Fees, grants and payment options

Who sets the fees 

The fees for official master's degrees are regulated in Article 81.3.b of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, on Universities, in the wording of Royal Decree-Law 14/2012, of 20 April. In the case of studies leading to official degrees that are valid throughout Spain, the public fees are set by the Government of Catalonia, within the limits established by the General University Policy Conference.

The fees are not approved until the beginning of July, before the start of the academic year, so the total amount to be paid cannot be determined exactly until the moment the student enrols.

Affiliated schools
In the case of master's degrees taught at affiliated schools, consult the school's website.

How fees are calculated

Qualifying master's degrees
Master's degrees that qualify holders to practise a regulated profession (master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering, master's degree in Civil Engineering, master's degree in Geological and Mining Engineering, master's degree in Mining Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering, master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering and master's degree in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Foreign Language Teaching).

Comparable master's degrees that, depending on their curricular organisation, allow graduates to acquire skills comparable to those needed for a regulated profession (master's degree in Informatics Engineering and master's degree in Chemical Engineering).

Master's degrees that give access to professional qualifications of the merchant navy (master's degree in Marine Engineering and master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport).


Non-qualifying master's degrees
For all other master’s degrees, a subsidised per-credit fee is set in accordance with the criteria of the Board of Trustees, except in the case of the master's degree in Nuclear Engineering.


Surcharge for repeat enrolment

Students on master's degrees enrol in a given number of credits; therefore, the amount they have to pay depends largely on the number of credits they enrol in and whether they have to re-enrol for credits that they have not passed, for which there is a surcharge when they enrol for the second, third or fourth time. A full academic year is worth 60 credits. The cost per credit is lower than the real cost, as it is partly subsidised with public funds.

  Repeat enrolment  
  First Second Third Fourth and more
Type Coefficient Cost per credit Coefficient Cost per credit Coefficient Cost per credit Coefficient Cost per credit
Qualifying master's degree 0 41.17  1.2 49.40  2.6 107.04 3.6 148.21
Non-qualifying master's degree
0 65.87 1.625 107.04 1.750 115.27 1.875 123.51
Subsidised master's degree  0 51.46
1.625 83.62 1.750 90.05 1.875 96.48
Subsidised master's degree (non-resident, non-EU) 1.5 77.19  1.625 125.43 1.750 135.08 1.875 144.72
All amounts expressed in euros (€).  


The cost per credit for non-resident foreign students who are not nationals of EU member countries is 1.5 times the standard cost per credit.
Fees for foreign students aged over 18 who are not residents and are not EU nationals or covered by the European community regime may reach 100% of the real cost of university master's degree teaching, without prejudice to the principle of reciprocity. Further information

Compulsory administrative fees according to the type of enrolment
Compulsory administrative fees for the handling of the academic record and learning support services must be added. According to the type of enrolment (annual or semestral), these fees are between €140 and €180 per academic year. Fees of approximately €250 for issuing and delivering the degree certificate are also added.
  Administrative fees   Master's degree certificate
Enrolment Academic record Academic record 2nd semester Learning suport Learning suport 2nd semester TOTAL Issuing of the degree certifcate Delivery
Semestral 54.54 54.54 35 35 179.08 218.15 30
Annual 69.80 -- -- -- 139.80 218.15 30
All amounts expressed in euros (€).  


Fees for 60-, 90- and 120-credit master's degrees
  60 ECTS credits
1 year full-time
90 ECTS credits
1.5 years full-time
120 ECTS credits
2 years full-time
Qualifying master's degree 3,000   4,400   5,800      
Non-qualifying master's degree 4,500   6,800   8,900      
Subsidised master's degree 3,600   5,400   7,100      
Subsidised master's degree (non-resident, non-EU) 5,200   7,900   10,300      
 All amounts expressed in euros (€).  

Grants and financial aid

As a master's degree student you can only apply for Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD) grants to cover credits enrolled for the first time and if your income and academic performance make you eligible. You can apply for other grants depending on your income (accommodation or grant-salary).

Use the simulator to find out whether you are eligible for an MECD grant. The simulator is intended to be a rough guide only, as many variables need to be considered. The simulator can help you to find out whether: Find out more about the grants and financial aid that the UPC and other public and private organisations offer.

Enrolment fees

Advance payment of the admission fee
To make your admission to a master's degree official and for a place to be reserved for you, you must ACCEPT the offer in the pre-enrolment application and pay the €300 fee, which is non-refundable unless the master's degree is not taught.

Payment options
Consult the option for paying in two or three instalments offered by the UPC. The instalment options are as follows:

  • For semestral enrolment, 60% of the enrolment fees are paid when you enrol and the remaining 40% are paid in mid-December (enrolment in the first semester) or early April (enrolment in the second semester).
  • For annual enrolment, 40% of the enrolment fees are paid when you enrol, 30% in mid-December and 30% on 1 March.
You can also choose the monthly instalment option offered by the Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR).

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