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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

72 Overall Reviews
4.02 / 5 based on 272 reviews
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Eefie
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Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known that so many classes are in catalan. But I guess that if you are here for a longer time you can learn it. It is sort of mix between spanish,french and italian. For my short stay of three months it wasn't worth learning it. And don't make yourself illusions it would just be an accent, it's a language on it's own. But at the same time I don't want to make you scared. Go there! Barcelona is a great city! Beautiful, lots of things to do, with beaches and spanish is a beautiful language and not easy to learn.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is supposed to be the best university in Europe for architecture, but I went to too few classes to be able to say something about it's quality. Neither was I participating in an exchange program which I think makes the start much easier. I had quite some troubles finding my way in the beginning, like finding out which classes are in spanish and where they are.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Go and live with other people in an apartment. I did that and had a great time. It's cheaper and you get to know people straight away.
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Elisabeth
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish they would've told me that they almost exclusively spoke Catalan at the school I went to (ETSEIB). I probably would've come anyway, but it would've saved me a shock and some of my initial desperation. Also maybe that undergrad students in Spain are really young (18-23, with almost noone any older), as the situation in my home country is very different (a lot of people work for years before going to university).
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
If you're willing to fight your way through a bilingual education, go for it.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
August is THE holiday month in Spain. It is virtually impossible to get anything done. At the university, noone even picks up the phone. Don't panic if it's only ten days to go til school starts, and you have absolutely no clue how it will be, which classes you will attend, or even where you'll be staying.
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Arnaud
ESSTIN, Nancy, France
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
For the rentings of particular things is quite difficult because its plenty of people who want to rent the same things and you have to wait a lot of time before to have a free place.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Study pretty hard because its a quite difficult university but profit a lot of your free time.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
You have to be very carfuly to the thiefs. They are numerous and very good.
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Mi carrera: Ingeniería de sistemas audiovisuales.
Paula
Spain, Undergraduate
Telecommunications
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.0/5
Overall
Los cursos són muy buenos, ya que no se centran en una cosa en concreto, sinó que, se tiene la oportunidad de aprender mucho de todo. Estudiamos asignaturas como Acústica, Emisores y Receptores, Equipos de sonido y de vídeo, Programación en Python, C++, entre otros...
Además, la mayoría de profesores ayudan en todo lo posible a que el alumno entienda la asingatura y apoyan la evolución del/de la mismo/a hasta donde él/ella quiera llegar.
Por otro lado, brindan muchas oportunidades a realizar prácticas en empresas, ya que cada departamento tiene su propia bolsa de trabajo y la UPC en general, también, por lo que es fácil encontrar empresas dónde realizar las prácticas.
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Pros
Bolsa de trabajo, compañia, material del curso.
Cons
Ciertas asignaturas como Álgebra. Algunos docentes que no realizan correctamente su trabajo. Ciretas infraestructuras del campus.
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Ida
Högskolan i Borås, Borås, Sweden
Engineering, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Had been to Finland and France before I came to Spain, and my experiences from those countries helped me to know what I had to do.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Keep up the good work!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Terrassa and Barcelona are wonderful places to study. But if you go, learn some spannish first, then it will be easier!
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Can't think of anything
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is regarded as one of the best in the region but it is hard and there is a lot of studying, especially if your Spanish skills are not advanced
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Accommodation just outside Barcelona is cheaper and nicer, and the travel doesn't take much longer. Instead you have better access to the local culture and the beaches are much more beautiful outside Barcelona. I lived in El Prat close where the Barcelona airport is. Good transport to the city, university and cleaner place. Close to wonderful places and beach of Sitges, Gava, etc.
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