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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Jordi Girona, 1 Barcelona,
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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher  Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering,  Science and Technology that offers:

-          64  bachelor’s degrees

-          74   master’s degrees (31 taught entirely in English)

-          46  doctoral programmes (2 Erasmus Mundus)

This offer is completed by international mobility and double degree programmes.

-          50  International double degree with 32 universities

-          708  Higher education institutions with student exchange agreements

-          2,717 students on international mobility programmes (1,380 incoming students)

As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, the University is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent.

-          206  research groups

-          14  TECNIO network research centres

-          21  focused research centers

-          15  associated research centers

UPC is in the subject rankings among the 25 best universities in the world in Civil and Structural Engineering, among the 30 best universities in the world in Architecture and Built Environment, among the top 100 in the broad subject areas Engineering and  Technology and the specific subjects Telecommunications, Electrical and  Electronical Engineering and Mechanical and Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering.

The UPC has a wide spread presence in Catalonia, with eight campuses located in Barcelona and nearby towns: Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, and Vilanova i la Geltrú.

The campuses are accessible, well connected by public transport and equipped with the necessary facilities and services to contribute to learning, research and university life.

Discover the UPC campuses in all their extension, as well as their urban location.

Barcelona has a strong international vibe. Studying here, you’re guaranteed to meet people from all over the world. So, if you’re looking for a truly international study abroad experience, Barcelona is a safe bet.

Check our welcome guide for international students to find more practical information.  

COVID-19 Information

  • How can applicants contact the university about their application?  
    Application for Master and PhD programs has been always online, then, there isn’t any modification in this point. Applicants should contact the program coordinator in order to ask for the application procedures. The email address is in each master’s and PhD program’s webpage.

In case of bachelor’s degree applicants, the procedure is centralized by the Autonomic Government. Applicants should consult the following webpage: http://universitats.gencat.cat/en/que_puc_fer/soc_estudiant_de_fora/index.html

  •  University handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled
     The UPC doesn’t do application exams.
     If the applicants don’t have an English-language certificate, they should ask the program coordinator in order to know the options that he can provide to them.
     In the UPC International Relations Bureau webpage, applicants can find several useful information about legal procedures and other topics. In this webpage, applicants can find as well the email address of our International Mobility Students Office, in case they want to ask something specific to our staff.

  • Is the university still accepting applications? 
    The applications for the next course are already open and there isn’t any restriction for international applicants.

  •   How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
    In the UPC International Relations Bureau webpage there is a subsection dedicated to accommodation for incoming students.

  •  The UPC has not made any change to entry requirements.

Bachelor's degree

Access and admissions: https://www.upc.edu/en/bachelors/access-and-admission

Master's degree

Access and admissionshttps://www.upc.edu/en/masters/access-and-admission

Doctoral programmes

Access requirements: https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/new-students/access-requeriments
Admission process: https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/new-students/admission

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)

Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV)

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB)

Department of Architectural Design (PA)

Department of Automatic Control (ESAII)

Department of Computer Architecture (DAC)

Department of Electronic Engineering (EEL)

Department of Heat Engines (MMT)

Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques (THATC)

Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering (EMIT)

Department of Nautical Science and Engineering (CEN)

Department of Network Engineering (ENTEL)

Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)

Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC)

Department of Statistics and Operations Research (EIO)

Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UOT)

Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC)

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

Interuniversity Women's and Gender Studies Institute (IIEDG)

Telecomunications Engineering

Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

University Research Institute for Sustainability Science And Technology (IS.UPC)

Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)

University Highlights

Total students - 22,447


International students - 3,050


Total faculty staff - 2,422


Total students - 22,447


International students - 3,050


Total faculty staff - 2,422

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