UPC Orientation Week for international exchange and master's degree students: February'2024



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 spring semester. (The semester that starts in February' 2024.)

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 December and February.

  • In January: 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.
    Students will receive directly in their email a message  with the links to attend the online sessions.
  • September: presential (face-to-face, on campus) activities.
    The dates will be: February 1st, 6th, 8th and 15th.

    All sessions are the same.
    Students will receive an email in January, to register for the session that best suits them.
    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.

Online information sessions

 Online information sessions about legal procedures:

  • For students with nationality from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway or Iceland (to abbreviate, EU):
    • Session in English: Monday 22/01/2024 at 9h. Duration: approx. 1h.
    • Session in Spanish: Monday 22/01/2024 at 14h. Duration: approx. 1h.
  • For students with nationality from outside the European Union (non-EU):
    • Session in English: Tuesday 23/01/2024 at 9h. Duration: approx. 01:30h.
    • Session in Spanish: Wednesday 24/01/2024 at 19h. Duration: : approx. 01:30h.


  • All hours indicated are with Spanish time zone.
  • Students will receive in their e-mail the links to attend the sessions. If on 21/01 you had not received that e-mail, then please write to:
  • The sessions will be recorded. An e-mail will be sent to the students in the week of 29/01, with the links to the recordings.

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  between 24/12/2023 and 07/01/2024, both included, due to Christmas holidays and energy saving. Apart from that period, the general office hours are:
- 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!