English for PhD students

General information

Courses in live online mode. 20 hours in total, Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, for UAB doctoral students wishing to write their PhD thesis in English or courses aimed at presenting it.

Summer courses characteristics
Our summer courses are intensive and take place over just a few weeks. See more details.

Writing a Thesis in English (Science, Health Science and Engineering).
Writing a Thesis in English (Social Sciences and Law, Arts and Humanities).
Defending your Thesis.

Successful completion of Level 5 at the UAB Language (B2.2 of the CEFR) or equivalent (or a level test).
Age over 18. 
It is necessary to be a member of the UAB community. 

Open in person from 1 September 2022.

To enrol on a language-level course at UAB Idiomes Campus you need to show a certificate to confirm you have passed the previous level or else take a level test.

Opening hours:

  • September, October, January, May and June
    Mondays to Thursdays, 9 to 14 and 15 to 20 h
    Fridays, 9 to 14 and 15 to 19 h
  • November, December, March, Arpil and July
    Mondays to Fridays, 10 to 13.30 and 15 to 19.30 h.

Phone times (93 581 13 25):

  • Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 to 12.30 and 15 to 18 h.

Email: s.llengues.info@uab.cat


Please note:

- Your enrolment will be finalised when we have confirmed that the entry requirements have been met.
- The number of places on our courses is limited, so we deal with enrolment requests in the order they arrive.
- When you have enrolled, we will contact you to confirm this and give you the payment instructions, where appropriate.

UAB Idiomes reserves the right to cancel a group if a minimum number of students has not enrolled.

English Courses for PDI on-site    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff          Subsidized 100 %                      
Associated University Community 264,35 € 298,35 €
Others 311,00 € 351,00 €
The week before the start of the course, if there are places available, academic staff from other universities, doctorate, master and postdoc students will be able to enrol.

* The total amount is the price of the course plus administrative management fees (€40).

- The second enrolments and subsequent registrations have a bonus of €40
- Associated University Community has a 15% disccount on external prices.
- Returned receipts and refunds incur a handling fee payable by the bank account holder. The amount of this handling fee is € 2.50.


  • UAB students and staff: Students (undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and administrative and service staff of UAB centres.
  • Associated University Community: Amics UAB; Esfera UAB; Parc de Recerca; Alumni UAB; Students, Teaching Staff and PAS of Affiliated Schools, Alumni Servei de Llengües, Fundació Autònoma, etc.

Thesis Writing in English (Sciences, Health Sciences and engineering)
Edition      Calendar       Days and hours
1 24.10.2022 to 28.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 17 to 19 h
Thesis Writing in English (Social and Legal sciences, Arts and Humanities)
Edition      Calendar       Days and houis
1 18.04.2023 a 18.05.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, de 17 a 19 h


Edition      Calendar       Days and hours
1 20.2.2023 to 22.3.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 13 to 15 h