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Mobility regulations

You can participate in an academic mobility if you are taking any of the degrees offered by FIB and you meet the requirements:

  • GEI students: Check in the Bachelor's degree mobility regulations the requirements.
  • MAI, MEI or MIRI students: To request a mobility you should have completed, at least, one semester of your master's degree.

Briefly, this is what you can do during your academic stay (maximum 60 ECTS):

GEI students

42 ECTS (between EC + SEC) + 18 ECTS TFG

MIRI students

12 ECTS EC + 18 ECTS SEC (if applicable) + 30 ECTS TFM

MAI students

12 ECTS EC + 18 ECTS TFM

MEI students

30 ECTS TFM

EC = elective credits, SEC = specialization elective credits, TFG = bachelor's thesis, TFM = master's thesis.

What do I have to do before I leave?

1. Request a place

Before requesting a mobility place, make sure you meet the requirements to participate.

Check the calls to the various mobility programmes in the mobility calendar to know what the procedure to request a place is and all the relevant information.

To do the place assignment, requesting students will be ranked taking into account the mean grade, the alpha performance parameter of the last two semesters and the number of credits pending to end the studies. Mobility places will be assigned in this order according to the preferences stated in your petition and depending on the place availability.

The resolution will be communicated via e-mail.

2. Accept the place

Once you get assigned the mobility place, you will have to accept it through the e-Secretaria (obviously only if you have requested it through the e-Secretaria). Failure to accept before the deadline will imply the resignation of the mobility place.

3. Find the procedure at the host university

Check the website of the host university, find the Exchange or Incoming Students sections and prepare all the required documentation for the academic exchange. If you don't find it, get in touch with the International Relations Area of the destination university and ask what you have to do.

4. Fill in the application form

Fill in the application form of the destination university. You have to send it in before a deadline, which is different for every university.

5. Complete the learning agreement

Check the host university's website what subjects they offer to exchange students. When you have the list of possible subjects to take, you will have to meet with the Vice-dean for Students to fill in the learning agreement. It is usually sent together with the application form and the rest of the required documents.

If you take courses:

  • If you want academic recognition for your mobility, all subjects will need to have the authorization of the Vice-dean for Students before you send the documentation to the host university.
  • Compulsory or already taken subjects will NEVER be recognised.
  • To do specialization complementary courses, you will need the approval of the specialization coordinator, who will have to sign the relevant document.

Bachelor: Specialization complementary subject approval

Master: Specialization complementary subject approval

If you have to do the TFG or TFM:

  • For both the TFG and TFM you will need the approval of the specialization coordinator, who will have to sign the relevant document.

TFG mobility approval

TFM mobility approval

  • It's better to try to find a director from Barcelona via the mobility coordinator of the host institution.
  • The thesis will be presented there according to the rules of the host university. FIB only need the original transcript of records in which the grade obtained and number of credits have to appear. You will also have to upload the report to the Racó.

If you are requested a transcript of records, you can ask it for free via the e-Secretaria. You should request the ECTS certificate in English.

6. Hand in the acceptance card

Once you send the application form with the required documentation, you have to wait for the host university to resolve it. If you are accepted, you will be notified with an acceptance letter or an e-mail. Send it to us immediately (by hand, scanned and by e-mail...). Check the dates indicated are the correct ones for your stay.

From there, we will be able to issue your mobility credential depending on the type of mobility programme.

7. Hand in the financial agreement at FIB (only for European destinations)

Through the e-Secretaria you can print the financial agreement, which you'll have to sign and hand in at the FIB International Relations Area. The document has to be original.

8. Deliver the insurance's responsible's declaration at FIB (only for non-European or Swiss destinations)

UPC has an agreement with On campus and offers an insurance for all the stay for an economical price. In case of having a private insurance, the beneficiary will have to handle a certificate issued by the insurance company which at least takes into account the next coverages:

  • Medical assistance: diagnostic tests and surgical interventions included.
  • Coverage for accidents in the destination country
  • Repatriation in case of death

9. Hand in the Erasmus+ grant request (if relevant)

In the period the Erasmus+ grant call is open, you will find the request procedure in the e-Secretaria. If the call is when your stay has begun, you will have to sign it and send it scanned to .

At the UPC Mobility Office (Telecom square), they'll inform you about:

  • Medical coverage/Social Security
  • Visas/Legal status

Documents you need to hand in at FIB

  • Application form
  • Learning agreement and, if relevant, the authorizations of the specialization coordinator
  • Acceptance letter
  • Private insurance certificate or On Campus insurance certificate
  • Financial agreement, for European destinations (original)
  • Mobility credential, for stays in Switzerland or non-European destinations (original). This document will be issued by us for you to sign it and take a copy with you

It is essential that FIB keeps a copy or original of these documents, depending on the case, because you won't be able to leave if not.

10. Do the language test (only for stays within the framework of the erasmus + program)

Before the start and the end of your stay, you will receive an e-mail to do the language test. This test is compulsory, but the result is merely informative.

11. Check the enrolment pre-compromise

According to your academic record and learning agreement previously agreed upon, your enrolment pre-compromise will be generated. You have to check it through the e-Secretaria before you enrol. You should communicate any errors you find because it will be used to prepare your real mobility enrolment.

12. Enrol at FIB

You have to enrol the day and hour you are assigned via the e-Secretaria. Remember that you only pay enrolment at FIB and not at your destination university. Conditions

Contacts


Vice-dean for Students

Telephone
(34) 93 401 69 61
Email 

FIB International Relations

Telephone
(34) 93 401 07 37
Email