Study in Spain

Choose to study in Spain, and one thing is for sure: your friends will be very jealous! Stretching to the Pyrenees in the east, the Mediterranean in the south, the Bay of Biscay in the north, and Portugal in the west, Spain is one of the biggest countries in Europe – and also one of the most-visited.

Spain is consistently among the world’s most popular tourist destinations (third in 2014, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization), welcoming an annual volume of tourists which considerably exceeds its population. It's also among the most popular destinations for international students, due to its winning combination of good universities, attractive lifestyle, and the fact that Spanish is one of the world's most spoken languages.

Study in Spain

Why Study In Spain?

  • Many courses in Economics, Business, Engineering, Fashion etc. are available in English.
  • Spain has the 4th best health care system in the world.
  • Spain is blessed with great weather, beaches, islands and an historic culture.
  • Spain has the 4th lowest cost of living in Europe.
  • Thousands of new international students are now choosing Spain as their Study Abroad destination of choice.
  • Universities are distributed throughout the country but the biggest and the most important cities have the highest number of universities, in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
  • Living in Spain allows you to easily and cheaply travel to other European Countries.

Study In Spain is the most reliable source for evaluating foreign educational credentials, degrees, and diplomas and providing their official Spanish equivalencies. These equivalencies may be required to follow certain degrees at Spanish universities.

Universities in Spain:

Spain has a long history of higher education, with its oldest university, Universidad de Salamanca, dating back to 1218. Its higher education system was overhauled in 2007 to embrace the three-cycle system of the Bologna Process, ensuring compatibility with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

There are a total of 78 universities (or universidades) in Spain, 51 of which are run and funded by the state whilst 27 are private or run by the Catholic Church. A total of 21 Spanish universities are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, of which 10 are within the global top 500. The largest concentrations of leading Spanish universities are found in capital city Madrid and second city Barcelona.

University of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)

The highest-ranked Spanish university, the University of Barcelona is joint 160th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017. Established in 1450, it's among the oldest higher education institutions in the world, with rich traditions dating back to the Medieval Ages. Today, more than 90,600 students are enrolled in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, across the university's 18 faculties and 100 departments. The University of Barcelona ranks within the world’s top 100 for many of the subject areas covered by the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was established in 1968, and ranks at joint 203rd in the world, making it Spain’s second representative at international level. As one of the world’s leading universities under 50 years old, it features in the QS Top 50 Under 50. It teaches about 36,000 students and is famous for being one of the few universities in Spain to have a centralized campus, created in order to promote a strong university community, with all academic, research, cultural and social activities in the same place. This integrated campus is located about 20km (12 miles) from the center of Barcelona.

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences, Barcelona

Castelldefels School of Social Science is based in Mediterranean and Cosmopolitan city along with greatest business hub of the era in Barcelona. In CSSS; we combine the best mixture of class, culture and conflict of Barcelona. It is the aim of CSSS to provide high quality graduate and undergraduate degrees and diploma programs to prepare the student to meet the needs of employers in various fields. Barcelona holds a top position in Europe as a spot to live and work. CSSS is located in the heart of Barcelona which is the most popular city in Europe. We deliver Global management degree with most modern techniques and technology.

Industry & Employment Opportunities:

Spain offers a broad array of jobs for international student who wish to work while they pursue a degree in any of the country’s renowned institutions. You can check your university employment helpdesk for listings of jobs. Newspapers and job portals are another great way to look for part time jobs in Spain.

International students studying in Spain are oftentimes interested in working while they are there. If you are coming from non EU countries you will need to obtain a work permit. You will get a visa for 90 days from your resident country which you will need to extend after that. It is possible to get an internship to work in Spain as a university student. While you are in Spain you will need to speak and understand Spanish to obtain employment in most of the companies found within the country.

  • PART TIME JOBS: International students taking up part time jobs in Spain can work for 20 hours per week and earn anywhere from €7 - €10 per hour.
  • PLACEMENTS: Internships which are an integral part of the programmes are considered as future placements.

Applying to universities in Spain

There is no centralized application system for Spanish universities, and each institution will set its own entry requirements and deadlines – so be careful to check with the university itself. You may need to sit an entrance examination, though EU students and others who have completed International Baccalaureates will often be excused this part of the procedure.

Non-EU applicants:

  • You will need to apply for student visa type D in your home country. This comes in two formats; open and 180 days, so make sure that you apply for the right one. Exact requirements may vary. You will certainly need to have been accepted onto a course at a Spanish university, have purchased health insurance, and have sufficient funds (a letter confirming parental support is deemed sufficient). You may need to prove you don’t have a criminal record and provide a medical certificate. You should allow three months for processing.
  • You will be allowed to work if you have a work permit, so long as it does not adversely affect your studies.
  • After arriving you must also apply for an Autorización de Estancia por Estudios, a temporary permit which gives you right of residence in Spain, within 30 days. This has to be renewed annually, and will hinge on your satisfactory academic performance.

Our Alliance

  • EUHT StPOL's location in beautiful surroundings in the province of Barcelona;
  • EUHT StPOL is the benchmark in the hospitality education sector. Our career service department is one of the most renowned for the leading hotel and restaurant companies;
  • Our school gives master classes led by renowned international hotel professionals and the overall managers;
  • Founding members and only representatives of Hotel Schools of Distinction in the south of Europe;
  • The Director of EUHT StPOL, Lluís Serra, is the Vice President of EUHOFA International, the international association of Directors of hotel schools;
  • EUHT SantPOL is a pioneer in Europe in training Hospitality talents with its own restaurant;
  • Highly Qualified International teaching staff;
  • No Application Fee;
  • No IELTS / TOEFL required. Candidate will be directly selected after Skype interview;
  • Scholarship available up to 40%;
  • Simple documentation.
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Fees and Funding

Applicants coming from the EU pay the same tuition fees as local students. These are usually between US$ 800 - US$ 1,500 per year at public universities in Spain, and between €5,500 - €18,000 (US$ 6,000 - US$ 19,670) per year if you study in Spain at a private-sector university. If you come from a non-EU country, your fees will be higher, but only marginally. For exact information on your tuition fees, contact Dynamic Strategies® or your chosen university.

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