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FAQ’s

Once I've sent in the preregistration form, what do I have to do?

Once we've received your request, we will send you an e-mail detailing the next step you need to take: pay the preregistration fee (€430, VAT included). You will have two weeks to make the payment; otherwise, the spot will remain open for another resident. This payment is to reserve your spot, and must be followed by the definitive enrollment of the resident and the corresponding payment of the deposit in the month.

What is the security deposit?

This amount will be used to cover possible damage or early leavers (before the school year is over). This deposit will be returned at the end of the school year, provided there is no damage caused by the resident and that he or she stayed for the agreed-upon time.

Once I've registered, when can I move in to Àgora BCN?

All full-year residents can move in to the residence beginning September 1. On move-in day, each resident will receive a welcome folder with internal regulations, their room number, and the name of their roommate if they are sharing a double room

When is the security deposit returned?

At the end of the school year, if there is no damage caused by the resident, and once the agreed-upon period of residency has ended, the security deposit will be returned.

I'm interested in staying at the residence for less than an entire school year. Is this possible?

It is possible. On our website you can consult information about stays that are shorter than 9 months.

How do I request a spot?

First, you should fill in and send the preregistration form that you can find on our website, depending on your desired length of stay. Once we receive the form, we will contact you in order to give you more information on the room reservation procedure.

Can I choose the type of room?

You can choose the type of room you want from the four room types (individual, large individual, double, and large double) as long as the type of room selected is available; if not, you will be offered another option or you can have the preregistration fee returned to you.

What happens if I've paid the preregistration fee and I don't pass my high school courses?

For those future residents who don't finish high school, don't pass the university entrance exam, or who don't get accepted at any universities in Barcelona (including the UAB), the preregistration fee and deposit will be returned to you. The fees will be returned once you have provided official documentation that accredits your non-acceptance.
If the future resident unenrolls or voluntarily or for reasons other than those mentioned above decides not to attend university, the preregistration fee will not be returned.

Can any student register to live in Àgora BCN?

Yes, Àgora BCN is open to the entire university community. We accept students from any university and degree program, high school students, master's, post-graduate, doctoral students, and others.

Are there a telephone and TV in the room?

All rooms have their own telephone connected to the building's switchboard, which provides direct access to the telephone network. Receiving outside calls and making calls between the rooms within the building is free. In order to make calls outside of the building, the resident must previously pay a deposit of €50 in reception (the cost of each call will be subtracted from this amount).

Can I bring a TV or audio-visual equipment?

Yes, you can have your own radio, TV, or audio-visual equipment in your room, as long as you respect the residence's quiet hours

Are there microwaves in the rooms?

No, and residents are not allowed to bring any appliances for safety reasons.

What type of furniture can I bring to the room?

Any type of furniture as long as it does not cause any damage to the room, such as putting holes in walls.

How does the room cleaning service work?

There is a weekly cleaning service. Depending on the floor you live on, at the beginning of the school year, you will be informed of the day of the week that the room will be cleaned.

Does the residence close during vacations?

No, it is open year-round (dining hall hours may vary at Christmas, Holy Week, and in the summer).

Can I stay in my room over Christmas and Holy Week vacation? Are meals included?

The residence doesn't close at any time during the school year. You can stay there the entire time you have signed up for.

Can I stay at the residence in summer?

If you are interested in staying at Àgora BCN over the summer, before the end of the school year you must inform reception and ask about the fees for the months you want to stay.

Are there supermarkets close to the residence?

Yes, on the other side of the Ronda de Dalt, there is a Consum supermarket and other businesses (pharmacy, office supply store, bakery, banks).