Education In Spain

Study in Spain


Why Study In Spain?

Expand your horizons in Spain, one of the most prominent countries of the European Union, offering international students from a wide variety of academic and national backgrounds both outstanding higher education and exchange opportunities and excellent facilities for learning Spanish culture and language. When compared with other destinations, the great advantage of Spain for the foreign student visitor is its standard of living, which is considerably cheaper than other European and western countries. Spains pleasant lifestyle, mild climate and the wealth of stimulating and varied cultural opportunities to be found throughout the country are the key to its popularity.

Top Courses

Architecture is a course of design, art, form and technique, combined with a great dose of passion. Architecture is one of those professions that are not only learned; they are lived. The Degree in Architecture has a wide range of internships, so that the student can acquire the necessary professional experience.

Whether your goal is to become a lawyer, a government official, or anything related to law, Spain is where you can take some really good courses.

>WithArts and Humanities
this particular type of degree you can work in any number of exciting fields, ensuring that you have a lifelong career that you live. Some of the most popular fields to work in with this degree include the English language, history and language, visual arts, fashion and others.

graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business are available, and with the degree an individual has an array of opportunities sitting before them. It also happens to be one of the most popular courses in Spain. There are specializations like Finance, Marketing, Global Business and so on.

Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management can include hotels and motels, restaurants and similar establishments. With this degree you can take assurance in knowing that you will always have a job with plenty of potential for growth. One can obtain a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Hospitality management, with the length of time that it takes to earn the degree variable according to the exact degree you wish to earn and the university in which you plan to attend.

Career Opportunities

Spain offers a broad array of jobs for international student who wish to work while they pursue a degree in any of the country’s renowned institutions. You can check your university employment helpdesk for listings of jobs.

Newspapers and job portals are another great way to look for part time jobs in Spain.

PART TIME JOBS: International students taking up part time jobs in Spain can work for 20 hours per week and earn anywhere between €7 - €10 per hour.

PLACEMENTS: Internships which are an integral part of the programmes are considered as future placements.

Application Procedure

September & January

Eligibility & Admission Procedure

For Undergraduate program a student should have successfully completed upper secondary studies, have a valid school leaving certificate and should qualify for higher education studies in their home country, therefore also qualifying for higher education studies in Spain. For English proficiency a test would be taken or the IELTS or TOEFL scores are considered.

  • For Masters’ program a student should have a relevant Bachelor's or equivalent Diploma Degree.
  • For PhD program the candidate must be in possession of a relevant Diploma or Master's Degree.

For the admission to an university or college a student must have the following documents:

  • Certificates of Required Qualifications
  • Filled Application Form
  • 2 ID sized photographs
  • Passport Copy
  • Student Visa (Non EU)
  • Health Insurance
  • Receipt of fee payment

Documents Required :
  • Successful completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) with an aggregate of at least 65% in best 4 subjects (excluding any local languages).
  • Photographs
  • Passport photocopy
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Degree/ provisional certificate
  • Copies of IELTS / TOEFL
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Letter from college
  • Mark sheets (Xth to recent qualification)
  • Work experience certificate

Education System

The current system of education in SPAIN is known as LOE after the Ley Orgánica de Educación, or Fundamental Law of Education. Education in Spain is compulsory, and free from 6 to 16 years of age, supported by the Government in each Region.

Spanish System

Indian system

Pre-school (3 to 6 years of age)

Primary School (6 to 12 years of age)

Compulsory Secondary Education
(12 to 16 years of age)

10th STD

Post-Compulsory Schooling
(16 to 18 years of age)

12th STD



Master's / Postgraduates

Master's / Postgraduates



There are 76 universities in Spain. They are distributed throughout the country but the biggest and most important cities have the highest number of universities in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Spanish universities may be either public or private, and they can be set up under either State or Autonomous law.

There are at the moment 75 universities of which 50 are established on a public basis and 25 on a private basis.

Of the 50 public universities, 48 fall under the authority of the Autonomous Communities while fall under the Ministry of Education and Science.

Education Cost

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme. An example of tuition fees for 2014/ 2015 for undergraduate, non-E.U. students at a third level institution are as follows:

The costs of attending colleges in Spain are very reasonable, especially compared to other European countries.

The average costs are as follows:

A bachelor’s degree education can cost you anywhere between 680 and 1,280 Euros per year when attending a public university and provate university will vary between 5,500 and 18,000 Euros per year.

For Master’s or Doctoral degrees, university fees at public institutions are also government regulated, and vary between 22 and 36 Euros per credit.


You will have to apply for a specific student visa, depending on the duration of your studies, as explained below:

180-days D type visa – if you plan to study in Spain between three and six months

Student visa (type D) – if you plan to study in Spain more than six months

Documents Required
  • 2 Schengen Application forms dully filled out and signed
  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Valid passport
  • Letter of Acceptance from Spain’s University/School
  • No-objection certificate from school or university
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for stay
  • Health Insurance Form
  • Criminal Background Check Form

Visa Procedure :
  • Application for residence visas must be submitted personally by the applicant at the Embassy of Spain, located in New Delhi or Consulate General of Spain in Mumbai in accordance with the current place of residence of the applicant.
  • Submission of all the documents does not imply “right” to be granted a visa.
  • If required, after submission of the application, the applicant can be requested to submit additional documents or appear for personal interview.
  • Applicants, who come under the jurisdiction of Consulate General of Spain in Mumbai, require prior appointment taken from VFS to submit their applications for Residence visas at the Consulate General of Spain.

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