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UPC Orientation Week for international exchange and master's degree students: end of July and September 2020

Important note: Due to the global COVID-19 health alert,
the OW activities will take place online.


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 2020-2021 autumn semester.

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, in two phases:


- First, in the very last days of July ad first days of August;


- and after, in September-Octubre.



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.


Provisional and orientatie information.

** There will be different online information sessions. Some of them, with the following thematics:

- The welcome folder and the International Students Office "OMI".

- Insurances and Accommodation.

- What can I visit in Barcelona? The main "must sees".

- UPC portals that you have to know.

** In September:

- Trámites legales obligatorios (según perfil del/la estudiante).

- Bibliotecnica: el servicio de bibliotecas UPC.

** In the second half of September:

- Online materials that substitue the workshop of Catalan language and culture.

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

Students do not need to register. All international students admitted in 2020/2021 at UPC (either for exchange or for a full programme) will receive in August-September:

- A first e-mail with an "online welcome folder" that replaces the physical folder that was delivered and where you will find different information of interest for their stay;

- Another e-mail with an invitation with a link to attend, through Google Meet, to the first one of the online information sessions that will take place.

(= A total of 2 e-mails, to start.)

There will be different online welcoming activities. You can attend the ones you prefer, according to your needs of information (and, for some session, according to the UPC school/faculty where you are coming). Please try to attend as many of the online sessions as possible.

And what can I do if I did not receive these first 2 e-mails?

Do not worry and please fill in this online form. We will contact you the week after*.

(*: please apologize, but we are closed due to summer holiday and energy saving.)

Important warning

If you have to cancel your participation and/or exchange stay, please let us know by e-mailing Thank you.

What can I do if I I am arriving later?

As this year the activiites of the "Orientation Week" are online and progressive, please try to attend to all those that you can.

In case you could not attend the OW, no problem! Please We will give you the general information and information about legal procedures that we give in the framework of the Orientation Week.
International Students Office (OMI):

Note: Please note that due to the global COVID-19 health alert, the office public attention is closed. We are gladly at your disposal through email and telephone. Alternatively, through GoogleMeet or Zoom on agreed hours.

Please note that OMI office and UPC are closed in August, due to summer holiday and energy saving.

Additional information about the workshop on Catalan language and culture

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this semester there will be no workshops about Catalan language and culture.

Instead of it, during the month of september, some online materials will be put at the disposal of international students. (Rrecommended for students who have just arrived.)

Students will receive in the second half of September an e-mail with information about it.

Additional information about the OW programme and groups

Due to the global COVID-19 health alert, unfortunately the activities will take place online, but we will do our best :)

International students admitted in UPC (either for an exchange stay or for full studies of Bachelor, Master or Doctorate) will receive directly in their e-mail different notifications with invitations to attend different online information sessions, through Google Meet, about different topics.

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")
Tel.: +34-93 401 69 37
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 16h to 18h.
Due to summer holidays and energy saving, the OMI office is closed in August 2020. It opens again on 1st September 2020.

We wish you an intesting and happy stay!