Exchange: University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean and indeed in Europe. University of Barcelona’s commitment to research has positioned it first in Spain in International rankings and as one of the most prestigious universities in the world regarding research impact.

Credit Equivalency: 60 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses: Check here.

Available Courses in English: Check here.

Restricted Programs: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and UB affiliated centers (ENTI, CETT, ESRP, ISPC, CEI, ESCAC, INEFC, Sant Joan de Déu School of Nursing)

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed, but the host institution will assist in securing housing. Please find information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email

Only the Faculty of Economy and Business is open to non-Spanish/Catalan-speaking students; all other departments require a minimum of B2-level proficiency in Spanish/Catalan. More information on the following websites: here, here, and here. The School of Philology requires a B1 in Spanish from all applicants.

Students must take 51% of the total credits in the main School (Faculty).


Country(ies): Spain
City: Barcelona
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Feb), Winter (Feb-Jun), Year-long (Sep-Jun)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: Catalan, English, Spanish
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates) Language Requirement: depending faculty, minimum of B2 either in Spanish or Catalan is mandatory