Computer rooms

You can use the computer facilities in the UB faculty or school in which you are registered on presentation of your temporary student card.

The Library

You have access to the services of The Library of the University of Barcelona (BUB).

Shopping for books and stationery

You can shop at any of the following university bookshops.

An email account and access to view academic records

Following enrolment, you will be entitled to a UB email account and online access to view your academic record ('expedient' in Catalan), the ongoing account of the subjects you have completed and are studying.


To enter your personal web space you'lll need to key in the ID number you were given on enrolment and a password that you have created.

Catalan language courses

At the start of each semester, the UB Language Service (Serveis Lingüísitics) offers visiting students a beginners course in Catalan. Information about this is available at the following links:

Alternatively, if you want to start a Catalan course right now, you can consult the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) online course offerings at www.intercat.gencat.es/

You can also visit Information for participants on exchange programes for information about the uses of Catalan at the University of Barcelona and the opportunities to learn it. The link offers information on language courses and a range of language learning materials and resources that are available for self-study on the Internet.

Spanish language courses

These are delivered by the UB Institute of Hispanic Studies on the Plaça Universitat Campus. The Institute organizes Spanish courses for ERASMUS students.

For further information, visit the Institute of Hispanic Studies.


UB Sports on the Diagonal Campus, is a large sports complex that offers members of the University of Barcelona the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities.

You can use the facilities on payment of a membership fee calculated on the basis of the length of your stay in the UB.

Welcome sessions in UB faculties and schools

Most of the faculties and schools at the University of Barcelona organize welcome sessions for students on international exchange programs at the beginning of each semester. Usually, you should receive details of these in your letter of acceptance.


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