The UOC is an online university born from the knowledge society and whose mission is to provide people with lifelong learning and education. The UOC is a leader and innovator in education and technology, and is a benchmark for quality in its academic work and research in e-learning based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The University offers people lifelong learning to help them and society advance, while carrying out research into the knowledge society.
  • The educational model is based on personalization and accompanying students using e-learning.
  • The UOC wants to be a university that drives the creation of a global knowledge space and cutting-edge research in the knowledge society.



The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) began its activities in the academic year 1995/1996, with 200 students on officially recognized courses in Educational Psychology and Business Studies in Catalan. In the intervening years, the UOC has grown and 200,000 people now form part of the UOC’s university community.


The UOC's educational model is the university’s main feature that distinguishes it since its introduction. It was created with the intention of appropriately responding to the educational needs of people committed to lifelong learning, and to make maximum use of the potential offered by the Web to complete an educational activity.

Dynamic and flexible

It has been conceived to adapt and evolve constantly in time, as the Internet and society of knowledge evolves. In this regard, it is a model that guarantees that students learn in a similar way to how they work, they communicate with each other and they have fun on the Web.


The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) specialises in research into the network society and the knowledge economy, and the study of specific areas of software and network technologies. The IN3 runs a doctoral programme on the Information and Knowledge Society. Each year, the institute welcomes visiting lecturers, research fellows and visiting scholars.


Library services

The Library offers services that have been tailored to your needs. You can find out more from the Services section of the website.

The Virtual Library website has a powerful search engine that offers quick and easy access to the following resources:

  • Databases.
  • Electronic journals and articles.
  • Books, DVDs and readers.
  • Recommended reading for subjects.
  • Teaching modules.

Student Life

Campus life

The Virtual Campus is the UOC’s main learning environment. There you will find the virtual classrooms with your course instructor and classmates, the Virtual Secretary’s Office, the Help Service, forums for participating and exchange, etc.


The UOC is endorsed by the Catalan Agency for Quality in the University System and is in compliance with the standards of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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