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Study in Spain - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Spain?

Studying in Spain is the ideal destination for those who love the Mediterranean climate, good food and the outgoing culture of the people. Spain’s universities are among the best in the world and many international students choose them for their studies.

The relatively low cost of tuition fees is also a decisive factor, especially for students coming from the European Union. Traveling to the surrounding countries, networking opportunities and gaining experiences that will accompany you for a lifetime are the features that will make your studies in Spain unforgettable.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student in Spain is on average €700-1100/month and their currency is the Euro (€).

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Bachelor’s in Spain

Bachelor’s in Spain cover all contemporary areas of the global economy and arts and culture studies. One of the most popular fields of study in Spain is architecture, design and tourism studies. At the same time, international students often choose management, entrepreneurship and finance programs and take advantage of opportunities for internships and professional experience.

Bachelor’s studies in Spain are a frequent choice for young freshmen, as the country’s warmth - both literal and figurative - makes adjusting to the new everyday life easier. Also, the hostels and the organization of the universities favor the students, so that they can find their place quickly, without suffering.



Master’s in Spain

Master’s degrees in Spain are an investment for your career, due to their quality, affordable costs and opportunities for networking in the country itself, but also in neighboring countries. The trips you can make from Spain are not only about leisure, but they give you the opportunity to participate in conferences and acquire a wide network of collaborations, which will give you many opportunities to develop your career.

Master’s studies in Spain are characterized by an emphasis on research, approachable professors and modern university programs. They are also a great opportunity to learn one of the most popular languages in the world, Spanish! Finally, they are an opportunity to start your career in South-West Europe, if this prospect is among your goals.



Requirements for studying in Spain

Some of the requirements for studying in Spain are English language certificates such as IELTS and TOEFL, identity card or passport (for studying abroad we recommend having a passport, even if your identity card is widely accepted) and translated copies of high school diplomas or degrees.

Also, for students from outside the European Union, a student visa is required, while for postgraduate applications you will be asked for additional documents, such as a letter of recommendation, CV, statement of purpose, etc.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad..



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Spain

You can claim scholarships to study in Italy through the universities themselves, but also look for government scholarships or some funding in various support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, such as, for example, in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way of funding is to apply to study in Italy through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

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Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Spain?


The best cities to study in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, Valencia and Alicante.

What is the average cost of living for students in Spain?


The average cost of accommodation for students in Spain ranges from €350-650 for accommodation in a hostel. Staying in a private apartment can raise the cost a lot (up to €1000), which varies depending on the city, region and type of house. The most expensive cities to live in are Madrid and Barcelona.

In what languages are degrees and masters offered in Spain?


The language in which bachelor's and master's degrees in Spain are offered are English and Spanish.

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