Social Value Scholarships

These scholarships are intended to favor specific groups, to help them in their professional and personal development or people who are in a situation of economic difficulty.

The Social Value Scholarship program covers from 25% to 70% of the total tuition fee for the master's degree and from 25% to 50% of the total tuition fee for the diploma or postgraduate course for all the programs offered by the Institute of Continuing Education Foundation.

The University Master's Degree in Law and any other master’s degree carried out in conjunction with an institution outside the UPF-BSM are excluded. Also excluded are programs for which the interested party wishes to carry out any recognition. Repeating students will also not be eligible for the scholarship.

What kind of scholarships do we offer and who are they for?

  • "Impulsa MUJER" (“Promote Woman”)
    Aimed at all professional women, from any environment, who wish to study a management program in any area of the company, to occupy leadership positions or to lead a professional project.
    Sporty woman
    Specifically addressed at professional sportswomen interested in studying the master’s degree in Sports Management in any of its modalities.
  • "Post COVID boost"
    Aimed at people over 40 who are unemployed or in ERTE. ERTE is a term used in Spain to refer to the suspension for a specific time of the labor contract of part or all the workers of a company due to force majeure. This temporary suspension of the contract has been applied in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic and remains in effect until the Government and the Employer decide.
  • "Entrepreneur Scholarship for local economy": Aimed at entrepreneurs and small businesses with a direct impact on the local economy and regions that need specific training to boost business.

Which requirements do I have to meet?

  • 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 Program in Advocacy or those master's) and have been admitted to the program for which the grant is being requested.
  • Present a letter of motivation with the reasons why you are applying for the scholarship with a list of merits or outstanding aspects that can be contrasted.

Consult the specific criteria for each of the modalities in the rules.

How do I apply?

Submit your application for the Social Value Scholarship via the "Application form" of the program that you are interested in.

Submit the documentation via the "Scholarships and Funding" section of the eRegistar platform, to which you will be given access when applying

Please note that your application must meet all the requirements for both documentation and deadlines. Otherwise, it cannot be evaluated.

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.

When do I apply?

Social Value Scholarship applications have to be made at the same time as completing your application for the program and always before classes begin. Social Value Scholarships cannot be processed for a master's program 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.

Social Value Scholarship are applied for and awarded according to the dates outlined below.:

Programmes for the academic year 2021-2022

Scholarship application deadline Awarding of the scholarship
12/01/2021 during the week of 25/01/2021
23/02/2021 during the week of 08/03/2021
08/04/2021 during the week of 19/04/2021
13/05/2021 during the week of 24/05/2021
08/06/2021 during the week of 21/06/2021
06/07/2021 during the week of 27/07/2021
20/07/2021 during the week of 27/07/2021
02/09/2021 during the week of 13/09/2021
05/10/2021 during the week of 18/10/2021
21/10/2021 during the week of 01/11/2021

How are they awarded?

The Scholarship Committee will only award Social Value Scholarships to those applicants who, having completed the corresponding documentation and been finally admitted to the program for which they are applying, have passed the various tests that may be requested and meet the criteria established in each established typology in which they wish to enter.

The Scholarship Committee will inform each applicant of the decision individually by e-mail, following the dates published on the website.

More information?

If you have any questions about how to apply for a Talent Scholarship, do not hesitate to contact our Scholarship Information Office at You can also consult the competition rules here.