The president of the Catholic University, José Luís Mendoza, and the bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena, José Manuel Lorca Planes, gave a welcome to a group of these students, all admissioned recently, originating from 68 different countries. The act was held in the surroundings of the Cathedral of Murcia.

10 December 2018

A group of international students of UCAM together with José Luis Mendoza, the bishop José Manuel Lorca Planes and the directors of the University in the square of Cathedral of Murcia


The Catholic University of Murcia gave a welcome to a group of international students from a recent intake. Out of the 2.500 international students in the university, 2.000 will be studying in the campuses of Murcia and Cartagena, and the remaining 500, in the international delegations they have. Furthermore, UCAM is the spanish university with the most degrees totally in english, now having 6 of them. José Luis Mendoza, the president of UCAM, and José Manuel Lorca Planes, bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena participated in the welcome act, held in the surroundings of the Cathedral of Murcia.

“We are an university wanting to get out in the world”, declared the president of UCAM, José Luis Mendoza, highlighting the excellent education they’re going to receive. Furthermore, José Luis Mendoza also praised the Region of Murcia, mentioning the climate, food and the good university vibe, which will give the students fond memories, and thereby attracting more students.

Meanwhile, bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena, José Manuel Lorca Planes, wished to all the students from UCAM a great stay and told them to benefit from the education that the university offers so that “when you return to your countries you will be great professionals who attribute to their society”. Between others, there were students from the Philippines, India, Jordan, Botswana, El Salvador, South Korea, Nepal and Vietnam. Regarding their studies, there are both students that are doing their bachelor’s degrees, as well as students doing their master’s degrees. Some of the most popular degrees are Business Administration in english, Modern Languages, Physiotherapy and Dentistry. Furthermore, there are international students in every single faculty in the university.

Thus, the Catholic University of Murcia continues to focusing on the internationalisation, which will permit, among other benefits, the increase of future international research projects, in addition to keep bonding with other universities from all over the world. These students, who will stay in the Region of Murcia between one and four years, contributes to creating wealth in the region, and once they return to their home countries, they will have received an excellent education and will continue promoting the Region of Murcia through their experiences in their lands.

The international students of recent intake come from 68 different countries:

Argelia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Libanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Holland, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestina, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Togo, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam y Yemen.