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University of Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona has a rich history. It has 90,000 students and is a popular destination for international students. Classes are taught in Spanish or Catalan.

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University of Barcelona

Considered to be among the best universities in Spain, the University of Barcelona has over 70 undergraduate programs, over 350 graduate programs, and over 90 doctorate programs. With its four campuses situated in different parts of this destination city, the University of Barcelona hosts 63,700 students, more than 7,000 of which are international, to which the University offers a language resources program.

Social life, culture, and diversion are, by far, some of the most prominent reasons international students choose the University of Barcelona. With an extensive bus and metro system, the Mediterranean city features—throughout its winding streets filled with markets, food vendors, and street performers—a seemingly endless number of clubs, restaurants, pubs, and etc. Also home to a predominant art and film scene, there are plenty of local cliques with which to network, infiltrate, and climb through.

That said, if you are not proficient in the local languages – Catalan and Spanish – you may find living and studying in Barcelona a bit difficult. The official language is Catalan, and while the University tries to “make up” for this with its free Catalan courses, most locals address foreigners in Spanish. Moreover, knowledge of English isn’t particularly widespread around  Spain, and this does include its youth. Many international students complain of the city’s too-expensive accommodation, and the University’s lack of any kind of assistance in finding it, which can be pretty daunting.

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  • Information & Statistics

    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    50,000
    Number of Graduate Students 
    10,000
    Total Number of Students 
    90,000
    Number of Academic Staff 
    5,250
    Student to Staff Ratio 
    17
    Percentage of International Students 
    10%
    Languages of Tuition
    Spanish
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    EUR
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    2,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    2,000

Map & Contact

Contact Information

University Address 
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007  Barcelona
Spain

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Reviewer: Anonymous
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Seungbum K.
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Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.