Health Insurance

EMS holders and fee-waivers will benefit from comprehensive health and accident insurance covering the whole length of the programme provided by “AON Student Insurance” company.

Insurance can also be extended to family members (in that case, extra costs are borne by the student).


Bank Account

As a UPF student, you will need to provide the EMAI staff with the information related to your bank account.


  • Non-EU students need to open an international/online bank account (REVOLUT or WISE) to receive their EMS payment

  • EU students can receive their EMS payment in their European bank account

  • All students need to fill in this form with the information related to their bank account and submit it to the EMAI staff no later than July 15th

  • It is also possible to open a bank account in Spain. To do so, you will need your NIE number, regardless of your nationality. 

The UPF has a special agreement with Banco de Santander for those interested. A Santander bank office is located in the Roger de LLúria building (Ciutadella Campus). In case of problems/doubts, you can find personalised attention there.



Facilities & Support Services

Students registered in the EMAI Programme will have full access to all the Partners' academic, welfare and other support services. 

Before starting the EMAI programme,  the UPF, as the coordinating partner, will provide support in arranging accommodation, visa procedures,  residence permits, and how to open a bank account. In the following sections, you can find detailed information about the services offered by each partner institution. 

Please note that the estimated living costs for the cities hosting EMAI students can vary depending on individual lifestyles and spending habits. Use them as a guide only.



Immigration documents

The EMAI Consortium assists students with their visa applications, but students are responsible for meeting the necessary visa requirements and submitting their applications on time. 

Please note that this information is only a guide and may be subject to changes at any time. As immigration laws for foreigners may change periodically, prospective students should regularly check for the latest information available to stay updated on any revisions or modifications.