Understand why more than 700,000 foreign students chose Spain as the destination for their academic journey last year.
Quality education in Spain
In recent years, many students have decided to study abroad with Spain as the third most popular country for international studies. When you study in Barcelona, Madrid or one of the other Spanish cities offering international studies you can be confident that you will be provided with the best possible education. Spain offers a wide variety of academic options within its education system, which includes state schools, partially state-funded independent schools (charter schools in the US system) and private schools. Many Spanish prestigious schools and business universities in Spain are benchmarks for the rest of the world, with top quality international curriculums and innovative methodologies.
Affordable cost of living
Studying in Spain provides students with the opportunity to learn the second most spoken language in the world. Students from Spanish-speaking countries have the opportunity to study in a country, where their mother tongue is spoken, whilst non-Spanish speaking students can choose to study in English.
The cost of living in Spain is one of the lowest in Western Europe (only Portugal is cheaper), even in the cities (Ranked 44 in NUMBEO).
Access to local and multinational employers
Once you will have completed your studies there is a wide variety of potential employers to choose from. Spain has some of the biggest companies in Europe in terms of profitability and market share. It is also an attractive location for many multinationals.
Enjoyable lifestyle and cultural center
Having been one of the cultural centers of Europe for thousands of years, Spain makes an ideal study location for everyone who loves history, art, literature, society, and athletic and culinary wealth. Moreover, Spain is famous around the world for its Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches, and lots of sunshine. The country has a high standard of security and one of the lowest crime rates in the European Union, as well as a sound health care system. Spanish people are open and friendly towards those from other countries and the Spanish mentality makes it easy to integrate. Students from many different countries provide ample opportunity for cultural interchange.
Easy and cheap to travel to other European countries
Centrally located in South Europe and well connected to all European capitals, in particular Barcelona and Madrid are perfect locations for a visit to other countries in Europe. Within less than two hours of travel time you can explore a great variety of outstanding cities, countries and cultures like London, Paris, Vienna or Rome.
Opportunity to study via blended learning
Triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic universities in Spain are increasingly offering Blended Learning – combining online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. This provides students with the opportunity to start their studies online already now and to move to Spain once the pandemic risks are under control.