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Visiting Students

 

Those students who want to spend a semester or a full academic year studying Architecture at ETSAB, but belong to foreign universities without any specific exchange agreement with our school, may apply for a vacancy as VISITING STUDENT.

Our school offers 30 vacancies to attend only courses of ETSAB’s Architecture Degree (Grado en Estudios de Arquitectura Plan 2014).

Requirements

Students applying as VISITING student at ETSAB’s Architecture Degree must fulfil the following conditions:

  1. Be a regular student at any foreign School or Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism or Landscape Architecture without any specific exchange agreement with ETSAB.
  2. Applicants must have finished at least 5-6 semesters of their Architecture studies at their home university.
  3. Apply for admission for a non-extending period of a full academic year (September to June). Applications for just one semester will be also admitted. (September-January at the ordinary call, February-June only if there is an extraordinary call)
  4. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of Spanish or Catalan.
  5. If admitted, pay the corresponding VISITING tuition fees (see below).

Visiting Tuition Fees

Visiting students don’t pay administrative taxes and they are not covered by any UPC insurance.

Their tuition fee amount will be calculated according to the number of ECTS credits enrolled.The price of the credit will correspond to the real cost (Economical System for Visiting Students approved by UPC).

Currently, the cost of 1 ECTS credit is established in €143,08 but there may be an annual increase. The new cost will be known by the end of July

For instance:

A student who wants to attend: one Architectural Design Studio (Proyectos 7,5 ECTS) + one Urban Design Studio (Urbanismo 5 ECTS) +  one Elective course (5 ECTS)

He will enrol a total of 17,5 ECTS x 143,08 € : the amount to pay this semester will be 2.503,90 €

From 2017/2018 onwards, Visiting students are allowed to enroll a maximum of 30 ECTS credits during their stay at UPC, regardless the length of their stay being just one semester or a full academic year. 

See Plan de Estudios_Grado en Estudios de Arquitectura to check how many credits is worth every course unit.

 

Applications

_ORDINARY CALL: Applications for full academic year (September-June) or first semester (September-January)

VISITING STUDENTS ORDINARY CALL _ ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018  CLOSED

Deadline to submit applications for full academic year or first semester   >  APRIL 1st to MAY 31st 2017

_EXTRAORDINARY CALL: If there are free vacancies after the ordinary call, there may be an extraordinary call in October/November, only for second semester stays (February-June).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since ETSAB enrolment works on an annual basis, the academic offer for any student starting in the second semester would be adjusted to the availability at the time of inscription; For compulsory subjects we can't guarantee places in every class group, and some elective courses may be not available.

_APPLICATION DOCUMENTS must be submitted by post to:

ETSAB International Relations Office
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal 649
08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN)

Requested documents:

  • Visiting student Application Form, duly filled in with the student personal data and signed by the mobility coordinator at the home university.
  • Letter from the home university in support of the application as visiting student at ETSAB.
  • Portfolio with the most significant works and projects of the student, including a résumé (maximum size DIN A-3)
  • Transcript of records of the Architecture studies carried out at the home university.
  • Information about the Architecture Degree study programme at the home university (academic structure and courses list) and qualifying grade scale used.

All documents must be original and scanned copies will not be accepted.

Applicants may also indicate an orientation on the kind of courses they intend to attend at ETSAB. In case of admission, upon arrival at the school and before enrolment, an ETSAB tutor will assist the student with academic orientation to choose the more suitable courses, which may vary depending on the availability at the moment of the enrolment.

ETSAB Admission Committee will review all the visiting applications and the final decision will be announced to the applicants within one month. An admission letter will be sent to the accepted student, to start visa procedures if necessary, together with instructions for arrival procedures.

If admitted

Students accepted as visiting student will have to:

  • Come to ETSAB International Relations Office in the required dates before the start of classes, in order to receive the updated information about the school and the academic offer.
  • Attend the meeting with ETSAB academic tutors for advice about courses to enrol.
  • Enrol in the given dates and pay the corresponding tuition fees.
  • Attend classes and exams of the enrolled courses along the academic year or semester. The definitive academic calendar and the course units' timetables of both semesters will be updated by the end of July Link.

Once the visiting student has finished the stay at our school, ETSAB International Office will provide an official Transcript of records of the courses attended, posted to the student’s personal address.

 

Queries at:ETSAB International Office
tel. +34 93 401 63 45
email: mob.etsab@upc.edu