Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat de Barcelona is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of LAW.

Student experiences

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Faculty of Law

Course information / new website course information 
Language of Instruction: Spanish / Catalan (only limited offer for English taught courses!)
Non-Law courses: students are allowed to select courses from other UB faculties provided the percentage of credits completed outside the faculty of Law does not exceed 49%

Information for exchange students

General webpage

Other useful information


Academic calendar

1st semester/term: from / to Mid September – Early February
2nd semester/term: from / to Early/mid February – Mid July

Academic calendar (only in Spanish)

Language of instruction

Primarily Spanish and Catalan, very few English-taught courses available. 

Language of instruction

Due to the limited supply of courses in English, a whole study period solely in English is unfeasible. 

Although sometimes some English-taught courses seem to be offered, you will have to be prepared to follow mainly Spanish-taught courses. The reason for this is that the English taught courses are often full or not available when you try to register for them. Hence, if your level of Spanish is not sufficient, you might not be able to reach the minimum required amount of ECTS (also for the Erasmus+ grant!)

Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in Spanish at the time of the Utrecht University Study Abroad application. Students can hand in the following documents in Osiris:

  • Language certificate from a recognised language school
  • Letter by (high school) Spanish teacher attesting your Spanish level
  • Babel free language level test results

The International Exchange Office highly recommends B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in courses.

At the time of application at the University of Barcelona an official CEFR certicate (DELE B1) is required for course registration.


Spanish language courses taken at UB will not be part of the Transcript of Records issued by the Faculty of Law (so credits cannot be submitted in Utrecht). 

Language courses

Spanish courses - Estudios Hispánicos
Catalan courses - Serveis Lingüístics

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month


The cost of living as an exchange student in Barcelona is approximately €800-€900 / Month.

Please bear in mind the cost of your expenses will depend upon your lifestyle!


UU board of examiners

Additional information

Places available: 4 students for a semester or 2 students for a full year (or a combination of the former)

Please note that if you follow courses at another faculty (for example at the Economics Faculty), it might take some time before your transcripts is ready. This could become a problem if you want to graduate.

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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