Frequently asked questions

How is the process to apply for an ISS course?

Please enter on and click on APPLICATION FORM . If it is your first time using this form, you will have to register on the right side of the page. Soon after, you will receive an email to activate your account from where you will have to create your own password. After that, you will be able to log in and fill out your online application form. Please take into account that some emails from us go to the spam or junk box, so please check these folders too.

Remember after selecting a course, click on confirm the course to save it. After submitting your application you will be able to print it or see it as many times you want by logging in.

Once we receive your submitted application, a decision is usually made within 7 working days.

You cannot find your home country in the dropdown menu in the Educational Background section.

Please select Spain and we will change it ourselves after checking the documents uploaded to Records.

What should I upload on the field Records in the Educational Background section?

You should upload your academic transcript and/or any certificate related to your studies, such as a copy of your enrollment.

What is the deadline for applying to the ISS?

The deadline will be on 31st May 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. In addition to being able to secure a place in your preferred course, there is an early-bird price that also encourages you to apply early.

If you require a visa, we advise you to apply at least one month before the ISS application deadline.

Is there an exam at the end of the course?

Every course will have a final assessment procedure. It can be either a written exam or any other type of assessment, like an oral presentation or a final dissertation.

When will the final assessment take place?

Final assessments usually take place on the last day of each session and participants cannot expect to be finished in time to meet flights on that day. This should be taken into account when booking return flights.

Do I have to attend the lectures?

Students must attend at least 80% of the classes to get the certificate.

What is the grading system?

The grading system is based on the ECTS grading scale defined in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) framework by the European Commission. Since many grading systems co-exist in Europe and, considering that interpretation of grades varies considerably from one country to another, if not from one institution to another, the ECTS grading scale has been developed to provide a common measure and facilitate the transfer of students and their grades between European higher education institutions, by allowing national and local grading systems to be interchangeable. Grades are reported on a carefully calibrated and uniform A-to-F scale combined with keywords and short qualitative definitions.

Why can't every student get an A?

Because the ECTS grading system reserves the A grade for the 10% best performing students that have passed the test.

How many teaching hours do the courses have?

Each course has 42 teaching hours.

When do I have to pay my fees? Can I pay the optional Spanish language course later?

When you receive your email of acceptance, you will be given 10 days to pay the fees and register for the ISS. If you are unable to pay within this period, you will need to inquire with us again about the availability of places for your course. This deadline does not apply to the payment of the optional Spanish language course.

Can I get a refund of the fees I have paid?

If you do not start your course, you will be entitled to a full refund of any tuition fees that you have paid in advance, in the event of formal visa refusal and cases of serious illness supported by verifiable documentation.  UDC will not be responsible for bank charges.

You should fill in these documents and send them to

1) Copy of your proof of payment.

2) Reimbursement application.

3) Document that verifies the cancellation ( visa refusal communication, medical certificate,...)

4) Anexo VI (please sign it only in the personal data box).

Please note: the student registered must be the bank account holder.

Deadline 10th July 2020.

Refunds can take up to 3 months to process since the documents are received correctly and after the ISS is finished.

How much credit will I receive for an ISS course?

UDC will provide you with a certificate stating 6 ECTS. 

However, foreign students should contact either their Study Abroad Office or the office in their university that deals with credit mobility, as the recognition depends on them, not the UDC. 

I am interested in the optional Spanish language course alone. Can I take it without any of the main ISS courses?

No. These optional Spanish language courses can only be offered as a complement to one of the main ISS courses.

Can I take more than one ISS course per session?

No. As courses are intensive and full-time, it is only possible to attend one ISS course per session, as all of them take place simultaneously.

Why should I include three course choices?

However, when filling in the application form, you can select up to three choices in case your first and second option do not reach the minimum number of student to be held.

Technical problems?

1.- I have registered on the portal but I have not received the activation email: Please check in your junk or spam folder.

2.- I have problems creating the password: Please make sure that your password has a minimum of 8 characters. It has to  contain at least one digit and one special character ( %,$,?&...)

3.- If you still have any application or registration problem, please contact us on .