Useful information

Here you will find useful information on housing, the library, sports services, culture, the city and our environment, standard of living, etc.

Once you get to the School (Avenida Ramón Puyol S/N), you will have to go to the Secretary office (from 9 am to 1.30 pm) (see the School guide plan in this link).

At the Secretary office, you will be given a folder with some useful information, documents to be filled in, a user account and password and other personal documents, such as the student card, allowing you to get access to different services.

  •  Housing

incoming_alojamientoHousing services in Algeciras:

Phone No.: 956028003
UCA general information link here.

  •  Library

incoming_bibliotecaYour student card will allow you to use the campus library. Here you will have access to different services:

  • On line access to thousands of electronic resources: databases, e-books, research journals, etc.
  • On line helpline with the library officer (24 h maximum reply deadline)
  • Study rooms
  • Group work rooms
  • Different systems for borrowing books
  • Laptop borrowing, etc.

Phone No.: 956018082

  •  Sports services

incomign_deportesThanks to your University of Cadiz card and after paying a yearly fee, students may take part in programmes, activities and benefits offered by the sports services. To get information on how to get the sports card, visit the following link of the sports services.

Phone No.: 956 028548
Working hours (Campus Vice-Chancellor office) Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.

  •  Culture services

incoming_algeciras-fantastikaAlthough many different activities are scheduled throughout the academic year, generally speaking, the cultural agenda of the University of Cadiz at the Bahia de Algeciras Campus highlights the following activities:

  • Cinema campus
  • Algeciras Fantástika
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Competitions, etc.

Phone No.: 956028091
Working hours (Campus Vice-Chancellor office) dMonday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.

  •  Academic records

When enrolling, each student will receive a user account and password, which has to be compulsory activated. The user account is usually made up by an “u” followed by a personal ID number (ID card number).


The password must be used to access the University computer system and check the accuracy of the personal details, enrolment, etc. In case of an error, you must notify this to the International Relations Office. You must check your enrolment form and see if all the details are correct. In this same section, you will find your tests results.

To get access, please enter your user name and password in the following address:

  •  Virtual campus

Using the same password and after activating your account, you may access the UCA Virtual Campus platform. The virtual campus is a training environment designed to help the follow-up of your studies.incoming_campus-virtual-2

Professors develop and update this platform every academic year, uploading information and tests, these are useful items to help you complete your courses.

  •  E-mail

imagen_correo-electronicoEvery student will create an e-mail address as a member of the UCA. For this purpose, using the above-mentioned user account and password, you may ask for creating an e-mail address to the UCA Computing department on the following link. In this UCA student mailbox, you will receive useful general information for every student: calls, campus cultural agenda, etc.

  •  Wireless network

incoming_wifiYou will have access to the UCA free wireless network (Eduroam, UCAir) in every space of the School both from your laptop or the computer rooms of the School. The following link explains the necessary steps to get access: Eduroam

  •  Spanish courses

incoming_se-habla-espanolIf you are interested in taking a Spanish course, please contact the International Relations coordinator of the School by e-mail: The University School of Modern Languages of the University of Cadiz organises Spanish courses. Please find information on intensive and standard courses on the following link.

  •  Presentation of the Polytechnic School of Algeciras

Please download the presentation in Spanish on the following link.

  •  Algeciras, its environment

The Polytechnic School is located in the city of Algeciras. It is a coastal city with approximately 140,000 inhabitants, which has always been linked to the sea. You will experiment this in the openness of their people, their fiestas, the port facilities…


In the city, there are some spots you cannot miss: la plaza alta, , the historic centre and meeting point of locals and many of the city events; la plaza de abastos, the city market, designed by the engineer Eduardo Torroja; el barrio de San Isidro, boasting its white houses and cobbled streets; the Maria Cristina park, the Reina Cristina hotel where the International Conference on Morocco took place in 1906, etc.

Among the main fiestas, it is remarkable the Tosantos Fiesta (October, 31st), the living Nativity scene (Christmas), the Holy Week (March – April), the Royal Feria (June), etc..


The natural environment of Algeciras is a real gift. Not so long away from the city centre, you may enjoy beautiful beaches such as Getares or El Rinconcillo, etc. Moreover, you may enjoy natural routes hiking or riding through unique landscapes in Los Alcornocales Natural Park or the Strait Natural Park: rio de la Miel, Garganta del Capitan or Bosque de Niebla routes, etc…

  •  Standard of living
Description Cost
Room rental EUR 150 / month
Breakfast EUR 2
Lunch (EPS refectory) EUR 6.40
Tapas dinner EUR 10-15
City bus ticket EUR 1
Taxi (train station – EPS travel) EUR 8
Algeciras – Malaga bus ticket EUR 15
Algeciras – Granada train ticket EUR 30
  •  More useful information

Please click on this link to find useful information on transport, health and police services.

Information on the Bahia de Algeciras Campus on the following link.