UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe. The university structures its studies on three main fields of knowledge in three campuses: Social sciences and humanities (Ciutadella campus); Health and Life Sciences (Mar campus) and Communication and information technologies (Poblenou campus).

These three campuses are located in the heart of Barcelona. In fact, the university and city share a cosmopolitan character and open-minded view of the world. The University’s international profile starts with its faculty; most of them have extensive international experience or are directly recruited abroad. This policy has helped to make UPF a multilingual university with three working languages (Catalan, Spanish and English) for both teaching and research. As a result, all doctoral programmes and a wide range of master’s programmes can be fully or partially taken in English, as can an ever-increasing percentage of undergraduate-level coursework.

UPF is committed to offering high-quality, comprehensive, student-centred learning. The success of this model is proved by different indicators as, for example, the high demand to enrol at the University.

UPF is also a research-intensive university. Accordingly, UPF holds a leading position in the most prestigious university rankings, as for example being 17th highest ranked university in the world among those under 50 years of age according to the Times Higher Education ranking (2018).

Finally, it is needed to emphasize that UPF is also a university committed to its students, above and beyond academic life. The university promotes their participation in student associations, volunteer programmes and sports and cultural activities. Likewise, it fosters continued ties with alumni and encourages contact between them through its Alumni programme, which is also currently developing an international network.

General information

Information point for students

C/ Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 – 08005 Barcelona

• C/ Roc Boronat, 138 – 08018 Barcelona

• C/ Dr. Aiguader, 80 – 08003 Barcelona

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(34) 935 422 228

International Relations Service
Mobility and Welcome Office

C/ Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 – 08005 Barcelona

C/ Roc Boronat, 138 – 08018 Barcelona

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