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Visiting students

(Spanish Version)

Visiting students are students who participate in an official course at the UPC in order to complete part of their university education, but do not do so as part of a mobility program or under any other sort of agreement that  allows them to enroll at the UPC free of charge.

To apply for admission to a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the UPC as a visiting student, candidates must meet the academic requirements for admission to that academic level or be taking a degree at that level at another university.

Visiting students at the UPC may take a maximum of 60 ECTS credits on a bachelor’s degree and a maximum of 30 ECTS credits on a master’s degree, given that these are also the maximum number of credits that may be recognised in the academic record if they are later admitted to the same degree as regular students. However, if they are not admitted to an official degree, visiting students are not considered students of the UPC.

The economic conditions applied to visiting students are established by the agreement reached by the Economic Committee of the UPC Board of Trustees each academic year.

The processes of preregistration, admission and enrollment for visiting students, as well as the specific rules that apply to them (e.g. documents they are required to present, admission requirements, selection committee, calendar, etc.), are the purview of the receiving school.

The enrolment fee will be set in the decree on public fees, which will establish the fee per credit for visiting students. There is no additional cost for academic services. You can consult the cost of the credit as a visiting student at the following link.

Visiting students are governed by the academic regulations for visiting students, even for courses they are only partly wish to take as visiting students.

Note: Students affected by the academic progress regulations may not gain admission as visiting students.

 

The admission procedure for visiting students is as follows (in chronological order):


1. Application:

To apply for admission as a visiting student, fill in this FORM and the PERSONAL DETAILS FORM and attach them by DEMANA Information (online attention)  demana.upc.edu/osdcbl/login.php, together with the documents listed below,  choosing the following options:

Help Topic: "Accés" (Admission)
Tràmit: “Accés com estudiant visitant" (Application for admission as a visiting student)

 

The electronic DOCUMENTS you should attach to your e-mail are as follows:

      • Academic record (of your university education, if you are a university graduate or are currently a university student) or transcript (of the highest level attained in state-regulated education).
      • Currículum Vitae


REMEMBER that when you fill out the application form you must state:

      • The degree course you wish to enrol in.
      • The academic year and semester in which you will be starting.
      • The courses you wish to take.

 

The DEADLINES for submitting your application form and supporting documentation:

      • To start in the autumn semester (from September to January), you must apply BEFORE 15th June.
      • To start in the spring semester (from February to July), you must apply BEFORE 15th December (of the previous year).

 

2. Ruling:

The school will review your application and decide whether your prior education and/or experience are sufficient for you to take the courses to which you are seeking admission.

You will be sent an e-mail to the address you have provided informing you that the ruling on your application is ready for collection.


3. Enrolment:

If you are admitted as a visiting student, you will be sent an e-mail to the address you have provided informing you of the date and time of enrolment.

Successful applicants must go to the school to formally enrol and submit the following documents:

      •  An original copy of your academic record (of your university education, if you are a university graduate or are currently a university student) or transcript (of the highest level attained in state-regulated education).
      • The original and a photocopy of your National Identity Document (DNI) if you are a Spanish national. Your passport + Foreigner Identification Number (NIE) or proof that you have applied for it if you are not Spanish.

 

If you have any queries regarding admission as a visiting student, ask them usingdemana.upc.edu/osdcbl/login.php