Study programs in Spain

Study programs in Spain are available for young people upon finishing secondary education and passing the University Entrance Exam (popularly called Selectividad) which differs greatly from region to region. Education in the country is regulated by the Organic Law of Education (Ley Orgánica de Educación).

There are more than 70 universities located throughout Spain (50 of them are public and the rest are private ones). Most of the universities are situated in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, although universities can also be found in other Spain cities as well.

Whether your goal is to become a lawyer, a government official, or anything having to do with law, Madrid is a perfect choice for you as Law happens to be the most popular field of study in Spain. Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Marketing and Finance are also quite common degrees to obtain.

As Spain is a participant of the Bologna process, its national higher education system is divided into BA, MA and PhD degrees.

spain education

To study bachelor programs in Spanish university there are several basic requirements: to complete secondary education and to pass final exams successfully. Your studies should be then officially certified by the Spanish system through the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The universities may set tests in English or other foreign languages as well. Basic English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL are sufficient for most educational institutes.

By 30 of June each year all public universities announce the maximum number of places available for the following academic year and the pre-enrolment usually takes place between mid-June and early July.

To study master programs in Spain you should either have a bachelor’s degree from a Spanish university or get a certification from the university you are applying that your level of studies is equivalent to a bachelor's degree at a university in Spain. However, admission criteria vary between universities and courses. A student may be expected to provide some or all of the following:

  • An academic transcript of his previous studies.
  • A CV indicating any professional and / or research experience relevant to the course.
  • References (it may be advisable to include an undergraduate tutor amongst your referees).
  • Documents proving English and / or Spanish proficiency as required by the course.
  • A personal statement outlining his interest in the course and subject area as well as its suitability to his aims and career goals.

To earn a master’s degree the student must complete all required coursework over a period of two years. Once the degree is earned it is valid in all EHEA validated countries.

As for the doctoral degree, it is divided into two different parts: part one involves 60 classroom credits and part two is research involved with the degree. A maximum of 3 years is allowed in the classroom in order for a doctoral degree to be earned. This number rises to 5 years of the student who attends classes part-time.
  

Disciplines:

See all disciplines
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 18.8k / Year
  • Language:
  • English
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 7.07k / Year
    • International students: $ 18.8k / Year
    • Language:
    • English
      Universidad Carlos III de Madrid logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 9.31k / Year
      • International students: $ 15.9k / Year
      • Language:
      • English
        See all the results

        Bachelor Programs in Spain

        bachelor programs
        The Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management at the UCAM is aimed at those students seeking a...
        ESERP is an associated centre of the Staffordshire University in the UK. This collaboration gives students of ESERP...
        ESERP is an associated centre of the Staffordshire University in the UK. This collaboration gives students of ESERP...
        The ESERP Private Degree in International Tourism in Madrid applies, with proven success, a consistent teaching...
        ESERP is an associated centre of the Staffordshire University in the UK. This collaboration gives students of ESERP...
        Description The Degree in Audiovisual Communication at the UIC is designed to prepare professionals to master...
        Description The Degree in Audiovisual Communication at the UIC is designed to prepare professionals to master...
        Descripción El Grado en Ingeniería en Tecnologías Industriales tiene sus antecedentes en la titulación de...
        The Degree in International Business in Barcelona is characterized by its balanced combination of theory and business...
        Description The curriculum at the UIC is primarily geared towards the business world in its various facets,...

        Master Programs in Spain

        master programs
        The Master s in Innovation and Tourism Marketing offered at the UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia is appropriate...
        The Master s in Hotel Hospitality at UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia aims to offer students the necessary...
        The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer...
        Policy-makers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, but the results of these decisions...
        The complex financial times we live in demand greater modelling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial...
        Advertisement The Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) Master is an initiative of 47 european...
        The Degree in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Barcelona is characterized by its balanced combination of...
        The Master in Marketing at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a one year full time program offered in Madrid....
        Advertisement This is an EU-approved international graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in...
        The educational content of the Master in Business Management in Madrid is adapted to the requirements of the European...

        Most Popular Programs in Spain

        most popular programs
        The Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management at the UCAM is aimed at those students seeking a...
        The Master s in Innovation and Tourism Marketing offered at the UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia is appropriate...
        The MBA Sports Management aims to prepare future sport managers for the role of directing sporting organizations, by...
        The Master s in Hotel Hospitality at UCAM - Catholic University of Murcia aims to offer students the necessary...
        The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer...
        Policy-makers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, but the results of these decisions...
        The complex financial times we live in demand greater modelling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial...
        Advertisement The Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) Master is an initiative of 47 european...
        The Degree in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Barcelona is characterized by its balanced combination of...
        The Master in Marketing at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a one year full time program offered in Madrid....

        PhD Programs in Spain

        phd programs
        Description Advertisement This programme allows to study in depth the basic fundamentals of Materials...
        The UPF Department of Political and Social Sciences is an academic community consisting of lecturers, assistants,...
        Descripción La provincia de Jaén y por extensión, Andalucía y España son líderes mundiales en producción de Aceite...
        Description Advertisement It also provides students with the knowledge that is necessary to perform specialized...
        Descripción El presente programa está en línea con la política europea de I+D+i recogida en la reciente Declaración...
        Description Advertisement Graduates from other areas who are interested in developing their professional career...
        Description Advertisement The goal of this program is to train graduates who are capable of developing...
        The Doctorate in Economics, Finance and Management has been awarded the Recognition of Excellence ( Menci n hacia la...
        Description Advertisement It is an objective of the Master that the student can construct his curriculum...
        Description Advertisement The fundamental objective of this programme consists of the advanced training in the...