FAQs

 

1. What to do when arriving at the Faculty?
2. Which subjects can you choose?
3. How to register your subjects?
4. How many times can I sit an exam?
5. Have exchange students special academic consideration?
6. What languages are used in lecturing?
7. How are transcripts of results submitted?
8. Which services are you entitled to?


1. What to do when arriving at the Faculty?
In this Faculty we offer Economics (Econom铆a) and Business Administration (Administraci贸n y Direcci贸n de empresas, ADE) studies.
As you enter the Economics building you will find yourself in the main entrance foyer. There is a big white sign displaying (beside the plasma TV) class and exam schedules for Economics and Business Administration courses. This information is also found in our web site.
Students are divided into groups for each course.
Once you have found what group you belong to, check the Class Time Table.
If your courses (subjects)) clash, you may ask for a group change.
Due to the fact that the Grade has commenced in 2009-10, the following year we will only offer 1st and 2nd year courses for Economics and Business Administration.
For further information, please contact the general Coordinator for foreign students: Jorge Vila, office 251, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone (+34) 986 813536 or (+34) 986 813536   
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2. Which subjects can you choose?
Students may choose any of the subjects offered in our faculty. You are advised to contact your coordinator at your home university for orientation or a suitable study plan. In the web site http://fccee.uvigo.es under the heading “Relaciones Internacionales” (Incoming Students - Courses) we offer a description of all subjects (Note: Some courses are taught in first term, second term or on an annual basis). You will also find all relevant information about timetables, classrooms and exam dates. You must bear in mind this information when choosing your subjects.
It is also possible, to follow any course at any Faculty in the University of Vigo: Economic Law, Languages, Engineering, etc. You will need to contact your home coordinator and organize your schedule. Registration for courses in other Faculties may also be carried out in our faculty.
The International Office (ORI) offers students linguistic and cultural subjects in both Spanish and Galician.


3. How to register your subjects?
As soon as you have chosen your course and subjects you must then register them. Note that there is a deadline for this: 15th of December (first term) and 30th of April (second term.)
You can register your subjects (even those from other faculties) at our Students Administrative Office (Negociado de Alumnos).
Any modification to your list of subjects after they have been registered must be authorized by the Coordinator.


4. How many times can I sit an exam?
At the Faculty we have exams in February and June and students will have another opportunity to sit the exams in September if unsuccessful. If you do not pass an exam in February or June you are allowed to either re-sit an exam on the official date or before you leave Vigo (in agreement with the Professor).


5. Do exchange students have special academic consideration?
Our Faculty applies a policy of equal academic exigencies for all students. All foreign universities have been notified of this policy. Foreign students will experience the same privileges as our national students, regarding exams, essays, attendance, tutorials, etc. Therefore, students will require taking into account from the very beginning that their exchange student condition will not give them a preferential academic consideration. Lecturers will not take into account the linguistically/grammar and spelling mistakes foreign students may encounter in exams or essays.


6. Which languages are used in lecturing?
Most subjects are taught in Spanish; however, some Professors may choose to teach the subject in English. In Galicia we have two official languages, Spanish and Galician, so students may find some subjects lectured in Galician also. In this case, students should not have too many problems between the two, as it is a language that comes from Latin and it is very similar to Spanish and Portuguese. For further information on this you can ask Professors for some materials in Spanish to follow the courses. However, if the student finds it difficult they can also choose an alternative subject given in Spanish (students may first inquire their home coordinator).


7. How are transcripts of results submitted?
At the end of the course, the ORI will send students by post a transcript of results to their postal address. They must not ask lecturers for individual transcripts of each subject or require filling in forms at their home universities.


8. Which services are you entitled to?
In general, students are entitled to all the services offered by the faculty during their course study: library, computer room and internet/Wifi, sport services, etc. Please see Faculty Facilities.