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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu
Barcelona 2012 Hiking
Barcelona
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
UPF Homepage
UPF Exchange Student Information
UPF Incoming Student Handbook
UPF Course Offerings
UPF Language Courses
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
UPF Campus Map
Spain Travel Guide
Barcelona City Guide
Currency Converter

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Barcelona, Spain

About 
 
Founded in 1990, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a modern university focusing on social sciences, communication, information technology, health and life sciences. In the 2013 rankings of Times Higher Education, Universitat Pompeu Fabra was ranked 1st of all Spanish universities. Worldwide, UPF is known for its quality faculty, innovative research and international outlook. It has modern facilities and services for learning and research and offers a wide range of activities for experiencing the city as well as integrating into the university community. Of the university’s 11,000 students, more than 1,400 are international exchange students.

Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. It is one of Spain’s busiest cities as well as the most cosmopolitan. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region with its own language, character and history separate from mainstream Spain. Picasso’s masterpieces, architecture and style all characterize Barcelona. By day, visitors and locals can sunbathe on a Mediterranean beach and by night visit one of Barcelona’s many cafes. The UPF campuses are scattered around the heart of Barcelona. Within easy reach of public transportation, UPF is an urban university campus surrounded by the cultural heritage of the city. 

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Spanish
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December; called 1st term at UPF) 
  • Spring Semester (January to April; called 2nd term at UPF) 
  • Academic year (September to April)
Courses

As part of the exchange program, students are able to enroll in any course the university offers in the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences. While UPF has classes taught in Spanish and Catalan, there are a wide variety of classes for students to choose from that are taught in English. Students have to option to enroll in classes ranging in everything from European economic and international finance. UPF is on the ECTS credit system with one course equaling 5 credits and a full course load being 20 ECTS credits. Students also have the option to enroll in Spanish or Catalan language courses.  For more information about academics other information before you arrive, check out the Incoming Student Handbook.

Housing

UPF does not provide any accommodation services directly. However, the university does contract with various dorms and apartments in Barcelona. The Resa Housing Service has a wide range of flats and rooms to rent and information about student residence halls. Housing Anywhere is another service that advertises rooms for sublet from Spanish university students. If a student wishes to stay for both the spring and fall semesters, UPF does have on campus residence halls open to academic year exchange students. A room in a flat is usually around 350-500 euros per month.
 
Cost
 
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student