Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences

Not available.

Academic calendar
  • Semester I: mid-September – end of January
  • Semester II: beginning of February – end of June

The Univeristat de Barcelone does not require you to pass a language test. The university does however expect you to be able to follow the lectures. Therefore you are strongly suggested to prepare your knowledge of Spanish or Catalan throughly before coming to Barcelona.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Bachelor degrees in:

  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering (in collaboration with UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona)

Master courses in:

  • Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
  • Geological and Mining Engineering
  • Mineral Resources and Geological Hazards
  • Paleontology
Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Catalan and Spanish.

Estimated living costs per month



Normal study load per term: 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places per year for Bachelor’s students and two for Master’s students.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.

Email international.geo@uu.nl (include your name, programme and student number)
Telephone +31 30  253 95 59
Address Koningsberger building (1st floor)

Opening hours

The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).