Looking for an exceptional University abroad in a remarkable destination? Considering an English taught program? Study in Spain!
If you are interested in taking an international Degree, Master’s or PhD, there are plenty of good reasons to consider studying in Spain, with its 87 universities spread throughout the country. The Spanish University System, being a member of the European Higher Education Area, offers an important number of degree courses at all levels using the European Credit Transfer System, which guarantees recognition of professional qualification and international mobility.
Spain has 45 universities featured in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020. Moreover, 4 Spanish universities have a subject that is ranked among the top 10 in the world, and 17 have a subject in the top 200 according to Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Spain is undoubtedly an attractive location for those searching for excellence in education.
Affordable cost of living
Regarding budget? With living standards among the highest in the world, the cost of living in Spain remains affordable for students worldwide. Several factors impact how you should set up your financial plan, mainly but not only, the type of university favored: public or private, the discipline and level of studies chosen, the city, kind of accommodation, etc. Tuition fees, application requirements and deadlines are set in place by the Departments of Education of the Spanish region you will be studying in, so do not hesitate to check directly with the university you are applying to.
What and where to study?
Not sure about what career you prefer yet? The application “QEDU” (Spanish initials for “What and Where to Study at Universit”) gathers all the data from the Integrated University Information System. This search engine, with discipline, education level, geographical area and university type filters, is a helpful tool for upcoming national and international students. The Spanish Service for Internationalization of Education (SEPIE), a national institution under the Ministry of Universities, contributes to a greater international projection of the Spanish University System and its offer.
Become fluent in Spanish!
And what about the Spanish language? Besides taking an English taught program, you will also have the opportunity to improve your skills in the second most spoken mother tongue in the world: Spanish. You will master this beautiful Romance language both by taking Spanish courses at your university´s language department and by socializing with classmates and welcoming locals. Obtaining the internationally recognized Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language DELE, an official title issued by the Instituto Cervantes, may also be one of the many successes of your stay in Spain. In a demanding and competitive job market, being fluent in Spanish will definitely brighten your CV.
Attractive highlights of Spain:
More highlights? Spain was the first destination for Norwegian tourists in 2018: friendly people, warm weather, vibrant nightlife, striking landscapes, and cultural and geographical richness are among the most worldwide known features. Let us also mention that Spain is a safe and solidary country, concerned about the climate and environmental practices, most notably being its historic promotion of clean energies. Lastly and not forgetting, Spanish universities work tirelessly to maintain an inclusive environment for all minorities by funding long-lasting disability support plans and defending LGBTQI rights and gender concerns, among other social programs.
Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE)