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UPC Orientation Week for international exchange and master's degree students: July-September2023



Important note: The OW activities will take place in a BLENDED format
(it is, with activities both online and in person, on campus).


The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) organises different online sessions as a kind of "Orientation Week" (OW). The OW is basically addressed to international students who have to start their studies at the UPC in the 2023-2024 autumn semester. (The semester that starts in September 2023.)

The OW includes an institutional welcome, information on compulsory legal procedures, and information about the main UPC services that can be of interest of the students during their stay, and an introductory workshop on Catalan language and culture.

Orientation Week dates

The Orientation Week activities will take place PROGRESSIVELY, between the end of July and during September.

  • End of Juny and beginning of August: students will receive progressively e-mails with links to online information to prepare their trip, arrival and stay. In addition, there is a set of online sessions about different topics. (See calendar below in this web page.)

  • September: presential (face-to-face, on campus) activities.
    The dates will be:
    • September 1st 
    • September 4th
    • September 5th
    • September 8th
    • September 14th
    • and September 22nd.

    All sessions are the same. Choose one of the presential OW sessions, register online in the next weeks, and attend it!
    (Choose your presential OW session according to your travel dates.)

 It is highly recommended to attend to as many activities as possible; both the online sessions AND one of the presential ones.


All these activities offered by the University are FREE.


The activities will be organised and held in English and Spanish.

"Welcome folder"- carpeta de bienvenida

In this link you will find the web page with the "welcome folder". This web page contains different reference materials that will be of use and of your interest for your stay. Please, explore it and read the documents linked in that web page.


The detailed calendar of online sessions of July-August will be displayed on July 25th.


More information: questions and queries

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
International Students Office (OMI)
E-mail: (subject line "Orientation Week" or "question OW")
Tel.: +34-93 401 69 37
Please note that OMI office and UPC are closed in August due to summer holiday and energy saving.
General office hours: from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
And also, from 15th September to 15th June, on Tuesday afternoons, from 15.30h to 17.30h.

 We wish you an intesting and happy stay!