Grants and Financial Aid

General information

There are multiple ways to fund your studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). Grants, scholarships, mobility grants and loans are offered by the University and other bodies.

Complete information about grants and financial aid at the UPC.

Below you will find information on specific scholarships and grants that you can apply for at the FIB. It is necessary to have applied for admission in the corresponding Master to qualify for any of them.

Grants

In memoriam of Prof. Nacho Navarro, the Department of Computer Architecture will award 2 grants for FIB graduates that enroll in the MIRI master in the Computer Networks and Distributed Systems or High Performance Computing specialities.

Applications

Applicant should request admission to the master programme plus they should fill out the application form (pdf) and submit it before July 15th to the administration of the Department of Computer Architecture (Building D6, 2nd floor) at the attention of Mss. Meritxell Freixa.

In your application, attached the form plus your bachelor grades (i.e. curricula) and a copy of the DNI/NIE.

Requirements for applicants

Have graduated from FIB (Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona, UPC)

Deadline

July 15th, 2016

Amount of grants

2 grants for the cost of 50% of the registration fees (approx. 1500€).

DAC

Everis has announced two grants for first-year master’s degree students at the FIB who are graduates of the FIB’s bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering.

Requirements for applicants

  • Applicants must be graduates or students of the bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering at the moment of application
  • They must enroll in 30 credits on a FIB master’s degree for the 2016-2017 academic year

Preference will be given to graduates or students of the bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering at the FIB. Preference will be given to students on the master’s degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics who take the specializations Advanced Computing, Computing Networks and Distributed Systems, Data Mining and Business Intelligence and Service Engineering.

Interested parties must send the documents specified to the e-mail address info.masters@fib.upc.edu and give the following reference: ref: FIB scholarship Everis Second Semester

Deadline

February 3rd, 2017

Amount of grants

The financial contribution of each grant is €1,500.

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Everis awards three scholarships for the enrolment fees of second-year students on the master's degree in Innovation and Research (MIRI) at the FIB.

Requirements for applicants

  • Applicants must have completed the first year of the MIRI during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • They must enroll in 60 credits of the MIRI in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Preference will be given to the students of the specializations Advanced Computing, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Data Mining and Business Intelligence and Service Engineering.

Interested parties must send the documents specified to the e-mail address info.masters@fib.upc.edu and give the following reference: ref: FIB scholarship EVERIS Second Year.

Deadline

July 15th, 2016

Amount of grants

The financial contribution of each grant is €3,000.

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The Barcelona School of Informatics (Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona) is offering 4 grants for MSc students on the MIRI MSc Program, specialty on Data Mining and Business Intelligence (i.e. Data Science).

The duration of each grant is 1 academic year of the program. The second year grant will be prioritized upon the provision that students passed the first year without failing any subject.

We encourage applications from students with excellent qualifications highly motivated in cutting-edge areas of Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Big Data and Data Science fields. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join research groups with top-level scientists to carry out their MSc thesis.

Applications

Fill the application form (apart from applying for admission into the MIRI Master).

Once completed, send the application form to  tomas.aluja@upc.edu

The selection criteria will be conducted in two steps. In the first one candidates will be ranked according the submitted information, and for the top ten, an interview will be appointed to finally assign the grants.

Requirements for applicants

The program is aimed at students (Spanish nationals, EU and non EU citizens) who have completed by July 2016 one of the following options:

a) the studies that lead to an official Spanish, or European higher Education Area, 1st cycle university degree (BSc) in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related areas and that have at least 180 credits (ECTS) of an official university degree.

b) a degree from a non-European Higher Education Area university that gives access to MSc studies in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related areas.

To be eligible for the grant, the applicants have to be admitted to the MIRI MSc program, FIB-UPC in the Data Mining and Business Intelligence track.

Deadline

This application call opens on 30.04.2016 and closes at 23:59 on 10.07.2016
Any forms submitted outside this period will not be considered
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Amount of grants

4 grants covering the tuition fees of the Master

ForumTIC-FIB is willing to offer five grants (first-year or second year) for a master’s degree at FIB (MIRI, MAI, MEI). Preference will be given to students graduated at the Facultat d´Informàtica de Barcelona.

Applications

Interested parties must read the requirements  and send the required documentation to fib.vd.iirr@upc.edu and give the following reference: "ref: FIB scholarship ForumTIC"

Requirements for applicants

Requirements for applicants of first-year grants

  1. Applicants must be graduates or students of the bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering at the moment of application.
  2. They must enroll in all the crèdits according to the potential of the selected master and semestre in the 2016-2017 academic year.
  3. Applicants must request admission to a FIB master programme (deadline July 10)

Requirements for applicants of second-year grants

  1. Applicants must have completed the first year of a master’s degree at FIB (MIRI, MAI or MEI) during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  2. They must enroll in all the crèdits according to the potential of the selected master and semestre in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Deadline

July 15th, 2016.

Amount of grants

5 grants in total to cover the registration expense for the course 2016-2017

La Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera ha anunciat la inclusió del màster universitari en Intel·ligència Artificial en el seu programa de beques Màsters d’Excel·lència per al curs 2016-2017.

Requirements for applicants

  • Nacionalitat espanyola
  • Estudiant a temps complet
  • Expedient acadèmic excel·lent

Amount of grants

Aquest programa ofereix una beca de 7.500 € per al màster en Intel·ligència Artificial.

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The Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera has announced the inclusion of the master's degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics in its grant program Master's Degrees Excellence for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Requirements for applicants

  • Spanish nationality
  • Full-time student
  • Excellent academic record

Amount of grants

This program offers a grant of €10,000 for the master's degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics.

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Scholarships

ARCO is a world-renowned research group in the areas of computer architecture and compilers for future computing systems, with a long track record of contributions to top research publications and innovations in industry. Current research projects focus on the following areas:

  • Resilient and energy-efficient architectures
  • Graphics processors
  • Accelerators for emerging applications, especially for cognitive computing
  • Memory hierarchy and interconnection networks

We are seeking bright and highly motivated students with an interest in deepening their research background in the area of computer architecture, especially in the topics listed above.

Applications

ARCO is offering a number of grants for students of the master’s degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics. Successful candidates will join the group to carry out their master’s thesis in cutting-edge research projects related to these topics.

The duration of each grant is two years for first-year students and one year for second-year students, starting in September 2016. 

Requirements for applicants

We are seeking for bright and highly motivated students with interest in deepening their research background in the area of computer architecture, especially in the topics listed above. Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English by Email to antonio@ac.upc.edu:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Academic  transcript of undergraduate studies.

Deadline

July 24th, 2016

Amount of grants

The amount of the grants is €6,000 per year.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) is a prestigious research center and a leader at national and European levels in various scientific fields. It is a holder of the Severo Ochoa Award for Research and a PRACE Advanced Training Centre in HPC, as well as the leading center in the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES). 

Applications

Since 2013, in the context of the Severo Ochoa Program, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) is offering four grants for master’s degree students on the MIRI at the UPC’s Barcelona School of Informatics who have chosen to take the High-Performance Computing specialization.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join research groups with top-level scientists and will carry out research for their master’s theses in cutting-edge areas of Supercomputing and HPC and the application areas of Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computer Applications in Science and Engineering.  

The grant covers the two academic years of the program. This year’s scholarships are for the MIRI starting in September 2015. Please note that you need to apply for place on the MIRI, in the HPC specialization, in order to qualify for the grant. You must submit all the required documents on application. For further details please visit the webpage below and follow the grant and application form links.

Requirements for applicants

We encourage applications from highly motivated students with excellent qualifications in Engineering and Computer Science.  

Deadline

July 6th, 2015

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The GCO-AC is a research group that focuses on networking, including the Telecom Cloud (datacenters and networking), with a track record of publications in top journals. Currently, we are participating in a number of European research projects and collaborating with industrial partners such as Telefónica, British Telecom, and Cisco. Current research projects are focused on the following areas:

  • IP network operation and planning
  • Telecom cloud operation and planning
  • Service management on the Telecom Cloud
  • Software-defined networking and virtualization of network functions
  • Application of big data analytics to networking

We are seeking bright and highly motivated students with excellent qualifications and an interest in one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics and computer science, including operations research, artificial intelligence, algorithmic techniques, and discrete simulation.
  • Experimental deployments of the Telecom Cloud infrastructure, operation and services, including platforms such as Open Stack and Open Source MANO, as well as Big Data platforms, such as Spark, Hadoop, Cassandra, Tensor Flows, etc.

We are seeking bright and highly motivated students with excellent qualifications and an interest in one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics and computer science, including operations research, artificial intelligence, algorithmic techniques, and discrete simulation
  • Experimental deployments of the Telecom Cloud infrastructure, operations and services, including platforms such as Open Stack and Open Source MANO, as well as Big Data platforms, such as Spark, Hadoop, Cassandra, Tensor Flows, etc.

Applications

The GCO-AC offers a number of grants for MIRI students. Successful candidates will join the GCO-AC and work with top-level scientists on their master’s theses and exciting research projects related to the above topics. The duration of each grant is one year (with a possible extension to one more year for new master’s degree students) starting in September 2016.

Requirements for applicants

Interested candidates should submit their CV and academic record in English by email to Luis Velasco (lvelasco@ac.upc.edu).

Deadline

July 15th, 2016

Amount of grants

The amount of the grant is €6,000 per year.

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The inLab FIB offers a limited number of the inLab Talent grants for master’s degree students at the Barcelona School of Informatics during the 2015-2016 academic year. These grants provide funding that is linked to students’ participation in R&D&i projects in collaboration with important ICT companies.

Applications

The collaboration will require 20 hours of work per week.

Amount of grants

€585.50 per month.

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SANS scholarships for the CNDS specialization

The SANS (Statistical Analysis of Networks and Systems , http://compnet.ac.upc.edu/) is a research group interested on the capture and analysis of data from Internet of Things devices, applied to different areas, such as environmental monitoring, smart cities, and analysis of mobility patterns. More specifically, our current research focuses on how to guarantee data quality and accuracy in community sensor networks made of low cost monitoring equipment by means of machine learning techniques. Current research projects are focused on the following areas:

  • Blind calibration of sensors.
  • Machine learning techniques.
  • Analysis of Mobile traffic.
  • Internet of Things.
  • Smart Cities applications.

We are seeking bright and highly motivated students with an interest in deepening their research background in the area of computer networks and distributed systems, especially in the topics listed above. The student will be actively involved in the activities of the research group.

Applications

Candidates should submit the following documents in English by email to jorge@ac.upc.edu (Jorge García Vidal) and joseb@ac.upc.edu (Jose M. Barcelo Ordinas). Please, attach the academic transcript for the undergraduate degree, a CV, and a short presentation letter.

Requirements for applicants

We look for students with a good background in Computer Science, Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.

Deadline

The SANS offers 1 scholarship during the year 2016. The student will collaborate with in activities in the research group related to Data Platforms for Community Sensing and statistical modeling and analysis for spatial sensor data while is following the Master Courses.
Deadline for applicants: July 15th 2016.

Amount of grants

The amount of the scholarship is €6,000 per year.

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