Selected Courses

Join local students in regular degree subjects during one or two semesters

  • Place: UAB Campus (Bellaterra)
  • Period: September to June
  • Price: 140 € / credit
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Contact:
    +34 93 488 21 82



  • Students can select courses from Bachelor's Degree programmes at the UAB
  • Study as visiting students alongside Spanish and international students on exchange programmes
  • Classes taught in English, Spanish and Catalan
  • Up to 60 ECTS in two semesters
  • On the Bellaterra campus, 30 km. /18,6 mi. from Barcelona


The International Programme in Selected Courses is aimed at international students who want to attend the regular subjects of the different degrees at the UAB at the main Campus with Spanish students and other international students who come through the Erasmus programme.

The lessons will be taught in the official languages of the university (Spanish and Catalan) plus some options offered in foreign languages, and take place in the different faculties at the UAB campus in Bellaterra.

There is a maximum of 30 ECTS for all students in one semester.

Certification and credits

On completion of the course, the UAB issues a certificate and it is the student’s responsibility to present this certificate to their home university to obtain the corresponding credits.

Students of the Selected Courses International Programme can choose any subject from a wide range of UAB degrees except for the optional subjects. Check the list of degrees and subjects in the following link. Please check and confirm the language of all the subjects in the study guides of each degree.

Check the academic offer here.

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The programmes take place during the UAB term periods:

  • First term: September - February
  • Second term: February - July

Please check the academic calendar here

140 € / credit

Enrolment periods

  • 1st Term (September to February): From March 15 to June 15
  • 2nd Term (February to July): From September 15 to November 15

Admission requirements

To access these courses, it is necessary to provide the following documentation:

  • A scanned copy of your home university Official Academic Transcript. You must be enrolled at a university and must have completed at least 2 semesters before applying to this programme.
  • List of subjects including the code, the term, the number of credits and the language of instruction (if more than one is available).
  • Photocopy of your valid passport.
  • Students who are not native Spanish or English speakers and want to join subjects held in these languages, must provide a certificate of Level B2 or equivalent.

Academic accommodations 
It is important that you provide us your academic accommodations before the start of the programme, so we are able to ensure you have the resources needed. Please note that we cannot guarantee you will have access to the accommodations requested if you don’t submit these prior the begging of the programme. You can send your accommodations to once you have completed your enrolment

NOTE: The final enrolment dates are subject to places still being available.

Study Abroad Selected Courses Rules and Regulations

For more information about admission and enrolment click here. 

The UAB is spread across a large campus in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès).

The main Bellaterra campus is home to the Selected Courses. It is located in a very beautiful natural setting with green, open spaces and woods. It is situated at the nerve centre of one of the main hubs of industrial and technological development of Mediterranean Europe, 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 to studying, teaching and carrying out research, here people can also live on campus in the Vila Universitària halls of residence, with more than 2,000 accommodation places.

Apart from the centres for teaching and research, 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, making the campus a genuine community where studying takes place in an atmosphere of friendship and solidarity between students and teachers from around the world.

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.

Find all the UAB services in this page.

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.