UAB Barcelona Summer School

Make the best of your summer

UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place from late June to the end of July once the ordinary academic year is over. The courses are mostly taught in English where students could earn from 6 to 12 ECTS in two 3-week periods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuous changing of contingency measures, our Summer School will be held both online and presential depending on the subjects. You can check the subjects’ programme below.

Courses in English
Most of the courses taught in English


6 ECTS
6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) per course


Buddy Programme
Buddy Programme: meet local and international students  


Natural environment

 The UAB Campus is a natural environment with the best services: sports, leisure, culture and accommodation

Near to Barcelona
35’ from Barcelona’s city centre
 

Calendar
Two 3-week periods from late June to the end of July with online and presential courses
 

A top university


A top university in the most influential world rankings

 

Enrolment

Enrolment for international and national students will be opened on March 15, 2021.

Enrolment for UAB students and Alumni will be opened on May 14, 2021.

€850 per course (6 ECTS) / €200 for UAB students and UAB Alumni Premium+.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before April 30 will get 20% discount.  

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Enrolment guidelines

First period: 21 June to 9 July 2021. *Thursday 24 June is a regional holidaymissing hours will be made up on the following sessions. 

Courses will be from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.mOnline courses will have a special schedule which you can consult on the specific course pages. 

Fee: € 850 Course Fee (6 ECTS) / € 200 for UAB students and UAB Alumni Premium+.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before April 30 will get 20% discount.  

Second period: 12 to 30 July 2021.

Courses will be from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.mOnline courses will have a special schedule which you can consult on the specific course pages. 

Fee: € 850 Course Fee (6 ECTS) / € 200 for UAB students and UAB Alumni Premium+.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before April 30 will get 20% discount.  


UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place presential and online from late June to the end of July once the ordinary academic year is over. The courses are mostly taught in English, as intensive programmes over two 3-week periods.

Classes take place in the mornings (9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) in two diferent terms which aims is to give the opportunity to those students to do up to two courses, one of each term. Online courses will adapt their schedule on this time slot which you can check in each programme page. Students are recommended to spend between two and three hours per day on self-guided study.

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, both local and international and UAB Alumni. All undergraduates must already have taken at least half of their first-year courses. They should also have a good knowledge of the working language. 

UAB undergraduate students can enrol on a total of 12 ECTS credits: the equivalent of two courses - one for each period- which can then be recognised as optional credits on their degree. They cannot take courses that are on the study programme of their degree. The UAB Alumni Premium+ will pay the UAB student course fee. Postgraduate students can take any course but cannot include it on their transcript. If you have any queries about enrolment, please write to summer@uab.cat.

There is a 20% discount on the enrolment fee for students from, ECIU Consortium and CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad). 

Non UAB students who enrol before the 30th of April will get a 20% discount over the official price.

Students of the programme will have to attend at least the 80% of the classes in order to get the transcript of records, otherwise they will not get any transcript from the UAB.

Courses are worth 6 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System).

In the case of international students, your home university can transfer these credits to your transcript (depending on its regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB. Students of the programme will have to attend at least the 80% of the classes in order to get the transcript of records, otherwise they will not get any transcript from the UAB.

UAB undergraduates should take the certificates for courses they have passed to the Gestió Acadèmica (Academic Management Office) of their faculty so that they can be recorded on their transcript as optional subjects. However, UAB undergraduate students will not be able to enrol on any course which is part of their study programme. The courses selected cannot be part of their study programme and they will be included in their academic record once passed with the qualification PASSED, that is, without numerical grade. At the UAB this qualification does not affect the average grade of the student’s academic record. The fee for these students is 15% of the price of official credits. UAB undergraduates can take up to 36 ECTS credits for their degree, if it has a total of 240 credits, or 27 ECTS credits, if it has a total of 180 credits, at the UAB Summer School.

Students enrolled in the UAB Barcelona Summer School will get their academic record to the email address provided before by mid-September.

HEALTHCARE INSURANCE

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.

The insurance company OMNIBUS is offering an insurance for incoming international students, researchers and professors of UAB that covers medical expenses referring to illness, accidents and repatriation, among others. You will find information about its benefits and rates in the following link, where you can also purchase it on line.

Due to the current circumstances, and with the possibility of future waves of coronavirus, health insurances that will cover the expenses of COVID-19 treatments will be advisable. Omnibus offers a health insurance for within-Spain mobility stays that covers such eventuality although any other possible insurance that complies to such requirements will also be accepted.

Students, researchers or foreign teaching from within the European Union as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland may ask for the European Healthcare card. The EHIC it’s personal and not-transferable and gives you the rights to receive the sanitary perks that might be needed during your temporary stay within the Schengen borders according to the rules and legislations of the host country, independently of the reason of your stay in said country (study, tourism or work-related) For more information check out this website. In any case, an additional health insurance that might cover possible co-paid expenses is also recommended.

 

TYPES OF VISA

 

Students enrolling courses for less than 90 days, if by nationality visa is not needed, they will be able to travel without it and only the documentation providing enrolment in their courses will be required. If by nationality visa is needed, they must apply for a C-type visa (Schengen) to be able to come to Spain and as well the documentation providing enrolment in their courses will be required.  

Students who study in Member States or Associated Schengen States and who have the correspondent permit or visa and health insurance, if they are going to the country where they are studying, and that entry takes place during the academic year or the 15 days prior the beginning.  

Likewise, in all the cases, the countries in which PCRs are required, as established by the Spanish Ministry of Health, must also be considered.  

If you are a Non-European Union citizen and you are preparing to study in Spain, you need to arrange your legal situation, depending on the duration of your stay.

Mobility within EU countries: All of those non-UE citizens who hold a valid EU residence permit can enter Spain without applying for a new VISA as long as their EU residence permit is still valid. Check the steps for this procedure here.

Period of studies up to three months:

  1. The European Directive EC Nº 539/2001 March 15th, 2001 includes in its annex II the countries whose nationals are exempted from the obligation to obtain a visa for study periods of up to three months. Those have to fulfill the legal requisites described in article 5 of the Schengen Code, and in case of having to prolong the stay, it is possible to request an extension for a maximum of three more months (for more information consult Form 02 from the government).
  2. The European Directive EC Nº 539/2001 of March 15th, 2001 includes in its annex I the countries whose nationals are submitted to the visa obligation (type C) to enter the Schengen Area. For more information, consult here.

Period of studies up to six months:

There is a visa (type D) for studies that allows you to stay in Spain for a period of up to 180 days (Visado D Estudios hasta 180 días). This type of visa does not allow you to obtain the Residence Card for foreign students (TIE).

Period of studies longer than six months:

Those non-EU citizens who are going to study in Spain for a period of more than six months have to apply for an open visa for studies (type D). This type of visa (Visado D Estudios, Investigación) is valid for three months for entering the Schengen Area and once you have entered Spain you have to obtain the Student Residence Card for Foreigners (TIE) in order to remain legally in Spain. For more information, consult here.

The TIE is a temporary permit that permits you to stay in the country for the period of your studies. The card is valid for a maximum of one academic year and can be renewed annually until you finish your studies. Your academic performance will be taken into account when renewing your permit. The document gives you the right to remain legally in the country while you study.

You will have a maximum of 30 days after entering the European Union to begin the process of applying for the Student Residence Card (TIE). For this, you will need to present your flight ticket (boarding ticket) or the stamp on your passport showing the date in which you entered the European Union.

You can apply for a visa through your nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

Important: A visa can never be changed once you are in Spain. The only visa valid is the one obtained from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate before coming to Spain.

Important: All foreign official documents must be previously legalized and, if necessary, must be translated into Spanish or official language of the territory where the application is submitted.

For more information, see the Official Information Form nº 9 of the ministry (in Spanish).

Lost or stolen visa:

To report your visa lost or stolen, fax the police report (preferably in Spanish or English) to:

MINISTERIO DE ASUNTO EXTERIORES Y DE COOPERACIÓN

Sección Visados

C/Ruiz de Alcorcón, 5

28071 Madrid

Fax: 91 394 86 67/69

Be sure to include your personal data, an address where you wish to receive the confirmation of your visa and an e-mail address if you wish to receive a copy of this confirmation beforehand.

 

TRAVEL TO BARCELONA

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TRAVELERS REGISTRER

It is recommended to enroll in the consular registry once in Barcelona. These consular registrations allows you to receive proper diplomatic protections in case of emergency, being that a natural catastrophe, a sanitary emergency, military conflict, a mere accident or a personal situation that may ask for a consular protection.

 

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ONLINE TEACHING

The UAB will try to guarantee the maximum in-class teaching while respecting the social distance measures as well as the general Covid-19 prevention rules. In those cases, in where in-class teaching cannot be done, online teaching will be guaranteed. For more information, check on the Info Coronavirus UAB website.

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QUARANTINE

In some cases, depending on the evolution of the of the preventive measures taken in order to halt the expansion of Covid-19 cases, citizens of some countries might be commended to maintain quarantine for 14 days after the arrival in Spain. For more information contact your Consular Office before readying your trip. .

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HEALTH INSURANCE

Every student, researcher and foreign teacher that plans on coming to a Catalan university must be covered by a health insurance. It is recommended to hire a health insurance that has a full covered plan in the case that you fall sick or have an accident during either the trip or your stay in Spain. You must also need to take into consideration the covering of any type of ousting.

Due to the current circumstances, and with the possibility of future waves of coronavirus, health insurances that will cover the expenses of COVID-19 treatments will be advisable. Omnibus offers a health insurance for within-Spain mobility stays

that covers such eventuality although any other possible insurance that complies to such requirements will also be accepted.

Students, researchers or foreign teaching from within the European Union as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland may ask for the European Healthcare card. The EHIC it’s personal and not-transferable and gives you the rights to receive the sanitary perks that might be needed during your temporary stay within the Schengen borders according to the rules and legislations of the host country, independently of the reason of your stay in said country (study, tourism or work-related) For more information check out this website. In any case, an additional health insurance that might cover possible co-paid expenses is also recommended.

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ASSISTANCE IN CATALONIA

In every other emergency situation within spanish borders you must call the 112; this phone provides a 24/7 free service. You could also call from the "My112" app that lets you have geo-localized calls. In the 112 website you will find more information on this as well as security measures you could take: 112.gencat.cat

 

ASSISTANCE WITHIN THE UAB

In case you find yourself in an emergency situation in the campus proper you need to call the Security Service phone (935812525). This phone is open 24/7 and they will take in every kind of emergency. UAB Security Service webpage.

 

HEALTH SERVICE WITHIN THE UAB (SAS)

If you find yourself sick or having any type of medical emergency, you can go to the SAS in the UAB that supplies primary care to everyone who is either working, studying or visiting the campus. The SAS also offers psychological support as well as emergency aid in English. SAS webpage.

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THE UAB AGAINST HARASSMENT

The UAB has a protocol in order to halt and act against any kind of sexual harassment as well as race-hate, sexism, sexual orientation and gender presenting/ gender identity discrimination. In the UAB Observatory for Equality’s website you will be able to find more information regarding this.

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WEATHER FORECAST

Depending on where you plan to travel you might find very diverse climatology. It is recommended to be up-to-date of every other possible condition you might encounter. The following links can aid on that regard: · Meteoalarm · Organización Meteorológica Mundial

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RightsApp

UE citizens- under a certain set of rules- have the right to move freely within the UE borders. European rules, abided to the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, are to secure the right of the citizens so they are protected when they are in a Member State that is not their own. The RightsApp is a phone app that can be found in four different languages [English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese] and covers all three sceneries that can be followed in case you find yourself in need of help. The first case would be to call 112. By only pressing a button you will be able to make the call. The second case focuses in the information available to the rights covered by those within the UE borders. After a quick survey the rights that can help to the app user are made available. The third and last use of the app covers the entities and help centers to those who have suffered any kind of crime in Catalonia. · Link Android · Link iOS

Be part of the UAB Barcelona Summer School community participating in the Buddy Program. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a presential or online international atmosphere, participating in activities beyond the academic life. 

Through UABBSS, you will have access to a space to share your experiences with foreign students and learn about other cultures, besides making yours known. You will have at your disposal a space where activities will be held to make you enjoy Summer School international experience.

 

Buddy Tandem Practice languages with a peer from UAB Barcelona Summer School. Discover Catalonia through its people. 
Buddy Cuina Recipes from around the world: Discover and taste the best food in the world.
Buddy Ganapies Find out about the human towers. 
Buddy Quizz Prove yourself and take part in contests with your peers from the Summer School community. 
Buddy Esport Do sports with the UAB miles away.
buddy Learn how to dance swing and enjoy dance performances.
Buddy Cultura Listen to the best music made in the university.
bola_Catala Learn your first words in Catalan.   
Buddy Escacs Take part in an chess tournament. 

ACCOMMODATION AT THE UAB CAMPUS


Vila Universitària - Halls of Residence

Vila Universitària is the residential area of the UAB campus, located in a natural green belt of park land and forests. In the Vila apartments you will quickly feel at home, in a comfortable, relaxing environment. It is a few minutes' walk from Vila Universitària to Bellaterra train station, which offers a great connection with central Barcelona, just 20 km away, and also easily accessible by road. The residential area is within walking distance of the UAB faculties and over 40 research centers.

Within the Vila Universitària there are 812 apartments of various shapes and sizes which can accommodate up to 2,193 people (some are adapted for people with reduced mobility).
All apartments have one room with two beds, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and Wi-Fi. Towels and linen are included. 
 
For more information: https://vilauniversitaria.uab.cat/en/
 
For reservations: please, contact to ania.torrell@uab.cat and ask for Ania Torrell. Please, let her know you are enrolled at the UAB Barcelona Summer School in order get an especial discount. Use “UABSUMMER2021” as a promotional code so they would offer you special conditions on the booking.

 

Hotel Campus

The 104 rooms of the Hotel Campus are fully equipped with air-conditioning and heating, mini-bar fridge, satellite TV, desk, toilet amenities, digital safe and free Wi-Fi access.
 
For more information: https://www.exehotels.co.uk/exe-campus.html
 

 UAB Campus Residential Area Facilities and Services

  • 2 restaurants and 1 bar/coffee shop at the Hotel Campus.
  • 2 bars/restaurants in the halls of residence area.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, football field, beach volleyball court, 2 table-tennis tables, 2 street basketball systems, garden.
  • Stationery and candy store, grocery store, launderette and 2 ATM machines.
  • 24/7 security service.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi.


Sports Facilities on the UAB Campus

The sports facilities of the UAB, situated within walking distance from the residential area of UAB Campus, are, purely in terms of their variety and quality, one of the most fully equipped sporting complexes in Catalonia. They include 2 indoor swimming pools, 1 outdoor swimming pool, a gym hall, a fitness room, tennis, paddle tennis and squash courts, a racquetball court, an indoor sports pavilion, an artificial grass outdoor football field, a rock climbing area, a beach volleyball court, a sauna, locker rooms and a solarium. In addition, there are 6 nature trails on the UAB Campus.

All students from the UAB Barcelona Summer School 2021 will have free access.

For more information: http://www.uabcampus.cat/en/sporting-facilities.php

 

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA

Barcelona Centre Universitary (BCU)
 

Its offers accommodation in Barcelona city centre
 
For reservations: please, click on bcu.cat/en/accommodation-in-barcelona. It offers 10% discount for students enrolled at the UAB Barcelona Summer School. Please ask for the promotional code “UABSUMMER2021”. 

For more information: info@bcu.cat


Resa Housing
 

It offers apartments and rooms for students in Barcelona city centre.
 
For reservations: Please contact them using this address: shortstays@resahousing.com. Ask for the promotional code “UABSUMMER2021” to get a 10% discount.