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Universitat de Barcelona

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Founded in 1450, the Universidad de Barcelona (University of Barcelona) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Barcelona (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Catalonia. This institution also has a branch campus in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Universidades, España (Ministry of Universities of Spain), Universidad de Barcelona (UB) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 45,000-49,999 students) coeducational Spanish higher education institution. Universidad de Barcelona (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 573-year-old Spanish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Spanish higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universitat de Barcelona's Control Typepublic


Universitat de Barcelona's Entity Typenon-profit


Universitat de Barcelona' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Universitat de Barcelona's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin)
Name Universidad de Barcelona
Name (English) Universitat de Barcelona
Acronym UB
Founded 1450
Motto Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce
Freedom Spreads the Light Over Everyone
Video Presentation

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Address Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Catalonia
Universitat de Barcelona Phone Number +34 934021100
Universitat de Barcelona Fax Number +34 934035404
Other locations L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Universitat de Barcelona's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universitat de Barcelona's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universitat de Barcelona's academic range and degree level offering.

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Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees represent the cost that a student is billed by a university for one academic year of full-time study. Check out our guide article on tuition fees and financial aid options to gain further insights.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universitat de Barcelona's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universitat de Barcelona.

Universitat de Barcelona: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Info


Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universitat de Barcelona's admission information.

Universitat de Barcelona's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universitat de Barcelona's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universitat de Barcelona a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universitat de Barcelona's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Universitat de Barcelona's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Barcelona has more than 4900 international students.

Universitat de Barcelona's Admission Office Admission Office

Plaça Bonsuccés, 5-6
Barcelona 08001

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Size and Profile


When deciding on a university or evaluating its worth, university size and profile hold significance. Here are potential reasons why university size and profile can influence students' choices.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universitat de Barcelona.

Universitat de Barcelona's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universitat de Barcelona has an enrollment range of 45,000-49,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Universitat de Barcelona's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,500-2,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universitat de Barcelona's Control Type Control Type

Universitat de Barcelona is a public higher education institution.

Universitat de Barcelona's Entity Type Entity Type

Universitat de Barcelona is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universitat de Barcelona's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universitat de Barcelona's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universitat de Barcelona does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


Curious to learn about the most common university facilities and services? Delve into our two guide articles on University Facilities and University Services for more insights.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universitat de Barcelona's main facilities:

Universitat de Barcelona's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universitat de Barcelona's Library

Universitat de Barcelona's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universitat de Barcelona's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Universitat de Barcelona's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universitat de Barcelona's main services:

Universitat de Barcelona's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universitat de Barcelona's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universitat de Barcelona's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Universitat de Barcelona's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universitat de Barcelona's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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Accreditation and Recognition


Various countries have diverse types of legal recognition and quality assessment for higher education institutions, depending on their legal and higher education systems... explore our guide to university accreditation and recognition for further information.

Universitat de Barcelona's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Universitat de Barcelona is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerio de Universidades, España

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Programmatic or Specialized Accreditations

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Affiliations and Memberships


University affiliations and memberships with external organizations can hold significance for various reasons... explore our article on university affiliations and memberships for further insights.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universitat de Barcelona's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)
  • International Research Universities Network (IRUN)

Academic Divisions


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Divisions

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universidad de Barcelona 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Universitat de Barcelona's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Universitat de Barcelona's Facebook page Universitat de Barcelona's official Facebook page

Twitter Twitter

Universitat de Barcelona's Twitter page Universitat de Barcelona's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universitat de Barcelona's YouTube channel Universitat de Barcelona's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universitat de Barcelona's Instagram page Universitat de Barcelona's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universitat de Barcelona's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.

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