Pompeu Fabra University


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Pompeu Fabra University History

Pompeu Fabra University also known as Universitat Pompeu Fabra or UPF is a Spanish public university based in Barcelona. The university was established in the year 1990 by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and named after Catalan language expert, Pompeu Fabra. Presently, the university enrolls over 14000 students and employs 1000+ staff. 

Pompeu Fabra University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Pompeu Fabra University offers a wide range of courses in Social Sciences, Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, ICT, Communication Sciences, Law, Economics and Business, Translation and Language Sciences, Engineering, and Political Sciences.

Pompeu Fabra University also offers its programs in five higher education affiliated centres in and around Barcelona. They are UPF Barcelona School of Management, International Trade Business School, Elisava School of Design, Tecnocampus, and Mar University School of Nursing.

Pompeu Fabra University Campuses

Pompeu Fabra University is based in Barcelona across three campuses. The faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is based at Ciutadella campus, Health and Life Sciences at Mar campus, and ICT and Communication Sciences at Poblano campus.

Pompeu Fabra University also provides various services and facilities to its students on all three campuses. Dedicated study spaces in the libraries, printing and photocopy facilities, cafeteria and restaurant, bookstores, student union, halls of residence, and Santander bank are few facilities on offer for students.

Pompeu Fabra University Achievements

Pompeu Fabra University is designated as Campus of International Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2010. The university is ranked 1st in Spain and appears in top 150 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) Supplement, London.

Pompeu Fabra University is well known for it's Business and Economics faculty. The university is ranked 23rd in Economics and Econometrics worldwide by QS World University Rankings and 40th for Business and Economics by THE. The faculty of Business and Economics is granted the Certificate of Quality in Internationalisation by 14 European accreditation agencies.

Pompeu Fabra University USP

Pompeu Fabra University’s alumni include famous politicians, economists, journalists, artists, and scholars. The university graduates are highly sought after in the job market and hold prominent positions in their respective industries.

Pompeu Fabra University has a selective admission policy, therefore, the acceptance rate of the university is 30 to 40%. The university is also home to over 13% international students including international researchers at university’s leading research centres. 

Pompeu Fabra University Notable Alumni

Pol Antras (Economist and Professor at Harvard University), Gloria Aura Bortolini (Journalist, Photographer and Filmmaker), Diego Comin (Economist), and Lluis Galter (Cinema director).

Pompeu Fabra University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Spain. To be able to get a successful admission in Pompeu Fabra University in Spain students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Pompeu Fabra University Cost of studies


Bachelors: €6,800 - €9,500

Masters: €5,240

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Pompeu Fabra University Deadlines

Bachelors: February 01st to May 2nd


1st round- December 3 to January 15

2nd round- From January 16 to March 5

3rd round- From March 6 to April 17

4th round- From April 18 to June 3

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Pompeu Fabra University Rankings


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301 -400
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GTU Rank


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6 -7
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