Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat de Barcelona is a universitywide partner in Barcelona, Spain.

Student experiences

Read about the experiences from students of the faculty of Humanities. 


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Information for Exchange Students

Course Catalogue


Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – January
Semester II: approximately February – June


The UB requires to have a B1 as the minimum level necessary of knowledge in at least one of the three languages (Catalan, Spanish or English), depending on the teaching language of the chosen courses.

See website for more information.

Important!: You must meet the required language level at the time of nomination (2023-2024 - Semester 1: before 15 April 2023, Semester 2: before 15 August 2023).

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


Areas of study open to exchange students

Restricted: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and UB affiliated centers

Language of instruction

Catalan and Spanish, both are interchangeable during class and depends on the lecturer. The used languages may sometimes differ from the course description information. Limited courses in English.

If classes are in Catalan students can still do their exams and assignments in Spanish after consulting the lecturer. 

Housing assistance

Barcelona Center Universitari (BCI) Housing is an online platform for reserving accommodation, exclusively for the university community (students, professors, researchers, etc.). They offer free advice to move to live and study in Barcelona.

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS.

Most courses are worth 6 EC so you pick 5 courses.

Number of places available

2 semester places.

We expect selection will be necessary.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.

Christmas break

Please note that the University-wide International Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2023 to January 7th, 2024. Mailboxes will only be monitored for urgent matters in the first week of January.