Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Fact Sheet
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is mostly located in its central campus, in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), 20km outside Barcelona, 25 minutes from downtown Barcelona by train. 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 over 2.200 students at Vila Universitaria (prices ranging 220€-825€). 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 720€-1.200€ 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, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and research units. 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 (2011/2012 numbers)
29.018 undergraduate students 5.858 graduates 10,791 postgraduate and continuing education students 6.419 international regular students, 1.269 exchange students, 85 undergraduate, 130 official masters, 79 PhD programmes, 2.239 articles published in indexed journals, 1.179.371 books in its libraries 4.411 teaching and research staff, 2.503 administration and services staff
We offer innovative high-quality, exacting courses that are characterised by their strong practical content. We offer the chance to study for diplomas, degrees, technical qualifications and postgraduate courses in all areas of knowledge.
General Semester dates (2012/2013)
1st term 12 Sept 12 - 1st Feb 13
2nd term 11 feb 13 - 5th July 13
The UAB campus is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its infrastructure, created exclusively for university life, offers different academic, cultural and social activities.
Contact for Exchange Students: Margarita Espinosa
Erasmus Coordinator: Monica Leiva