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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Semester dates coming soon!

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: 4 semesters GPA: 3.0
Disciplines offered: Arts and Sciences - sciences, Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Theology (THRS) Prerequisite(s): upper division status
Class Standing: Must have completed 60 units Program Advisor: Derek Brendel -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:


SPAIN: Barcelona

Institut Quimic de Sarria (IQS) -Universidad Ramon Llull

Fall/Spring Semester Program


Barcelona, as a city with an openly Mediterranean spirit, offers a wide range of attractive features that make it a fascinating city to live in. The urban transformation that took place on the occasion of the Olympic Games in 1992 and the spectacular opening up of the city to the sea by means of the creation of 15 km of beaches are the most recent innovations in a city rich in architectural treasures, of which the most outstanding is its Gothic and Modernist heritage, with Gaudí as the central figure.

But in addition to its beauty, Barcelona is a lively and cosmopolitan city. Moreover, as an important industrial and business centre it has managed to retain its welcoming character and its interest in intercultural exchange. These features mean that the city can count on professional activity at the highest level in many sectors. Add to all this its magnificent climate and Barcelona's popularity as a pleasant place to live becomes evident.

IQS is located in the Sarria neighborhood of central Barcelona. Please find more about the location here.


Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

Mean annual temperature: 16ºC

Average annual number of days rain: 88

Relative humidity: 70%

City population: 1,707,286 inhabitants

Metropolitan area population: 4,654,000 inhabitants



IQS (Institut Quimic de Sarria) is a Jesuit Institution, and one of the most prestigious Universities on the national and international academic and scientific stage.  With 108 years of teaching experience, IQS distinguishes itself by focusing on answering the dynamic social, economic and industrial challenges facing today’s society.

USD Students can take Chemistry and or Engineering courses while studying at IQS. Please find more information about studying Chemistry at IQS here and more information about studying Engineering at IQS here.

*Courses taught in English can be viewed here.

Please view the pre-approved course list hereNOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only. 


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 


Please find information about student accomodations here.

*Students are responsible for securing their own accomodations.


The IQS associations offer you a wide range of social, leisure-time and cultural activities, which can help you to strengthen ties with students in any year. Taking part in many of these activities will also help you to enhance your education, by putting into practice the competences and skills you have acquired, and by widening your field of knowledge.


IQS photos here.