth for example.

e) Should you be presented by information in Spanish at any stage during matriculation, first send it to us at admissions@ucam.edu, we will translate it and request I.T. to incorporate in the process for courses in English. Second, do not be fazed by it, you are a Masters student, work around the problem, use Gmail translation options or Google translator to see more or less what it is saying and act accordingly.

g) Once your Masters finishes in 2018 in the Virtual Campus you can request from the section Servicios-> Secretaria -> Solicitud de Titulo y Certificados a bilingual "Certificate of finalization"(50€ fee applicable).  This serves as proof or job applications etc that you finished an official Masters. In the same section, you can request the Official Masters diploma from is the Ministry of Education of Span, the body that emits them(185€ fee applies).  Emission typically between 12-18 months.  

h) Please note however the Masters Diploma for EU Studies is emitted by UCAM and posted to graduates addresses within weeks of course completion. 

h) Finally, the International Welcome party is provisionally scheduled for the month of November.