Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Barcelona, Spain

No. Students: 4,265 (383 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 404
Funding type: Private
  • Barcelona / Spain
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Personalised treatment is ensured by the relatively low number of students on each course, meaning classes take place in small groups with a university professor designated to every eight students.

The education is predominantly focused above all on their professional development. The aim is to foster the development of key skills to enable students to adapt to the new challenges of todays society. With this in mind, most of the teaching staff have professional backgrounds and the University works very closely with businesses through the work experience programmes.

This relationship allows students to benefit from high-quality work experience programmes in reputable organisations. These programmes help to provide students with a springboard to their professional careers.

At the same time, the international mindset of the UIC allows students to master different languages in a professional environment, to study part of their degree in other countries and to participate in work experience programmes overseas.

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya provides students with all these opportunities to ensure that they are in position to make the most of their university studies and confidently face the employment market following graduation. The UICs pedigree is reflected in the way businesses value its students, demonstrated by the high percentage of graduates who are able to find employment.

The programme of studies offered by the UIC is complemented by a large number of Masters degrees, Doctorate degrees and courses in continuing education, which allow students to receive a more in-depth education and to specialise in different areas of knowledge.


The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya offers you a highly personalised university education with a strong vocational element.

This high level of personalised treatment is achieved by ensuring that there is: no more than one group per course; a maximum of 80 students per lecture, and one university professor assigned to every eleven students. The teaching staff, as well as delivering vital academic training, are also dedicated to providing students with advice and guidance throughout their studies.

A high proportion (40%) of the teaching programme is set aside for practical-based classes. Most of our teachers have professional backgrounds and the university nurtures a very close relationship with business via its work experience programmes. The aim is to equip the student with all the knowledge, skills and talents demanded by the market, while also providing a solid training in the fundamental values of Christian Humanism.

The international character of the university is a basic feature and also a necessary one for students. In this respect, 10% of our alumni are from overseas; students study English courses which are personalised to meet their academic and professional requirements and there is an extensive international exchange programme.

All of these features described above allow students to make the most of the university's resources (both in terms of material and human resources). This in turn allows them to get the most out of their chosen university studies and face the world of work with confidence.

The UIC organises a wide range of cultural, recreational and sport activities in an attempt to encourage the full personal development of students.

This is the commitment the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya makes to all its students. It is a university where you can experience your degree in the most intense way possible, at the highest academic level.



* Alumni and Friends Association

* Library

The UIC library contains more than 30.000 volumes and a large number of online resources.

* Chaplaincy

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya's Chaplaincy provides its spiritual services to all those who wish to receive them.

* The University Dental Clinic (CUO)

Página web de la CUO. Desde aquí se puede conseguir información variada sobre la clínica, desde horario hasta teléfono de contacto o localización.

* Sports

The UIC offers extensive Sports Services to all University community members.

* Students

Student Services handles information, consultation and coordination of all extra-curricular events at the University.

* Academic Administrative

This service coordinates the academic procedures and administrative tasks related to UIC degree study programmes.

* Languages

Language Services helps students improve their foreign language skills and provides formal instruction in Catalan and Spanish for international students.

* Marketing, Promotion & Admissions

Information and Admissions Services provides information and orientation activities for prospective students and manages the University admissions process.

* IT Service

Computer Services benefits the entire University community by expediting all UIC services.

* Bookshop

Hay una librería en el Campus Barcelona a disposición tanto de la comunidad universitaria como de la gente de fuera la UIC.

* Hiring UIC facilities

La Universitat Internacional de Catalunya ofrece la posibilidad de que algunas de sus instalaciones sean alquiladas a empresas externas a esta institución.

* Professional Strategies (SEP)

The Professional Strategies Service provides students with all the tools and techniques they need to enter the employment market smoothly and profitably.

* Publications

* International Relations

This service effectively develops the UIC's international outlook and better prepares students for entry into the globalised employment market.

* Catalan Unit

* University Support Services

SUS is a student-founded initiative that gives University community members the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of society.

Student life

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya's Student Services informs, advises and manages paperwork and extra-curricular issues for students during their time at the university.

One of its main objectives is to enhance relations between students and the university and also promoting various cultural, social and athletic events. A wide variety of activities and services are offered to help make students time at university all the more enriching, useful and enjoyable.

At the beginning of the academic year, Student Services organise a Welcome session for all first year students. At this event new students are offered words of welcome by the Rector of the university.

The first part of this session involves a general description of the UIC and a brief presentation of all the various university services (student services, sport services, international relations and professional strategies etc). This presentation involves a general description of the services, what they consist of, and the type of information and activities they provide.

In the second part of the session, students are divided into groups so they can have more personalised attention, then workshops are carried out in order to describe the IT related characteristics of the university, as well as the library, quality and monitoring related aspects in more detail.

Students are also given a session which is specific to each faculty.

Some of the cultural events organised by Student Services include holding outdoor concerts on the Barcelona Campus, coordinating theatrical and musical productions, celebrating theme weeks, and hosting a poetry, narrative and musical contest for Sant Jordi, open to all university students.

Student Services is also responsible for managing grant and aid applications.

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