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Scholarships and Grants

Grants for students in this Program

Registration aids for large families (with concession card):

  • General category (3 or 4 children): a 50% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).
  • Special category (5 or more children): a 100% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).

Grants for publication expenses:

  • Conditioned to the available budget, the Electronic Engineering Department in UPC opens a yearly call for grants to cover the expenses generated by publications in journals and international congresses. Please check the conditions of the last call.

Grants for Thesis manuscript expenses:
From the 2017/18 academic year, the grant for the thesis impression described in the following paragraph will be deleted:
  • UPC thesis manuscripts that follow the recommended format with the Electronic Engineering Department logo will be reimbursed 50% of the cost of the copies, with an upper limit of 300 €. From the academic year 2016/17 this amount is 200 €.

Grants for the expenses of the Thesis Examination Panel:

  • From the year 2015, the research vice-dean in UPC funds the expenses generated by the evaluation committee with an upper limit of 300€. For "Menció International" this limit will be up to 600€. In addition, from the 2017 budget the Department of Electronic Engineering will finance with up to a limit of 200€ extras travel and accommodation expenses of the examination panel until the budget amount of 2,400 € is exhausted (resolution approved by the Department Council, 14/03/2017). In case the expected expenses exceed this amount, the financing sources to cover this excess will be justified to the administrative unit.

    On the other hand, the Program can co-fund 50% of this excess, up to a limit of 300 €, when the thesis will have the International Certification.

Scholarships for Doctoral studies

Scholarship Programs:

  • FPI Grants, MINECO (Formación de Personal Investigador - Attached to the Projects in the Plan Nacional I+D+i) [Opening has been irregular - last opening AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2013]
  • FPU Grants, ME (Formación de Profesorado Universitario) [Opening has been irregular - last opening NOVEMBER 2013]
  • FI Grants, AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya (Formación de Investigadores) [Expected opening by SEPTEMBER]
  • UPC Research Grants, Doctorate Office, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya [Will not open in 2013. Were opened by MAY-JUNE]


You can find the information on the last calls opened at the CTT website - Unitat d'Assessorament i Suport Laboral a la Recerca.


For foreign students, some other programs exist:


Mobility Grants

Grants for short/medium stages in other universities and research centers.


Click here for an summary of approximative application periods of all these grants.


Last, the European Union has created the EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion initiative to promote the mobility of researchers within the EU. This initiative provides support services to help the researcher with burocratic steps, but also provides access to job offers and fellowships.