Universitat de Barcelona

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

Student experiences
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 which are mainly in Spanish and Catalan. 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
  • Marine Sciences

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.

Housing assistance

Yes. See:

Estimated living costs per month



Normal study load per term: 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places for 10 months.