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Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (Exchange)

Please note that this exchange program is open only to Allied Health Science and Nutritional Science majors. Also, the only courses offered on this exchange are Psychology, Food Sciences & Technology, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics courses. Courses at Universitat de Barcelona are only taught in Spanish or Catalan.

The Program

Study in Barcelona- capital of the autonomous province of Catalonia, and one of the most prosperous areas in contemporary Spain. A major cultural center since the Middle Ages, it styles itself Catalan, Spanish, European, and international. Barcelona has been home to prominent 20th century artists like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. The experimental works of the modernista architect Antoni Gaudí are one of the city’s unique attractions, and his Church of the Holy Family is the familiar symbol of the city.

The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450 and is the oldest and largest of the six universities in Barcelona. The international student population of the UB is approximately 1300 students. Today the UB is the largest university in Catalonia in terms of number of students and teaching staff, facilities, courses offered, and research.

The Academics

Exchange students can choose from courses within the faculties of Psychology, Food Sciences & Technology, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics.

You will be able to earn a full semester’s worth of UConn credits on this program. In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience

The Barcelona University Centre (BCU) provides all the information you need to live and study in Barcelona: how to get to Barcelona, cost of living, climate, moving about the city, and services for the university community. Please visit the BCU website: |

Students at the University of Barcelona have access to the best services and support materials for every aspect of their academic lives: a network of libraries boasting the largest catalog of all the Catalan universities, the chance to learn a wide selection of languages , comprehensive sports facilities, plus the advantages offered by new teaching and learning technologies and institutional subscriptions to leading publications.

Cultural activities play an important part in the university and are aimed at the university community and society in general. Every year, the UB organizes a program of concerts, an opera, a cycle of cinema and a series of exhibitions to contribute to the dissemination of the University’s cultural richness and heritage. The UB has theatre groups, musical groups and a high quality, amateur symphonic orchestra. Most of the members are university students from the many courses taught at the University.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 02/01/2018 06/30/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Sciences
Language of instruction: Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3