Spanish Language Travel Scholarship available  

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
City: Barcelona
The Poblenou campus is better suited to exchange studies than the Ciutadella campus.
Approximate semester dates*:

Trimester 1: September-December
Trimester 2: January-March
Trimester 3: April-June


Language of instruction: Spanish, English (limited), Catalan
Full time load equivalent: 60 ECTS a year
(30 ECTS over 2 trimesters)
Fields of Study Available:

Course offers for exchange students

Course areas taught in Spanish include:

Business Management
Political Sciences
Translation and Interpreting

Very limited courses in Literature, History, Philosophy, IR and Law in English, therefore these areas of study are not recommended for exchange students.

There are no specific 'Spanish as a foreign language' courses. Spanish language students must choose courses from the standard humanities/translation/culture courses, so must be at least a B2 language level.

Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Faculty of Communication

Exchange students are unable to take courses from the 'International Business School' (ESCI). 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Not available for post-graduate students (UPF policy)
Approximate living expenses:

EUR 4,000 per semester
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Living expenses breakdown


Additional information:

UPF's statutes recognise Catalan as the University's language and as its normal vehicle for communication. In Catalonia it is an official language, along with Spanish. While the percentage of teaching carried out through Catalan varies from area to area, in general around 70% of classes are in this language. You can check the language of instruction for a given subject here.

Courses available in English

Accommodation is available through the UPF housing service or through

Living in Barcelona

Information Sheet

International students can sit exams/write papers in English under the "multilingual plan".

* Due to the timing of UPF's trimesters, UQ exchange students have three options for their period of exchange:

-Trimester 1 + Trimester 2
(September to March)
This option will affect your ability to study back at UQ in semester 1

-Trimester 2 + Trimester 3
(January to June)

-Trimester 1 + Trimester 2 + Trimester 3
(September to June)



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