Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya


General Information

Country Spain
City Barcelona
Founding 1971
Number of Students 30 864 (as of 2017)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

International Office of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya



Type of Partnership ERASMUS+ (E_BARCELO03)
Who can apply?

Bachelor students (when at the time of the exchange at least 120 ECTS CP have been achieved)
Master students

Type of Stay Studies
Length of Stay 1 to 2 Semesters
Time of Stay Winter and/or Summer Semester
Number of Exchange Placements 2 to 4


Study Details

Semester Dates

1. Semester: September to January

2. Semester: January/February to May/June

Cooperating Faculty/Department Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona (Civil Engineering School)
Study Possiblities

Faculties and Institutes

Information for Exchange Students

It is possible that not all of the faculty's courses are open to exchange students. The partner university and exchange reports may provide further information.

Please note that in general the majority of the courses taken must be chosen by the cooperating faculty. A minimum of 20 ECTS must be taken at the UPC per semester. ECTS of language courses are not taken into account. Exchange students may choose any course from the cooperating School's Bachelor's or Master's program if they have the academic requirements for successful participation in the chosen subjects. However, first-year undergraduate courses are excluded.

Course Offerings

Subjects in English UPC Barcelona

Bachelor Civil Engineering in English

Course Catalog

English language courses

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.

Language Courses Information about Language Courses



Language Requirements

English B2

Spanish B1

The language requirements depend on the language that the chosen courses are held in. Students who only choose courses taught in English do not need to prove Spanish language proficiency.

Language Certificate from RWTH Aachen Language Center

Application Deadline at the International Exchange Office at the Faculty of Civil Engineering 31. January for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year
Application Deadline at Partner University

10. May for the Winter Semester of the Same Year

22. October for the Summer Semester of the Following Semester

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successful application at RWTH University.)

Application to Partner University

Information about the Application Process and Documents

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successful application at RWTH University.)




Tuition Fees Fees Waived

Erasmus+ Scholarship

Schüßler Award

Pirlet Award

Scholarship Database


Practical Information

Accommodations Information about Accommodations
Health Insurance Health insurance for abroad and private liability insurance are required for the entire duration of the stay.
Experience Reports MoveOn
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office

General Country Information from the DAAD

Study in Spain