Universitat Pompeu Fabra is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University, School of Economics.
Semester I: September - December
Semester II: January - March
Semester III: April - June
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):
European Integration & Economic International Law
Fiscal Law in the EU
Management Control Systems
Business Policy Game
Full course offering
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: Catalan, Spanish & English
Most courses are taught in Spanish and although there are some courses available in English. It is possible to only follow courses given in English, however you might have reduced choice. The reason for this is that the English taught courses are often full or not available when you try to register for them.
Language requirement: minimum of B2 language level (CEFR) in Spanish, B2 in English strongly recommended
The UPF can help you find accommodation. For more information on available locations check the site: https://www.upf.edu/web/barcelona/allotjament
The costs of studying in Spain are moderately expensive in comparison to the Netherlands. Approximate total costs per month range between €740-940. Accommodation costs vary from €300 to €500. Cost of living including transport is estimated to be €240. Books, photocopying, etc: €200.
ECTS. Usually, courses have 5 ECTS.
Usual working load: 20ECTS per term, 60ETCS per year.
Fail (Suspendido, Suspens): Less than 5.
Pass (Aprobado, Aprovat): [5,7)
Good (Notable, Notable): [7,9)
Excellent (Sobresaliente, Excelente) [9,10)
Honours (Matricula de Honor, Matrícula d’Honor)(top 5%)
Usually 3 hours of lectures plus 1,5 hours of seminar in small groups per week.
2 places per year
Welcome weeks in the beginning of each term
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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