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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017
Rolling Admission 09/06/2017 06/30/2018
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 02/03/2018 06/30/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, German, History, Humanities, Industrial Engineering, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology & Immunology, Music, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language Prerequisite: Advanced level Spanish
Term: Academic Year, Spring Language Courses Offered: Catalan
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Autonomous University of Barcelona

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Barcelona is a cosmopolitan metropolis located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in Spain with a population of just over 1.5 million in central Barcelona and 4 million in the greater Barcelona area. One of its greatest virtues as a city dating back to Roman times is its ability to mix the old with the new. It is also rich in architecture, with Modernist buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí, and many other architectural masterpieces. Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. This region is fiercely proud of its own heritage, character, and Catalan language (the co-official language of Spain).  

Founded in 1968, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona or UAB) is a young and dynamic public university and considered to be one of the best institutions in Spain and Europe for its quality of education and excellence in research. Unlike many Spanish universities, UAB was designed to be a campus university with academic, research, cultural and social activities all concentrated in the same area. The main UAB campus, located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), is a short 25 minute train ride from the center of Barcelona. The official language of UAB is Catalan and 60-70% of UAB courses are taught in Catalan. Students can write their coursework and take their exams in either Catalan or Spanish, and in some cases also in English.

University at Buffalo students with advanced level Spanish language abilities will be permitted to take courses taught in Spanish in a variety of majors. The main teaching language at UAB is Catalan so although coursework through this program is primarily conducted in Spanish, Catalan is present to some degree in most classrooms. Students will be able to take Catalan language classes and must be able to do coursework and exams in Spanish.

A few majors offer courses available in English, including:
Business Management and Administration (1st year courses not available to exchange students)
Primary/Childhood Education

UAB offers university accommodation for exchange students in the University Village on the UAB campus. Rooms for exchange students are available in 2-person and 4-person apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen and a bathroom. The complex also contains a student support center, bookstore, supermarket, and two cafeterias. Exchange students can also opt to live in an off-campus apartment. For more information, visit the UAB accommodations website.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Due to the academic calendar dates, students may apply to participate in a full academic year or spring semester at UAB.

Fall Semester:  Early September-Early February
Spring Semester:  Early February-Early July

Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  October 1

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