Student Accommodation
in Barcelona

We may be new to Barcelona, but we certainly make an entrance.

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Why study in Barcelona?

Barcelona. The city of sun, tapas, and of course, two brand-new Vita Student residences. Student living in Barcelona is something everyone should get to experience.

The dazzling architecture of Antoni Gaudí, the urban beaches, mountains, and city buzz are just some of the reasons to be seduced.

Barcelona’s streets are always full of life, but there’s still room for one more. Get the very best from this iconic city, starting with Vita Student accommodation.

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If you dream about living close to the beach in a creative and emerging neighbourhood close to the centre, our Poblenou building in the 22@ District is a perfect choice. Or if you’d prefer a leafy, residential neighbourhood close to ESADE, our Pedralbes building is right for you.


Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.

With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.

Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.

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TO Barcelona.

An aerial view of barcelona, spain.
"a melting pot of different cultures."

Barcelona is an easy place to fall in love with.

Despite holding its own traditions, historical and cultural heritage, Barcelona is a melting pot of different cultures. The cultural, cosmopolitan, and arty draw of the city attracts more than 12 million visitors from all over the world to see sights like the Sagrada Familia or Guell Park.

International students are amongst those who find Barcelona an attractive option thanks to the vast number of Bachelors and Masters degrees on offer with a solid reputation overseas.

Since it hosted the Barcelona 92 ‘Olympic Games, the city has seen a huge array of worldwide sporting events. Football is, of course, the most popular sport in Barcelona. Living in Barcelona gives you experience to see it all live – at FC Barcelona Stadium.

Bustling city lit up at night time.
"Booming with the sounds of music."

Not a soccer lover? No problem. Barcelona is a city booming with the sounds of music: whether you love to attend major international festivals like Primavera Sound or Sonar, watch globally famous superstars performing in concert, or indulge in indie bands in small bars, Barcelona has the option for you.

Barcelona is a place to visit, enjoy, eat, learn play, sunbathe, grow, thrive, meet people from around the world… And most importantly, live.

Whatever your passion, our student accommodation in Barcelona will enhance your student living experience and with amazing facilities, plus all-inclusive rent, you can truly experience Barcelona for all it has to offer.

A crowd of people at a festival.


ESADE Business

ESADE is an educational global institution structured as a Business School, a Law School and an Executive Education area. It was found in Barcelona in 1958. It is recognized as top 360º Learning Experience and #7 MBA in Europe by renowned Financial Times rankings. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies (1959) and an MBA were their first programmes. ESADE has international strategic alliances with the HEC Paris and the Georgetown University, among others.

IESE Business

IESE Business School is a global business school offering MBA and Executive Education programs. Ranked #1 in the world by Financial Times since 2015, it was founded in Barcelona in 1958, where the main campus is located. IESE launched the first two-year MBA program in Europe in 1963 and it welcomed the first international students to its Barcelona campus due to an alliance with Harvard Business Schools. The 52,000 m² campus features more than a dozen buildings, the newest of which was inaugurated in 2018 to house its research division and doctoral programs.

University of
Barcelona (UB)

The UB (University of Barcelona) is Spain’s leading university, offering a range of high-quality academic programmes and excellent research standards. The (UB) University of Barcelona is a public institution and has sixteen faculties, ten affiliated centres and a doctoral school through which all its academic programmes are run. It also has a Science Park, a Science and Technology Centre service, seventeen research institutes, over five hundred research groups and nearly six thousand researchers. It is considered one of the best universities in Spain. Pedralbes, our student housing in Barcelona, is just a stones throw away from the University so you don’t need to worry about travel costs.

Campus (UPC)

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of higher education and research that specialises in science, engineering, and architecture. It has 8 campuses, 20 schools and 30 departments. It teaches 64 bachelor’s degrees, 68 master’s degrees and 46 doctoral degrees. Fifty percent of the students enrolled in doctoral programmes in the UPC are international students, and it is the Spanish university with the highest number of international students on master’s and doctoral degrees.

Pompeu Fabra
University (UPF)

UPF (Pompeu Fabra University) is a public, international and research-intensive university. It has quickly earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe. Teaching is organized in 7 faculties and 1 engineering school: Health and Life Sciences, Economics and Business, Political and Social Sciences, Communication, Law, Humanities, Translation and Language Science and Engineering School. The University also has several higher education affiliated centres. In 2021, it was ranked the 10th best young university in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


  1. What is the nightlife like for students in Barcelona?

    Barcelona has a very active and varied nightlife that suits all tastes, with Thursday nights being the highlight of the week for university students. Some of the most popular clubs for students here are Razzmataz, Opium, Sala Apolo, Downtown o Sutton.

  2. What are the best art galleries and museums to learn about Barcelona’s history?

    The best museums and galleries for learning about Barcelona’s history are the Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA), the Museum of the History of Catalonia, and the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Other contemporary museums of great interest are the Moco Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).

  3. Where are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

    Barcelona has gastronomy from one end of the city to the other, with a very varied gastronomic offer that suits all tastes. Some of the best areas to eat are La Barceloneta, El Born and L’Eixample.

  4. What are the best beaches in Barcelona?

    Barceloneta is the city’s largest and busiest beach. There are other beaches such as El Bogatell, Mar Bella or Nova Icària, where you can enjoy more peace.

  5. Where do students live in Barcelona?

    Many university students stay in Zona Universitaria – Les Corts, where most of the city’s universities are located. The closest residential neighbourhood to this area is Pedralbes. Other students who prefer to be closer to the centre live in areas such as Gràcia, Ciutat Vella or Poblenou.

  6. What is Barcelona known for?

    Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in the world due to its endless cultural offer, its architecture, its wonderful gastronomy, a vibrant social life and a privileged location between the sea and the mountains.

  7. Can I see the building before I move in?

    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  8. What happens after I book?

    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.

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