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UPC Orientation Week for international exchange and master's degree students: February 2020


The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) organises different sessions of the Orientation Week (OW). The OW is basically addressed to international exchange bachelor's degree students who have to start their studies at the UPC in the 2019-2020 spring semester.
Full-time master's degree students are also welcome.

The OW lasts two days. It includes an institutional welcome, information on legal procedures and the main UPC services that can help students during their stay, an introductory workshop on Catalan language and culture, one sports session and also a social/cultural activity.

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

Registration is done through this online formuntil 26th January 2020.

Students who have submitted their online application will receive an e-mail a few days later, from 19th December onwards. (Applications are answered in the order they are received.)


There will be different sessions of the Orientation Week. You can attend the one you prefer, depending on your arrival date and when your lectures begin at your host school at the UPC.

Orientation Week dates

The Orientation Weeks of February 2020 will take place in the following dates:

  • OW1: 29th and 30th January (Wednesday and Thursday)

  • OW2: 3rd and 4th February (Monday and Tuesday)

  • OW3: 6th and 7th Februay (Thursday and Friday)

  • OW4: 10th and 11th February (Monday and Tuesday)


Register HERE as soon as possible and before 26th January 2020 for one of these OW sessions.

Note 1: ETSEIB students must attend the specific welcome sessions indicated by the ETSEIB. These students must contact:

Note 2: Students going to other campuses outside the city of Barcelona must take into account transport timetables to and from Barcelona's North Campus (i.e. if they are staying in Terrassa or Vilanova and wish to attend the Orientation Week).



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


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


Please click on the link for a preliminary programme of the Orientation Week.

Important warning

If you are not sure you will be able to attend all the activities in the Orientation Week, or you have to cancel your participation and/or exchange stay, please let us know by e-mailing If you do not, you are preventing someone else from being able to attend.

What can I do if I can't register for the OW or I am arriving later?

No problem! In the first few days after your arrival, come to the International Students Office (OMI). We will give you the general information and information about legal procedures that we give on the first day of the Orientation Week.
International Students Office (OMI):

- Map of the area:

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

- Closest metro stations: Palau Reial or Zona Universitaria, on Line 3 (green line).

- Office hours: from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And also Monday afternoons, from 10h to 18h.
(The office is closed from 25th December until 6th January, both included, due to Christmas holidays and energy saving. It opens again on 7th February2020.)

Additional information about the workshop on Catalan language and culture

This is a special workshop in the UPC's Orientation Week. The two-hour workshop enables you to make initial contact with Catalan language and culture and to become familiar with the environment where you are going to study.  Highly recommended for students who 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 programme. After that, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

The welcome session will take place in a meeting room on the UPC's North Campus.
Address: Jordi Girona, 1-3.
08034 Barcelona.
Metro stations: Palau Reial or Zona Universitaria (Line 3, green line).
Map of the area at:

OW attendance certificates

Attendance certificates can be issued, a few days after the OW, to students who have attended at least 80% of the activities over the two days.

Additional information about the OW programme and groups

The activities on the UPC's North Campus 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. Students will be informed about these groups by e-mail in the days after registering for the OW.

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 Wednesdays afternoons, from 16h to 18h (from September 15th to June, 15th).
Due to Christmas holidays and energy saving, the OMI office is closed from 25th December until 6th January 2020, both included. It opens again on 7th January 2020.

We wish you an intesting and happy stay!