University of Barcelona: Statistics

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#113 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 75 In Spain
#1 of 6 In Barcelona
#13 of 1,972 For Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Top100 For 32 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate75%
Admissions RequirementsFor degree courses is required secondary school certificate (batxiller) and pre-university examination (PAAU), or entrance examinations for adults. There are specific admission requierements for university master's degrees
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (divided into two semesters: September - January; Febraury-June)
Full time employee6,119
Student:staff ratio10:1

We've calculated the 75% acceptance rate for University of Barcelona based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Barcelona is a world-class research university with 121,133 scientific papers published and 3,281,796 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Genetics, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, and Computer Science.


University of Barcelona majors

by publication & citation count

75,603 / 2,519,399
59,428 / 1,925,893
58,279 / 1,979,723
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
49,600 / 994,119
42,595 / 1,233,155
41,482 / 1,233,553
40,270 / 1,492,223
Environmental Science
39,546 / 1,076,951
39,489 / 1,477,393
Computer Science
34,763 / 1,093,428
Organic Chemistry
29,681 / 932,409
29,420 / 1,093,704
Quantum and Particle physics
28,090 / 835,287
27,949 / 363,100
27,521 / 795,836
22,479 / 642,784
Materials Science
20,755 / 582,297
Geography and Cartography
20,023 / 484,430
18,485 / 577,059
Political Science
17,302 / 299,665
17,273 / 543,495
17,254 / 609,391
16,665 / 400,643
16,490 / 475,527
16,197 / 482,918
15,834 / 536,536
14,893 / 579,966
13,377 / 305,033
13,299 / 287,008
12,440 / 400,014
12,065 / 295,083
Optical Engineering
11,001 / 326,001
Metallurgical Engineering
10,200 / 301,209
9,575 / 190,925
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
9,512 / 319,465
Public Health
8,982 / 309,219
8,874 / 166,138
8,868 / 198,570
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,773 / 216,164
8,594 / 287,708

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 759 2583
1991 801 3356
1992 895 3975
1993 990 4674
1994 1025 5485
1995 1164 6971
1996 1376 8053
1997 1537 9990
1998 1531 12334
1999 1626 15085
2000 1851 18807
2001 1975 22924
2002 2060 25905
2003 2131 31366
2004 2314 36533
2005 2418 43810
2006 2686 52179
2007 2940 60339
2008 3111 69049
2009 3575 79887
2010 3799 89672
2011 4076 104926
2012 4739 121330
2013 5173 137809
2014 5620 153403
2015 5683 168705
2016 5891 177299
2017 6358 195823
2018 5957 203883
2019 6690 239082
2020 7745 285883
2021 9076 369358
2022 7488 351648
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Barcelona gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree €1,680 - €3,480
Master's Degree €2,500 - €4,500
Doctoral Degree €2,000 - €3,000

All costs are in Euros (€).

The University of Barcelona has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Barcelona.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Título de Graduado Administration, Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Catalan, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Cooking and Catering, Criminology, Dentistry, Design, Dietetics, Documentation Techniques, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, French, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hebrew, History, Information Management, International Business, Jewish Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Museum Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Podiatry, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Restoration of Works of Art, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism
Máster Propio Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Documentation Techniques, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Sports, Teacher Training, Tourism
Máster Universitario Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Art Management, Artificial Intelligence, Arts and Humanities, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Catalan, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Cooking and Catering, Criminology, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Film, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Rights, Immunology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Logic, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Nuclear Physics, Nursing, Nutrition, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Podiatry, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Restoration of Works of Art, Social Sciences, Special Education, Sports Management, Taxation, Tourism
Doctor Analytical Chemistry, Aquaculture, Art Education, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, History, Human Rights, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Nanotechnology, Nursing, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology

University of Barcelona alumni

  1. Pau Gasol

    Pau Gasol
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1980-.. (age 43)
    basketball playerprofessional athleteactor

    Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish former professional basketball player. He was a six-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA team selection, twice on the second team and twice on the third team. Gasol won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, being the first non-American player to have won that award. He is regarded as one of the greatest power forwards of all time and is also considered as one of the greatest European players of all time. He is the older brother of former NBA player Marc Gasol.

  2. Lluís Companys

    Lluís Companys
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1882-1940 (aged 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Barcelona
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in law
    lawyerpoliticiantrade unionist

    Lluís Companys i Jover was a Catalan politician who served as president of Catalonia from 1934 and during the Spanish Civil War.

  3. Antonio Luna

    Antonio Luna
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1866-1899 (aged 33)
    scientistmilitary officerpharmacist

    Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta was a Filipino army general who fought in the Philippine–American War before his assassination on June 5, 1899, at the age of 32.

  4. Joan Laporta

    Joan Laporta
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1962-.. (age 61)

    Joan Laporta Estruch is a Spanish politician and current president of FC Barcelona.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Barcelona faculties and divisions

Centre : International Studies International Relations and Diplomacy
Centre : National Institute of Physical Education and Sport of Catalonia Physical Education, Sports
Centre : New Interactive Technologies (ENTI) Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Centre : Sant Joan de Déu Teaching Campus Nursing
Centre : University School of Hotel Management and Tourism (CETT) Hotel and Restaurant, Tourism
Faculty : Biology Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Statistics
Faculty : Chemistry Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Engineering
Faculty : Earth Sciences Crystallography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Marine Engineering, Mineralogy, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Economics and Business Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, International Business, Management, Sociology, Statistics
Faculty : Education Education, Pedagogy, Social Work, Teacher Training
Faculty : Fine Arts Design, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Restoration of Works of Art, Sculpture
Faculty : Geography and History Art History, Geography, Geography (Human), History, Medieval Studies, Modern History
Faculty : Information and Audiovisual Media Information Management, Information Sciences, Library Science, Media Studies
Faculty : Law Administration, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty : Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Physiology, Podiatry, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmacy and Food Sciences Food Science, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Philology and Communication Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philology
Faculty : Philosophy Aesthetics, Logic, Philosophy
Faculty : Physics Air and Space Law, Astronomy and Space Science, Electronic Engineering, Meteorology, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Institute : Public Security of Catalonia Protective Services
Research Division : Barcelona Economic Analysis Team Institute (BEAT) Economics
Research Division : Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety Research (INSA) Food Science
Research Division : Institute for Research in Education Education
Research Division : Institute for Research in Medieval Cultures Medieval Studies
Research Division : Institute of Biomedicine Biomedicine
Research Division : Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC) Astronomy and Space Science
Research Division : Institute of Legal Research (TRANSJUS) Law
Research Division : Institute of Mathematics (IMUB) Mathematics
Research Division : Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB) Nanotechnology
Research Division : Institute of Neurosciences (UBNeuro) Neurosciences
Research Division : Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (IQTCUB) Chemistry
Research Division : Inter-University Institute of the Ancient Near East (IPOA) Regional Studies
Research Division : Research Institute of Applied Economics (IREA) Economics
Research Division : Water Research Institute Water Science
School : Cinema and Visual Communication of Catalonia Cinema and Television, Film, Video
School : Public Relations Public Relations

General information

Alternative names UB
Universitat de Barcelona
Accreditation Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
Motto Libertas perfundet omnia luce

Location and contacts

Address Gran Vía Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
City population 1,636,000

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