what you need to know



As an international student at the Campus Manresa of the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia you will be one of many students arriving each year from all over the world.


If you are a full-time degree student, you will need to contact our Academic Services department upon arrival in order to formalise your registration and get help settling in.


If you are an exchange student, the International Academic Coordinator for your studies (as stated in your Learning Agreement) is your first point of contact. Support will also be provided by the International Relations Office at UManresa. Prior to your arrival you will have been allocated a mentor, a UManresa student who will help you find your way around, meet other students and get to know the city.


Catalan and Spanish are the co-official languages in Catalonia. Even if you have had some language courses before setting out, we strongly recommend that you register for the Spanish and Catalan language courses offered for free by the school of modern languages at UManresa.

International students first steps
International students contact



The webpage of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation includes information on requirements for entry to Spain, visas and regulations for different nationalities.




Before you leave your country, you will receive the first e-mail from your UManresa mentor. Mentors are UVic-UCC students who voluntarily give their time to offer wherever help or guidance you might need as you settle in among us, and who will try to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. They might be among your first friends here and, in tandem with our International Relations Office, they will help you deal with any issues that may arise.



If you are a student who is currently living in Manresa but is from another Spanish region or another country within the EC, you need to have a valid healthcare card (either the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or one issued by your Autonomous region) ​in order to receive medical attention.

You can then go to:

  • Your local Health Centre (Centre d'Atenció Primària – CAP in Catalan), which is allocated according to your catchment area (in case you don’t know which one is yours, the nearest CAP can give you this information), within the visiting times of Monday to Friday from 8 am to 9 pm. In Manresa there are four Healthcare Centres:
    • CAP les Bases: Telephone number: 93 8772222. Address: Creu Guixera, 51. 08243 Manresa
    • CAP Barri Antic: Telephone number:  93 8744100. Address: Remei de Dalt, 8-14. 08240 Manresa
    • CAP Sagrada Família: Telephone number:  93 8747813. Address: Sant Cristòfol, 34. 08243 Manresa
    • CAP Bages: Telephone number:  93 8748178. Address: Soler i March, 6. 08242 Manresa.
  • If you require medical attention outside these hours, you should contact your closest CUAP (Centre for Emergency Primary Care) or PAC (Centre for Continuous Care). In the case of Manresa, they are both located in the CAP Bages Healthcare Centre.
  • If you have a serious medical emergency, you should call 112 or go directly to the Althaia Casualty Department: Telephone number: 93 8759300. Address: Dr. Joan Soler s/n, 08243 Manresa.
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More information:

By phone: 061 CatSalut Respon
By email: 061catsalutrespon@gencat.cat
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