Study in Málaga

Why choose for studying abroad in Málaga?

Málaga is a city and municipality in southern Spain and the capital of the Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. With 570,000 inhabitants it is the sixth most populous in Spain. Málaga is located at the Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean Sea.

Málaga is an exciting, cosmopolitan and unique city. Due to its special location directly at the sea, the quality of life in Málaga is extremely high. The people of Málaga are very friendly, open and used to living together with people from other cultures, which is why you will settle in very quickly while studying abroad in Málaga and you will feel at home from the very first moment.

Over time, different cultures and peoples have settled in Málaga (Greeks, Romans and Arab people). This is still reflected today in the customs and traditions of the people of Málaga. Thanks to the positive development of the Costa del Sol, Málaga is now one of the tourist strongholds of Europe with many new hotels and facilities geared to tourists. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, great shopping, and excellent cuisine.

However, Málaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old town and its setting on the coast is still beautiful. Last but not least, Málaga is also the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. 

Studying in Málaga will be a truly memorable experience, as one can enjoy the wonderful climate of the luxurious beach resorts and will almost feel like being on a constant holiday. Málaga is a cultural melting pot with numerous local festivities, lively and chatty locals.

In Málaga, golf is very popular, so those interested will find plenty of opportunity to practice their Golf. 

When it comes to education opportunities in Málaga there are xx institutions to choose from. All courses are taught in English, so students need to provide evidence of language proficiency.

3 interesting facts about Málaga:

  • Málaga is one of the World`s oldest cities; founded in 770 BC by the Phoenicians
  • Málaga is the southernmost large city in Europe
  • Málaga has only 50 days of rain per year but 300 days of sunshine.
Málaga Hotspots
Cost of living (Euros per month)


220 – 850 € P/M


20 – 40 € P/M


100 – 250 € P/M


10 – 30 € P/M

Phone / Internet

20 – 30 € P/M

Leisure / Miscellaneous

50 – 200 € P/M

Total420 – 1,400 € per month

Student jobs in Málaga

One way to handle the cost of studying abroad in Málaga can be to work part-time during semester breaks or even in parallel to your studies. Students with a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week in any given sector. If you desire to work more, then you need to sign up for a work permit and a residence visa which you can acquire at the Spanish Consulate in your home country. 

For most jobs you will also need to speak and understand Spanish. You can also work as an intern at a university. Wages in Spain are not as high as in some other Western European countries, but on the other hand this is mirrored by a relatively low cost of living. Depending on the hours worked you can expect to earn up to 600 – 800 Euro per month for a student job or internship.

Contact LEAP to receive more information about the current students’ jobs available in sectors as:  

  • Hospitality & Tourism 
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Tech Sales

Once you hold a Bachelor’s degree and decide to stay in Spain the average starting salary is around 1,200 – 1,500 Euro per month. With a Master’s degree this can variate from 1,500 – 3,000 Euro per month.

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