Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Economics.
General information for exchange students
Semester I: September - December
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
Economics, Business, Management, International Business Economics
UPF offers Undergraduate courses in Social Sciences and Humanities (of which Economics is part), Health and Life Sciences, Communication and Design and Architecture. Registration of courses from a different field of studies is subject to place availability.
Courses available (example):
Additionally the Language Learning Programme at UPF (PEI) offers introductory courses to the Catalan language each of the terms. These are free of charge for exchange students and are recommended (https://www.upf.edu/web/idiomesupf/catala).
|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.
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 per month|
ECTS. Usually, courses have 5 ECTS.
Fail (Suspendido, Suspens): Less than 5.
Usually 3 hours of lectures plus 1,5 hours of seminar in small groups per week.
|Number of places available|
2 places per year
Welcome weeks in the beginning of each term
Universitat Pompeu Fabra is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University, School of Economics.
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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