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2018-07-30 11:57:06

The best universities in Barcelona for international students

The best universities in Barcelona for international students

Universities Ranking will help in choosing a university for those who dream about getting higher education or a career in the scientific field abroad. They allow you to collect all relevant information about the scientific and academic activities of universities, learn about the most popular educational institutions among foreign students and determine the best in a particular specialty or in a particular city.

How are the rankings compiled?

  • At the heart of all tops there are complex formulas that take into account the different characteristics of the university
  • On the quality of education says the ratio of teachers and students, doctors and bachelors
  • It is taken into account what contribution a university makes to the development of science and what income it receives
  • Citation index and university revenues
  • International perspectives: how many foreign students and teachers choose this or that university.

1. World rankings: Universities of Barcelona are constantly on the list of the best universities in the world. So, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities, 4 universities are included in TOP-500:

  • Pompeu Fabra University (140th in the world)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (147th)
  • University of Barcelona (201-250s)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (401-500-e).

2. National rankings: the Spanish edition of El Mundo also compiles ratings of the country's universities. According to Ranking de Universidades Españolas in 2018 in TOP of Barcelona's best universities include:

  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2 nd place)
  • Universidad de Barcelona (4th place)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (7th place)
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra (10th)
  • Universidad Ramón Llull (12th)
  • Universidad Internacional de Cataluña (31st place).

3. Another national ranking. 2018 ranking web of universities is compiled by the influential laboratory in Spain Cybermetrics Lab. According to it, the Barcelona universities received the following positions:

Place of the university in the world

In Spain

The name of the university



Universitat de Barcelona



Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona



Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech



Universitat Pompeu Fabra



Universitat Ramon Llull



ESADE Business School Barcelona



Universitat Oberta de Catalunya



Universitat Internacional de Catalunya



Universitat de Vic Universitat Central de Catalunya



Barcelona Graduate School of Economics



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Leading universities in Barcelona: advantages and tuition fees 

  • LCI Barcelona represents the prestigious international network LCI. This is a major specialized institute of design, where studying is focused on practice: students learn to create designer clothes, passing professional courses in fashion, and much more.
  • Geneva Business School Barcelona GBSB invites students from all over the world to the faculties of banking, management and finance. The programs of the university are designed for those who came from abroad (90% of the students came from abroad) - the most comfortable conditions for international students are created here. Academic programs are aimed at providing a quality education in business that meets international standards. The cost for a semester will be from 5730 €.
  • EU Business School is a popular profile business school where education is held in English. The branches of the school are open in Munich, Montreux, Geneva and in Great Britain . The cost for a semester will be from 4600 €.
  • Sant Ignasi HTSI is the top school of hotel management and tourism, which strives to introduce the best technologies and follow all trends in international tourism. The cost for the year will be from 7890 €.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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