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Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE)

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Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at
Last updated April, 2021

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

ESADE semester dates

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


Marina in BarcelonaESADE accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

ESADE 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

Looking over BarcelonaESADE 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

BarcelonaBarcelona 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

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email