UAB Barcelona Summer School


Make the best of your summer

The best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. Our Summer School offers subjects worth transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Most of the courses taught in English 6 ECTS credits per course Buddy Programme: meet local students who can show you around Barcelona Courses at the UAB Campus, a natural environment with the best services: sports, leisure, culture and accommodation 35’ from Barcelona’s city centre Two 3-week periods from late June to early August A top university in the most influential world rankings.

Enrolment to international students will be opened by mid-February.
 


Most of the courses taught in English
 


6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) per course



Buddy Programme: meet local students who can show you around Barcelona
 


Courses at the UAB Campus, a natural environment with the best services: sports, leisure, culture and accommodation



35’ from Barcelona’s city centre

 

Two 3-week periods from late June to early August

 

A top university in the most influential world rankings


 

 
ENROLMENT

In each period you can enrol a morning course.
 
First period  (enrolment will be opened by mid-February)


Second period   (enrolment will be opened by mid-February)


FIRST PERIOD: 22 June to 10 July 2020. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (*) 
Fee: € 840 Course Fee (6 ECTS)


(*) During the first two weeks of this period, classes will run from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. as Wednesday 24 June is a regional holiday.



SECOND PERIOD: 13 to 31 July 2020. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: € 840 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

  


 

UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place at the UAB Campus from late June to late July once the ordinary academic year is over. The courses are mostly taught  in English, being intensive programmes consisting of at least 60 contact hours over a three-week period.

Classes take place in the mornings (9 a.m.–1 p.m.) and students are recommended to spend between two and three hours per day on self-guided study.(*)

(*) During the first two weeks of the first period the lessons will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. since Wednesday 24 of June is a regional festivity.

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, both local and international. All undergraduates must already have taken at least half of their first-year courses. They should also have a good knowledge of the working language. 

UAB undergraduate students can enrol on a total of 12 ECTS credits: the equivalent of two courses - one for each period- which can then be recognised as optional credits on their degree. They cannot take courses that are on the study programme of their degree. Postgraduate students can take any course but cannot include it on their transcript. If you have any queries about enrolment, please write to summer@uab.cat.

There is a 20% discount on the enrolment fee for students from the YERUN Network and ECIU Consortium.

Non UAB students who enrol before the 15th of April will receive a 10% discount over the official price.Students of the programme will have to attend at least the 80% of the classes in order to get the transcript of records, otherwise they will not get any transcript from the UAB.

Visas: Students from countries on section 1 of the list  need to apply for a visa to enter in Spain. To get their visas on time they should make their applications two months before the course starts, by writing to the appopriate Spain consular office, depending on where they live. 

Medical insurance: All foreign students at a Catalan university must have medical insurance coverage. The procedures for obtaining this coverage vary from countro to country.

Medical insurance for EU students
Medical insurance for non-EU students

Courses are worth 6 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System).

In the case of international students, your home university can transfer these credits to your transcript (depending on its regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB. Students of the programme will have to attend at least the 80% of the classes in order to get the transcript of records, otherwise they will not get any transcript from the UAB.

UAB undergraduates should take the certificates for courses they have passed to the Gestió Acadèmica (Academic Management) of their faculty so that they can be recorded on their transcript as optional subjects. However, UAB undergraduate students will not be able to enrol on any course which is part of their study programme. The courses selected can not be part of their study programme and they will be included in their academic record once passed with the qualification PASSED, that is, without numerical grade. The fee for these students is 15% of the price of official credits. UAB undergraduates can take up to 36 ECTS credits for their degree, if it has a total of 240 credits, or 27 ECTS credits, if it has a total of 180 credits, at the UAB Summer School.

 


ACCOMMODATION AT THE UAB CAMPUS


Vila Universitària - Halls of Residence

Vila Universitària is the residential area of the UAB campus, located in a natural green belt of park land and forests. In the Vila apartments you will quickly feel at home, in a comfortable, relaxing environment. It is a few minutes' walk from Vila Universitària to Bellaterra train station, which offers a great connection with central Barcelona, just 20 km away, and also easily accessible by road. The residential area is within walking distance of the UAB faculties and over 40 research centers.

Within the Vila Universitària there are 812 apartments of various shapes and sizes which can accommodate up to 2,193 people (24 of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility).
All apartments have one room with two beds, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Towels and linen are included.
 
For more information: https://vilauniversitaria.uab.cat/en/
 
For reservations: please, contact to vila@vilauniversitaria.com and ask for “Aldara Gonzalez”. Please, let her know you are enrolled at the UAB Barcelona Summer School in order get an especial discount. Use “UABSUMMER2020” as a promotional code so they would offer you special conditions on the booking.

 
Hotel Campus

The 104 rooms of the Hotel Campus are fully equipped with air-conditioning and heating, mini-bar fridge, satellite TV, desk, toilet amenities, digital safe and free Wi-Fi access.
 
For more information: https://www.exehotels.co.uk/exe-campus.html
 

 UAB Campus Residential Area Facilities and Services

  • 2 restaurants and 1 bar/coffee shop at the Hotel Campus.
  • 2 bars/restaurants in the halls of residence area.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, football field, beach volleyball court, 2 table-tennis tables, 2 street basketball systems, garden.
  • Stationery and candy store, grocery store, launderette and 2 ATM machines.
  • 24/7 security service.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi.


Sports Facilities on the UAB Campus

The sports facilities of the UAB, situated within walking distance from the residential area of UAB Campus, are, purely in terms of their variety and quality, one of the most fully equipped sporting complexes in Catalonia. They include 2 indoor swimming pools, 1 outdoor swimming pool, a gym hall, a fitness room, tennis, paddle tennis and squash courts, a racquetball court, an indoor sports pavilion, an artificial grass outdoor football field, a rock climbing area, a beach volleyball court, a sauna, locker rooms and a solarium. In addition, there are 6 nature trails on the UAB Campus.

All students from the UAB Barcelona Summer School 2020 will have free access.

For more information: http://www.uabcampus.cat/en/sporting-facilities.php

 

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA

Barcelona Centre Universitary (BCU)
 

Its offers accommodation in Barcelona city centre
 
For reservations: please, click on bcu.cat/en/accommodation-in-barcelona. It offers 10% discount for students enrolled at the UAB Barcelona Summer School. Please ask for the promotional code “UABSUMMER2020”. 


Resa Housing
 

It offers apartments and rooms for students in Barcelona city centre.
 
For reservations: Please contact them using this address: shortstays@resahousing.com. Ask for the promotional code “UABSUMMER2020” to get a 10% discount. 

The Buddy Programme for the UAB Barcelona Summer School has the objective to allow international students who participate in the UAB Summer School to meet UAB students, get to know our culture and participate in university activities.
 

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Students from UAB Barcelona Summer School have free access to Servei d'Activitat Física - SAF (UAB Sport Facilities). In order to access to SAF students must contact to summer@uab.cat.