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Incoming students

To study at Blanquerna-URL is to know Barcelona, a welcoming and forward-looking city of culture.

Our center's Erasmus is E BARCELO 16

If you are interested in being or will be one of close to 100 students that choose to study at Blanquerna-URL every year by the wy of mobility agreements, you will find all the information you need here.

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Living in Barcelona

If you are a foreign student, check here everything you need to know to live in Barcelona: the main expenses, security advice or visa procedures.

The advantages of Blanquerna

Incoming exchange students at the School of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences

Students who want to be part of the mobility program of the School of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences (Erasmus code: E BARCELO16) must be appointed by their universities. Universities should contact the School's International Relations Office ([email protected]) taking into consideration the dates of the call. They will have to send an e-mail that includes the full name of the student, their email address, their degree and the semester in which they want to stay.

Once a student has been appointed, they will need to complete registration online. Instructions for completing registration.

The deadline for requesting this information is:

  • May 31st: for students who want to come for the first semester (autumn)
  • October 31st: for students who want to come for the second semester (spring)


We will not contact students until they have been appointed by their universities of origin. However, we provide updated information on our courses at the centers with which we have an agreement. For this reason, all interested students can request the information from their universities.

  • Learning agreement
  • A copy of the student's passport or national ID
  • Student's current academic record
  • All documents must be uploaded to the online application

It is not necessary to submit the following documents to the university, but for your stay in Barcelona you should have the following:

  • Healthcare insurance certificate
  • Civil liability insurance certificate
  • European Health Insurance Card

No language certificate is required. A minimum level of B1 is recommended.

The majority of courses are taught in Catalan. A few are taught in Spanish. English courses are offered in the bachelor's degree in Primary Education and the bachelor's degree in Sports Management.

All international exchange students can benefit from the Buddy program, a welcome and accompaniment plan through which they are assigned a student at the school to facilitate their integration at the university and in the city.

Incoming exchange students at the School of Health Sciences

  • Students may take courses in the school that are not subject to restricted enrollment. Whenever applicable, international students are also welcome to take courses from other programs in the same school.
  • All international students that take part in the exchange program in the second semester (February-July) must attend the International Health Seminar (2-6 ECTS).
  • An optional Spanish course (1-3 ECTS) is available to incoming students in both the fall and spring semesters.
  • View the school academic calendar.

Students who want to be part of our international mobility program (Erasmus code: E BARCELO16) must be appointed by their universities. Universities should contact the International Affairs Office ([email protected]) taking into consideration the dates of the call. They will have to send an e-mail that includes the full name of the student, their email address, their degree and the semester in which they want to stay. The deadline for requesting this information is:

  • May 15th: for students who want to come for the first semester (autumn)
  • October 15th: for students who want to come for the second semester (spring)


We will not contact students until they have been appointed by their universities of origin. However, we provide updated information on our courses at the centers with which we have an agreement. For this reason, all interested students can request the information from their universities.

The School will send its decision regarding acceptance within 4 weeks from the student application form deadline.
The School will issue a transcript of the records no later than 5 weeks following the close of the assessment period at the receiving center.

Application terms and conditions:

  • June 15th: for students who want to come for the first semester (autumn)
  • November 15th: for students who want to come for the second semester (spring)

  • Learning agreement
  • Copy of passport
  • Insurance test
  • Copy of academic record
  • Vaccination card (for internships)

The sending institution, upon agreement with the receiving institution, is in charge of supporting its appointed candidates to ensure they have the recommended language skills at the start of the period of study or teaching.

A minimum level of B1 in Spanish is required, B2 is recommended.

The majority of courses are taught in Catalan. Some are in Spanish.

An optional Spanish course (1-3 ECTS) is offered to international students in both the fall and spring semesters.

Incoming exchange stundents to the School of Communication and International Relations

  • You can find all the School's courses open to international exchange students here.
  • View the school academic calendar.
  • The number of ECTS for master's degrees can only be 30% of the student's learning agreement.
  • All bachelor's degree exchange students can take Seminar III for exchange students: Professional Communication (8 ECTS): highly recommended.
  • Students will only be able to choose courses of our official master's degrees if they already have a bachelor's degree.

Students who want to be part of our international mobility program (Erasmus code: E BARCELO16) must be appointed by their universities. Universities should contact the International Affairs Office ([email protected]), taking into consideration the dates of the call. They will have to send an e-mail that includes the full name of the student, their email address, their degree and the semester in which they want to stay. The deadline for requesting this information is:

  • May 15th: for students who want to come for the first semester (autumn)
  • October 15th: for students who want to come for the second semester (spring)

The universities with which we have an agreement have updated information on the subjects and the procedures to follow for the exchange. The School contacts students once they have been appointed by their university.

Upon being appointed, the mobility office sends all the information to the student, and the student conducts the online application using the guide provided.

The documents required by students to apply online to study at the School of Communication and International Relations are:

  • Application form for exchange students
  • Learning agreement (the Erasmus scholarship agreement will not be signed until the online application procedure is completed)
  • Student's current academic record
  • English certificate, specified in the "Language Requirements" section
  • European Health Insurance Card for students from outside the European Union

The deadline for requesting this documentation is:

  • June 15th for students who want to come for the first semester (autumn)
  • November 15th for students who want to come for the second semester (spring)

Upon receiving everything, we will send you an acceptance letter by email. Printed copies will solely be sent to students who need to apply for a visa.

  • Cambridge First / IELTS 5-6.5 / TOEFL iBT 87-109 / Michigan ECCE / PTE General level 3 / PTE Academic 59-75 / Trinity ISE II

Native English speakers, students from English-speaking countries or those taking a degree entirely in English do not need to present an English level certification.
It is also not necessary for university students who have a language certification presentation exemption clause in the agreement with Blanquerna-URL.
We also accept a certificate from the coordinator of your university of origin stating that you have the minimum level of English required to take subjects in that language.
It is not necessary for students to prove their level of Spanish or Catalan by sending a certificate, but the recommended level of Spanish and/or Catalan is a minimum of B1. It is worth noting that students who do not have the required language skills may have difficulty taking part in classes and may eventually fail the exams or not be accepted into class by the lecturer and, therefore, not obtain the corresponding credits.

  • Subjects of our bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Corporate Communication, Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing, Audio-visual Communication and Digital Communication

The majority of courses are taught in Catalan or Spanish. The minimum recommended level in order to study subjects in Spanish or Catalan is B1 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Some courses will be taught in English.

In order to study English, students must take an English proficiency exam upon arrival in order to find out their level and which group is best for them. English level exams will be held only on the welcome day. There are no second calls.

  • Subjects of our bachelor's degrees in International Relations and Global Communication Management

All are taught in English. The minimum level of English required to take subjects in this degree is B2 within the Common European Framework. A certificate of English is required.

  • For subjects of our official master's degrees

The majority of courses are taught in Catalan or Spanish. The minimum recommended level in order to study subjects in Spanish or Catalan is B1 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In order to pursue a master's degree students must already have a degree. The master's degree subjects available are solely our official master's degrees.

You are invited to take part in the Buddy program, a welcome and accompaniment plan for international students who come to our school.

This program assigns a student from the school to an international student to facilitate their integration at the university and in the city.

Fee-paying study-abroad students

This program offers undergraduate students from all over the world the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at the Blanquerna-URL School of Communication and International Relations.

At this time, the School offers two bachelor's degrees taught through English (International Relations and Global Communication Management), four in Catalan or Spanish (Journalism and Corporate Communication; Audio-visual Communication; Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing and Digital Communication) and a double degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication and International Relations.

When filling in the forms, use capital letters to facilitate legibility. All documents should be scanned and sent to [email protected].

  • Fee Paying program application form
  • Learning agreement
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of academic record
  • Copy of health insurance coverage (see specific section)
  • European Health Insurance Card for European Union students
  • English certificate* (Cambridge First / IELTS 5-6.5 / TOEFL iBT 87-109 / Michigan ECCE / PTE General level 3 / PTE Academic 59-75 / Trinity ISE II)
  • Recommended: Spanish certificate: It is not necessary for students to prove their level of Spanish or Catalan by sending a certificate, but the recommended level of Spanish and/or Catalan is a minimum of B1. It is worth noting that students who do not have the required language skills may have difficulty taking part in classes and may eventually fail the exams or not be accepted into class by the lecturer and, therefore, not obtain the corresponding credits.

* Native English speakers, students from English-speaking countries or those taking a degree entirely in English do not need to present an English level certification.
It is also not necessary for university students who have an English exemption clause in the agreement with Blanquerna-URL.
We also accept a certificate from the coordinator of your university of origin stating that you have the minimum level of English required to take subjects in that language.

English

  • Cambridge First
  • IELTS 5-6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 87-109
  • Michigan ECCE
  • PTE General level 3
  • PTE Academic 59-75
  • Trinity ISE II

Catalan and Spanish
Students do not have to present any certificate to accredit their level of Spanish or Catalan, but persons who do not have the necessary linguistic skills may have difficulty participating in class and may ultimately fail to successfully complete their examinations and, therefore not obtain the corresponding credits. The recommended level of Spanish or Catalan is a minimum of B1.

Find all the School's courses open to international students (fee paying):

View the school academic calendar.

All bachelor's degree exchange students can take Seminar III for exchange students: Professional Communication (8 ECTS): highly recommended.

  • Subjects of our bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Corporate Communication, Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing, Audio-visual Communication and Digital Media

The majority of courses are taught in Catalan or Spanish. The minimum recommended level in order to study subjects in Spanish or Catalan is B1 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Some courses will be taught in English.

In order to study English (as a subject), students must take an English proficiency exam upon arrival in order to find out their level and which group is best for them. English level exams will be held only on the welcome day. There are no second calls.

  • Subjects of our bachelor's degrees in International Relations and Global Communication Management

All are taught in English. The minimum level of English required to take subjects in this degree is B2 within the Common European Framework. A certificate of English is required.

The tuition price varies depending on the degree. There is a minimum of 18 credits per semester to enroll and a maximum of 30. The duration of stay at Blanquerna may not exceed one academic year.

Enrollment must be paid after registering and in a single installment payable by bank transfer. Fees are non-refundable. The pre-enrollment fee is €100, non-refundable, which will be deducted from the total tuition fee payable for enrollment. Letters of acceptance will be sent after payment has been made.

  • Bachelor's degrees in International Relations and Global Communication Management €180.29/ECTS
  • Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Corporate Communication, Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing, Audio-visual Communication and Digital Communication: €162.54 / ECTS

All Fee Paying students should send the required information to [email protected]. Only applications made within the established deadlines will be accepted.

  • First semester (autumn): May 15th
  • Second semester (spring): October 15th

Erasmus+ blended intensive programs

(Solely for international students who want to study at the School of Health Sciences)

Intensive blended learning programs are short, intensive programs that use innovative forms of learning, teaching and training for students and staff, and include online cooperation. They are undertaken and implemented by a minimum of three higher education institutions (HEIs) from a minimum of three EU Member States and third countries associated with the Program.

In intensive blended programs, groups of students or staff undertake short-term physical mobility abroad combined with a compulsory online part facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork.

At present, FCS has an intensive blended program in the bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. "Nutrition and Health Promotion in Europe" has been undertaken by four universities: Thomas More University (Belgium), Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), CEU San Pablo (Spain) and Blanquerna School of Health Sciences-URL (Spain) and it has a teaching load of 2 ECTS. This year, the in-person module was held in Antwerp (Belgium) from April 25th to 29th.

The stay and travel expense is covered by an Erasmus+ scholarship.

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Foreign students

Blanquerna is a university with an international vision. Every year, we welcome students from all over the world wishing to study a full bachelor degree at our center. You could be among them.

International Affairs Offices

Mobility offices work to provide advice on the admission processes and documentation required in these procedures. They are the point of contact between students and universities abroad. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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