Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and one of the most active and culturally rich cities of Spain and southern Europe. It has a population of 1.6 million (3.2 million including the metropolitan area). Its optimal location by the Mediterranean, featuring a mild climate and an open and cosmopolitan atmosphere, makes the Catalan capital an exceptional place to live.
Today Barcelona is recognized as a global city because of the importance of its culture, finances, trade and tourism. Its port is one of the most important in the Mediterranean and it is the connection point between Spain and France.
Moreover, the city has managed to unite tradition and modernity and its potential has become a magnet for new trends from around the world. Professionals in music, design, fashion, art and film are essential players in the city’s dynamic rhythm.
The culture, sports, leisure and nature activities available complete the range of opportunities in Barcelona, a perfect place to enjoy unmatched academic and social possibilities.
Standard of living
The cost of living for a student residing in Barcelona can be approximately (not including the cost of the course):
Accommodationst 300 - 475 €
Food 200 €
Transport 50 €
other costs 200 €
Total 750 - 925 €
Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU): http://es.bcu.cat/Principal/Principal.html
BCU is an organization that aims to facilitate all aspects of the foreign university student community.