Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona represents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. The eighteen centres of the University of Barcelona are distributed over six campuses, the majority of which are located within the city itself.

The University of Barcelona has over 44,000 undergraduate students and almost 10,300 master students and doctoral candidates. The UB teaches 73 EHEA bachelor’s degree courses, more than 150 University masters degrees, 48 doctoral programs. Each year more than 750 doctoral theses are submitted. The University of Barcelona’s commitment to research has positioned it first in Spain in International rankings; and as one of the most prestigious universities in the world in terms of research impact.

The University of Barcelona is a member of leading worldwide university networks, including the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the COIMBRA group (CG), it has over 2,800 International agreements with universities and other institutions outside of Spain. Almost 15% of students are from overseas and from over 130 different nationalities. The University of Barcelona welcomes a large number of students from both Spanish universities and from abroad, who wish to study part of their degree at the University. The Study Abroad program offers these students the widest possible choice of subjects taught in English. The program is divided into four tracks: Science and Engineering, Business and Economics, Liberal Arts and Language and Culture that provide them with the opportunity of broadening their knowledge on specialized subjects while at the same time improving their Spanish.

The courses at the University of Barcelona International Summer School are on specific topics and are open to all, but specially directed at International students and professionals who are interested in enriching their knowledge and skills during their summer stay. The course program is specifically designed to create a truly International environment at the University of Barcelona and a forum to discuss current issues related to economics, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, the humanities and the arts.

Student Support Service (SAE)

C/ Adolf Florensa, 8
08028 Barcelona


(34) 933 556 000

In person or telephone attention: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


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Office of Mobility and International Programs

Pavelló Rosa (Recinte de la Maternitat)
Travessera de les Corts, 131-159
08028 Barcelona


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(34) 934 035 380
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