About Spain

Spain is one of the most iconic, historically significant, and economically powerful countries in Europe. It has rapidly become the hub for vibrant youth with blooming start-ups, and the industries are growing exponentially. Spain is rich with some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, like the University of Salamanca, est. in 1218 AD. With an economical cost of living, unending opportunities to play sports and socialize, and exciting sites and places to explore, Spain can be the best destination for international education. 

Basic facts

  • Spanish educational system and study programs have acceptance all around the world. Spanish graduates and postgraduates are considered of very high level.
  • Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe. People in Spain are friendly towards international students.
  • The living cost in Spain is about 17% cheaper than in Germany and 30% cheaper than in France.
  • The transportation facilities are excellent, and the transportation cost is comparatively low.
  • Universities in Spain boost job prospects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Intakes in Universities of Spain

  • Major Intakes: February
  • Minor Intakes: September

Education Institutions in Spain

We can categorize the higher education sector in Spain as: 

  • Universities and Polytechnics
  • International Universities
  • Higher Arts Schools

Universities and Polytechnics

Universities focus on theoretical studies, whereas polytechnics mainly focus on the practical part of teaching and learning and usually offer programs in engineering and architecture. Universities offer programs in online and distance education modes.  

International Universities

International universities in Spain generally consist of business schools, and the medium of instruction is usually English or bilingual. Along with several international European universities in Spain, many American universities offer study programs recognized globally. 

Higher Arts Schools

Pursuing an art degree in one of Spain’s many higher art schools will include programs likes conservatories, theatre schools, schools of design, and schools of music and dance. The curriculum at these schools is mostly practice-oriented to provide essential and professional knowledge in the chosen field for students. 

Time Schedule for Processing

February Intake:

  • IELTS Coaching - May
  • IELTS Test - June
  • IELTS Test Result Publication - July/August
  • Submit applications to Universities - from July to October
  • Receive Offer Letters - July to November
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities - September to January Arrangement of Funds - August to December
  • Visa application - October to January
  • Visa Grant - December to February
  • Fly to Spain - February

September Intake:

  • IELTS Coaching - December
  • Appear for IELTS Test - January
  • IELTS Test Result Publication -January/February
  • Submit applications to Universities - from January to April
  • Receive Offer Letters - January to May
  • Arrangement of Funds - February to May
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities - May to June
  • Visa Application- June to July
  • Visa Grant - July to September
  • Fly to Spain - September

Work Rights and Stay back Policies

  • Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to obtain a Work Visa to live and work in Spain.
  • The maximum work that a student can do in Spain is seasonal. The period of work available for the students will only be for a few months to a year.
  • Students can work up to 20 hours/per week. Typical part-time earning is 7 - 8 EUR per hour.

Cost of Study in Spain

  • 150 – 3,500 EUR/year for Bachelor’s programs
  • 300 – 3,500 EUR/year for Master’s programs
  • The cost of living in Spain is approximately 900 – 1,100 EUR per month.
  • The cost of living can be higher if you live in Madrid or Barcelona and lesser in cities like Valencia, Seville, or Cadiz. It will be cheaper than 700 – 900 EUR/month.

Test Requirements

  • IELTS Requirements can vary as per the criteria of Universities. Generally, 6-7 is the average IELTS score required to get admission to Spanish Universities.
  • IELTS / TOEFL is not mandatory for admission. But students have to face a Skype interview conducted by a University Representative.