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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Location

Bellaterra Campus, Barcelona Spain

Ranking

# 175QS World University Rankings

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113Undergraduate programs

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221Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

6,000 EURTuition Fee/year

About Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching and it's a reference centre in Spain and the European Union.

The UAB is a public and groundbreaking university, leader in international rankings and a benchmark in research.

Barcelonian, Catalan and international, the UAB has a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

The UAB is transformative, supportive, diverse and egalitarian, sustainable and healthy, participative and cultural university. 

Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinary and is closely linked to many research activities. It's a campus university with its faculties and schools, research institutes and services, all within a natural environment that offers a variety of unique experiences.

The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with more than 100 Bachelor’s Degrees, over 550 University Master's Degrees, UAB Master's Degres and Graduate Diplomas and almost 90 PhD programmes.


About Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching and it's a reference centre in Spain and the European Union.

The UAB is a public and groundbreaking university, leader in international rankings and a benchmark in research.

Barcelonian, Catalan and international, the UAB has a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

The UAB is transformative, supportive, diverse and egalitarian, sustainable and healthy, participative and cultural university. 

Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinary and is closely linked to many research activities. It's a campus university with its faculties and schools, research institutes and services, all within a natural environment that offers a variety of unique experiences.

The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with more than 100 Bachelor’s Degrees, over 550 University Master's Degrees, UAB Master's Degres and Graduate Diplomas and almost 90 PhD programmes.


Available programs

The UAB offers more than Bachelor's Degrees, covering all fields of knowledge. Our bachelor's degrees are known for their quality and international character, as well as for the amount of practical experience students acquire.

UAB bachelor's degrees provide students with a large amount of practical experience, helping them to be better prepared as they enter the professional world.

Some bachelor's degrees are offered fully in English, and many other degrees offer subjects in English.

The UAB Barcelona Summer School offers a wide array of subjects in several fields and takes place from the end of June to the beginning of August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Depending on the regulations of each home university, especially if there is a mobility agreement with the UAB, students will be able to transfer the credits earned during their stay to their current degree.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university offering:

More than 500 programmes which include:

  • Universitary Master's Degrees, which provide you with advanced interdisciplinary training and are divided into programmes offering practical training for employment and others specialising in initiation to research. Our official master's degrees are valid in all of Spain and equivalent to the master's degrees programmes in Europe. The research-oriented programmes give access to PhD programmes.

  • UAB Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas. The aim of these programmes is to provide students with an advanced-level, specialised, multidisciplinary education oriented towards professional specialisation. In order to guarantee their academic rigour, they are subject to similar quality control processes to those used for official programmes taught at the UAB. Professors, professionals and external institutions take part in graduate teaching to make sure that courses offer the practical approach that the labour market demands.

 
Almost 90  PhD programmes in 5 areas of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Health Sciencies, Sciencies, Social Sciencies and Law and Technological Sciencies.

The aim of these programmes is providing advanced training in research techniques, culminating in a doctoral thesis. They involve preparing and defending a thesis and usually last four years, with the aim of producing top-level academic and professionals.

Some of the UAB’s PhD programmes have received an Excellence Award. The European Doctoral Research Component includes stays in different European countries and the participation of lecturers from foreign universities.

Approximately 30-40% of students come from other countries in both master's degrees and graduate diplomas, as well as PhD programmes.

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University information

General

6.5+
24+
2+

Bachelor

2.75+
6.5+

Master

90+
6.5+

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is located only 25 minutes in public transport from Barcelona's city centre, a cosmopolitan metropolis lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

The main campus is located in Bellaterra, in the heart of one of the main industrial and technological poles of Mediterranean Europe. The university is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty: 263 Hectares of campus surface area with 60% covered in woodlands and green areas.

The UAB campus offers all types of services for the university community:

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Student life

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) caters to all aspects of university life. The campus is organised as a true city of knowledge with almost 50,000 inhabitants: students, lecturers, researchers and administration staff.

The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, more than 5,000 international students from 90 countries worldwide.  Every year, the UAB reaches new mobility agreements with universities from around the world. It also has specific programmes which welcome and aid international students once they arrive at the UAB. The UAB campus provides a framework for   intercultural co-existence, where different university realities and cultures from around the globe can be seen side by side.

The UAB is a sustainable university. It strives to improve the health of the university community, promote healthy environments and lifestyles and, moreover, is committed to responsible consumption and has pioneered the implementation of sustainable actions.

The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service, and has been recognised by several institutes for these tasks. It also carries out awareness-raising campaigns among the university community.

The Plaça Cívica is the reference point for campus involvement, a space of meeting, leisure, solidarity, demand… A public place for the community to share and enjoy. 

The UAB promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. It strives to foster research and transfer in all areas of knowledge and works closely together with the surrounding business and industrial community, as well as with scientific centres such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, located five minutes away from campus.

The UAB campus includes: 

many of which were created in collaboration with important scientific institutions, and all of which conduct a large amount of research activities.

Helping graduates enter the labour market is one of the main objectives of the UAB. All bachelor's degrees offer external work placements in prestigious firms and institutions. The UAB yearly manages over 4,000 work placements included in its academic study plans. Students can also take advantage of more than 2,000 extracurricular work placements, job offers, professional mobility abroad and support to entrepreneurs.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

5,000 EUR
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International Students

6,000 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is one of the top universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #175 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #176
  • 2014
    #177
  • 2015
    #=173
  • 2016
    #=190
  • 2017
    #=203
  • 2018
    #=195
  • 2019
    #=193
  • 2020
    #188
  • 2021
    #213
  • 2022
    #=209
  • 2023
    #178
  • 2024
    #=149
  • 2025
    #175

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