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

everis awards scholarships for the enrolment fees of students on the master's degree at the FIB.

Applications

Interested parties must fill in the online form (below).

Requirements for applicants

  1. Applicants must be graduates of the bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering or bachelor's degree in Data Science and Engineering, or be students in a FIB's Master at the moment of application.
  2. They must enroll in 30 credits on a FIB master’s degree for the 2021-2022 academic year, or be pre-enrolled in a FIB's Master in the 2020-2021.

Preference will be given to the students of the specializations Advanced Computing, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems or Data Science.

 

Deadline

3 October 2021

Amount of grants

The financial contribution of each grant is the cost of the tuition (excluding fees and others) by academic year.

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Accenture, within the framework of Barcelona Digital Talent, offers 5 grants for a master’s degree taught at the FIB. In addition, grants holders must complete a training stay at Accenture, which also benefits from additional financial compensation.

  • Master in Informatics Engineering (MEI): 2 scholarships
  • Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI): 1 scholarship
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence (MAI): 1 scholarship
  • Master in Data Science (MDS): 1 scholarship

Applications

Those interested in the scholarships must fill in the online form

Requirements for applicants

Be a full-time student in a FIB’s Master for the academic year 2021-2022.

Carry out an internship at Accenture in one of the two suggested profiles, according to the conditions specified by external academic placement. Internships are also paid on the same conditions as any educational cooperation agreement.

Deadline

26 Septembre de 2021

Amount of grants

The amount of each grant is the cost of all of the tuition fees per academic year. Accenture Company will make the payment every semester once the student proves all the requirements.

This grant is not compatible with any other masters’ studies scholarship.

Resolution

The resolution will be published in October.

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Seidor Company awards one grant for the tuition fees of master's degree students at the FIB.

Applications

Those interested in the scholarships must fill in the online form.

Requirements for applicants

Be a full-time student in a FIB’s Master for the academic year 2021-2022.

Deadline

3 October 2021

Amount of grants

The amount of each grant is the cost of 1500 €. Seidor Company will make the payment every semester once the student proves all the requirements.

This grant is not compatible with any other masters’ studies scholarship.

Resolution

The resolution will be published in October.

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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.

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Applications

Please, fill in the application form and upload it as 'extra documentation' in the online form (below).

Requirements for applicants

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

Deadline

17th of September 2021

Amount of grants

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

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Resolution

FIB Visiona and FIB allocate 7.500 € for study grants, specifically the enrolment rates for the first or second year of a master's degree taught at the FIB (MIRI, MEI and MAI). 

Applications

Those interested must read the requirements and fill in the online form (below).

Applicants must send the following documentation:

  1. Photocopy of ID card / NIE (Foreigners' Identity Number). 
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. MEC (Ministry of Education) scholarship request receipt, if applicable.
  4. Cover letter stating the next: master's degree and course for which the grant is requested, presentation of the candidate, description of their situation (personal, social, economic, work, etc.) that may be relevant to obtaining the scholarship. Documentary evidence of the situations described will be required.

Finally, it must be pointed out whether any other scholarship has been requested for the master's degree at the FIB, especially in the case of having requested the MEC scholarship. In the event that the candidate has requested the MEC scholarship but eventually it is not granted, the FIB Visiona-FIB scholarship may be accepted.

Requirements for applicants

Requirements for applicants of first-year grants

  1. Obtaining or being in a position to obtain a degree from the FIB at the time of application.
  2. Having applied for admission to a FIB master's degree for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  3. Being a full-time student in the master's degree in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Requirements for applicants of second-year grants

  1. Having passed the first year of the master (MIRI, MEI or MAI) during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. Being a full-time student in the master during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline

15th February 2021

Amount of grants

The overall economic endowment for the FIB Visiona - FIB scholarships is 7,500 €. It will be allocated to the enrolment of a FIB master's degree during the academic year, distributed as it follows:

  • Each beneficiary student will obtain 50% of the academic fees paid for enrolment in the fall semester, and 50% of the academic fees paid for enrolment in the spring semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. Students whose first enrolment is in the spring semester will be entitled to 50% of the academic fees for that semester.
  • The total number of scholarships will be established by the value of the amount to be awarded, which cannot globally exceed the allocated figure of  7,500 €.
  • The scholarships will be awarded according to the criteria of the selection process (see 'Selection process' section).

Resolution

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 These grants will not be offered for the academic year 2021-2022.

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 2019-2020 academic year.

Applications

Please, fill in the online form (below).

Requirements for applicants

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

Deadline

Deadline: 5th July 2019

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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Resolution

 These grants will not be offered for the academic year 2021-2022.

The Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera has announced the inclusion of the master's degree in Artificial Intelligence in its grant program Master d'Excel·lència for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Applications

Please, fill in the online form (below).

Requirements for applicants

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

Deadline

5th July 2019

Amount of grants

This program offers a grant of €7.500 for the master's degree in Artificial Intelligence.

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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 publications in collaboration with industry. Current research projects focus on the following areas:

  • Cognitive computing systems
  • Graphics processors

ARCO is offering a number of scholarship grants for students of the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics. Successful candidates will join the group to carry out their Master thesis in leading edge research projects of the group related to these topics.

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.

The duration of each scholarship is for 2 years for new Master students and 1 year for students in their second year of the Master.

After completing the master, selected candidates may opt for a scholarship to pursue a PhD in the ARCO research group.

Applications

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English by Email to antonio@ac.upc.edu (Prof. Antonio González - http://people.ac.upc.edu/antonio/):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic record (student transcript) of Bachelor degree studies

Amount of grants

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

The CBA research group has recently started a specific division in the area of AI applied to Computer Networks.

In this area, the CBA group has pioneered the use of Graph Neural Networks (GNN) in networking and developed the first GNN framework for computer networks (github.com/knowledgedefinednetworking/ignnition).

Recently, it has also organized the "Graph Neural Networking Challenge 2020" in collaboration with the ITU-T, which attracted 120 participants of 24 different countries (https://bnn.upc.edu/challenge2020).

The CBA group is offering a number of scholarships for students of the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI) interested in AI and/or computer networks.

The objective of the scholarship is to gather research experience on these topics and eventually develop the Master Thesis. The scholarships will be between 1 and 2 years and will be carried in the context of a large industrial project with a major multinational technology company.

Applications

Interested candidates should submit their CV and academic record (transcript) over email to professors Pere Barlet (pbarlet@ac.upc.edu) and Albert Cabellos (acabello@ac.upc.edu).

Amount of grants

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

 

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 2019-2020 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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The NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (N3Cat),

  1. is a multi-department research center with the ultimate goal of carrying fundamental research on communications and networking enabled by nanotechnology. Among the several domains that fall within this definition, this research center has devoted significant efforts in investigating the impact of emerging technologies in the field of chip-scale communications. As computing systems scale and become more complex and more heterogeneous, including new architectures and integration methods such as CNN accelerators or interposers in chiplet-based systems
  2. N3Cat aims to continue advancing in the research avenue of on-chip communications and networking.

N3Cat is offering several scholarships for students of the MIRI master, interested in communications, nanotechnology and/or computer architecture.

The goal of the scholarship is to obtain research experience in a vibrant, international, and dynamic research group. The scholarships cover 1 or 2 years, including the master thesis.

Applications

Interested candidates please submit your CV and academic transcripts to Sergi Abadal (sergi.abadal@upc.edu) and Albert Cabellos (alberto.cabellos@upc.edu).

Requirements for applicants

MIRI students, preferred specializations Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Data Science or High Performance Computing

Amount of grants

The amount of the grants is 7,000 € per year.

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SANS scholarships for the CNDS specialization

The SANS (Statistical Analysis of Networks and Systems, http://sans.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.

Amount of grants

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

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