Overview

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

City: Barcelona
Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Established in 1990
  • Two main objectives: to train professionals and citizens who are responsible and committed to civic values, and to contribute towards the development of research
  • 9 560 undergraduate students per year, including 1 450 international students per year
  • 3rd highest ranked university in Spain
  • Many classes are held in antique renovated buildings
  • Located in the heart of Barcelona, near the Olympic Village
  • Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain
  • Recognized as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, and international trade
  • Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean
  • Cultural roots that go back 2 000 years
  • Abundance of museums, galleries, and natural beauty (including beaches and sprawling parks)

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Land and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Classes can also be taken in Catalan
  • Students should be able to take notes and participate in classroom activities on a par with Spanish nationals (To determine your level, please self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • UPF offers some regular academic courses in English and a Spanish Language and Culture Program (HESP)
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish is required for these options

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Students must have a minimum 72% cumulative academic average to attend UPF
  • Commerce (UBCV), Management (UBCO), Arts, and Science (BIOL and CPSC Majors) students are eligible to apply to this partner university
  • Students must be entering 3rd year to be eligible (i.e. students currently in their 1st year, are not eligible to apply)
  • Please note we have very limited space to send students through the Exchange (pay tuition to UBC) pathway at UPF
  • While still limited, we do have slightly more capacity for students to attend as fee-paying to UPF, on Study Abroad (fees are outlined on their website)

See more info on the Exchange vs. Study Abroad pathways on the Tuition, Fees and Awards tab of this webpage.

Term dates

  • Term 1/Fall: Mid September to Mid December
  • Term 2/Winter: Early January to Late March

Students matched to Term 2 at UPF may choose to also stay for UPF's Term 3 (Spring) on a "study abroad" basis (fee-paying to UPF). Please let your UBC Go Global advisor know if you would like to take both the Winter and Spring terms at UPF. This must be arranged no later than the September before you depart.

See the UPF Calendar here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/calendar.

Timing

  • Students must be in their 3rd minimum while on exchange/study abroad at UPF

Tips for applying on the Go Global application system (Gateway):

  • Exchange (pay full courseload tuition to UBC):
    • Commerce (UBCV BCOM) students apply to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Commerce-STUDY experienceon the online application.
    • All other students: apply to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra-UniWide-STUDY experience on the online application
  • Study Abroad (pay fees directly to UPF)
    • All Students: should select "Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Study Abroad-STUDY" on the online application

Choosing exchange or study abroad does not impact the courses you can take at UPF.

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Study abroad (pay to partner university)

Course information and restrictions

  • Students with a fluent level of Spanish can take regular courses offered by the university
  • For more information about accessing regular courses taught in Spanish or Catalan, click here
  • Please note the ECTS credit load for regular Spanish courses courses is different than the ECTS credit load for the HESP program
  • Courses in Communication, Audiovisual Communication, Journalism and Economics are also offered to Exchange students at this institution

Full course load information

  • Exchange & Study Abroad students are limited to a maximum of 25 ECTS credits per term

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Spanish Postmodernism and Beyond
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-18
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: History and Theory of Art Criticism
Partner course code: 22218
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-11-18
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Modern Painting and Sculpture
Partner course code: 23333
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-27
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Contemporary Spanish Art
Partner course code: HESP 51607
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Blockchain for Smart Cities
Partner course code: BISS 50934-T1
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-08-15
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Introdcution to Law
Partner course code: LAW 21284
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Global Marketing & Culture of FC Barcelona
Partner course code: HESP 51664
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-25
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Economic Global Order
Partner course code: ECON 51722
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-06
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Leadership Journey towards Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Business Transformations
Partner course code: HESP 51603
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-22
UBC course: CLST 2nd
Title: Ancient Mediterranean: Colonial Encounters and Imperialism
Partner course code: HESP 51627
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: ECON 80125
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Management II
Partner course code: 20692
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business and Globalization
Partner course code: ESCI 51693
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money and Banking
Partner course code: 21909
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-09
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Current Issues of the European Union in a Global World
Partner course code: ECON 200943-1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-09
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Principles of Public Economics
Partner course code: ECON 23171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-17
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: International Economics
Partner course code: ECON 51702
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: ECON 455
Title: International Economics
Partner course code: ECON 21213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-17
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Industrial Organization
Partner course code: ECON 20852
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-17
UBC course: FIPR 469A
Title: Barcelona on Stage: Documentary Workshop
Partner course code: 59044
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-28
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: The Barcelona Sustainability. Environmental, Social and Business Transformations
Partner course code: 51603
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: The City and the Urban World
Partner course code: 23531
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-23
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Understanding Globalization: Historical Roots of Economic, Political and Cultural Exchanges ....
Partner course code: HESP 51619
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Barcelona, the City and its History
Partner course code: HESP 51600
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-26
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Modern and Contemporary History of the Magreb
Partner course code: Humanities 23384
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Between Tolerance and Conflict: Jewish, christians and Muslims in the iberian Peninsula
Partner course code: HESP 51616
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Understanding Globalization: Historical Roots of Economic, Political, and Cultural Exchanges between
Partner course code: HESP 51619
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: A messy garden, a history of the cultural values of Europe
Partner course code: HESP 51628
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Political Ideas in Historical Context, from the French Revolution to Globalization
Partner course code: HESP 51682
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Sepharad: History and Heritage of Jewish Spain
Partner course code: HESP 51695
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Barcelona, the City and its History
Partner course code: HESP 51600
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Barcelona: The City and its History
Partner course code: HESP 51600-T2
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Contemporary Barcelona and its Cultural History
Partner course code: 200813
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-17
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Contemporary Barcelona and its Cultural History
Partner course code: 59046
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-17
UBC course: LASO 4th
Title: Law, Justice and Legitimacy
Partner course code: LSP 51658
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-29
UBC course: PHIL 339
Title: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture
Partner course code: Humanities 23472
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-03-08
UBC course: PHIL 414
Title: Modern Philosophy
Partner course code: Humanities 20137
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-06-25
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: Politics and Society in the European Union
Partner course code: HESP 51617
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: Politics and Society in the European Union
Partner course code: HESP 51617
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 332
Title: International Politics of Latin America
Partner course code: IBEI 51715
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 332
Title: The International Politics of Latin America
Partner course code: N/A 51715
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 340
Title: Political Theory I
Partner course code: POLI 21674
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: POLI 347
Title: Introduction to Comparative Private Law
Partner course code: HESP 51657
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 347
Title: Introduction to Comparative Private Law
Partner course code: HESP 51657
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: Global Security & Conflicts
Partner course code: 3354 24096
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Media and International Journalism
Partner course code: HESP 51620
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Media and International Journalism
Partner course code: HESP 51620
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Media and International Journalism in the 21st century
Partner course code: HESP 51620
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Social movements in the 21st century against globalization, the democratization crisis and process
Partner course code: HESP 51621
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The international protection of Human Rights
Partner course code: HESP 51631
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Latin Politics and Society: The Problem of Inequality
Partner course code: HESP 51649
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Screening the Global World: Cultural Diversity and Public Television Space
Partner course code: HESP 51666
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Globalization, Development, and Social Cohesion
Partner course code: HESP 51667
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Arab labyrinth: from the Arab Spring to the Islamic State
Partner course code: HESP 51668
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: United Nations: International Peace & Security
Partner course code: IBEI 51672
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics, Society and International Relations of the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Partner course code: IBEI 51689
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Politics of Humanitarian Action
Partner course code: IBEI 51691
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Business and Globalization
Partner course code: IBEI 51693
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Business and Globalization
Partner course code: IBEI 51693-1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Crossroad in the Arab countries: autoritarism, spring and Islamic State
Partner course code: HESP 51699
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Crossroad in the Arab countries: after the Arab Spring and the new political order in the Arab world
Partner course code: HESP 51699-T1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Marketing
Partner course code: HESP 51709
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Ideas from Early Modern Age to the Digital Revolution
Partner course code: HESP 51712
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The European Union in the world
Partner course code: IBEI 51713
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The EU in the World
Partner course code: IBEI 51713
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Cultural Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Partner course code: IR 51714
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Federalism, Secession and Self-determintation
Partner course code: N/A 51724
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Geopolitical games: foreign policy of Russia and China
Partner course code: IBEI 51733
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Independence, Federalism and Secession: Catalonia and Beyond
Partner course code: HESP 51734
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 420
Title: Political Branding in the global media context
Partner course code: HESP 51698
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neurosciences and the Humanities: brain, philosophy and art
Partner course code: HESP 51632
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-02
UBC course: RUSS 206
Title: Slavic Literatures
Partner course code: Humanities 20101
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-05-13
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Global Culture and Marketing of Football Club Barcelona
Partner course code: HESP 51664
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: SPANISH- INITIAL
Partner course code: SPAN-Inici 51637
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: Initial Spanish (Winter Term)
Partner course code: HESP 51643
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2018-02-11
UBC course: SPAN 102
Title: Preintermediate Spanish II
Partner course code: ESPANOL 51644
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-08-25
UBC course: SPAN 207
Title: Oral expression techniques
Partner course code: HESP 51606
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SPAN 301
Title: Spanish Superior C1
Partner course code: SPAN
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2018-08-12
UBC course: SPAN 301&302
Title: Spanish (superior level)
Partner course code: 51647
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2018-08-12
UBC course: SPAN 310
Title: Spanish for Spanish speakers
Partner course code: ESP 51642-T1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-01-14
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Advanced Level Spanish (CEFR B2)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Spanish Intermediate
Partner course code: HESP 51645
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Spanish Intermediate Level
Partner course code: HESP 51645
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Fiction television series, globalization and cultural identities. How Spanish and Catalan societies
Partner course code: HESP 51736
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 404
Title: Images of Spain in Contemporary Cinema
Partner course code: HESP51609
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: SPAN 404
Title: History of Cinema
Partner course code: 20061
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: SPAN 405
Title: Society and Politics in Contemporary Spain
Partner course code: HESP 51612
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: SPAN 430
Title: Picasso, Miró, Dalí and the art of Modernity
Partner course code: HESP 51665
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SPAN 430
Title: Picasso, Miro, Dali and Modernist Art
Partner course code: HESP 51665
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SPAN 450
Title: The new socio linguistic framework in Spain: cultural topics to transcultural dialogue
Partner course code: HESP 51623
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-08-25
UBC course: SPAN 490
Title: Literature and Politics in Latin America
Partner course code: IBEI 51673
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SPAN 490
Title: Literature and Politics in Latin America
Partner course code: HESP 51673
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SPAN 4th
Title: Contemporary Spanish Literature
Partner course code: HESP51608
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: SPAN 4th
Title: Art and Artists
Partner course code: HESP 51605
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: SPAN 4th
Title: Images of Spain in contemporary cinema
Partner course code: HESP 51609
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: Strategic Consumer Insights
Partner course code: 80231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-20
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Finance
Partner course code: IBE 21138
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-27
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Financial Economics
Partner course code: 21911
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Culture and Business: Spain’s Top Brands
Partner course code: 59042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Foreign Trade I
Partner course code: 21868
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cost Accounting I
Partner course code: BA 20686
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Management II
Partner course code: 20689
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: 44201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: People Management
Partner course code: ESCI 51240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Marketing & Culture of FC Barcelona
Partner course code: HESP 51602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: ESCI 51655
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: New Trends in International Marketing
Partner course code: ESCI 51706
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Political Marketing
Partner course code: HESP 51709
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Culture and Business: Spain’s Top Brands
Partner course code: BUSSINESS 59042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Applied Marketing Research to the Digital Era
Partner course code: ESCI 80130
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Consumer Insights
Partner course code: ESCI 80131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Doing Business in Europe
Partner course code: ESCI 80227
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-22
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Commercial Management II (Marketing Management II)
Partner course code: 20687
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-04
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Markets and Derivatives
Partner course code: 20848
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-29
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategic Management I
Partner course code: 21142
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-19
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Management
Partner course code: 80224
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-19
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Management
Partner course code: 80224
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-06
Science
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Database Design
Partner course code: 21427
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Virtual Communication Environments
Partner course code: 23113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Advanced Distributed Systems
Partner course code: 23110
Language of instruction: Dutch
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: Global Marketing and Culture of FC Barcelona. Playing for fun or for Keeps
Partner course code: HESP 51602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Understanding Globalization: Historical Roots of Economic, Political and Cultural Exchanges between
Partner course code: HESP 51619
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-11
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Ancient Mediterranean
Partner course code: HESP 51627
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-06-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Public International Law
Partner course code: POLI 21696
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-20
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Media and International Journalism in the 21st Century
Partner course code: HESP 51131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-25
UBC course: SPAN 1st
Title: Spanish Beginner
Partner course code: 59015
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-09-03
UBC course: SPAN 302
Title: Intermediate Level in Spanish
Partner course code: SPAN MCER B1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-07-12
UBC course: SPAN 303
Title: Picasso, Miro, Dali and Modern Art
Partner course code: HESP 51665
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: SPAN 380
Title: Social movements in the 21st century in the face of globalization, the crisis and the democratizatio
Partner course code: HESP 51621
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-08-20
UBC course: SPAN 380
Title: From cultural stereotypes to cross-cultural dialogue
Partner course code: HESP 51719
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-08-20
UBC course: SPAN 380
Title: Spanish Postmodernism and Beyond
Partner course code: 59045 SPAN
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-12
UBC course: SPAN 380a
Title: Barcelona, the City and It's History
Partner course code: HESP 51601
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: SPAN 380b
Title: Society and Politics in Contemporary Spain
Partner course code: HESP 51612
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: SPAN 380c
Title: Spanish: Technics of Oral Expression
Partner course code: HESP 51606
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Catalan culture and language
Partner course code: HESP 51656
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: SPAN 401
Title: Advanced Spanish
Partner course code: SPAN 51640
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: SPAN 402
Title: Superior Spanish
Partner course code: SPAN 51647
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-08-20
UBC course: THTR 1st
Title: Barcelona on Stage: Documentary Workshop
Partner course code: 59006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-03
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: SPAN 455
Title: Contemporary Spanish Literature
Partner course code: HESP 51608
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-10-21
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Partner course code: 51633
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-19
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Partner course code: 51253
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-30
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Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: 51279
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-30
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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • Students studying at UPF on Exchange pay tuition to UBC (limited spaces)
  • Exchange students are limited to 25 ECTS credits per term at UPF, therefore, UBC students will be charged tuition for the equivalent of 12 UBC credits per term rather than the regular 15 credits
  • Students studying at UPF on Study Abroad pay tuition directly to UPF (msot students attend through this arrangement)
    • Link to UPF Fees
    • Students considering the Study Abroad option should talk to their Enrolment Services Advisor about the impact of this on their UBC scholarships and student loans since tuition will not be paid to UBC.

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Important information about health and travel insurance for fee paying (study abroad) students
  • Students participating in a Study Abroad (fee paying) experience with Go Global for Full Year or Term 1 will not be assessed any student fees, and thus will not be eligible or automatically charged for the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan
  • Therefore students will be required to seek independent insurance
  • Students starting in Term 2 or participating in summer opportunities are covered by the Plan if they paid for it in September and have not opted out as it runs for a full year (Sept 1 – Aug 31)
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campus

Housing notes

  • It is extremely rare that an exchange student is eligible for university housing
    • Priority is given to full year students
  • Students who have gone to Barcelona in the past have mentioned that Craigslist is usually full of scams and have mentioned to avoid this website when looking for private housing

Information on Accommodation

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