If you want to come study at the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona as an exchange student, you have to take the following steps:
Your university should send us an email informing us that you are nominated for a mobility stay at FIB. It must contain the following information:
Fill in the application form.
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, it's possible 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:
Bachelor in Informatics Engineering: 1st-year courses (F, FM, IC, PRO1, EC, PRO2, M1, M2) and English coursess (APSS, ASDP and WSE).
Master in Artificial Intelligence: Compulsory courses (CI, CV, IHLT, IMAS, IML, PAR) and the elective course IDADM
Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics: Courses from the Data Science specialization: ADM, BDM, DAKD, ML, MVA, OD and most courses from the Service Engineering specialization, which is deactivated
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, FCE...
For Spanish, level B1 can be certified by:
In any case, you will also be able to certify level B1 with an equivalent certificate gotten at your university.
Send, by ordinary mail, to the address included in the generated form, the following documentation:
Once the documentation is revised, we will send you an e-mail to inform you if you hgave been enrolled or not. If you have been accepted you will receive, attached, the application form and 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 and Enterprise Bureau.
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