UManresa is located in Manresa, a medium sized city of approximately 75.000 inhabitants strategically situated in the heart of Catalonia. It is an hour away from Barcelona, half way between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, overlooked by the mountain of Montserrat.
Manresa is the capital of the Bages region and as such it promotes industry, trade, services, sport and culture through the entire region. Consequently it boasts impressive cultural facilities and an excellent commercial, gastronomic and leisure offering. In terms of tertiary education, Manresa enjoys a shared Campus (UManresa, UPC and UOC), a university library and a hall of residence to accommodate 100 students.
Manresa has a rich cultural and historic heritage; it is certainly worth taking time to visit its medieval centre, with the magnificent Gothic basilica of Santa Maria de la Seu, the “Pont Vell” Roman bridge, the Baroque churches and the Modernist architecture route.
Your first steps as an international student at UManresa
As an international student at the Campus Manresa of the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia you will be one of many students arriving each year from all over the world.
If you are a full-time degree student, you will need to contact our Academic Services department upon arrival in order to formalise your registration and get help settling in.
If you are an exchange student, the International Academic Coordinator for your studies (as stated in your Learning Agreement) is your first point of contact. Support will also be provided by the International Relations Office at UManresa. Prior to your arrival you will have been allocated a mentor, a UManresa student who will help you find your way around, meet other students and get to know the city.
Catalan and Spanish are the co-official languages in Catalonia. Even if you have had some language courses before setting out, we strongly recommend that you register for the Spanish and Catalan language courses offered for free by the school of modern languages at UManresa.