Study in a Spanish University: join a community of more than 170,000 foreign students
Come and study in Spain!
Why is studying in Spanish universities so popular among international students?
A very affordable cost for higher education
€750 to €1,200 is the cost per academic year of studying in Spain whilst the cost in the UK, for example, is 9,250€
Spanish universities rank among the best in the world
25 Spanish universities are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2019, of which 13 are within the global top 500.
An unbeatable cost of living for students
1,20€: This is the average price for a coffee in Spain. 1,40€ the average price of public transport tickets, 500€ a month for a room. Just compare: a coffee is twice the price in the UK. This is also true for the accommodation.
Student life envied by most Europeans
Advanced technologies, rich cultural scene, affordable accommodation, brilliant night life, cheap and tasty food and more than 250 days of sunshine per year. Not in vain, Spain is the most praised country in Europe among European Erasmus mobility programms.
How can you get into a Spanish University?
That’s what our Pathway programme is for! A three-component programme which includes: the transfer of your academic record and a Spanish Intensive Course, which will take you to the requested level to start your university studies in Spain: Spanish B2. And the EBAU preparation course for Spanish University access.
In addition to your Spanish Course and according to the degree you will want to study in Spain, you may have to join an EBAU preparation course which will consist of 2 to 6 addtional subjects to be prepared in may or june before entering university.
Relax! We will take care of all the paperwork including visa, EBAU requirements if needed* as well as Spanish University Admission
* Spain has established bilateral agreements with a series of countries exempting students from having to pass any entry exam for University. This is the case for European Union Members and addtional country such as China, for example. If your home country in not included in this agreement, you will have to prepare an entry exam during your Pathway Programme. Ask us for details.
Ready to study in Spain? Here are your next three steps!
Step 1: contact and interview with our counsellor
Let us know your nationality, your education track record, your plans and which degree you want to study in Spain. You will get the information on how to proceed and which document you should start preparing for your enrolment in a Spanish University.
Duration: 1 to maximum 4 weeks
Step 2: Start the transfer of Academic Report and your Pathway Programme
We will initiate the transfer of your Adademic Record according to your nationality and the degree you wish to study in Spain. Then, it will be time to start your Pathway Programme, face-to-face in Spain or online from home. Check the Pathway Programme options according to your plans and your level of Spanish: Blended ( 12 months, partly from home), Fast-track, 8 months or Regular, 12 monthsPlease note: In order to ensure the accreditation process and all other procedures are solved in due time, it is highly recommended that we start the formalities at least six months before the starting date of your Pathway Programme. Also note that NOT all students needs to prepare the EBAU examination. This depends on your nationalities and the choice of your degree.
Step 3: Access the Spanish university of your choice
Time to start your studies in Spain. Minimum 8 to maximum 12 months after your enrolment in our Pathway Programme, your will reach the Spanish level required, you will have gone through the formalilties, when necesarry you will also be prepared to pass EBAU exams to enter the degree of your choice in a Spanish university.
Fees for all Pathway Programmes
Fast Track Pathway
Duration: 8 months
Entry level: minimum A2 level Spanish
Content: 32 weeks of Spanish intensive programme (20 sessions/week)
Starting date: February, March or April 2023* (Access to Spanish University: October 2023)
Duration: 12 months
Entry level: Total beginners in Spanish (A1)
Content: Spanish Intensive course (20 hours/ week)
Starting dates: August and September 2022 (Access to Spanish University: October 2023)
Duration: 12 months (4 from home country + 6 in Spain)
Entry level: from Total beginners in Spanish (A1) to A2
Content: from 12 to 24 weeks of Live online Spanish* + 24 weeks face-to-face Spanish Intensive Course
Starting dates: January 2023 (Minimum entry level: A2) (Access to Spanish University: October 2023)
October 2022 (total beginners), January 2023 (A2) (Access to Spanish University: October 2023)
All fees include: Visa assistance/ academic counselling and academic record transfer/ Spanish course/ Social and Cultural immersion programme/ EBAU exam preparation course/
Not included: Accommodation and food/ Official translation for related documents/ Exams fees
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General information on Spanish universities
Spanish universities have gained huge popularity worldwide in the last years. Spain ranks now as the first destination country for international students in Erasmus programmes. Among other reasons, it seems that studying in Spain has a series of advantages: low university fees (especially compared to other European countries) , low cost of living and the possibility to acquire a degree whilst learning Spanish, a language spoken by more than 500 million people around the globe.
Geographical distribution and cost of Spanish Universities
As per geographical diversity, Spain boasts of 50 public universities and 37 private ones spread in all regions of the country. Public Universities are cheaper than private, whilst the average cost per year in a public university is 2000 euros; the average cost in a private university is 6000. Avoiding larger cities such as Madrid or Barcelona can certainly make the process easier and has a lower cost of living.
Access for European Union students
As per the access to Spanish university for foreigners, the rules vary according to the country of origin of the student. Students from any European Union country can access a Spanish university once the national high school final diploma (Abitur, for example in Germany or Baccalauréat in France, Esame di maturità in Italy, etc.) is officially translated. In such case, you will not be required to prepare the EBAU examination unless you wish to enter some specific degrees which require a higher mark such as Medecine, for example. (see hereunder)
Access for non-Europeans
As for non-E.U. countries, Spain has established a series of bilateral agreements with some countries which facilitates the transfer of the official national diploma. In this case, Spain does not require any entry exam to study in a Spanish private or public university. The countries that have a bilateral agreement such as China, do not need to go through the exam and may enter Spanish University after translation of their Gaokao. Nevetheless, bear in mind that, as for European Union, you will have to prepare the EBAU to be admitted in degrees that require a higher mark. (see hereunder)
Extra exam for some degress and universities: EBAU preparation
For some degrees such as Medicine or Architecture or Business, foreign students will have to prepare a minimum of 2 extras exams to increase their average mark. Spanish universities establish every year what is called “nota de corte”, which means that candidates must reach a minimum mark to access. Some degrees may require students to have a mark of 7 or more points. To be able to reach this mark, students will be required to prepare for 2 extra subjects depending on their choice. Someone who want to access Medicine will probably have to go through a Science and a Maths exam to increase the average mark. These 2 additional exams allow you to increase the mark up to 4 points. (see hereunder). There is a series of subjects in EBAU that you may check here
EBAU exams: when, where and how to prepare the exams
EBAU preparation course is an important part of your course. As mentioned before, depending on your nationality, your previous marks and the degree you wish to study in a Spanish University, you will have to prepare up to 6 extra subjects related. Since this preparation course is delivered in Spanish, you will start once you reach a minimum B1 of Spanish. The maximum duration of this course is 8 months with around 15 hours of extra classes per week in addition to your Spanish course. To ensure the quality of this course and your success, we partner with specialised EBAU preparation schools with a long track record with both Spanish and foreign students.
Spanish level to enter a Spanish university
Although some Spanish universities offer content in English, especially in the field of financing, management and marketing, foreign students are expected to have a minimum B2 level. Knowledge of Spanish will be particularly paramount for the EBAU preparation and in some fields such as human sciences.