First steps when arriving

The first step is to attend the online welcome session organised by the International Support Service (ISS) of the UAB.

The ISS will contact you between one and two weeks before the classes start, to send you the specific details of the session. It is very important that you can attend because, among others, the following topics will be covered: 

  • Information about UAB.
  • Information about accommodation.
  • Some practical information about life in Barcelona and its surrounding area (transport, advantages for students, etc.).
  • Help solving your problems during your stay with us.
  • Information about visas.
  • Etc.

International Support Service contact details
Campus de Bellaterra - Plaça Cívica
Telephone: +34 93 581 22 10
Web: ISS

The next step is to register your arrival at our Faculty

When arriving at our Faculty, go to the Logistic Support and Information Point (SLIPI). Here you must identify yourself as an exchange student and provide your name and student number (NIU). To avoid queues and long waits, we advise you to register one or two days before classes start.


Student Card

Finally, you should collect or process your student card at the Banco Santander located in Plaça Cívica or at any of the points set up on campus.

Banco Santander opening hours
Tuesday from 10 AM to 12 AM
Thursday from 4 PM to 5 PM