Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - UPC (Barcelona Tech)

UPC was established in 1968 as a merger or technical higher education institutions in Catalonia. UPC is a vocationally oriented university with approximately 28 000 studenter. The maritime Faculty is located close to the harbour in Pla de Palau, not more than 10 minutes walk from the famous pedestrian street ”Las Ramblas”. Barcelona has a lot to offer students: city life, beaches, shopping and nightlife. Tapas and other spanish dishes are served at the many restaurants around the city. For those interested in culture and architecture, for instance the cathedral «La Sagrada Familia» and the Güell Park.

Agreement: Erasmus
Country: Spain


Exchange: USN has an Erasmus agreement with UPC. There are 4  places for one full year: 2 places for engineering/technology and 2 for maritime sciences. 

Language requirements: For courses taught in English, B2-level is required. Students will have to undergo an online language placement test before they start. Please note that some courses are taught only in Spanish or Catalan, and require sufficient language proficiency.

Tuition fee: There are no tuition fees for USN-students under the Erasmus+ programme. Students will receive an Erasmus grant. If students have support from the State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen), they will also be eligible for full support from them.

Recognition of credits: Before travelling out, your courses will be pre-approved. If you complete and pass the courses, as agreed upon, the courses will be recognised as part of your degree at USN.

Semester dates (approximate dates):

Autumn semester: September - January

Spring semester: February - July

Practical information on student exchange