At EINA, teaching and research are conducted with the aim to promote the school and design research on an international level. Projects are designed to establish exchanges and collaborations with universities and researchers across the world.
This desire to form part of an international community of knowledge is fostered and established through:
- Programmes of Student and Staff mobility.
- Projects of collaboration with other universities.
EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design courses offer students the possibility of completing part of their courses at other European universities or universities around the world. Mobility programmes facilitate this possibility in academic terms and also offer financial assistance for placements abroad.
Student mobility is a priority objective for the creation of an integrated European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that, with exchanges between European students and students from around the world, can be expanded into a true knowledge internationalisation experience. The EINA mobility service, in collaboration with the UAB, offers information and management that enables EINA students to study part of the syllabus abroad, and also looks after visiting students. The programmes that promote exchanges are:
Erasmus Students. Exchange programme with European universities that benefit from the Erasmus grant. This programme thanks to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), recognises the credits taken at host universities.
• UAB Exchange programme Student mobility programme with partner universities outside Europe (primarily the Americas, Asia and Oceania).
Erasmus Internships. Programme for internships completed within the EU.
These programmes involve bilateral cooperation agreements between EINA and various major universities in different countries and the chance to access the UAB exchange programme. The international exchange office also promotes and manages staff exchanges. These consist of short stays by EINA teaching staff at foreign universities or the hosting of foreign teachers, and are aimed at contributing to the transfer of teaching knowhow and experience with a view to forming a European and international community of teachers and designers.
- Bauhaus - Universität Weimar
- UADE Universidad Argentina de la Empresa
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Cambre: École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels
- Université Laval
- University College of Northern Denmark
- Academy of Design Ljubljana
- Lahden Ammattikorkeakoulu (Lahti Polytechnic, Fh Lahti)
École Supérieure des Arts Appliques Duperré
Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès Toulouse, France
Politecnico di Milano
Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey (CEDIM)
Universidad de Guadalajara
- University College of Southeast Norway
- Polish-japanese Academy of Information Technology
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Dundee University
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Castelo Branco, Portugal
Instituto Politécnico do Porto
To complete an exchange programme, students must be enrolled on a bachelor’s degree at the UAB or one of its affiliated centres when they apply and be matriculated as a student while they are studying abroad.
Students must bear in mind that, if they are selected to go on an exchange but have obtained all the credits required on the syllabus for the receipt of the degree during the previous academic year their transcript will be automatically closed. Once a transcript has been closed, it cannot be reopened and in this case, students would not be able to take up their exchange place as they would no longer be students and able to enrol, which as stated above is an essential requirement for being an exchange student.
A student needs to have passed 60 credits when submitting their application. However, we recommend that they take part in the mobility programmes during their third or fourth year to ensure the optimum validation of credits. Foreign language certificates help students to obtain a higher ranking when they request a mobility exchange and are essential when applying for grants from the Government of Catalonia.
- Learning Agreement
- Erasmus Certificate of Arrival
- Erasmus Certificate of Attendance
- UAB Exchange Programme Certificate of Arrival and Attendance
Information of interest
Exchange students have access to the same classes as EINA students. Therefore, they are active members of the school and will be required to adapt to the language of tuition.
- Erasmus Students. Exchange programme with European universities that benefit from the Erasmus grant. This programme recognises the credits taken at host universities thanks to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
- UAB student mobility programme. Exchange programme with universities outside Europe (primarily the Americas, Asia and Oceania).
- Study Abroad. The Study Abroad exchange programme is aimed at students from higher education institutions with which there are no exchange agreements.
How to apply for a place
- Students must apply to their own university for the place at EINA. Confirm that your university is one of our partner institutions, if not you will need to apply as a Study Abroad student.
- Complete the application. You should send it signed by the tutor at your university to email@example.com.
- Together with the application, you must also send: a portfolio (in pdf format), a letter of motivation, your CV, academic record and a copy of your identity document.
- Learning Agreement: this provides information about the different subjects that you wish to study. These are described in subject (1st semester / 2nd semester). Make sure that you confirm the timetables and semester when you will be studying each subject in the calendar and timetable section.
- Learning Agreement UAB Exchange Programme
- Learning Agreement Study Abroad Programme
- Once your application has been accepted, you will need to register with the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) by the following link
2019-20 academic year registration deadlines
- 1st semester (October-February): 15 May 2019
- 2nd semester (February-July): 15 October 2019 If you have any queries, please contact the international coordinator, Jo Milne, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange programme with European universities that benefit from the Erasmus grant. This programme recognises the credits taken at host universities thanks to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Exchange programme with partner universities outside Europe (primarily the Americas, Asia and Oceania).
The EINA University School of Design and Art of Barcelona Study Abroad course mode is for foreign or Spanish students who, when they apply for a place, have completed or are completing design courses (or similar) in their countries of origin or Spain and wish to complement their studies. The Study Abroad mode is for students from institutions with which there are no exchange agreements. Candidates must apply for a place and acceptance of this will be based on the assessment of their transcript, their portfolio and reasons for applying.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in a semester and a maximum of 90 annual credits for 2nd-cycle subjects offered by EINA each year (3rd and 4th years). The annual syllabus will be agreed by the degree coordinator and the student and the coordinator will be responsible for allocating the level that corresponds to the student.
Documents to download:
Living in Barcelona
The cost of living in Barcelona
You should calculate the cost of studying in Barcelona at EINA. You need to draw up a budget in line with the cost of living in Barcelona. This dossier contains useful information about basic expenses WELCOME TO UAB.
EINA is located in uptown Barcelona, in the Parc de Setmenat in the Sarrià district. This district has green areas and peaceful spaces where students can concentrate on their studies.
More information about Barcelona at Turisme de Barcelona.
- Barcelona design flats
C. Beethoven 15 7th floor, 08021 Barcelona
34 +34 934 141 850
Student accommodation service
(apartments, rooms, flats for rent, hostels, halls of residence, etc.)
C. Torrent de l' Olla, 219 · 08012 Barcelona
+34 93 238 90 72 · Fax +34 93 228 92 59
C. Enric Granados, 19, entresol 1a.
+34 93 323 90 68
Housing Department of the Government of Catalonia (rules, guide, advice, sources, etc.) Web
Young People’s Secretariat of the Government of Catalonia Web
UAB International Welcome Point
Web As we are a school attached to the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona), our students are welcome at the Al IWP, situated on Plaça Cívica. Where students will find all the information they need when they arrive, can obtain a UAB student card, discover what events are on in campus, find out about available grants, receive personalised care in finding accommodation, get to know the university services and see what language courses they can enrol on as well as obtain answers to any further queries about academic life they might have.
International Welcome Point - IWP
Bellaterra Campus - Plaça Cívica
Tel + 34 93 581 22 10
Fax + 34 93 586 80 25
Legal procedures for obtaining a visa
With regard to the legal procedures for obtaining a visa, please visit the following links:
More info Welcome to UAB