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Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona EXC
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Catalan, English, Spanish
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


Location: Barcelona
Year established: 1968
Student population: 48,000
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is the highest performing university in Spain. It’s highly regarded for high quality of research and it works closely with local businesses and scientific centres in the most important industrial and technological areas in Europe.

UAB is renowned for the quality of its education and research, innovation, and international outlook. Located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Valles), a metropolitan area of Barcelona 25 minutes from the city centre, the campus is recognised as a Campus of Excellence. Numerous services for international students are offered, including welcome days, trips, a mentor program and language tuition in both Catalan and Spanish.

Unique characteristics
UAB offers a full range of courses and its programs in Business Management and Administration, Economics, Primary Education and Tourism are offered fully in English. There is a high percentage of international students.

Barcelona is seaside city that is famous for its art and architecture, world-class dining – it’s here that molecular gastronomy took off – and its all night, seaside party scene. You can stroll the historic streets and botanic gardens, eat amazing tapas, enjoy a variety of sports on the Mediterranean and visit the numerous museums and galleries showcasing local masters such as Picasso, Miró and Dalí. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Consult information about units of study taught in Catalan/English/Spanish for exchange students as well as units of study taught in English at the host university.

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences










Veterinary Science


Exchange students can enrol in undergraduate studies from the following Schools or Faculties: Political Science & Sociology, Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Prevention and Integral Safety and Security, Biosciences, Economics and Business Studies, Education, Sciences and Veterinary Science, Psychology, Nursing, Medicine and Law.

Exclusions may apply.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
First Term: September - January
Second Term: February - July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

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The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Distinction (SB) – 9.0-10
Merit (NT) – 7.0-8.9
Pass (AP) – 5.0-6.9
Fail (SS) – 0-4.9

More information on UAB's academic system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Spanish, Catalan, Galician, and English.
Spanish and Catalan language courses are available to exchange students. There is also a "Tandem programme" and other Catalan language support programs for exchange students. 
Language requirements
To study courses in Spanish, students should have at least a B1/B2 level of Spanish. 

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about Barcelona.

Housing options are offered by UAB, ranging from individual rooms to premium studios and flats with special access for students with disabilities or physical impairments.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by UAB.
Semester/Term Dates
The University’s calendar will be available closer to the start of semester.
International Welcome Days are held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at UAB, including Health care servicesPsycho-educational counselling, and disability support services (information available in Spanish only). There is also a mentoring programme.

Information from the host university.
Information from the Spanish Embassy.

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Student Experiences

Be bold, go to Barcelona and tell us all about your experience! 

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