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Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE)

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Last updated April, 2023

Academic information

Course information

ESADE courses

Most exchange students to ESADE take a mixture of courses taught in English and Spanish. The courses which are taught in English are higher level undergraduate courses and may change or be cancelled with minimal warning.

ESADE offers free courses for all Exchange Students who want to learn or improve their Spanish.

Semester dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Spring Term: January - May

Course load and minimum unit requirements

  • Minimum Course Load = 27 ECTS per term
  • Maximum Course Load = 30 ECTS per term

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Accommodation and the cost of living


ESADE does not have housing facilities for students in Barcelona–Pedralbesbut students are welcome to stay at the Residencia Sarria, which is a 15-minute walk down to the Pedralbescampus and about 25 minutes to the SarriàFGC station or Vita Students, which is located next to ESADE’sbuilding III at Av. d'Esplugues. In Sant Cugat, the Roberto de Nobili Residence Hallis on campus and less than 5 minutes from your classes.

Before deciding whether to live in Barcelona or Sant Cugat, you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each. One of the great advantages of living in Sant Cugatis the proximity to your classes and the slower pace of living in a quiet suburb; getting to class will take minutes from most anywhere in Sant Cugat.

Accommodation options and estimated cost of living

Student Visa and insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange experiences

The University, city and region

The University

ESADE is located in one of the most attractive residential areas of Barcelona. It is very near Avenida Diagonal and one of the city's university areas, the Monastery of Pedralbes, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and the park belonging to the Royal Palace of Pedralbes. ESADE teaching activities in Barcelona are carried out at the school's three buildings.

Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE)

The city of Barcelona and region

Barcelona is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on the western Mediterranean seaboard, sedulously promoting itself as a European metropolis, a link between the sub-Pyrenean peninsula and the heartland of Western Europe.

The city of Barcelona

Further information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email