Study in Europe; Spain

Every year, millions of students arrive in Europe to pursue their higher education. They are attracted to its world-class education, feasibility, research options, and much more. European degrees are well recognized internationally and prepare you for the world outside of university; equipping you with the skills you must acquire and utilize in work and elsewhere. 

A popular country for studying within Europe is Spain. Studying in Spain is an excellent opportunity to enhance your career and create a wonderful, rigorous, and rewarding study abroad experience. Its warm, sunny weather matched with its dynamic and multicultural atmosphere creates a perfect setting for students. Home to some of the top universities in Europe and the world, this blog post will provide 6 key reasons why you should study in Spain. 

1- World Class Education 

With world-renowned institutions in QS World Rankings like Universitat de Barcelona, IE University, Universitat Autónona de Barcelona, Spain boasts an impressive lineup of universities that you may wish to attend. There is a vast range of majors you can specialize in, some of the most popular being: arts and humanities subjects, finance, hospitality management, law, marketing, and science. The educational system is designed to provide students a well-organized and properly executed system with high-quality learning opportunities. Graduating from an institution in Spain increases your global awareness and understanding, prepares you in your field meticulously, and ensures a pathway to success. Research opportunities are plenty and well funded- allowing you to explore all possibilities within your desired major. 

2- Financially Reasonable 

Apart from its world-class education, impressive student life, and prospects for your future, a Spanish degree is also good for your wallet. Spanish universities are often more affordable than their European counterparts in other countries. Affordability can depend on the type of university you choose: public or private, city it’s located in, your nationality, major of choice, etc. You can choose to live in student accommodations and its rent tends to be cheaper. For international students, tuition fees can range from 1000 EUR – 3000 EUR in top-ranked, high-quality public universities and go up to 20000 EUR in private universities. In terms of living, food is cheap and shops are inexpensive. Public transport is efficient and you can explore everything the beautiful country has to offer no matter where you choose to base your studies. 

3- A range of options 

There are a huge number of universities located in Spain with great international rankings and reputations. While many universities have Spanish as the language of instruction, many more degree programs are offered in English. Some of the top universities include Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University of Barcelona, IE University, etc. If you’re interested in getting an MBA or studying business, 3 of Europe’s 10 business schools are in Spain: IE Business School, Esade Business School, IESE Business School. If you’re interested in STEM-based subjects, universities like the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Seville, Polytechnic University of Madrid, etc. 

4- Location 

Amongst the most popular study destinations for international students, Spain ranks high up in student countries like the UK, USA, Canada, etc. It is a beautiful country with a beautifully rich history, wonderful food, climate, and culture. Whether you like the bustle of the city or the beaches and mountains- Spain has it all. Conveniently located near France and Portugal, it is a train ride away from accessing other cities from Paris to London. The climate is warm and sunny and its people are hospitable. Its membership in the European Union, safety, and high standard of living along with its rapid development has made it one of the most desirable countries to work and live in. 

4- Student Life 

If you’re looking for a country which is perfect for students- Spain is the way to go! Its international community has grown 27% since 2017 and its vibrant, diverse community allows students to find lifelong friends and colleagues. Students in Spain work hard and have plenty of time for fun whether it’s at restaurants, visiting landmarks, clubs, parties, or internships, students are sure to find a belonging and sense of community. 

5- Explore and Grow Yourself 

While you can choose to major in courses delivered in English, you’ll also be practicing your Spanish, get fluent in the language and its culture (you might even pick up some regional lingo!). With constant exposure to a diverse set of people, you are constantly challenging your comfort zone, creating new pathways, and understanding a whole new culture. This of course makes you an attractive candidate for employers since they know you’re adaptable to other people and cultures and that you’ll be a perfect fit for a thriving work environment full of different people. There is so much to learn as a foreign student from culture, architecture, music, traditions, academia, and the mesmerizing food. With more than 194,743 international students studying in Spain as of 2019, you have the opportunity to grow and learn unlike any other. 

If after reading the 5 reasons above you are convinced you to want to study in Spain, let us help you decide your options! 

First, decide your budget. If you like a more populated, student city, Madrid or Barcelona may be for you. While it may be on the costlier side, you can find several student accommodations which can be cheaper. Next, decide the course you wish to do. Do you wish to do a Law and International Relations dual degree at IE University or do you wish to study Engineering at the world-renowned Polytechnic University of Catalonia? Once you shortlist a few options based on course, finances, and location, you should evaluate all your options and choose the one that’s the right fit for you and the one you meet the requirements for. All require graduation from secondary school institutions and some may require Spanish or English proficiency tests for proof- all depends on the universities in your list! Once you have decided, go ahead and enroll! Be excited for years ahead of you in Spain, as they will be the best you’ve had yet.

Spain is a wonderful choice for international students looking for a world-class education, affordable education, a vibrant and diverse experience and want to leave university equipped to take on the world and its challenges.