The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is an internationally focused research university with English-language offerings in a variety of departments and disciplines, such as business, humanities, and STEM. Choose courses across disciplines and engage in other academic opportunities, including independent research and language courses.
UPF is located in the heart of Barcelona, minutes from sandy beaches, authentic tapas restaurants, and many cultural and tourist attractions.
The CAPA UPF program includes comprehensive pre-departure support,
orientation, welcome and farewell events, access to the CAPA Barcelona
My Global City Calendar, and CAPA Emergency Services, including the
CAPA Guardian App. In addition, take advantage of the activities, events,
and support services provided by UPF. Learn more about the CAPA UPF experience on the CAPA World Blog.
Enroll in a maximum of 5 courses or the equivalent of 30 ECTS credits, which translates to approximately 15 US credits (may vary depending on your school's policy). A minimum of a 3.0 GPA (2.7 for STEM programs) is required and you must be in your junior or senior year at the time you apply.
Live in shared student resident housing (self-catered) or choose a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to campus.
Immerse yourself in campus life by taking part in cultural, social, sports, and other extracurricular activities UPF offers.
Events include festivals such as Santa Eulalia; traditional Catalan cultural activities; a walking tour of the old, labyrinthine streets of the Gothic Quarter; and a visit to Santa Maria del Mar, an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture and Barcelona’s “forgotten” cathedral.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience. Our team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.
As a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.