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If you want to come study at the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona as an exchange student, you have to take the following steps:

 

1. Check if there is an agreement

Make sure there is a signed bilateral agreement between your university and FIB; you can consult the partner universities and mobility programs.

 

2. Get nominated by your university

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:

  • Name and surname
  • Study level (Bachelor's/Master's)
  • Exchange period (spring/autumn semester or full year)
  • Email address

 

3. Request admission

Fill in the application form.

 

4. Prepare the Learning Agreement

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:

 

5. Certify your language level

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Informatics Engineering - GEI: Spanish/Catalan
  • Master's degree in Informatics Engineering - MEI: Spanish/Catalan
  • Master's degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics - MIRI: English
  • Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence - MAI: English

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 cerified by:

For Catalan, level B1 can be certified by the Certificat de Nivell Elemental, granted by the Institut Ramon Llull.

In any case, you will also be able to certify level B1 with an equivalent certificate gotten at your university.

 

6. Send the required documentation by post

Send, by ordinary mail, to the address included in the generated form, the following documentation:

  • Application form (pdf), duly signed by your institucional responsible
  • Learning Agreement
  • Official transcript of records (issued by your university with all the courses finished up to now). If you are a Master's student, attach also your Bachelor's grades.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of currently enrolled courses
  • Language level certificate

 

7. Wait for an answer

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.

 

8. Register in the reception programmes

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

For any question on the Salsa'm buddy programme, send an e-mail to

 

9. Enrol

If you have to enrol for the first time: Enrolment

If this is the second semester you enrol: Enrolment

Please understand these rules, they are to make the enrolment process easier. If you have any questions, don't doubt to contact us.

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FIB International Relations

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