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DISCOUNTS, LOANS AND FINANCIAL AID

The UPC School offers advantageous conditions to enrol for its masters’, postgraduate courses and continuous learning courses for alumni, UPC Alumni, disables people, members of professional associations etc. Check the options to apply for one of the discounts we offer on our website or contact us and we will gladly provide you with information.

Outside the UPC School environment, there are a number of bodies and institutions that give general financial support to postgraduate studies. On this page, you can search for the scholarship, loan or finance plan that best suits your needs. You will also find information about other, non-financial types of training support.

You can choose from these two options depending on whether you are interested in our programmes individually (i.e. as a person) or if you are a company wishing to enrol employees in your organisation.

TALENT HELP GRANTS

New call launched for the Talent Help grants for professionals who are unemployed. Get improved employability with grants for enrolment fees for a selection of masters' and postgraduate programmes.

For further information and applications: www.talent.upc.edu/talenthelp

10% DISCOUNT

Get 10% discount for advance enrollment in a selection of training programs.

For further information.

INDIVIDUALS

Check the options to benefit from discounts offered by the UPC School with advantageous conditions for enrolling for several groups. Discounts may not be accumulated and the largest discount requested will be applied.

Loans imply a personal contract between the person requesting a loan and the entity providing the financial resources for studies.

Select the aid section if you are looking for information on individual training permits that companies may grant to its employees for training during working hours.

  • DISCOUNTS
    • UPC Alumni
      5% discount applicable only to masters’ if you are a UPC alumni, you are a member of UPC Alumni and graduated in the past two years.
    • Students and alumni of the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya
      When granting a discount to alumni, the programme they followed previously will be considered (the type of programme they studied). This means that if they studied a masters’ or postgraduate, they will be eligible to a 10% discount in the next programme; if they were on a continuous learning course they will be eligible to a 5% discount in the next programme.
    • UPC Alumni Premium
      10% discount on masters’ postgraduate and continuous learning courses.
    • UPC or UPC Group Institutions Teaching and Administrative Staff
      40% discount on masters’ postgraduate and continuous learning courses.
    • Persons with a disability
      5% discount for persons with a level of disability of 33% or higher (a certificate from the Catalan Assistance Institute and the Social Services or equivalent is required). 10% discount for persons with a level of disability of 65% or higher (a certificate from the Catalan Assistance Institute and the Social Services or equivalent is required).
    • Professional Associations
      If you are a member of a professional association check the options to get a 10% discount for our learning programmes.
  • LOANS
  • FINANCIAL AID
    • SUBSIDISED LEARNING: INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PERMIT (PIF)
      Objective:
      Individual Learning Permits (PIF, in Spanish) are intended for company workers to participate in learning activities without implying a cost to the company where they work.

      PIF are those obtained by a worker from his/her company to participate in a learning activity that meets the requirements set out by the Fundación Triparita para la Formación en el Empleo. (Tripartite Foundation for Training at Work).

      These permits grant up to 200 working hours per academic or natural year to attend courses and study to foster professional and personal development.

      The number of permit hours granted to the employee for training can be compensated to the company from its credit for continuous learning.

      Beneficiaries:
      Any active worker contributing to the Social Security and has received authorization from the company for an Individual Learning Permit.
      Requirements:
      • Must be taught in-class, at least the part of it for which the permit is applied for.
      • Must be recognised as an official degree, which may include own degrees of universities, such as those offered in the UPC School.
      Application deadline:
      There is no established deadline to apply for a PIF. A company can grant a PIF at any time during the year, as long as there is sufficient credit.
      Further information:
      For specific inquiries we advise sending an email to the Fundación Tripartita para la Formación en el Empleo website, section: Servicio al Cliente y Orientación/Contáctanos/Solicita información. The link to this website is:

COMPANIES

Find out about discounts you can benefit from as a company if you enrol one of your employees to any of the UPC School training programmes, as well as the financing options for studies your company may apply for. Discounts may not be accumulated and the largest discount requested will be applied.

  • DISCOUNTS
    • Companies enrolling employees
      In several academic years (as of the third enrolled employee), 5%.
      For the same academic year:
      • Two employees enrolled, 12,5%
      • Three employees enrolled, 15%
      • Four employees enrolled, 20%
      • Five or more employees enrolled, 30%
    • Client companies In-Company Training
      For companies who have been employees enrolled in the last two academic years.
      • One employee enrolled, 10%
      • Two employees enrolled, 13,5%
  • OTHER AID
    • SUBSIDISED TRAINING : TRAINING ACTIONS OR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PERMIT (PIF)
      Objective:
      TRAINING ACTIONS: Companies have a yearly credit to co-finance training for their workers, based on the taking from the quotas for Professional Training during the previous year. This credit is calculated on the bases of applying a bonus percentage to this quantity that is set out in the Spanish General Budget Act and depends on the number of employees working in the company. This credit becomes effective through bonuses to Social Security contributions, meaning the company can deduct training costs from the social security contributions it pays. INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PERMIT (PIF): Companies may also authorise Individual Learning Permits (PIF) for workers who apply to follow a course leading to obtaining a university degree. In this case, companies can apply for a bonus to cover salary costs (base salary, seniority, fixed complements and the proportional amount of bonus payments) and payments to the Social Security linked to the working hours (maximum 200 hours) when the worker is using their PIF.
      Beneficiaries:
      Any company contributing to the Social Security that is up-to-date in all its tax obligations having work centres in Spanish territory.
      Requirements:
      • Meeting the duty to inform the legal representation of employees as set out in article 16 of the Order TAS/2307/2007.
      • Informing participants and the Fundación Tripartita before the training begins.
      • Completing the training which must be related to the company’s activity.
      Application deadline:
      The bonus credit expires every year whether it is used or not. Training must take place entirely in a natural year; meaning it must be completed and notified by the 31st of December. Notifications of the start and end of training are done electronically to the Fundación Tripartita and this bonus can be made effective using the TC forms; meaning until the last TC of the year is submitted on the 31st of January of the following year.
      Further information:
      For specific inquiries we advise sending an email to the Fundación Tripartita para la Formación en el Empleo website, section:  Servicio al Cliente y Orientación/Contáctanos/Solicita información. The link to this website is: