Welcome to the ESCI-UPF international website, which aims to provide our overseas partners, exchange and visiting students and degree students with specific information about academic matters, admission procedures, requirements for the different courses, housing and other practical concerns.
Discovering Barcelona and Catalonia
Barcelona (population 1,600,000) is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. The city’s origins can be traced back to the Roman colony of Barcino, in the first century bc. Its two thousand years of history have left their mark on the city’s architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its prime location, excellent international connections, Mediterranean climate and cosmopolitan character make it a truly exceptional place to live, work and study.