Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Fact Sheet
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the central campus is in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), 20km outside Barcelona. It is located only 25 minutes from central Barcelona. The Bellaterra Campus is located in the heart of one of the main industrial and technological centres of Mediterranean Europe.
The UAB has on campus accommodation for more than 2000 students at Vila Universitaria (prices ranging 272€-476€). Vila also offers rooms outside the campus and downtown Barcelona. For conventions and short stays there is the Campus Hotel.
As an estimate, a student in Barcelona will need around 500€-800€ per month on housing, living expenses and study material.
The currency in Spain is the Euro €
Students from outside the European Union must obtain a D-Type visa before leaving their country in the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate. Without the visa students cannot obtain the Student Card they need to be a legal resident in Spain. The International Welcome Point offers personal attention to all legal matters: firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel. +34 93 581 2210, Fax +34 93 586 8025.
Structure of University
The UAB develops its structure on three campuses. The main UAB campus hosts the Scientific and Technological cluster (Faculty of Life Sciences, Engineering School, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Science and Technology Park, the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, etc.) and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well. The Sabadell campus is committed to Technology and Business. The Campus in Hospital de Sant Pau with historical modernist pavilions is our Health Sciences centre. All the departments, Science and Technology services, research centres and institutes, centres at the Science and Technology Park, and university hospitals make up the research consortium known as Esfera UAB.
Teaching (2007/2008 numbers)
29.098 undergraduate students 4.665 graduates 11.044 postgraduate and continuing education students 2.139 foreign students 78 undergraduate courses 302 postgraduate and continuing education programmes 169 masters degrees 85 doctoral programmes 393 PhD dissertations 1.042.245 books in its libraries 3.813 teaching and research staff 2.166 administration and services staff
The academic system makes it possible to combine different fields, with a renowned teaching quality. There is a wide variety of courses (covering fields as diverse as humanities, social sciences, health sciences, experimental sciences and engineering) which provide the students with a large amount of practical experience, helping them to be better prepared as they enter the professional world. The UAB also offers doctoral, postgraduate studies and continuing education courses, enabling the students to permanently increase and update their knowledge and to specialize in new areas.
General Semester dates (2007/2008)
1st term 15 Sept 08 - 16 Jan 09
exams 2 Feb - 13 Feb 09
2nd term 16 feb - 29 May 08
exams 8 June - 10 July 09
We are one of the few universities in Spain to have a university campus. The UAB's infrastructure was created exclusively for university life and the campus provides all the services needed for academic, leisure and everyday life, in the very heart of nature.
Contact for Exchange Students: Margarita Espinosa
Erasmus Coordinator: Monica Leiva
Factsheet Universitat AutonÃ²ma de Barcelona