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45494
Students enrolled in this school.
5
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
27
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering of higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.

Our university combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence; a university that is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.

What are the admissions criteria?

Applicants must have high school courses in a second language. All applicants must submit a copy of their passport and applicants from non-anglophone countries or high schools must submit English proficiency test scores. 

What is student life like?

The University of Barcelona has campuses throughout and outside Barcelona, creating a unique relationship with the city and the wider region. This relationship stimulates participation in civic life and provides a means of sharing resources and services between the university and the city. The UB aims to promote regular sports activities to improve physical and mental health and to contribute to a rounded education.UB Sports offers a wide range of sports classes and provides the university community with facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, rooms for sports classes and fitness, football and rugby pitches, a sports center, and an athletics track, among others.

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Housing options.

University of Barcelona has three halls of residence which range from 300 - 600 euros per month.

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