Courses are generally divided into theoretical groups (larger groups) and seminar groups (smaller groups):
Idiomes UPF runs Catalan and Spanish courses for foreign students. These courses are partially subsidized, open to exchange students but with limited places. To obtain further information or enrol, please contact [email protected].
A certificate with the grade and the amount of credits will be issued at the end of the course.
The maximum recommended course load per trimester (as a guide) is of 20 ECTS credits.
The number of credits of each module can be checked in the syllabus.
Bear in mind that the course enrolment will be completely online.
The OMA office will be sending the enrolment instructions via email, so make sure to check your email inbox regularly.
During the add&drop period you may change your preliminary course selection.
Click on your study area to the check the course offer:
You can check the syllabus of each course at the Syllabus query system > Select the academic year and the Center (Faculty) in which you will be studying at UPF.
Note that some syllabi are currently being updated and you may find out that there are no syllabi. In such cases you must check the syllabus of the preceding year.
There is one ordinary examination call and one resit call per academic year.
Examination dates are published on Aula Global around the fifth week of classes.
To resit an exam you must have participated during the term and failed the course. Moreover, resit exams must be taken at UPF.
UPF grading system is based on a scale from 0 to 10, where 5 is the minimum passing mark:
UPF grading system
ECTS grading system (approx. equivalence)
Excellent *(Excel·lent / Sobresaliente)
Good (Notable / Notable)
Pass (Aprovat / Aprobado)
C, D and E
Fail (Suspens / Suspendido)
FX and F
*The top 5% of the class can get a Honours mark (Matrícula d'Honor / Matrícula de Honor)
There are two different ways for checking your grades:
At the end of your stay we will send the official academic transcript to your home university.
If you took a language course:
Note that the marks and credits of the language courses cannot be included in the academic transcript of records.
At the end of each term you can choose between collecting your language certificate at the Idiomes UPF office or waiting until OMA sends the certificate along with the academic transcript.
For any academic questions, you can contact the academic coordinator of your faculty:
Faculty of Communication
Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Political and Social Sciences
School of Engineering
Faculty of Translation and Interpretation