Autonomous University of Barcelona


The Autonomous University of Barcelona is a civil institute founded in 1968. The university, also known as the UAB, has facilities in and around Barcelona, Spain. The main Bellaterra Campus is located in Cerdanyola del Vallès in the Barcelona metropolitan area. UAB has 13 academic divisions: biosciences, sciences, communication studies, education, political science and sociology, law, economics and business studies, engineering, philosophy and arts, medicine, psychology, translation and interpreting, and veterinary medicine. UAB tuition is higher for international students from non-European Union and non-European Economic Area countries.

The university is also affiliated with around a dozen independent centres and schools, which grant degrees recognized as UAB credentials. The affiliated institutions include the Sant Pau School of Nursing, the School of Tourism and Hotel Management and the Graduate School of Archival and Records Management. The university’s academic calendar is semester-based. The primary languages of instruction are Catalan and Spanish. Still, several bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are offered in English.


University provides an opportunity for both students and teachers to participate in an exchange program. A total of 31,000 students are enrolled in UAB, of which 5000 are international students. The Autonomous University of Barcelona is considered one of the best universities in Spain and is ranked among the top 5 educational institutes in the country. It is a prominent educational institution attended by thousands of students. The academic staff of the university is around 2,100 teachers and professors.

Most popular programs taught at UAB are taught in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Management, Computer Sciences and Economics and Business.

High education standards and the best quality education make UAB graduates quite popular in the world and Spain.


Students can live on campus in apartments at the Vila Universitària, a residential complex that houses more than 2,000 people. This residence has more than 600 apartments which provide you university atmosphere. Everything facility is within reach, including libraries, faculties, and shops. Free transport is offered to students from here. All year cultural and leisure activities are organized, and sports facilities are also provided, including a swimming pool, beach volley pitch and soccer pitch.


Following are the global rankings of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

  • By QS World Ranking, the Autonomous University of Barcelona is ranked 178.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the Autonomous University of Barcelona is ranked 170.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the Autonomous University of Barcelona at 144.


Autonomous University of Barcelona
Plaça Cívica, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain

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