When to apply 

The Admissions Office strongly encourages international applicants to apply in the first or second round at the latest to allow admitted candidates enough time to address visa issues.

Admission requirements 

The admission requirements are the same for all students regardless of their citizenship or country of residence. Some programmes need to proof language level. Please verify the admission requirements and language accreditation on each PhD programme's website.

Admission and visa letter 

Admission and Visa letters will be sent by email and standard post once the admission in the doctoral programme has been notified.

Document legalization 

The legalization of documents is not required for the application process. Once admitted, students who have followed their studies in a University from outside the EHEA must legalize their documents in their country of origin before enrolment in September.

Living in Barcelona

Students admitted to a doctoral programme will receive a welcome pack by email with pre-arrival and orientation information.You can also find useful information on the UPF website Living in Barcelona.