Study in Murcia
Why choose for studying abroad in Murcia
Located in the southeast of Spain, the Region of Murcia is characterized by mild temperatures and long hours of daylight. Beaches, rural areas, cities, traditions, folklore, culture, sports and health mix together in a dynamic and active touristic offer.
Murcia is the 7th largest city in Spain. As the regional capital, it offers well developed infrastructure and transport systems. It is a safe city that can also be easily explored on foot.
Murcia is well-connected to the main cities of Spain and Europe by highways, trains and two international airports in the vicinity: Murcia San Javier (35 min from city center) and Alicante (45 min from city center).
Despite the high quality of life offered by the City of Murcia, the cost of living is affordable. With about €500 per month a student can cover all the expenses on accommodation, food and leisure activities.
According to the popular worldwide travel search engine, Skyscanner, Murcia is one of the favorite destinations for Erasmus students. Murcia is one of the youngest cities in Spain thanks to its three university campuses and the number of students it receives. Everything in the city seems to be tailor-made for students, so choosing Murcia as your study abroad destination will be a fantastic and memorable experience where you will interact with people from all over the world.
Cultural life in Murcia is vibrant because of its rich historical heritage and multi-religious environment. You can still find the authentic Spain here throughout Murcia’s city center, beautiful squares, historic buildings, museums and university campuses.
Located in the southeast of Spain, the region of Murcia is characterized by mild temperatures and long hours of daylight. Here, just as in a small continent of its own, a variety of cultural activities and diverse flora and fauna offer endless possibilities to visitors. Beautiful beaches, rural areas, historical cities, rich traditions, enchanting folklore and spirited culture mix together to form a dynamic and attractive tourist environment.
Two seas meet on one coastline – the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean – impressive cliffs, heavenly beaches of endless white sand, lively ports and wild coves with crystal clear water, more than 3,000 hours of sun per year and mild temperatures, even in winter, with a yearly average of more than 18ºC. This is the Costa Cálida, the ideal place to spend some relaxing days both in winter and summer.
Fans of water sports will find one of the best places in the world for practicing sailing, canoeing, swimming, water-skiing, jet-skiing, fly surfing, windsurfing, catamaraning, and every other type of water sports activity in numerous clubs, ports and sailing schools. The Nautical Resort on the Mar Menor and similar consortiums in Mazarron and Aguilas offer the chance to hire out equipment, book sailing courses and reserve accommodation at interesting rates.
3 interesting facts about Murcia:
- First university was founded in 1272
- 141 registered nationalities
- Murcia’s stunning cathedral took 400 years to finish
Cost of living (Euros per month)
280 – 1,150 € P/M
20 – 40 € P/M
100 – 240 € P/M
20 – 40 € P/M
Phone / Internet
20 – 30 € P/M
Leisure / Miscellaneous
50 – 200 € P/M
|Total||490 – 1,700 € per month|
Student jobs in Murcia
One way to handle the cost of studying abroad in Murcia 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
- 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.