UAB Barcelona Summer School

Make the best of your summer

UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place from late June to late July once the ordinary academic year is over. The courses are mostly taught in English where students could earn from 6 to 12 ECTS in two 3-week periods.

 

Courses in English
Most of the courses taught in English


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


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


Natural environment

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

Near to Barcelona
35’ from Barcelona’s city centre
 

Calendar
Two 3-week periods from late June to late July
 

A top university


A top university in the most influential world rankings

 

Enrolment

Enrolment for international and national students will be opened from February 2021.

Enrolment for UAB students will be opened from May 2021.

First period enrolmentSecond period enrolment

Enrolment guidelines

First period: 21 June to 9 July 2021. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. *Thursday 24 June is a regional holiday.

Fee: € 850 Course Fee (6 ECTS) / € 200 for UAB students.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before 16 April will get 20% discount.  

Second period: 12 to 30 July 2021. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: € 850 Course Fee (6 ECTS) / € 200 for UAB students.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before 16 April will get 20% discount.  


UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place face-to-face (if the COVID-19 circumstances permit it) 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 55 contact hours in two 3-week periods.

Classes take place in the mornings (9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) in two diferent terms which aim is to give the opportunity to those students to do up to two courses, one of each term. Students are recommended to spend between two and three hours per day on self-guided study.

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. The UAB Alumni Premium will pay the UAB student course fee. 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, ECIU Consortium and CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad). 

Non UAB students who enrol before the 16th of April will get a 20% 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.

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 Office) 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 cannot 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. At the UAB this qualification does not affect the average grade of the student’s academic record. 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.

Students enrolled in the UAB Barcelona Summer School will get their academic record to the email address provided before by mid-September.

Be part of the UAB Barcelona Summer School community participating in the Buddy Program. You will have the opportunity to live an online international atmosphere participating in activities beyond the academic life. 

Through UABBSS, you will have access to a space to share your experiences with foreign students and learn about other cultures, besides making yours known. You will have at your disposal a space where activities will be held to make you enjoy Summer School international experience.

 

Buddy Tandem Practice languages with a peer from UAB Barcelona Summer School. Discover Catalonia through its people. 
Buddy Cuina Recipes from around the world: Discover and taste the best food in the world.
Buddy Ganapies Find out about the human towers. 
Buddy Quizz Prove yourself and take part in online contests with your peers from the Summer School community. 
Buddy Esport Do sports with the UAB miles away.
buddy Learn how to dance swing and enjoy dance performances.
Buddy Cultura Listen to the best music made in the university.
bola_Catala Learn your first words in Catalan.   
Buddy Escacs Take part in an online chess tournament. 

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 (some are adapted for people with reduced mobility).
All apartments have one room with two beds, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and Wi-Fi. Towels and linen are included. 
 
For more information: https://vilauniversitaria.uab.cat/en/
 
For reservations: please, contact to ania.torrell@uab.cat and ask for Ania Torrell. Please, let her know you are enrolled at the UAB Barcelona Summer School in order get an especial discount. Use “UABSUMMER2021” as a promotional code so they would offer you special conditions on the booking.

 

Homestay in Barcelona city

Living with a host family is the best way to fully immerse yourself in Spanish culture and to learn the language intensively. Students who prefer to get closer to the Spanish culture and way of life are recommended to select a Spanish Host Family for accommodation. 

  • All apartments are located in Barcelona city's center and are well connected to our Campus in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès). 
  • Offer accommodation in a single room with Breakfast and Dinner included. 
  • Private single room for breakfast and dinner 784€ + (Tax not included).


Contact information: Esther.cucala@uab.cat

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 2021 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 “UABSUMMER2021”. 

For more information: info@bcu.cat


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 “UABSUMMER2021” to get a 10% discount.