Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, it’s a republic in south-western Europe with a few pockets of land around the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum. Its territory also comprises two archipelagos the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa and the Balearic Islands off the Mediterranean Sea. Spain is not only a top tourist destination and an important link between Europe and North Africa. Spain has a long history of university education dating back many centuries. It is also one of the top choices for international students pursuing their higher education. Spain is a developed country, a secular parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. It is a high-income country and an advanced economy, with the world's fourteenth-largest economy.

    Quick facts about Spain

    Capital: Madrid

    Dialing code: +34

    King: Felipe VI of Spain


    Major cities:

    Currency: Euro

    Official name: Kingdom of Spain

    Official language : Spanish

    Famous : Bulls festival

     Why  Study in Spain?

    • Spain has a long history of university education that has kept pace with the changing times.
    • There are scholarship options available for those who need financial assistance.
    • Spain participates in European Credit Transfer System with options to transfer credits or complete studies in different countries in the EU.
    • Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and students will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language.
    • Spanish universities charge some of the lowest tuition fees in Europe and a lot of funding is provided by the government.
    • Spouses and children can accompany the student during the duration of studies.
    • Relatively low cost of living with a great work environment and work-life balance.
    • Spain has a lot to offer with its world famous cuisine, culture and lifestyle.
    • Safety and security is high on the list for students who opt to study in Spain.




    Primary education has 3 cycles, 

    First Cycle – 6years to 8 years.

    Second Cycle – 8years to 10 years. 

    Third Cycle – 10years to 12 years. 


    Secondary education is divided into two cycles

    First Cycle – 12years to 14 years 

    Second Cycle – 14years to 16 years.


    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

    Bachelors  (3years) 180 credits 

    Bachelors (3/4 years)

    Master’s / Postgraduates (2 years)  120 credits 

    Master’s / Postgraduates (2years)




    Popular courses

    1.   Hospitality management 
    2.   Marketing and Finance
    3.   Architecture
    4.   Law
    5.   Arts and Humanities
    6.   Business
    7.   Science Degrees 
    8.   Linguistics



    ·         Campus Spain

    ·         Ucam (Universidad Catolicasan Antonia De Murica).

    ·         University Of Santiago De Compostela

    ·         School Of Tourism And Hospitality Management, Sant Ignasi

    ·         Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

    ·         Universitat De València

    ·         Ceu Universities (Spain)

    ·         Universidad Pontificia Comillas Icai-Icade, Madrid

    ·         Eae Business School


    Entry requirements

    Most of the universities IELTS is not mandatory. But may require in some top universities IELTS - 6


    VISA types


    • Student Permit for less than 3 months (90 days)

                Students from countries which are eligible for visa-free entry of up to 90 days, can take a course without obtaining a student visa (as long as the duration of the course is                    shorter than 90 days).


    • Short-term Student Visa visa for between 3 and 6 months

                   The Short-Term Student Visa allows students to take a course which lasts a    maximum of 180 days,this type of visa and any short-courses offered by colleges and universities.


    • Long-term Student Visa for more than 6 months

                       Long-Term Student Visas allow students to take courses which are longer than  6 months, students have to apply for a student residence card at an immigration office within a month after arriving.For this type of visa the application involves more paperwork than the short-term visas. Applicants need to provide a medical certificate and a certificate of no criminal conviction.

    Cost of Study


    FEES in EUROs

    FEES in INR

    Bachelor Degree

    680 – 1,400 euros/year **

    INR 59,845  —1,23,211/ Year

    Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

    995-1,920 euros per academic year*

    INR 87,56 — 1,68,976 / Year


    Living Expense 

     Living expense - 900-1,100 euros  (INR 79,207 – 96,809) per Year ( Depends on city)


    Fall and Summer are the two main intakes in Spain. (Feb & Oct)

    (In addition, there are multiple intakes in Spain throughout the year depending on the Universities and the Course selected).

    Accomodation Options

    ·     Many universities and colleges provide student resident halls (Colegios Mayores) or student apartments on campus

    ·    Studio apartment rentals or extended stay hotels are available for monthly to yearly renting, but are comparatively expensive.  

    ·    Leasing apartments, flats or townhouses either solo or with roommates


    Work permit Options

    ·    Doing internships, paid or unpaid, could lead to potential full time employment is a good option for international students.

    .     Part time jobs are not allowed.

    ·    On completion of studies you can apply for a work permit and a residence visa if you wish to work in the country.

    ·     Knowledge of Spanish may be a prerequisite to gain employment in many organizations, so you will have to simultaneously to work becoming proficient in Spanish

    ·    After graduation, non-EU students can apply for a student residence permit for a year, during which time they can search for a job or start their own business.


    There are many options for scholarships for International students in Spain.  

    ·   European Research Council funding schemes 

    ·   Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Spain.

    .     UIC Barcelona Scholarships

    .     European university of Atlantic scholarships

    .    MIT Zaragoza scholarships

    .     Esade Ramon Llull University scholarships

    ·     Spanish Agency for International Co-operation and Aid-AECID (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain)

    ·    Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Spain

    (There are many more on the list. These scholarships can be availed by the candidate on a merit basis, However, the final decisions will be taken by the institutions).

    Documents Required for Student Visa

    1     SSLC Certificate

    2     Plus Two Certificate

    3     Degree Certificate(Original or Provisional)

    4.       Semester wise Marksheets

    5.    Degree Consolidated Marksheet

    6.        Passport(Front and Back)

    7.        IELTS Score Card (Not Mandatory)

    8.       Two Letter of Recommendation

    9.       Statement of Purpose

    10.    Passport Size Photo

    11.  Updated CV

    12.    Experience Letter (for Gap justification).

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