Tuition fees, scholarships and discounts

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

This section aims to give you an idea of the cost of tuition fees for the first year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics. Your total tuition fees will vary depending on the number of credits you enrol for.

The table below shows the initial price per credit. If you enrol for the same credit for a second time, the tuition fees for this credit will be €158; a third time, €1198; and a fourth time, €212.

As for credits that can be validated or recognized (with the exception of recognition due to mobility, whether or not within an exchange program), they will cost 25% of the indicated price.

Tuition fees
ESCI-UPF fees per credit* Government-regulated component per credit First-year credits Total first-year fees**
€132 €18.46 60 €7.920

* Includes the cost of tuition fees, academic transcript, specific teaching services and student insurance.
** Total fees may be less if you are eligible for a discount on the government-regulated component.

Payment options

  • 100% of tuition fees (60 ECTS credits): €7,920 upon enrolment.
  • 50% of tuition fees (30 ECTS credits): €3,960 upon enrolment and the remaining 50% to be paid between 1 and 10 February of the following year.
  • In 10 instalments: €2,217.60 upon enrolment and 9 monthly payments of €655.82 (this option includes €200 interest).

If you choose to pay by instalments (10 monthly payments), you have the option of paying the instalments for the nine months from September to May 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 and notify the university Administration before the start of the month when you want the changes to take effect.

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ESCI-UPF scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS AND REQUIREMENTS

Santander ESCI-UPF Talent Scholarship

New access students

  • 2 scholarships awarded
  • Covers 80% of first-year tuition fees
  • 1 call for applications. The deadline for applications is 2 June (before university entrance exams)
  • Academic requirements: an average baccalaureate score of 8.00
  • Income requirements: no limit on income
  • 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
  • For subsequent years, the scholarship will cover 50% of tuitions fees. For students to continue to be awarded this scholarship, they must get an average score of 8.00 in their first and 8.50 in their second year. Students should have no more than one subject yet to pass for the previous year

This programme is sponsored in part or in full by Banco Santander. Scholarship holders should have a Banco Santander account into which the scholarship can be paid.

Santander ESCI-UPF Excellence Scholarship

New access students

  • 4 scholarships awarded
  • Covers 50% of first-year tuition fees
  • 1 call for applications. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 June (before university entrance exams)
  • Academic requirements: an average baccalaureate score of 7.50
  • Income requirements: a maximum per capita net tax base of €30,000 in the family’s latest Income Tax Return
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, 5 points will be based on their student record and 5 points on family income
  • For subsequent years, the scholarship will cover 50% of tuitions fees. For students to continue to be awarded this scholarship, they must get an average score of 7.50 in their first year and 8.00 in their second year; and they must have a maximum per capita net tax base of €30,000. Students should have no more than one subject yet to pass for the previous year

This programme is sponsored in part or in full by Banco Santander. Scholarship holders should have a Banco Santander account into which the scholarship can be paid.

ESCI-UPF Scholarships

New access students

  • Between 10 and 20 grants for new first-year students
  • Covers 30% of tuition fees, rising to 50% in the second call for applications, in October
  • 2 calls for applications. The deadline for the first call for applications is 2 June (before university entrance exams). The deadline for the second call for applications is 31 October
  • Academic requirements: for the first call for applications, an average baccalaureate score of 7.00 or an average further-education score of 7.50. For the second call for applications, at least 0.50 points higher than the minimum pass score for the first scholarship awarded for the current year in question
  • Income requirements: a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000 in the family’s latest Income Tax Return
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, 5 points will be based on their student record and 5 points on family income. 
  • For students to submit this scholarship, they must get an average score of 6.50 in their first year and 7.00 in their second year; and they must have a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000. Students should have no more than one subject yet to pass for the previous year
ESCI-UPF Scholarships for students who have completed a university Degree

New access students

  • 2 scholarships awarded
  • Covers 50% of first-year tuition fees
  • 1 call for applications. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 June
  • Income requirements: a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000 in the family’s latest Income Tax Return
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, 5 points will be based on their student record and 5 points on family income
  • For students to continue to be awarded this scholarship, they must get an average score of 7.50 in their first year and 8.00 in their second year; and they must have a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000. Students should have no more than one subject yet to pass for the previous year
ESCI-UPF Scholarships for students who have started a University Degree

New access students

  • 2 scholarships awarded
  • Covers 30% of first-year tuition fees
  • 1 call for applications. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 June
  • Academic requirements: an average baccalaureate score of 7.00 and an average score of 6.50 on the university degree course they have started
  • Income requirements: a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000 in the family’s latest Income Tax Return
  • Award criteria: on a 10-point basis, 5 points will be based on their student record and 5 points on family income
  • For students to continue to be awarded this scholarship, they must get an average score of 7.50 in their first year and 8.00 in their second year; and they must have a maximum per capita net tax base of €24,000. Students should have no more than one subject yet to pass for the previous year

Process for submitting required documents

The documents required when applying for a scholarship should be submitted to the ESCI-UPF building at the following times:

Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm
Friday, 8 am to 2.30 pm

Deadline: October 31

Documents that scholarship applicants may be required to submit

(depending on the scholarship in question)

Final baccalaureate marks giving the average final score (original or attested photocopy), only for the first call for scholarship applications or new student.

Photocopy of passport or ID card of all the members of the family and economic unit.

Collective household certificate stating the names of all the people who live/reside with the applicant, issued within the last three months. 

Income Tax Return: a full copy of the 2021 Income Tax Return for all the people who live with the applicant.

The applicant’s family unit is made up of the following members:
  • Applicant’s parents
  • Applicant’s tutor or legal guardian
  • Applicant
  • Applicant’s single brothers and sisters under the age of 25
  • Applicant’s disabled brothers and sisters
  • Any of the applicant’s grandparents who live with the applicant and whose names appear on the municipal collective household certificate

If the applicant’s parents are divorced or legally separated, the applicant’s family unit is made up of the following members:

(The income of the main breadwinners will be calculated at 100%; the income of other members will be calculated at 50%.)

If custody of the applicant is shared:
  • Applicant’s parents
  • Applicant’s single brothers and sisters 
  • Any of the applicant’s grandparents who live with the applicant and whose names appear on the municipal collective household certificate
If custody of the applicant is not shared:
  • The parent who lives with the applicant
  • Any new spouse or partner of either parent who lives with the applicant
  • Any children of either parent (either from their previous spouse or partner or their new spouse or partner) living with the applicant under the age of 25, or over the age of 25 if they are disabled
  • Any of the applicant’s grandparents who have custody of the applicant, who live with the applicant and whose names appear on the municipal collective household certificate

If no Income Tax Returns are provided, the following documents should be submitted:

  1. Income Tax Certificate issued by the Spanish Inland Revenue (Agencia Tributaria)
  2. Employment History Certificate
  3. Photocopy of the final two payslips from the previous year and/or accrediting documents from this period and the amount received in benefits.

Documents from business owners and the self-employed: Business owners and the self-employed should also submit documents containing the results of their own business activity (company tax or income tax from the last year, the four quarterly VAT declarations, the annual VAT declaration, etc.) and the activity of the business in question. The relevant documents should be submitted if trading ceased at any point in 2021.

Benefits: Certificate of income from benefits and pensions (unemployment benefit, disability benefit, widow’s pension, orphan’s pension, etc.) or proof that no such benefits or pensions were received, if necessary.

Students who cancel their enrolment will cease to be eligible for a scholarship.

Discounts

Documentation showing you are eligible for a discount on the government-regulated component of tuition fees, if applicable.

Certain people are eligible for discounts on the government-regulated component of tuition fees (details of current discounts are available from the Administration Department).

Note: if you fail to provide the necessary documentation upon enrolment, you will not be able to claim the corresponding discount.

Large-family card in the general (first) or special (second or honorary) category

When you enrol, you should present your original large-family card valid on the date of the start of the academic year, together with a photocopy.

If the family card states a category, this card will be just as valid as your own personal card. However, if the family card does not state a category, presenting it when you enrol will only entitle you to a limited discount on tuition fees. In either case, you should show your passport or ID card and state the number of brothers and sisters included on the large-family card or single-parent-family card.

If the card has expired, you should present proof from the Departament de Benestar i Família, or equivalent, that you are in the process of renewing the card and, before 31 December, you should present the renewed card, valid on the date of the start of the academic year, in accordance with current legislation.

Large families in the special (second or honorary) category are exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees.

Large families in the general (first) category are entitled to a limited discount (50%) on the government-controlled component of tuition fees.

Students awarded a distinction in their baccalaureate or university orientation course

When you enrol, you should present the original certificate issued by the college where you took your baccalaureate stating that you were awarded a distinction.

If you took a university orientation course, you should present your student report, together with a photocopy of the pages stating that you were awarded a distinction and giving your marks. You should also have a minimum of four As and one B in your other marks.

You will be exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees for all credits in your first year, provided you are enrolling for the first time.

Disability card (at least 33% disability)

When you enrol, you should present a certificate issued or validated by the Institut Català d’Assistència i Serveis Socials (original and photocopy) stating that you have a disability of 33% or higher.

NOTE: You do not need to present this certificate if you already presented it the previous year.

You will be exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees for all credits you enrol for.

Accreditation for students aged 65 and over (passport or ID card)

Requirements:

  • You should provide proof you are 65 or older.
  • You should not already have a degree.

When you enrol, you should present your passport or ID card (original and photocopy) as accreditation.

NOTE: You do not need to provide this accreditation if you already presented it the previous year.

You should be 65 or older on the date at the start of the academic year.

You will be exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees for all credits you enrol for.

Accreditation for victims of terrorist acts

When you enrol, you should present the corresponding administrative ruling (original and photocopy). Spouses and children should also present a photocopy of the family record book.

NOTE: You do not need to provide this accreditation if you already presented it the previous year.

You will be exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees for all credits you enrol for.

Accreditation for victims of gender-based violence

When you enrol, you should present one of the following documents:

  • A copy of the protection order in the name of the victim, if in force.
  • A copy of the judgement in the court case that led to be protection order being granted.
  • In exceptional cases, a report by the Public Prosecution Service giving evidence that the victim has suffered gender-based violence, until a protection order has been granted.
  • A copy of the family record book if the student is the victim’s son or daughter and is in her care.

NOTE: You do not need to provide this accreditation if you already presented it the previous year.

You will be exempt from paying the government-controlled component of tuition fees for all credits you enrol for.

Assistance

General, mobility and equality grants (Ministerio de Educación)

For more information, visit the AGAUR or Ministerio de Educación website. The deadline for applications is from March 30 to May 12 (check deadlines on here).

  • Income requirements: check the limits on income and assets set out in the call for applications.
  • Academic requirements: applicants should have enrolled for a minimum number of credits for the subjects being studied in the year under way and have done so for the previous year.
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