Autonomous University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in its mission, defines itself as a public Catalan university with an international outlook. The history of the UAB begins on 6 June 1968, when the decree on the creation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is officially promulgated. One month later the first four faculties are created: Philosophy and Arts, Medicine, Science and Economics. On 26 November 2009, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona obtained recognition as a Campus of International Excellence.



The history of the UAB begins on 6 June 1968, when the decree on the creation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is officially promulgated. One month later the first four faculties are created: Philosophy and Arts, Medicine, Science and Economics.


Our bachelor's degrees provide students with a large amount of practical experience, helping them to be better prepared as they enter the professional world.

The UAB offers a series of programmes for international students who wish to study in Barcelona for a semester or an academic year.

Master's degrees and graduate diplomas at the UAB are a major tool to update your knowledge and develop your career.

The UAB is a first class research incubator that offers 79 PhD programmes. A total of 27 of these have received an Excellence Award.

At the UAB you can learn new languages and improve those you already know.


UAB is internationally renowned for its quality and innovation in research.


For those who want to have an international professional experience, there are different portals and resources to find work in other countries.

  • Studies done at UAB
You will find specialized job search portals grouped by knowledge and classified according to studies in the UAB.
  • Portals global research and career guidance.
You will find employment opportunities portals worldwide portals themselves to look for opportunities specific to the field of research and portals that help career guidance for different professional sectors.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

  • Information Service
  • Mobility Management
  • Everyday life services
  • Service employment
  • Entreprenership at the UAB
  • Health services
  • Libraries services
  • Physical activity service
  • Languages service
  • Disability and volunteerism
  • Publish services
  • Enviroment Office
  • Technical Services
  • Scientific and Technical Services

Housing services

Vila Universitària is the residential complex of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), located on its campus, which has 812 apartments with a total accommodation capacity for 2193 persons.

Vila offers all the services you may need: student support centre, newsstand-book and stationery store, driving school, supermarket, cash dispenser, dry cleaners, and two bar-cafeterias.Other optional services at your disposal: installation of telephone line, renting of equipment (bed- and bathroom linen, kitchen utensils, etc.) and periodic cleaning of the apartments, among others.

Library services

The UAB Library Service provides bibliographical and documental support to educational and research activities. It consists of seven libraries in the campus of Bellaterra, one in the campus of Sabadell and four at the educational units in agreement with hospitals. The UAB Library Service is member of the Consortium of University Libraries of Catalonia and of the University Libraries Network.

ICT services

  • Virtual Campus
  • Virtual Secretariat
  • Library Network
  • Digital Repository of Documents
  • virtual classrooms
  • Blogs UAB
  • Wikis UAB
  • UAB Pages
  • OpenCourseWare UAB
  • UABtube
  • Polimedia
  • Open Journal System
  • OpenMeeting
  • WIFI
  • Intranet
  • Mailbox
  • Centre for Assistance and Support

Medical services

The Health Services is a support service to the university community on organized and made available to users material, financial and human UAB intended to support physical, instrumental and personal preventive actions , promotion of health care and research in the field of health.

Student Life

Campus life

The Healthy and Sustainable Campus (Campus SIS) project consists of two plans: the Healthy Campus plan and the Sustainable Campus plan. Both are aims at everyone who works and studies at the university. There are 70 activities with a high degree of transversality to improve the health of the university community, promoting environments and habits for a healthy lifestyle and attaining a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly university.The Healthy Campus is inspired in the principles and values of the UAB, the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the proposal for action of the Catalan Healthy University Network which the UAB has belonged to since 2010.

Sports facilities

At the UAB you can do exercise at the Physical Activity Service, at the University Village or through the activities organised by the Area for Participation

Student clubs

The mission of the Solidarity Autonomous Foundation (FAS) is to contribute to the construction of a more supportive university with a greater commitment to the social situation, through voluntary participation by the university community as an instrument for the integration of groups at risk of exclusion. In this section they present the activities report of the Solidarity Autonomous Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year, which offers a summary in words and figures of the experience of students at the UAB who have been involved in their work and also the more than 3,000 beneficiaries of the activities.


Outstanding position in world rankings such as the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It also ranks as one of the best young universities according to specific rankings made for universities less than half a century old by QS and Times Higher Education.

Other Degrees