Gap Year Programme

A semester in Barcelona for students who have completed secondary education and are looking for new experiences

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Strengths

  • A unique immersive experience to prepare students for their next academic step
  • Elective subjects and 2 language options (24 or 30 ECTS)
  • In the vibrant city of Barcelona, with classes in a World Heritage Campus
  • UAB certificate

Presentation

  • A semester in Barcelona, to enjoy the city and everything it has to offer in culture and leisure
  • In a World Heritage Campus near to Gaudí's Sagrada Família
  • A unique immersive experience that prepares students for the next step
  • For students who have completed secondary education in their home country and are looking for new experiences while exploring a different country and cultures
  • Choose from 5 elective subjects and 2 language options (24 or 30 ECTS)
  • On successful completion of programme students receive a UAB certificate that can be validated for credits in the future

Spring 2023

  • Start date: 12th January 2023
  • End date: 26th April 2023

UAB Study Abroad - Gap Year Programme

Tuition fees for Spring 2023

  • 24 ECTS: 3,070€
  • 30 ECTS: 3,720€

Tuition fees for all UAB Study Abroad programmes

Enrolment Period 

  • Spring Term 2023 (January to April): from September 19th to December 5th 2022.

Enrolment requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older on the 31/12/2022.
  • Students must have successfully completed their secondary education: baccalaureate or equivalent (EQF 4).
  • Students must hold a health insurance plan with coverage in Europe.
  • Students must have a B2 level of English if they are not native speakers.
  • Students may choose between 12 and 30 ECTS.
  • For full-time students who need a study visa there is a minimum requirement of 24 ECTS.

Check all the enrolment information in this link. 

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, cover for repatriation to home country, cover for COVID-19, etc.), without gaps of coverage or co-payments.

We are now registering students in the following modalities:

  • Face to Face classes and activities are the base of the programme. Students who are in Barcelona attend classes at the UAB World Heritage Campus in central Barcelona complemented by our online platform.

Students:

  • register knowing that the programme is guaranteed
  • have solutions ready to avoid interruptions to their studies
  • know they will start and finish the programme in any circumstances.

  • UAB operates comprehensive COVID-19 protocols in all activities.