Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Edificio C, E –08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Tel.: +34 3 581 1310
Fax: +34 3 581 2155

The Autonomous University of Barcelona was founded in 1986 and disposes of 3 university centres:

  • Bellaterra: main campus with faculty for Education and Science
  • Sabadell: main focus on Business Studies, Technology and Computer Studies
  • Sant Pau: faculty of Health Sciences

The main campus of UAB is situated in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), approx. 20 km from Barcelona between Sabadell and Sant Cugat del Vallés.

The university centre forms its own small city with parks, recreational facilities and shops (laundry, bakery, supermarket, etc.). The train connection between Barcelona, Sabadell, etc works well. Students and staff members have also the opportunity to rent a room in this university village, which consists of 640 flats of different sizes with a capacity for 1.800 people.

At present, more than 50.000 people are studying at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. There is a big variety of courses reaching from Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Experimental Sciences to Engineering. The students also have the opportunity to gain some practical experience during their courses in order to be well prepared for their working life.

Spanish (Castellano) is also classified as official language at the university, i.e. the students are allowed to write projects and exams in Catalan and/or Castilian. However, the majority of the lectures (60-70%) are held in Catalan and almost every lecturer and student is able to speak and understand this language. Therefore it is recommended to all exchange students to attend a Catalan language course. “UAB Idiomes” offers some basic courses. You can find more detailed information at:

Contact addresses for exchange students:

Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Edifíci A - Rectorat
E – 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)

Coordinator for the SOCRATES programme
Montserrat Roca Trescents
Tel. 93 581 27 53
E-Mail: Montserrat.Roca@uab.es

Coordinators for European programmes:

Tel. 93 - 581 20 77
E-mail: xavier.biarnes@uab.es

Mònica LEIVA
Tel. 93 - 581 27 53
E-mail: monica.leiva@uab.es

Coordinator for non-European programmes:
Rosa M. VILÀ
Tel. 93 – 581 11 03
E-mai: rosamaria.vila@uab.es