Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of Law.

Academic calendar

Term 1: September up to and including December
Term 2: January up to and including March
Term 3: April up to and including June

Each term consists of 10 weeks of classes and 2 weeks for the exams. Orientation days are planned to welcome exchange students at the beginning of each term. Attendance to these sessions is compulsory.

Academic calander 


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



Areas of study open for exchange students

Law, Criminology and Labour Relations.

Courses from other faculties are restricted and upon availability.    

Courses at Master level


Find here the course offer (from the Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice System)

Practical information

For information regarding getting around in Barcelona, cost of life, how to work with bank cards etc. More information 


Normal study load: 60 ECTS per year - 20 ECTS per term 

Additional information

Number of students: 2 x semester (6 months)

More information on UPF Summer School
Exchange students can enrol in Spanish and Catalan courses at the Languages UPF programme. There are specific courses targeting UPF exchange students at a reduced price.

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

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at ieo.leg@uu.nl for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at ieo.leg@uu.nl

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands