Semester Exchange - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona is a public university mostly located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.
As of 2012, it consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 13 faculties/schools.
UAB has more than 40,000 students and more than 3,600 academic and research staff. The UAB is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research.
Study areas for exchange students include Arts and Humanities, Health Science, Science, Social Sciences, Business and Technology.
Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona, Spain.
Type of Program
Level of Study
Length of Program
First Semester: September - January or February
Language of Instruction
GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
Lectures at the UAB are mainly taught either in Catalan or in Spanish. The usage of either language
There are some lessons offered in English as well. Courses delivered in English can be found here.
All course information can be found here.
UAB will guide exchange students in finding accommodation on campus or off campus. Students must
Students wishing to book a room on campus should contact Vila Universitària (UAB Residence Hall).
Exchange Student Website
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program),
- Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
- Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
- Have a nomination from Macquarie University,
- Meet English or Spanish language requirement for non-native speakers,
- Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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It is a public university mostly located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. As of 2012, it consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 13 faculties/schools.
Area of study
Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Life sciences, Biomedicine, Art, Humanities, Exchange, Barcelona, Spain
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