Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of Law.
General information for exchange students
Term 1: September up to and including December
Each term consists of 10 weeks of classes and 2 weeks for the exams. Orientation days are planned to welcome exchange students at the beginning of each term. Attendance to these sessions is compulsory.
|Language of instruction|
Primarily Spanish and Catalan, very few English-taught courses available.
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:
The International Exchange Office highly recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in courses.
Spanish language courses taken at UPF will not be part of the Transcript of Records (so credits cannot be submitted in Utrecht).
|Areas of study open for exchange students|
Law, Criminology and Labour Relations.
Courses from other faculties are restricted and upon availability.
|Courses at Master level|
Find here the course offer (from the Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice System)
The Mobility and Reception Office does not provide any accommodation service directly. However, UPF is a member of the BCU, a public service that assists international students coming to Barcelona. It manages the Resa Housing Service with a wide range of flats and rooms to rent and information about student residence halls. UPF has direct agreements with some residence halls.
|Estimated living costs|
For information regarding getting around in Barcelona, cost of life, how to work with bank cards etc. More information
Normal study load: 60 ECTS per year - 20 ECTS per term
Number of students: 2 x semester (6 months)
More information on UPF Summer School
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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