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Integration programmes

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The University of Barcelona offers welfare services to students with special, temporary or cross-cultural needs.

The aim is to ensure a fair treatment and equal opportunities for students in academic university life, and to raise awareness among other members of the university community and society in general.

The following programs are undertaken by the Integration Programmes Office (OPI):

FEM VIA Programme. This programme is responsible for meeting the special requirements of students with any kind of disability. The aim is to promote equal opportunities and to fully include disabled students in academic life.

The following activities are undertaken:

  • Special reception programmes for new students to detect needs and to ensure their full inclusion in the UB.
  • Advice and continuous support for disabled students during their course.
  • Initiatives in which other students provide support for disabled students.
  • Initiatives to improve access and offer technical assistance.
  • Job bank and vocational integration.

Temporary support programme.This programme provides temporary support to students who, as a result of personal or family events, need additional assistance to continue with their courses.

Diversity support programme.This programme aims to facilitate the incorporation and social and educational inclusion of all students, to foster a climate of co-existence and respect.

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