Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Barcelona, Spain.

Student experiences

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Unfortunately, there has been a cyber attack on UAB in October 2021. Therefore, there is not much information available at the moment. 

General website

Course information

Study Guides

Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – early February
Semester II: approximately early February – early July


B1 language level (CEFR) in Spanish is required.

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

Areas of study open to exchange students

Arts & Humanities. Courses taught here include:

  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Culture

Students have to take at least 50 percent of their courses within the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres. The other 50 percent may be taken in other faculties within the university. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Catalan or Spanish. The usage of either language depends only on the lecturer who gives the course. There are also some courses available in English.

Catalan and Spanish courses are available for exchange students. 

Housing assistance

Estimated living costs per month

The basic expenses when living in Barcelona include rent, food, transport and leisure, and can vary from €700 to €1000.

Accommodation: 250-600€
Transport: 90-120€
Food: 230-370€
Books and material: 100-130€
Others: 130-180€

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

6 places

Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!