The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is a young, public and groundbreaking university. A leader in rankings and a benchmark in research.

UAB Barcelona Summer School comprises a training offer of undergraduate subjects in a range of fields, and takes place from late June to the beginning of August once the ordinary academic year is over. Besides taking the chance of training yourself academically this summer, you can also get to know people from other countries and learn about the Catalan culture near Barcelona.

Fields of study
  • Arts
  • Bioscience
  • Business
  • Health Science
  • International Law
  • Journalism
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish Language

More information regarding the program and specific seminars can be found on the host university website  or by contacting IGET. 

Credit Equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. You will be able to choose a maximum of one course per session. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 12 ECTS are successfully completed across two sessions (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the UAB entry requirements. 

The Second Period of this program impacts UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee will be approximately $1,500 AUD per course. Early bird discounts apply.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is avilable at the host university for an additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the  Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 2 June 2024

Program Dates

First Period
Start: 17 June 2024
End: 5 July 2024

Second Period*
Start: 8 July 2024
End: 26 July 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study ​
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Barcelona, Spain (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.