If you want to come study at the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona as an exchange student, you have to take the following steps:
In order to come to Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) as an exchange student, you first have to be nominated by your university.
The nomination procedure will be sent to all partner institutions via e-mail by mid-March and early October. For any doubt or information regarding the procedure related to the nomination, your university can contact to
Once you have been nominated by your university you will receive an e-mail with the information and the deadline to fill out your online application form through the FIB Mobility students tool.
The Learning Agreement is the document in which you state the subjects you will take during your mobility stay. It has to be agreed by you, your university and us. On our side, the list of subjects included in the application form is equivalent to the Learning Agreement. In any case, depending on the programme you are doing your mobility in, you may have to fill in a specific document. Ask your university to get the information.
Main academic information to fill in the Learning Agreement:
Due to the large number of regular students, some courses are not available for exchange students, namely:
Barcelona is the main city of Catalonia, a bilingual community, so both Catalan and Spanish are oficial languages of UPC. As a mobility student you should have, at least, an intermediate level (B1) of the language of instruction of the degree you will enrol in. This language is:
If the language of instruction is not your native language, you will have to submit a certificate of proficiency.
For English, level B1 can be certified by any of the most common certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC (4 skills), FCE...
Check the UPC accepted English certificates table (information only in Catalan version)
For Spanish, level B1 can be certified by:
In any case, you will also be able to certify level B1 with an equivalent certificate obtained at your university.
Before closing the application form upload the following documentation:
Once your application is closed the coordinator of your institution will receive an e-mail in order to validate the information you have provided in the application form.
Once the documentation is revised, we will send you an e-mail to inform you if you have been accepted or not. Through the application form you will be able to download your letter of admission and the Erasmus+ learning agreement, if it is the case, duly signed and stamped.
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has two reception programs for international exchange students: the Orientation Week and the Buddy Programme Salsa'm.
The Orientation Week (OW) takes place during 2 days and includes an institutional welcome, information on legal procedures, sessions with information on the main services of the university which might help you during your stay, a linguistic introductory workshop on Catalan language and culture, as well as a visit to a museum in Barcelona and a sport activity.
There are several editions of the OW before classes begin. If you want to attend any of the editions, you will have to register. Check all the information in the website of the UPC International Relations.
The Buddy Programme Salsa'm aims to welcome exchange students and help them adapt to the university life in Barcelona. Each participant is assigned a local student who provides academic, cultural and linguistic support. There are also group activities such as guided tours, cultural outings and international dinners.
It could be a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends, practice languages and take the most out of your stay at FIB.
If you are interested in participation in this programme, fill in the form
You can also see what has been done in this programme on Facebook