Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is situated across three campuses within Barcelona and focuses on Social Sciences and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences and Communication and Information Technologies. It is named after Pompeu Fabra, the man who created the Catalan language as it is known today. As a relatively new university it has performed well in league tables coming second place in the Times Higher Education ranking 2015.

Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city with a booming nightlife and cultural scene. Catalonia is home to the unique architecture of Gaudí such as the Sagrada Familia, as well as numerous music festivals and an expansive beach.

Network partner

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the University of Glasgow are both members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Mobility partner 

>> Information for incoming students

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Spanish

Key facts

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