Admission procedure

In order to be accepted at the ESEIAAT as an exchange student, the applicant must be enrolled at a partner university. Exchange students have to be nominated by their home university but the final decision of acceptance is made by the ESEIAAT, and is based on the individual assessment of each application.

Language Proficiency:

  • Erasmus students:
    • B2 English recommended
    • B2 Spanish, just in case of attending courses lectures in Spanish
  • Double Degree students:
    • B2 English necessary when applying
    • A2 Spanish recommended

Language of Instruction

Most of the classes are held in Spanish. You can check the following website in order to see the courses held in English/Catalan/Spanish:

This list may change each year.

  • Full year/First Semester: students (arriving in September) from 1st April to 15th June
  • Second Semester: students (arriving in February) from 1st October to 15th December

Online Application has to be filled out following the instructions within the deadlines for each exchange period.

Required Documents

  1. Transcript of Records in English or Spanish (including all grades obtained at home university so far, signed and stamped by the university.
  2. Learning Agreement (signed and stamped).
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Passport/Identity card
  5. Passport photo (.jpg file / 181x220 píxels) in order to process the student card.
  6. Health insurance.
  7. Spanish language skills form.
  8. Portfolio (only required for students in industrial design and product development engineering).

Depending on the agreement between both universities, the exchange's duration can be one semester or one year (always in the same academic year). Just Double Degree students can stay more than one academic year.

After checking that student's documentation is correct, the application will be submitted for acceptance. When the student is accepted his/her status on the online application will turn to "admitted", and he/she will receive an e-mail or Letter of acceptance.

Students from countries outside the EU or Switzerland will need the Letter of acceptance in order to process their student visa at the corresponding Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

  1. Advising & Registration

    At the start of each semester all ERASMUS students formally register with the university.

    All students must also complete enrolment and registration at the beginning of their period of study at ESEIAAT (UPC). You will receive more information about the enrolment and registration on your acceptance letter.

    ESEIAAT (UPC) admission and enrollment procedure for exchange students is different from the procedure for regular students degree students.

  2. Student Identity Card

    Student ID card is issued to incoming students and is required for borrowing books from the library, using computer facilities, etc. You will be allowed to collect your Student ID card at ESEIAAT reception desk only after enrolment. The ID requires a passport-size photograph that you will have to provide in advance.

  3. Applying for Accommodation

    Provided your application to study at ESEIAAT (UPC) is received by the stated deadline, you may then apply for accommodation.

    You can find more information about accommodation services in this web or in this document

  4. Visa Requirements/Residence permit application

  5. Health Insurance

  6. Orientation Week

    UPC provides an orientation program designed to help incoming students during their stay in Catalonia. The program takes place the first two weeks of September (Autumn Semester) and the first two weeks of February (Spring Semester) and is divided in instructional units designed to help students to get through the paperwork upon arrival and also get in touch with the Spanish and Catalan culture.

    These activities are organised by UPC International Students Office (ISO).

  7. SALSA'M, the UPC's buddy programme

    The aim of the programme is to offer international students who come to the UPC personal support by local students who, in acting as buddies or mentors, help them to integrate academically, establish relationships with local students, get to know their way around and practise languages.