Call for applications: financial support for language-learning available to UAB teaching staff (2018)

Grant provider

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


UAB Plan for Languages (2016-2020)


To improve UAB teaching staff’s command of foreign languages and specifically the level of English for lecturers wishing to offer classes in English.

There are two types of support:

A: Grants for English courses at or above level B2. of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) organised at the UAB.

B. Grants for foreign language courses organised at the UAB or elsewhere.

Type of aid



The total allocation for this period is €12,000.

The maximum amount that can be awarded for both types of grant is the cost of the course fees at the Language Service.

For application for courses that form part of a qualification or specialisation the amount awarded will be that corresponding to the first time the subject is registered for. The maximum amounts available are as follows:

Mode A:
• 100% of a successfully completed course in English at level B2.1 or higher.
• 80% of the cost of training activities for specific purposes (e.g. advanced conversation class) at level B2.1 or higher.

Mode B:
• English:
o Up to CEFR level B1:50% of the cost
o Levels B2.1, B2.2 and C1.1: 60% of the cost
o Levels C1.2 and C2: 70% of the cost •

• German, French, Italian and Chinese:
o Up to level B1: 50% of the cost
o Levels B2.1, B2.2 and C1.1: 60% of the cost
o Levels C1.2 and C2: 70% of the cost

• Other languages:
o Al levels; 50% of the cost

Intended applicants

Teaching & research staff


Financial support may be granted to academic staff on contract to the UAB (capitol 1) throughout the period in which the course takes place.

To receive the grant you must be able to accredit having passed the course during the 2017-18 academic year. A certificate stating that the course has been taken and passed must be submitted.

For courses that do not specify the achievement of one of the CEFR levels or a final exam, a certificate of attendance will be required from the centre where the course was taken. For type A the courses must be organised by the UAB. For type B the courses must be organised by entities within the MOBINT call for application (taula d'idiomes CIC i ACLES) or in European university language centres

Selection criteria

In case of doubt regarding the level or characteristics of the course, the Language Service may request further information from the applicant and decide whether the course is eligible for this support and, if so, to which mode it belongs of those contained in the Amount section.

Where there is insufficient funding to cover the maximum amounts the percentages described in this document will be reduced and priority will be given to the applications under mode A.


Financial support can be provided only once per person and academic year.

In the case of Mode A acceptance of the grant implies availability to teach classes in English where necessary.


This support is incompatible with any other awarded for the same purpose.

Official document

Publication date


Opening date


Date of submission to the Agency convener


Resolution date



The following documents should be submitted to the General Registry Office of the UAB. • Application form provided in the annex to this announcement.

• For courses taken outside the Language Service, an attested copy of the certificate from the Language Service of the course provider stating that the relevant course has been taken and passed. If the course does not lead to the attainment of a level of the CEF), or does not have a final exam, a certificate of successful completion or aptitude should be provided. The certificate must specify the period in which the course took place, the total number of hours, and its equivalence to the CEFR.

• Receipt for payment of the course fees for courses taken outside the Language Service.

Dates for submitting applications 5 September to 10 October 2018


Application form




+34 93 581 1325


The decision-making body for allocating this support will be the Language Service, by delegation of the Language Policy Commission, which is informed annually of the resolutions made.

Decisions are published on the UAB’s grants portal: UABcercador .