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UPC Orientation Week UPC for international exchange students and for international Master students: September 2018



The UPC-BarcelonaTech organizes different sessions of the same Orientation Week (OW). It is basically addressed to the international exchange students who will begin their studies at UPC in the SPRING semester 2017-2018.
Master (exchange or regular) students are also welcome in the Orientation Week.


The OW has a length of 2 days. It includes an institutional welcome, information about legal procedures and about the main Services at UPC that can help students during their stay, an introductory workshop to the Catalan language and culture, one sports session and also a social/cultural activity.


There will be different sessions of the same Orientation Week. You can attend to the one that you prefer; according to your arrival date and date of beginning of lectures in your host school at UPC.

Dates of the Orientation Week

The Orientation Week (OW) will take place:


- OW1: 3rd and 4th September (Monday and Tuesday)

- OW2: 6th and 7th September (Thursday and Friday)

- OW3: 10th and 12th September (Monday and Wednesday)

- OW4: 13th and 14th September (Thursday and Friday)

- OW5: 17th and 18th September (Monday and Tuesday)

Note 1: ETSEIB students have to follow the specific welcoming sessions indicated by ETSEIB. These students have to contact:

Note 2: Students coming to other campuses outside Barcelona city have to take into account, in these dates, the transportation timetables from/to Campus Nord Barcelona and to/from their campus. (I.e. If I am going to stay in Terrassa or Vilanova, and I want to attend the Orientation Week.)



All these activities are offered by the University and are FREE but the number of places is limited.


The activities will be organized and held in English and Spanish groups.

Programme of the Orientation Week

Please find under the following link a preliminary programme of the Orientation Week.

Deadline for Registration

Please register as soon as possible. Deadline: 15th July 2018.

Registration procedure. How do I register for the Orientation Week?

Students that have submitted their online application will receive an e-mail a few days after, from 31st December on. (All the applications are answered progressively.)

Important warning

If you are not sure that you will be able to attend to all the activities of this Orientation Week, or you have to cancel your participation and/or exchange stay, please inform us. (Send us an e-mail to: You are taking out the possibility of attending to it to another person.

And what can I do if I could not register for the OW? (Or if I arrive later?...)

There is no problem!... Then, in the first days after your arrival, come to our International Students Office (OMI).
We will give you the general information and information about legal procedures that we give in the first day of the Orientation Week.
"OMI" (International Students Office):

- Map of the zone in:

- Or with Google maps:,2.0782075,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!4m5!1m0!1m3!2m2!1d2.112489!2d41.3877563?hl=ca

- Closest underground stations : "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitaria", on line L-3 (green line).

- Timetable: from Monday to Friday, from 10h to 14h.
(UPC is closed in August due to summer holiday and energy saving. The OMI office is closed from 1st until 26th August 2018. It opens again on 27th August.)

Additional information about the workshop of Catalan language and culture

It is a special workshop, in the UPC's Orientation Week. This 2-hour workshop enables you to make initial contact with Catalan language and culture and to be familiar with the environment where you are going to study. 
Highly recommended for those students that have just arrived.

Where should I go on the first day? Welcome and registration desk for the OW.

To be confirmed later by e-mail; with the definitive program and after that you receive the e-mail of confirmation of your registration.

The welcome will take place in a meeting room in the Campus Nord UPC.
Address: Jordi Girona, nº1-3.
08034 Barcelona.
Metro stations: "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitaria" (line L-3, green line).
Map of the zone at:

Certificate of attendance to the OW

In the days after the OW, if you need it, a "certificate of attendance" can be issued (to all international students attending to the 80% or more of all activities). If you want to receive the certificate of assistance, you have to attend to at least 80% of the activities of the 2 days.

Additional information about the OW program and groups

The activities performed in Campus Nord of UPC BarcelonaTech will take place mainly in the mornings.
The social activity will take place in the afternoon.

There will be groups in English and groups in Spanish. These will be notified to students, by email, in the days after registering to the OW.

More information: questions and doubts

For any question or doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us!
International Students Office (OMI)
e-mail: (indicate in the title "Orientation Week")
phone: +34-93 401 69 37
Timetable: from Monday to Friday, from 10h to 14h.
UPC is closed in August due to summer holiday and energy saving. The OMI office is closed from 1st until 26th August 2018. It opens again on 27th August.
We wish you a stay full of interest and fun!