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About UPC

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) — public non-profit university. It is located in Barcelona, Spain. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1971 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. As a member of CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), CINDA (Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo), CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research), EUA, UPC is actively working on developing the academic environment.

The university is in top-350 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings. The educational institution is in the top-600 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

At UPC, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.

Location
Barcelona, Spain
Establishment year
1971
Students
23,211
International students
3,017
Female students
26%

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UPC tuition fees

The academic year at UPC is divided into quarters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Locals and foreigners study at UPC for the same price — from 537 USD per year. The educational institution helps students financially with the help of scholarships and financial aid. They are available to local and international students. On the official website of the university, you will find all the relevant information about tuition fees and scholarships.

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Academic calendar
Quarters
Scholarships
Yes
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
Local1,189USD/year
Foreign2,420USD/year
Master
Local1,857USD/year
Foreign2,786USD/year
Doctorate
537USD/year

Study programs at UPC

Computer Science & IT
Video Game Design and Development
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Video Game Design and Development
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Social Sciences & Management
Industrial Technologies and Economic Analysis
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Civil Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Industrial Technologies and Economic Analysis
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Bioinformatics
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Other
Design, Animation and Digital Art
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Other programs
Humanities
Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL PBT — 525, TOEFL iBT — 72
Computer Science & IT
Artificial Intelligence
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Automatic Control and Robotics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Chemical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI)
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
CAE — 193
Telecommunications Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL PBT — 567
Arts & Humanities
Advanced Studies in Design
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Urban Mobility
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 92
Economics & Business Management
Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI)
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
CAE — 193
Engineering & Technology
Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Advanced Telecommunication Technologies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Aerospace Science and Technology (MAST)
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Automatic Control and Robotics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Chemical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
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Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Economics & Business Management
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Photonics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Pure and Applied Logic
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
18 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Space and Aeronautical Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Other
Nuclear Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Other programs
Humanities
Theory and History of Architecture
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Agriculture & Forestry
Marine Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Agriculture & Forestry
Applied Sciences & Professions
Textile and Paper Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Artificial Intelligence
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Automatic Control, Robotics and Vision
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Computational and Applied Physics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Computer Architecture
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Computing
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Show all
Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Architecture, Energy and Environment
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Environmental Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL PBT — 500, TOEFL iBT — 60
Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Services
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 7.0, TOEFL PBT — 600, TOEFL iBT — 100
Geotechnical Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Show all
Arts & Humanities
Architectural Design
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Architectural, Building Construction and Urbanism Technology
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Architectural, Civil and Urban Heritage and Refurbishment of Existing Buildings
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Architecture, Energy and Environment
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Architecture
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Computer Science & IT
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Applied Mathematics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Erasmus Mundus in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence (It4bi - Dc)
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 7.0, TOEFL PBT — 637, TOEFL iBT — 95
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Chemical Process Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computational and Applied Physics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Nuclear and Ionising Radiation Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Engineering & Technology
Aerospace Science and Technology
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Architecture, Energy and Environment
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Artificial Intelligence
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Automatic Control, Robotics and Vision
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Biomedical Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
36 months (full-time), 48 months (part-time)
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Show all
Other
Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Signal Theory and Communications
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
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Master's degree at UPC

It is impossible to enter UPC for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 5.5. TOEFL — 72 or higher.

IELTS
5.5
TOEFL iBT
72
TOEFL PBT
525

Doctorate degree at UPC

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 60.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
60
TOEFL PBT
500

UPC campus

The campus of UPC is located in Barcelona. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. University students have access to the library. It contains a collection of scientific papers, textbooks and fiction. Student life at UPC is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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