The University of Salamanca (USAL) is the oldest University in Spain (and fourth oldest in Europe). It is a medium size university with an average of more than 30,000 registered students each year and made up of nine teaching campuses, a Science Park and 12 research institutes.

The USAL has a national and international reputation and welcomes thousands of foreign students annually in its many different educational exchange programmes. Furthermore, the university controls the concession and academic development of the DELE certifications (the fixed model of evaluation of Spanish competency in foreign students) and counts as one of the largest training centres for foreigners worldwide.