Visiting students

  1. What does it mean to be a visiting student at UPF
  2. Who can be elegible as a visiting student?
  3. Which are the procedures to register as a visiting student?
  4. Presentation of applications
  5. Admission
  6. Certification


1| What does it mean to be a visiting student at UPF?

To be a visiting student at UPF means to be a student taking a number of subjects, as part of a Bachelor Degree or a Master Programme without forming part of an official exchange programme in which UPF is taking part. There is not a minimum number of credits required.

2016-17
Price per ECTS credit Enrolment fee
Student Card fee
Bachelor Degree 110'00€
69,80€
100'00€

Master Programme

140'00€

In addition, those visiting students under 28 will have to pay € 1.12 as a mandatory accident insurance.


2| Who can be elegible as a visiting student?

Undegraduate studies
Any student applying for admission to a UPF's bachelor degree as a visiting student must already be registered at his/her university of origin at the same level of studies as the courses he/she wishes to follow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Please bear in mind that if you want to enrol in subjects from diferent studies you have to do one application process for each (this means that you have to send us as many student application materials as studies you want to be accepted in).

Postgraduate studies
Any student applying for admission to UPF as a visiting student at a Master level must fulfill the requirements of the Master you are applying. Check the specific requirements of each Master Programme open to visiting students (once inside the Master's webpage click on the "Admission" link). Please note that not all UPF Master Programmes are open to visiting students:

Communication Interdisciplinary programmes
Social Communication - MA Political Philosophy
Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies - MA Chinese Studies MA
MA in International Studies on Media, Power and Difference Master in Cognitive Systems & Interactive Media 
Health and Life Sciences Law
Bioinformatics for Health Sciences - MSc Legal Sciences- LLM
Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology - MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice System - MA
Biomedical Research - MSc Political and Social Science
Clinical Analysis Laboratory - MSc Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturality
Public Health - MSc Research in Sociology and Demography
Humanities Research in Political Sciences
Chinese Studies Translation and Language Sciences
Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Tought - MA Discourse Studies: Communication, Society and Learning
World History - MA Theoretical and Applied Linguistics - MA
Information and Communication Technologies Translation Studies - MA
Intelligent Interactive Systems- MSc
Sound and Music Computing- MSc


3| Which are the procedures to register as a visiting student?
On being admitted, the visiting student must formally register for the courses he/she wishes to take from the Faculty, School or Master Programme to which he/she has been admitted. This process must be completed within the timeframe set for students on official exchange for undergraduate students and the week before the term begins for postgraduate students. Successful registration will depend on the availability of places on the courses applied for.
4| Presentation of applications
Complete applications must be sent, by email only, to the following address: oma.incoming@upf.edu
Undergraduate studies Postgraduate studies

Deadlines:
1st term 15th of May 2017
2nd & 3rd terms 15th of October 2017
The decision shall be notified via email 15 days after the deadline.

Deadlines:
1st term 30th of June of 2017
2nd & 3rd terms: 15th of October 2017
The decision shall be notified via email 15 days after the deadline.

Undergraduate applications for admission must include the following documents:
  •  A letter explaining the reasons for wanting to attend UPF, indicating the Faculty/Faculties and the term (1st, 2nd or 3rd term) in which you want to be admitted.
  •  An academic certificate outlining the studies completed to date at the university of origin (the original document or a photocopy attested by the issuing  university, accompanied by a document from that university explaining the grading scale used).
  •  A detailed curriculum vitae.
  •  A letter of reference from one of your lecturers at the university of origin.
  •  A document certifying your level of Catalan or Spanish (Optional)
Postgraduate applications for admission must include the following documents:
  • Documents required for the admission as a regular student (see the charts above or check the webpage of each Master or PhD programme).
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A document certifying your level of Catalan or Spanish, as appropriate

 

5| Admission

Admission will be at the discretion of the dean or the director of university school (for undergraduate studies) or the Oficial Postgraduate Programme Commission (Màster programmes), to which you are applying.
If a student is admitted he/she will obtain an accreditation of his/her status as a visiting student, as a proof of identity when accessing UPF services. Visiting students are entitled to use the same services as those offered to official exchange students.


6| Certification

Visiting students have the right to attend classes and to take the corresponding examinations in the subject areas to which they are registered, under the same conditions as regular students of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They are also entitled to a certificate from the university outlining any qualifications obtained there.