University of Barcelona

Europe, Spain

The University of Barcelona (UB) is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved. Its own history closely tied to the history of Barcelona and of Catalonia.

Special conditions/comments

Master students: Contact La Trobe Abroad first, the University of Barcelona course coordinator has to approve Master exchange student before you can start the credit application process. Students are to look up the names of Master Level subjects on the University of Barcelona website and send a list of at least 30 ECTS subjects in total to the Europe coordinator to start this process. After UB approves, the student can commence with their credit approval process. . Please note that most subjects are taught in Spanish/Catalan, so proof of language level may be required. Students must double check the language and study level of the subjects before applying.

Credit points equivalent to 60 LTU credits
30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
Placement chance
Fair chance
Language of instruction
Catalan; English; Spanish
Available scholarships

La Trobe Abroad Scholarships: Please visit our Program funding and costs page for a full list of available scholarships and grants.

University of Barcelona Scholarships: None available.

Semester dates
Fall Semester: September - January ; Spring Semester: February - June

Subjects offered

Business and Law

  • Accounting
  • Business (English)
  • Commerce
  • Crime
  • Justice and Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • Event management
  • Finance
  • International business (English)
  • Laws
  • Management (general)
  • Marketing


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Educational Studies
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Recreation Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Teaching (outreach & community education)
  • Teaching Primary
  • Teaching Secondary

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Languages and Cultural Studies

  • Ancient Greek Studies
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Allied Health

  • Social Work
  • Dietetics
  • Human Nutrition

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • Computer Science (General) (English)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Molecular Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology and Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics


  • Psychology


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