Partner Talent Scholarships

UPF Barcelona School of Management, through the UPF's Institute of Continuing Education Foundation, annually awards scholarships to finance master's studies to students who can demonstrate their talent and motivation. The Partner Talent Scholarships cover 50% of the total tuition fee.

Which requirements do I need to fulfil?

  • You must have completed a university qualification in one of the UPF Barcelona School of Management partner universities included in the Annex I of Official Bulletin.
  • You must have obtained in your undergraduate studies a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 out of 4.0 (the Scholarship Committee reserves the right to determine a different minimum GPA according to your home country's grading system).
  • You must have applied for admission into one of the master's offered by the UPF Barcelona School of Management (except the Official Master's Programme in Advocacy or those master's in which the enrolment process is external to the UPF Barcelona School of Management).

Please note that your application must meet all documentation requirements and deadlines. Otherwise it will not be evaluated.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit your application for the Partner Talent Scholarship via the "Application form" of the programme that you are interested in.
  2. Submit the documentation detailed below via the "Scholarships and Funding" section of the platform, to which you will be given access when applying:
    • Letter of motivation. Tell us why you request the Talent Scholarship and why you think you are a good candidate to be awarded.
    • List of merits. Download our template. Remember to provide the information that accredits your merits.
    • A complete transcript of records of your undergraduate studies with your GPA (if presenting a non-Spanish transcript of records, and only if the scale of grades does not appear, include an official certificate conversion chart or a scale corresponding to the educational system of the country in which the degree was issued).

All documents except for the academic transcript must be in either Catalan, Spanish or English. The academic transcript can be presented in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian or Portuguese. If it is another language it must be accompanied by a sworn official translation into Catalan or Spanish.

In some cases, candidates will be called for interview, either in person or by telephone or Skype. If necessary, we will contact you in order to schedule an interview.

Partner Talent Scholarships are not compatible with the UPF Alumni's discounts, nor with the UPF Barcelona School of Management Alumni discounts.

When do I apply?

Partner Talent Scholarships are applied for and awarded according to the dates outlined below. The funds available in each call for applications diminish as the dates advance. Therefore, the earlier you apply for a Partner Talent Scholarship, the more likely you are to be awarded one.

Programmes for the academic year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

Rounds Scholarship application deadline Awarding of the scholarship
13th. round (*) 08/10/2019 06/11/2019
14th round (*)/ 1st Round 05/11/2019 during the week 02/12/2019
2nd. Round 03/12/2019 during the week 13/01/2020
3rd. Round 14/01/2020 during the week 10/02/2020
4th. Round 18/02/2020 during the week 16/03/2020
5th. Round 17/03/2020 during the week 13/04/2020
6th. Round 21/04/2020 during the week 18/05/2020
7th. Round 19/05/2020 during the week 22/06/2020
8th. Round 16/06/2020 during the week 13/07/2020
9th. Round 07/07/2020 during the week 27/07/2020
10th. Round 20/07/2020 during the week 27/07/2020
11th. Round 02/09/2020 during the week 28/09/2020
12th. Round 15/09/2020 during the week 12/10/2020
13th. Round 06/10/2020 during the week 02/11/2020
* This round is only open for programs that begin in January / February 2020

The number of rounds is subject to the availability of funds, so if the funds are exhausted in previous rounds, later rounds will be cancelled.
The Partner Talent Scholarship Committee reserves the right to transfer funds to other applications' deadlines if they have not been assigned.

Please bear in mind that scholarship applications have to be made at the same time as completing your application for the programme and always before classes begin. Partner Talent Scholarships cannot be processed for a master's programme that has already begun.

Equally, applications presented after the deadlines of the established rounds will not be accepted, even if classes have not yet begun.

More information?

If you have any questions about how to apply for a Partner Talent Scholarships, do not hesitate to contact our Scholarship Information Office at You can also consult our competition rules on the Official Bulletin. You can find information about the taxation of the scholarship in the FAQ's.