Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Overview

In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality in teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings. Thus, the UAB is well as occupying an outstanding position among Spanish universities in world rankings such as the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It also ranks as one of the best young universities according to specific rankings made for universities less than half a century old by QS and Times Higher Education.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying Hispanic Studies and Physics. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 10th September 2018 - 8th February 2019  11th February 2019 - 5th July 2019

Application Deadline: 15/05/2018 for Semester 1 & 15/11/2018 for Semester 2

Please note: this is a tentative calendar. Academic calendar 2018/19 will be available here.

Holiday Breaks
Christmas: from December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 (both included)
Easter: April 15 - 22, 2019 (both included)

Welcome Week:  International Welcome Days usually take place at the beginning of each term (September and February).


Estimates of cost of living in Euros per month.

Accommodation 250-500€
Food 250-350€
Transport 60-80€
Personal and leisure expenses 160-220€


UAB will guide exchange students in finding accommodation on campus or off campus. Students must contact directly the different services for reservation.

Students wishing to book a room on campus should contact Vila Universitària (UAB Residence Hall). They also offer support for off campus accommodation:
Vila Universitària
+34 93 580 3095

For accommodation in Barcelona city:
Barcelona Centre Universitari
Barcelona Housing Service for Students
+34 93 238 9072

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.