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Welcome Week


The Welcome Week is an integration week that take place at the beginning of the first year of each cohort and in First Semester hosting University (Paris, 2005 to 2014 and UAB in 2015 and 2016) to cover:

  • specific administrative and financial issues of the two-years of study;
  • support for the specific aspects of university and city life (which will also be offered in the other universities);
  • includes administrative, banking, financial issues, payment of the scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus holders, and signature of the QEM Student Agreement;
  • concerns legal, linguistic and administrative assistance and distribution of a welcome package containing academic, administrative, residence permit, health insurance coverage, bus-pass, and tourist material;
  • Also offered is language support in various government offices involved (Police Headquarters, Banks, Post Office, etc.).

Welcome Week Schedule for 2016


Monday, August 29, 2016:

  • 11:00 am – Short Welcome Meeting (general information, organization of the welcome week, etc) Location: Room 20 (“Aula 20”) , Facultat d’Economia i Empresa. Marta Diago from the International Welcome Point will review the documentation needed to obtain the student resident status


Tuesday, August 30, 2016:

  • 11:00 am – Spanish Level Test. Location: Aula Multimèdia, Aulari Central (building J).
  • Time To Be Announced – ERASMUS MUNDUS fellowship holders will have to open an account at the Targo Bank. Location: Targo Bank, Avinguda Diagonal 437, Barcelona.


Thursday, September 1, 2016:

  • 11:00 am – Meeting with the Coordinating Administration of QEM and Administration of QEM in UAB. Location: Room 20 (“Aula 20”), Facultat d’Economia i Empresa.
  • 16:00 pm – Barcelona Guided Walking Tour of the historical part of the city (the Gothic Neighborhood). Meeting Location: Barcelona Tourist Office, Plaça Sant Jaume (c/ Ciutat,2).


Friday, September 2, 2015:

  • 10:00 am – – Meeting with the Coordinators of QEM Paris and QEM UAB. Location: Sala d’Actes, Facultat d’Economia i Empresa.
  • 12:00 pm – Get Together. Location: Sala Juntes, Facultat d’Economia i Empresa.


Moreover, a dedicated team of volunteers assists students in logistics associated with their mobility. An introductory brochure to university facilities (library, sports, and computer facilities) is provided and visits to the involved faculties are organized by the faculties themselves and former students.


List of documents to bring for the Welcome Week

All QEM Students are expected to bring for the Welcome Week the necessary documents for administrative registrations:


1. Documents asked to all students


a. For acceptation of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (if concerned):

- the acceptation document (on your personal web page), downloaded and signed (2 copies);


b. For payment of the tuition fees:

- Students with an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship have to download and print the letter of payment on their personal webpage and give this letter (2 copies) with the original signature to the secretariat;


c. Receipt/proof of the tuition fees payments (for non-EM-Scholars)


If some of the documents have not been sent by regular mail:


-2 passport photographs (3.5 by 4.5 cm);

-photocopy of the passport and of the student’s visa (visas);

-certified  copy of the diploma (translated in english);

-certified  copy of the transcript (translated in english);

-certified  copy of the birth certificate (translated in English);

-copy of the English test result;

- the copy of the Insurance card (for the Students from EU, EEA and Switzerland).


2. Additional documents asked to students staying in Paris during one of the Semesters:


For the residence permit (students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not concerned)



- a birth certificate (translated into French by certified translator)

- 3 passport photographs (3.5 by 4.5 cm)

- proof of financial resources (grant certificate, pay slips, a certificate that you are under the responsibility of someone living in France who is considered solvent, standing order, recent bank statement, traveller’s cheques, etc).


If you receive the Erasmus Mundus scholarship you may bring the attestation you received.


- passport and student visa.

- a stamped self-addressed envelope.

- all the documents you presented to the French Consulate of your country for your long-term visa request.

+ proof of accommodation (recent rent receipt slip (and photocopy) or a certified statement by the person providing accommodation (plus proof of that person's home address), contract).


Important! If you have been provided with the dormitory accommodation, the payment of the first month + the security deposit have to be paid immediately before signing the contract (no CASH is accepted, only debit/credit card)

The payment has to be done by ALL Students (except the recipients of the PSE/QEM0 Scholarship)