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Admission and enrolment : Initial Enrolment 2020-2021

Initial Enrolment 2020-2021

You should enrol as soon as the Catalan Government’s University Access Service or UPF has awarded you a place on the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing or the Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics.

You should come in person if at all possible. However, you may send someone else on your behalf; this representative should bring all the necessary documentation and follow the instructions given by university personnel.

Tuition fees 2020-2021Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics (spanish version) and Bachelor's Degree in International Business and Marketing (spanish version).

Any students who fail to enrol during the enrolment period will lose their place.

Enrolment period:

  • First place allocation, on August 6
  • Enrolment for first preference, September from 7 to 10 (both included)
  • Enrolment for other preferences, September from 21 to 23 (both included)*
  • Preparatory week, mandatory sessions September 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 25th

Classes: to be determine
Place: ESCI-UPF (Passeig de Pujades, 1, Barcelona)

*Those assigned to ESCI-UPF in other preferences who intend to enroll, must previously contact Admissions by sending an email to and from August 31st, also can contact by phone: 900 122 630.


Health safety measures relating to COVID-19:

  • To formalize the enrollment, we recommend coming alone but, if it's indespensable, only a companion can access the building with you
  • You must respect the day and time assigned to do the enrollment
  • The temperature will be raised when accessing ESCI-UPF.
  • It is mandatory to use a mask to access ESCI-UPF and keep it for the entire stay.
  • It is mandatory to always maintain a safety distance of 1.5 meters.
  • It is obligatory to respect the indications that you find in the enclosure and the directions of the university's staff

Documentation required for enrolment

Other documentation

  • Once you have enrolled, you will be given a document enabling you to pay your tuition fees. You should make this payment during the enrolment period. The payment can be done in person, through any La Caixa ATM with any financial card or online at the following link. It can also be cashed at any Banco Santander branch or, for customers, through its online banking. We recommend that you check the limit of your card.

    You can choose from the following payment options:

    1. 100% upon enrolment.
    2. 50% upon enrolment and the remaining 50% to be paid between 1 and 10 February of the following year.
    3. In instalments: 3 payments of 34%, 33% and 33% of the amount of the registration each, the first (34%) being the day of registration, the second (33%) from December 1 to 7, 2020 and the last payment (33%) from 22 to 29 March 2021 (no interest to be paid). (Extraordinary measure 2020-2021 due to the situation by COVID-19)
    4. In instalments: 28% of the total amount upon enrolment and the remaining 72% + €200 interest to be paid in 9 monthly payments.

If you choose to pay by instalments (10 monthly payments), you have the option of paying the instalments for the nine months from October to June by direct debit by completing a SEPA Direct Debit mandate (you will need to pay the first instalment by promissory note). Payments will be debited from your account on the 15th day of every month. Any returned payments will be subject to a €50 charge. If you should change your bank account, you will need to complete a new SEPA Direct Debit mandate mandate and notify the university Administration before the start of the month when you want the changes to take effect.

Students who started a university degree course at a Catalan university during the 2014–2015 academic year or later are required to prove their proficiency in a foreign language by the end of their degree course.

Students may prove their level of proficiency by passing either the Catalan Universities Language Certificate (CLUC) exam set at all Catalan universities or a similar accredited CEFR-compatible language exam.

At its meeting on 2 July 2014, the UPF Governing Body made proficiency in a foreign language a prerequisite for students to be awarded their degree, thus incorporating this government stipulation into UPF’s degree courses.

Further information is available on the following UPF websites:

Submission form (catalan version).


ESCI-UPF awards several scholarships based on our students' academic performance and on students’ family income. The Scholarship Committee sets the size of scholarships and determines how they are allocated.

Documents that scholarship applicants may be required to submit (depending on the scholarship in question):

  • A photocopy of their passport or ID card, together with that of all family members aged 18 or over.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s (or their family’s) latest Income Tax Return (all pages, including the cover page).
  • If the applicant or their family did not file an Income Tax Return, an Inland Revenue certificate justifying this exemption.
  • Final baccalaureate marks giving the average final score (original or attested photocopy), only for the first call for scholarship applications.
  • Municipal registration certificate, in the case of students living with their parents.

* If, given the current circumstances, and as a result of the impact on COVID-19, your family situation has been affected, official documentation may be submitted as in 2020 an ERTO has been suffered or, in the case of self-employed people, there has been a cessation of activities and if you have opted for any of the benefits for the self-employed.

Cancellation of registration implies the loss of the right to enjoy the scholarship.

  • There is no fixed limit for first year.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 scholarships for the rest of the courses
  • Covers 30% and 50% of tuition fees in the call for applications, in October.
  • Deadline for the call for applications is 31 October.
  • Academic requirements: at least 0.50 points higher than the minimum pass score for the first scholarship awarded for the current year in question.
  • Income requirements: there is no limit on income.
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, 5 points will be based on their student record and 5 points on family income.
  • 1 scholarship awarded.
  • Consists of €1,800 in financial aid.
  • Income requirements: no limit on income.
  • Additional requirements: applicants should be registered in Baix Penedès, Alt Penedès or Garraf.
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, based on the applicant’s student record. In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be awarded based on family income.

Preference allocations will published online on 6 August