Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Exchange

City: Cerdanyola del Valles near Barcelona Country: Spain

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What Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona has to offer:

  • The UAB campus includes 351 research groups, 57 departments and 68 research institutes and centres.
  • Research activities are also carried out in the five UAB-affiliated hospitals, three of which have been awarded the Carlos III Health Institute's seal of excellence. Other areas of strength include optics, biosciences, medicine and technology transfer.
  • The UAB is located just 25 minutes by public transport from the center of Barcelona near the Mediterranean coast.
  • Innovation, employability and entrepreneurship are strongly promoted by UAB.
  • The city of Barcelona is among the world's best cities in classifications of quality of life, safety and fairness.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Fall term equivalent: September - February

Winter term equivalent: February - July

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, Spanish

Field of Study: All but exchange students cannot take classes in any faculty of communication or medicine. A minimum of B2 in Spanish is required if the courses are taken in Spanish. No English proficiency is required.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Course Information

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***UAB has also developed great "International Tracks" programs in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Biosciences, Sciences, and Engineering with courses offered completely in English and scheduled to allow maximum participation.  Check them out!

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Credit Information

Specific academic and/or course questions can be directed to the exchange offices of the relevant faculty.


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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

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