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UPC Orientation Week for international exchange and master's degree students: January-February 2022

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 2021-2022 spring semester. (The semester that starts in January-February 2022.)

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 mid-February.



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 orientative 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.

- Coronavirus pandemic: questions and answers.

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

- UPC portals that you have to know for your academic stay.

- Compulsory legal procedures (according to the student's profile). We organise two different sessions, so that you attend the session that is more convenient for you.

- Bibliotecnica: the UPC Library Service.

- 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 2021/2022 at UPC (either for exchange or for a full programme) will receive in Christmas:

- 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.

- And the information about the Orientation Week sessions, with the invitation with links to attend, through Google Meet, to the first one of the online information sessions that will take place.

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 get as many information as you can in advance, before your trip. So, please to attend as many of the online sessions as possible.

These online sessions of the "Orientation Weeks" are in addition to the specific welcoming session that many UPC schools/faculties do for their exchange international students. (For further information about this, if your are an exchange please contact with your host UPC school/faculty.)

And what can I do if I have not received this first e-mail in Christmas?

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

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 that for some reason you could not attend the OW online sessions, no problem!... Please , indicating your name and nationality. 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 restricted. 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 from 25th December 2021 until 9th January 2022, due to UPC Christmas holiday and energy saving.

Additional information about the workshop on Catalan language and culture

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Catalan language and culture workshop is substituted by an online series of videos.

Students will receive 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 or Zoom, about different topics.

Online sessions of the Orientation Week

Please find here below, in this section, the first online sessions in the "UPC Orientation Weeks" activities. Later on, you will receive the links to the online sessions in your email. If you have any difficulty, please contact us.

We hope that they are of use to you. Please attend as many as you can.

Language/Idioma Title / Título Date and hour (hour in Spain)/Fecha y hora (hora de España)

Duration/ Duración

English-inglés OW- legal procedures for students of the EU, Norway and Switzerland (ENG) [It is, if you have a nationality from France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, etc.]
12/01/2022 at 10:00h CET


24/01/2022 at 09:30h CET


approx. 1h

English-inglés OW-legal procedures for non-EU students (ENG) [It is, if  for example you have a nationality from China, India, Pakistan, USA, Brazil, etc. ]
13/01/2022 at 09:00h CET


26/01/2022 at 09:30h CET

Between 1h and 1:30h
Spanish-Castellano OW-trámites legales para estudiantes de la UE, Noruega y Suiza [Es decir, si tienes nacionalidad de Francia, Alemania, Italia, Suecia, Polonia, etc. ]
12/01/2022 a las 11:30h CET


25/01/2022 a las 09:30h CET

aprox. 1h
Spanish-Castellano OW-trámites legales para estudiantes no-Unión Europea  [Es decir, si por ejemplo tienes nacionalidad de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, USA, India, etc.]
12/01/2022 a las 19:00h CET


25/01/2022 a las 19:00CET

Entre 1h y 1:30h, según asistentes

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
 Due to UPC Christmas holiday and energy saving, the OMI office and UPC are closed from 25th December 2021 until 9th January 2022.
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!