The Pre-Established Programme is designed for international students wishing to stay in Barcelona studying subjects taught in English or Spanish with the option of Spanish and Catalan language courses, during one of the following periods:
On completing the term, students receive a UAB certificate that can be validated for credits at their home university.
Please note that the Pre-established Programme is not open to Erasmus or exchange students.
May 2021 Programme
Summer 2021 Programme
Fall 2021 Programme
To apply to the Pre-Established programme students should meet the following requirements:
Application documents required
* If you are a non-native English speaker, a certificate of English Proficiency (minimum TOEFL 78, IELTS 6, Cambridge Advanced, First Certificate or equivalent).
* If you are a non-native Spanish speaker and want to choose electives in Spanish, a certificate of Spanish level B.2 (DELE or equivalent).
NOTE: The final enrolment dates are subject to places still being available.
Barcelona Campus: Casa Convalescència
Living in Barcelona: an open and welcoming city
The main UAB campus is located just 30’ from Barcelona -a cosmopolitan and diverse city; one of the main European industrial and technological hubs in the Mediterranean. Students of the Study Abroad Programmes who wish to live in the capital have the following accommodation options:
The main UAB campus
The UAB is spread across a large campus in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), located in a very beautiful natural setting with green, open spaces and woods and excellently connected to Barcelona by road and public transport.
It is one of the few purpose-built Spanish universities where the different academic, cultural and social activities happen in one place. In addition, students can also live on campus in the Vila Universitària halls of residence, with more than 2,000 accommodation places.
The UAB campus provides all kinds of additional services, including libraries, a language-learning centre, own cultural activities, sports facilities, restaurants and bars, hotel, a health centre, bookshops and various other shops.
International Support Service is the place where international students and lecturers can find all the information and support they may need, located in the heart of the UAB Bellaterra campus.
Any foreign student coming to a Catalan university must have medical insurance cover.
If you are from outside of the European Economic Area, you should check whether there is an agreement for healthcare between the Social Security of your country and the Social Security of Spain. If there is such an agreement, you should submit the necessary documents in your country so that you can have free access to Spanish public healthcare.
In the case of renewing your Residence Card (NIE, TIE) you have to check if the above mentioned document replaces the obligation to present a private medical insurance regarding illness and accidents (Social Security does not include the repatriation to your home country). For more information, contact the ISS.
If your country has no healthcare agreement with the Spanish Social Security system, you should take out private insurance cover for the whole time of your stay in Spain.
The private medical insurances need to ensure no less than 100.000 euros in the basic services (hospitalization, etc.), without gaps of coverage or co-payments.