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Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) — public non-profit university. It is located in Barcelona, Spain. It is a young higher education institution, as it was opened in 1990. As an active member of European University Association (EUA), UPF is participating in developing the academic environment.
The university is in top-190 of the independent international ranking THE.
UPF does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor, master and doctorate programs.
Tuition fees at UPF are equal for locals and foreigners, and start from 423 USD per year. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.
Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
Admission to the bachelor's programs is based on the results of entrance examinations. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 100.
Master's degree at UPF
When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 72. IELTS — 5.5 or higher.
Doctorate degree at UPF
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 TOEFL with 72 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 5.5.
The campus of UPF is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. Not only locals study at UPF, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.
Spain allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.