Universitat Pompeu Fabra Overview

Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a modern, high-quality public university that was founded in 1990. It focuses on the knowledge areas of the social sciences and humanities, communication and information technologies, and health and life sciences.

It has 11,000 enrolled students in: 23 undergraduate studies, 26 Masters (EHEA) and 9 PhD programmes UPF welcomes more than 1,400 international mobility students per year, and 30% of their undergraduate students have done an exchange abroad. 
UPF ranks in the Times Higher Education ranking 2014 as the 1st Spanish university (165th worldwide and 75th in Europe) and 13th highest ranked (worldwide) among those under 50 years of age.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Universitat Pompeu Fabra for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of Translation.

Key Information


Barcelona Centre Universitari or BCU (Resa Housing) is the offered by all universities in the area of Barcelona. They offer quality, safety and hygiene assured flats and rooms in Barcelona, in home stays, short stays residence halls etc.

For more information and online registration, please see the following website: 



Please see below and approximation of costs per month, these can vary due to your housing choices and your lifestyle.

Room in a shared Flat 350-500€
Room in a Residence Hall 500-800€
Food 200€
Transport 50€
Other Expenses 200€


Semester 1 Semester 2
 19th September 2016- 22nd December 2016  9th January 2017- 29th June 2017

Erasmus+ Grant - 300 - 450€ approx

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 2018-19 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 350 euros per month for study, or up to 450 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.