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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  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.

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
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 Alumni

5% discount if you are a UPC alumni and you are a registered member of UPC Alumni.

PDI (faculty and research) and PAS (administrative and service) permanent staff from UPC or the UPC group institutions

40% discount on master's, postgraduate courses and continuous learning courses.

Check the institutions in the UPC group that qualify for this discount.

PDI (faculty and research) and PAS (administrative and service) permanent staff from UPC associated bodies

10% discount on master's, postgraduate courses and continuous learning courses.

Check the associated research bodies and the associated research institutes that qualify for this discount.

Persons with a disability

10% 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).

Professional Associations

If you are a member of a professional association check the options to get a 10% discount for our learning programmes.

Victims of gender-based violence

10% discount for victims of gender-based violence.

Loans
Caixa Bank financing programmes

From the range of financing programmes offered by Caixa Bank, the best suited to our programmes are the ones detailed in this link:

Caixa Bank financing programmes

Banco Caminos financing programmes

From the range of financing programmes offered by Banco Caminos the best suited to our programmes are the ones detailed in this document:

Banco Caminos financing programmes

Financial aid
Employment Help

New call launched for the Employment 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.

Subsided 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 Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae).

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:

It is necessary that the training:

  • 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 that you fill out the contact form on the website of the Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae):

Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae)

Companies

Find out about discounts you can benefit from as a company if you enrol employees to any of the UPC School training programmes. Discounts may not be accumulated and the largest discount requested will be applied. You can also inform about the PIF bonification that you can receive to train your workers.

Discounts
Companies enrolling employees

10% discount:

Companies registering workers in separate academic years, from the second registration onwards.

12,5% discount:

Companies registering 2 workers for the same programme in a single academic year.

15% discount:

Companies registering 3 workers for the same programme in a single academic year.

20% discount:

Companies registering 4 workers for the same programme in a single academic year.

25% discount:

Companies registering 5 or more workers for the same programme in a single academic year.

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%
Aids
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 Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae) 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 Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae) 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 that you fill out the contact form on the website of the Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae):

Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae)