Incoming Students


The Faculty of Communication offers a wide range of courses for its Bachelor students. Exchange students can access a selection of courses on an equal footing as UPF students, upon availability, following the instructions and schedules of OMA, the UPF Mobility Office

If you are coming to the UPF Faculty of Communication within the Erasmus program or a bilateral agreement, you might find the following information and links useful.


General Information and Academic Calendar

Visit our International website, where you can find the basic and general information about Pompeu Fabra University including accommodation, official documents, enrolment procedures....

You can also check our 2018/19 academic calendar. You will realize that the academic year is divided into three terms of ten weeks each, followed by two weeks of exams. Your stay can last one, two or three terms, depending on the agreement we have with your university.

Teaching Organization

The Faculty of Communication offers three Bachelor degrees:

  • Audiovisual Communication (Film and Media)
  • Journalism
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Our subjects usually have a course load between 4 ECTS credits, equivalent to 100 hours of work by the student, including class attendance, seminars, presentations, group work, individual study and examinations.

The normal course load is 20 ECTS credits each term, so that our students usually take a total of 60 ECTS credits every academic year. It is therefore advised to take a maximum of 20 ECTS credits per term. Please note that first term courses are highly demanded. As a result, it may turn to be difficult to register for more than 20 ECTS credits.


Course Information 2018/19

Since our courses are highly demanded, it is important that you make a good initial selection to avoid changes. In this page you will find our range of courses, their language and timetables and also academic information to find the more appropriate courses for your curriculum.

Study plans

You may check our detailed study plans: presentation, syllabus and course programmes:

Incoming students can choose courses in any of our three degrees, following OMA quota regulations.

Course Offer 2018/19  

Besides the standard academic offer of courses taught in Catalan (detailed below), the Faculty of Communication offers a selection of courses in English and Spanish, available for international students:

The access and enrollment for exchange international students will be handled by OMA, so any questions and inquiries about the process and schedules should be addressed to:

The general academic offer for the three degrees is detailed in the following links:


Timetables 2018/19

The timetables of 2018-2019 will be visible at the finish of June 2018.

In order to check your specific timetables within the offer of the Faculty of Communication you can use this link to Calendars and Timetables (please select the degree and term you are interested in).

You can also review each degree's resumed timetable (per term and year) in the following links:


Assessment, examinations and grades

Most subjects assess attendance and participation (especially at seminars), hand-in of individual and/or group assignments, and presentations. In addition, there is usually a partial examination and a final examination. Please note that the final exam may be very strongly weighted in the final grade (between 60% and 80%, or even more) and a minimum grade in the examination (e.g. 4) is sometimes required in order to pass the course. If in doubt, talk about it with your classmates or contact your lecturer. 


Grades at UPF range from 0 to 10. The minimum pass grade is 5, and excellent grades are obtained from 9 upwards.

Examination period: the examination dates are published on Aula Global with plenty of advance notice. You have to check the timetable to find the date and the classroom by using the course code, to avoid confusion. If there is a timetable clash between two examinations, contact your lecturers (and/or the mobility coordinator) to find a solution.

Resit examination: you must generally have participated during the term and failed the course in order to be eligible for the resit examination; consult the syllabus for the eligibility requirements for the resit examinations. Resit exams must be taken at UPF.

The examination timetable for each course will be published on your Student Intranet / Aula Global at the beginning of each term.


Ordinary examination period

Resit examination period

1st term

12-21 December

19 January- 10 February

2nd term

20-23 March 3-6 April

20 April - 12 May

3rd term

21-29 June

11-20 July

Check the academic calendar before booking your flights!

Contact and Mobility Coordinator

For questions regarding registration, adding and dropping subjects, grade, transcripts and stage certificates contact the Mobility Office:

For curricular issues, feed-back and personal appointments you may contact the Faculty of Communication's mobility coordinator: 

Manuel Garín Boronat




93 542 22 77

Roc Boronat, 138 (53.818)

Other Information

For any practical information on issues related to accommodation, life and the cost of living in Barcelona acces Living in Barcelona.