UB is the main public university of Catalonia, the university with the largest body of students and the most over-arching and well-rounded education. Moreover, given the amount of research programs it possesses and the excellence it has attained in this area, it is the foremost university research centre in Spain and can be counted among the most important in Europe.

Closely tied to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, UB brings together values of tradition with its standing as an innovative and first-rate institution within the academic field. It is an urban, open and cosmopolitan university, like the city itself.

UB has close to 63,000 students, 11,500 of which are international students coming from 131 different countries. 74 bachelor’s degrees from all branches of knowledge, 157 master’s degrees and 48 PhD programs are taught.

UB is the leading university in state rankings and is at the forefront of scientific literature in Spain. It is the sole Spanish university belonging to the prestigious League of European Research Universities (LERU), and it has 3,500 international agreements with universities and institutions from all over the world.

Some data

• 42,377 bachelor’s degree students
• 5,662 master’s degree students
• 4,714 researchers in training
• 10,242 postgraduate students

• Spain’s most innovative university (Reuters Top 100)
• 87.26% employment rate for bachelor’s and 88.4% for master’s (AQU)

• 16 faculties
• 60 departments
• 16 libraries
• 3 residential colleges
• 6 attached residential colleges
• 14 student dorms
• 100.000m2 allocated to sport and health

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.


Mailbox queries →


ub.edu/sae →

Office of Mobility and International Programs

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


UB | Foreigners students →


(34) 934 035 380
(34) 934 035 562

Fax: (34) 934 035 387