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Since the 2002-2003 academic year, the Faculty of Economics, in order to improve the quality of teaching in the undergraduate degrees taught, promotes education offered in English, through High Academic Performance Groups.

The educational range of our Undergraduate degrees is completed with the possibility of receiving the teaching in English in the following degrees:

  • The Undergraduate degrees of ADE, ECO and GIB. In addition to receiving the teaching in English you can belong to an ARA group, that is to say, a group of High Academic Achievement.

The programme ARA, driven by the Consellería de Education (Spanish Department for Education) established these groups in order to strengthen the potential of the most outstanding students from the beginning of their university studies. One of its characteristics is that at least 50% of the core credits are taught in English.

In the Faculty of Economics there are two ARA groups:

1.- A cross-sectional ARA group for the degrees of ADE and ECO

New students need to register in the same order they have been admitted in the pre-registration procedure.  Students who want to pursue their studies in the AR group (cross-sectional BA-Economy) need to register in the AR group on their appointed day, if there are still available places.

In order to remain in the ARA group the following years, students have to show proof of a certification of knowledge in English language, with a B2 level or higher, according to the following table of equivalence, before the ending of the First Year.

2.- A group ARA in the Degree of GIB

Students who want to aim for studying the degree in the ARA Group have to matriculate in the group GO (here) in Spanish and they have to choose a second language to study. The enrolment of the students admitted will be amended of its own motion by the Secretary of the Faculty of Economics.

In order to register in the ARA group of the Degree of International Business, students have to present an application (download application) via email: They have to indicate if they have the official certification of the B2 level of English or if they will realise a test of languages at the Language Centre of the UV.

Official certifications that confirm the knowledge of the B2 level of English can be consult in the following table of equivalence.

Students of the Ara group of International Business will be selected once enrolled and according to the note of admission in the degree (75 places).

Those students who have not certification and have realised the language test at the Language Centre should compulsory provide an official certification of B2 level during the first year.

English test organised by the Language Centre of the University of Valencia

Registration period: from July 19 to 23
Registration will be done via the following email
Price: € 45
The exam will be on July 27.
The test will consist of three parts:

  1. Use of English 
  2. Listening comprehension 
  3. Reading comprehension 

Education in English in the Degree of Finances and Accountancy (FIC):
There is also the possibility at the Faculty of taking classes in English during the first year of the Degree of FIC (It is not the ARA group). Interested parties will have to present the application from 17 to 20 July at the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty. (download application).