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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.
At UPC, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.
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 534 USD per year. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. 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.
Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.
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.
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.
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.