Study in Spain

Spain is one of the most prominent countries of the European Union that offers international students a wide variety of academic opportunities and excellent facilities for learning Spanish culture and language. It is an advantage of Spain for the foreign student visitor regarding standard of living, which is considerably cheaper than other European and western countries. Spain is popular for its pleasant lifestyle with competitive cost of living, mild climate and varied cultural opportunities in the country. Spain is now the third most popular destination for international university students from Europe and the American continent, after England.

Spanish is the mother tongue of nearly 400 million people around the world and is the official language of 20 countries. In addition to Spain, Spanish is the official language of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It is also widely spoken in other countries including Canada, Morocco, the Philippines and the United States, as well as Brazil, where it is the second official language.

Spain is one of the warmest countries in Europe and generally in winter temperatures are mild.

Spain is one of the cheapest countries. If the average price in Europe is 100, the cost in Spain is 88. For a university student, the comparative advantage of studying in Spain is considerable in financial terms.

The average cost of tuition fees charged by universities in the United States (30,000 dollars) would cover the entire cost of living in Spain for a year (a university residence in Madrid, including accommodation and meals, costs less than 800 euros per month, and average tuition fees in a private university are around 6,000 euros).

Universities in Spain

- Universities in Andalusia
- University of the Balearic Islands
- University of the Basque Country
- Universities in Cantabria
- Universities in Castile and León
- Universities in Catalonia
- Universities in Galicia
- Universities in the Community of Madrid
- University of Murcia
- University of Oviedo
- Universities in the Valencian Community
- University of Zaragoza
- Sapienza University of Rome
- Università degli Studi di Milano
- University of Bologna

Intakes - Fall and Summer(Main)
Usually there are 3 intakes

First week of June : For studies beginning in the fall semester (October).
First week of September: Late applications for studies beginning in the fall semester (October).
First week of December : For studies beginning in the spring semester (February).

Tuition Fee (EUR €)
Undergraduate: 680-1400 per annum (Public Universities)
               5,500-18,000 annum (Private Universities)

Postgraduate: 30-50 per credit

Living Expenses (EUR €): 900 – 1,100 EUR/month

Skill Shortages
- Engineers
- Computing and Business experts
- Medical practitioners
- Web and multi-media development
- hospitality and tourism

Average Incomes in Euros per month

-Minimum 800 EUR to Maximus 15,000 EUR

Emerging Sectors in Spain
- Arts & Humanities
- Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Social Sciences & Law
- Engineering & Architecture

Documents Required student visa
- Completed visa application form
- Passport – it must be valid for the intended period of your stay
- 2 recent passport size photos
- Letter of acceptance from a Spanish university
- Information about the study programme (extended details regarding your      chosen degree within the university, such as the hours of study per week)
- Health insurance – a minimum coverage equal to 30,000 EUR during the whole    period of your studies
- Proof of financial means during your stay
- Medical certificate
- Visa fees for Spanish visa (60 EUR)
- Police Report