Study Abroad
Universidad Pompeu Fabra (appears as Universitat at the university website) is a top ranking university in Spain. Here is information about study programmes offered by the university and its campus.

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Pompeu Fabra University is an urban university which is located in the very heart of the city, stretching from the Rambla to the olympic Village. A public university that was set up by an act of the Catalan Parliament, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is widely considered to be one of the best public universities in Spain and also Europe. The University's teaching and research activity is organised according to three campuses and areas of knowledge. They are as follows: social and human sciences (Ciutadella campus), information and communication sciences and technology (Communications campus- Poblenou) and biomedical sciences (Mar campus). Due to small study groups which allow for a closer contact between the teacher and student, every year millions of students come here to carry on their graduation and masters and postgraduate diplomas and post doctoral courses. Read the next section if you have plans of pursuing higher education in the Universidad Pompeu Fabre.

  • This is a fairly recent university founded by the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia). on 18th June 1990, the Parliament granted permission for the establishment of a new public institute in Catalonia known to us as 'Pompeu Fabra University'. This university is named after the man who laid down the standards for the modern Catalan language, Pompeu Fabra.
  • one of the first lectures in this university was given way back in the 1990s. This is where the site where the Balmes Building is currently located. A decade back, this was the site of the Fòrum Verges. The lecture was attended by around 300 students studying to get a degree in Law and Economics and Business Sciences.
  • of late, the total number of students studying in this university has crossed one million. With courses in all fields ranging from experimental, health and life sciences to human and social sciences, studying in Universitat Pompeu Fabra is definitely a matter of pride!
This university has the highest percentage of foreign students and most importantly all the degrees given out at UPF are adapted to EHEA, which stands for European Higher Education Area. The various programs that are offered are discussed as follows:

  • Criminology and Public Prevention Policies
  • Law
  • Labour Relations
  • Analytical Philosophy
Economics Finance And Business
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Business Sciences
  • Economics
  • International Business Economics
Humanities And History
  • Literary Creation
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Translation
  • World History
  • Chinese Studies
Politics And Society
  • Political and Administration Studies
  • Immigration Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Research in Political Science
  • Human Biology
  • occupational Health
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology
  • Clinical Analysis Laboratory
Information, Communication and audiovisual Media Technologies
  • Audiovisual Systems Engineering
  • Sound and Music Technologies
  • Interdisciplinary in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media
  • Advanced Sciences of Modern telecommunications
Social Communication
  • Audiovisual Communication
  • Journalism
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Theatre Studies
Linguistic Communication and Multilingual Mediation
  • Applied Languages
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Cognitive Science and Language
  • Linguistics and Technological Applications
Admission Details
The procedure for applying varies according to your desired choice of course and program. However, a good academic transcript and a laudable letter of recommendation, with a comprehensive statement of purpose will gain you a place in this reputed institute. You have to pass an English proficiency test like IELTS or ToEFL if you are hailing from a non-native English speaking country. So what are you waiting for? Check out the university website and make your way there as soon as possible!

UPF is a university with a positive international stance and an unwavering dedication to building up links between students and the society in general. All of this has enabled Pompeu Fabra University to integrate frontline companies from a wide range of sectors to hire its graduates and other students in general.

Contact Information
UPF International Study Abroad Programme
Jaume I Building,
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, 08005 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 542 29 82
Fax: +34 93 542 28 60

Facilities in Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Here is an account of the facilities for the students of Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) like accommodation, dining, scholarships, grants, library, computer labs and extracurricular activities.

Admission in Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Universidad Pompeu Fabra has laid a set of rules for admission. Here is brief account of the admission procedure in University Pompeu Fabra.