Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School
Barcelona, Spain

Are classes taught in English?

Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers about ten law classes in English per academic year. Subjects include Public International Law, Labor Law, and Family Law. While most classes are offered in Spanish or Catalan, students are free to write final examinations in English. Students are eligible to enroll in faculty of law courses in the fields of Law, Labour Relations, and Criminology and Public Prevention Policies. Visit the course offerings available to incoming exchange students for more details. Students may also elect to take master’s-level courses offered at the faculty of law within the Legal Sciences program. View the master’s course offerings for the most recent academic year for more information.

What are the major strengths of the program?

The advanced curriculum features courses in International Labor and Human Rights Law. Previous UCLA Law students who studied abroad at UPF pursued coursework in fields relating to International Business Law and Criminal Law. Labor/Employment Law is an additional area of emphasis at UPF.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

While the precise number of U.S. exchange students varies, over 700 students from around the world come to Universitat Pompeu Fabra each year. UPF will accept two students per semester from UCLA Law, or up to four students per academic year.

What is the term schedule?

Universitat Pompeu Fabra structures the academic year around three terms. The first trimester runs from September to December. The second trimester runs from January to March. The third trimester runs from April to June. Visit the current academic calendar for more information.

Where can I get housing?

A variety of student residences near campus are available with a reservation. Students are encouraged to look for accommodations well in advance of arriving in Barcelona. View more information about accommodations or more details regarding a private housing company recommended by UPF. UPF estimates that accommodations in Barcelona may cost approximately €350 - €800 per month depending on preferences and that exchange students should budget to spend at least €800 - €1,250 per month based on the cost of living.