Study Location / Spain

All you need to know about studying in Spain

Why study in Spain

Spain is a popular choice for foreign students seeking high quality university education at a very reasonable price. The Western European country offers many study options for Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates. The country is composed of a number of semi-autonomous regions each with a distinct culture and sometimes even local language. In Spain, you can find any landscape from beaches to high mountains - with climates to match. There are historic and modern universities to choose from in large and small cities in every part of the country.

Here’s why you should choose Spain as your study abroad destination!

  • There are a large number of universities of Spain, many of which hold a great reputation internationally and get ranked high in international rankings. Although most universities in Spain focus on teaching in Spanish, the trend points toward more degree programmes offered in English.
  • Some of the most notable Spanish public universities include the University of Barcelona, the Complutense University of Madrid, and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • If you are thinking about getting an MBA, Spain might be the place for you. Three of Europe’s top 10 business schools are located in Spain: IESE Business School, IE Business School, and Esade Business School. These highly respected institutions have spawned many international top managers

The Sparnish Education System

In Spanish universities, you can study any discipline you can imagine at all degree levels. Particularly known for Law, Spanish language or Social Sciences, universities in Spain offer plenty of degrees for subject areas like Computer Science, Engineering or Natural Sciences. There are more than 70 universities in Spain, most of which are supported by state funding. Spain also offers private universities, some affiliated with the Catholic Church. Universities are divided into Departments, Faculties, Technical Schools, University Schools, University Institutes and University Colleges.

  • University schools – where you can only apply to Bachelor’s level courses;
  • Universities and university colleges where you can apply for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
  • Higher technical schools of engineering and architecture –where you can complete long-term technical degrees.
  • Business schools – dedicated to all business-related degrees.

The cost of studying in Spain

Good news for students: Tuition fees in Spain are among the lowest in Europe. The tuition fees for Bachelor programmes range from 750 EUR to 2,500 EUR per year, and tuition fees for Master programmes are around 1,000 to 3,500 EUR per year - making Spain a cheap destination for international students. Private universities set their own fees, which can be as high as 20,000 EUR per year.

Employment opportunities in Spain

If you’re an international student, you will need a work permit if you want to combine studying with working in Spain. Here you see the rules for getting a part-time work permit.

  • You must apply for a student work permit in order to work part-time in Spain
  • You will be allowed to work 20 hours per week. You can work fulltime during summer breaks up to 3 months.
  • Your work permit will be valid for the duration of your contract and cannot be exceed the duration of your student visa.

Work after graduation in spain

Want to work in Spain after graduation? If you’re an international student, you will need a work permit to get a full-time job in Spain after finishing your studies. If you want to work in Spain after finishing your studies, this permit will allow you to work here for for 1 year. You can renew the permit.

A guide to study application & Visa requirements

Step 1 - Register with GT Western and talk with an Education Counsellor

Step 2 - Choose a course according to your areas of interest

Step 3 - Shortlist a university that suits your preferences, entry requirements and budget

Step 4 - Apply for the Spain university with our assistance

Step 5 - Get counselling on visa from our experts

Step 6 - Pay financial deposits

Step 7 - Receive letter of acceptance from the university

Step 8 - Apply for your visa with our help

Step 9 - Attend our pre-departure session and get ready to depart for Spain

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