Application

Your home university has to nominate you according to the exchange agreement, the available spots and study area signed with UAB.

If you want to come to UAB during the First semester or the Full year, your nomination should be received the 15th of May at the latest. To come during the Second semester, your nomination should be received the 1st of November at the latest.

You should check the available courses at your host faculty at UAB to make sure that you will find similar courses in your home university to prepare your Learning Agreement.

You will receive an email with the instructions to submit our online exchange application at sia.uab.es (Mobility and Exchange\ INcoming students - Signing  up and application form). You should fill out the application with the same information we received in the nomination and within the following application periods:
 

  • First semester or full year: from the 1st of March to the 31th of May (starting in September)
  • Second semester: from the 1st of October to the 15th of November (starting in February)

 


It is VERY IMPORTANT to enter the number of your national ID, or your passaport number only in case you hold a non-EU nationality. Please note that you will not be able to change this number after the registration process.

To get access to master’s courses, the approval of the master’s coordinator at the UAB is compulsory. You should contact the Exchange Office of the faculty about how to get the approval.

You can only take master's courses if the agreement signed with your university includes master's level of studies.

 

Once we have checked your online application, if everything is correct, we will send the acceptance letter. This process can take some weeks or months, depending on the date you filled out the application and other specificities of the nomination.

Once you have been accepted as an exchange student, you will be contacted by your host faculty (via email) regarding the course selection, learning agreement, enrolment, etc. If you have any questions about this, contact the Exchange Offices. The learning agreement has always to be sent to the Exchange Offices.

The course schedule is fixed during July and there is no possibility to change the semester of the courses. Furthermore, the exams are also established in January and June. In case you have to leave earlier, you can try to agree it with the professor, but it is only accepted under very exceptional situations.

Please note that to get access to master’s courses, the approval of the master’s coordinator at the UAB is compulsory. You should contact the Exchange Office of the faculty about how to get the approval.

If the agreement signed with your home university does not include master’s level of studies, your admission will be for fourth year courses in our 4-year bachelor programmes.

Students must arrive four to five days before the course beginning. The first thing you need to do is to register as an exchange student at International Support Service (ISS). If you are not registered, you will not be able to enrol to the faculty. Your faculty will send you all the information regarding the enrolment previously.

The International Welcome Days are organised by the Community Involvement team usually during the week before the beginning of the classes. A few weeks before your arrival, you will get an email about how to join them and the activities they hold.


Enjoy your time at the UAB!