Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The UAB is a leading public university providing quality in teaching and excellence in research, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

What's unique about us?

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is one of the top academic institutions in Spain and the European Union. The UAB offers top level academic programs in all areas of knowledge, with almost 100 bachelor's degrees, some 300 official and UAB-specific master's degrees and graduate diplomas and almost 70 PhD programs. The campus is a true city of knowledge with all the necessary services for the university community, including accommodation, specialised libraries, sport facilities (with a gym, pools, football pitch, etc.), healthcare centre, restaurants, stores and cafés.

The UAB offers specific programmes for international students and Spanish language courses in the heart of Barcelona at a unique location in a World Heritage Site (Casa Convalescència) and at the main campus in Bellaterra (25 mins. from downtown Barcelona). You may choose from these options:

Programs and courses


UAB Languages Barcelona, tha University language school located near the city center, offers Spanish programs for international students. 

Spanish intensive courses (20 hours per week)

  • Levels A1-B2
  • All year round (courses starting every month)
  • Level and course certificates
  • Communicative approach 
  • Optional cultural activities

Tailor made programs for groups / Private lessons


  • General courses adapted to the specific needs of the group/student.
  • Specialised courses: business, tourism, academic writing, Spanish cinema, Spanish culture. 

These programs can be combined with intensive courses.

STUDY ABROAD UAB: Pre-Established Programs

The Pre-established Program is designed for students wishing to stay in Barcelona studying subjects taught in English or Spanish with the option of Spanish language courses.

An opportunity to:

* Study in an intercultural environment!

* Discover Barcelona while you study in the hub of the city!

* Unique location in Barcelona.

Choose from courses on Business, Economics and Politics, Art and Architecture, Mediterranean Studies, and Spanish and Catalan language.

Spring, May, Summer and Fall programs.

On completing the term, students receive a UAB certificate that can be validated for credits at their home university.


STUDY ABROAD UAB: Selected Courses

These courses are aimed at international students who want to attend subjects from the different degrees at the UAB on the main Campus (Bellaterra) with Spanish students and other international students who come through the Erasmus program.

An opportunity to:

*Study at the main campus of the UAB.

*Attend classes in one of the best universities in Spain!

*Study in Spanish and Catalan while you enjoy Barcelona!

On completing the term, students receive a UAB certificate that can be validated for credits at their home university.

Fill out an information request if you are interested in this school. Then you will receive more information from us or the school and you will be eligible for our discounts and special offers.

Subjects you can take at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

QS WUR 2020 Ranking: 2nd university in Spain

Discounted price at UAB Barcelona Spanish courses

Students who submit the discount code DREAMS on their application get a 10% discount on Spanish intensive courses

This offer expires on 2020-12-31

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