Entering University in Spain

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Spanish Universities are highly competitive to secure an admission as there are very less places available for International students to study.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A percentage of places at most universities, are allocated to International and non-EU students. Generally, qualifications those are accepted in a student's home country are accepted in Spain as well.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Applications must be submitted to universities and addressed to the student secretariat (vice-rectorado de alumnos).</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Spanish Universities accept British A-levels as an entrance qualification, but they won&rsquo;t accept an American high school diploma. For that American students have to spend two years at college or they should hold a B.Sc, BBA or B.A degree.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">For information about the recognition of EU diplomats in Spain, contact the Ministerio de Educaci&oacute;n y Cultura, Subdirecci&oacute;n General de Cooperaci&oacute;n Internacional, Centro de Informaci&oacute;n sobre Reconocimiento de T&iacute;tulos y Movilidad de Estudiantes, C/Alcal&aacute;, 34, 28014 Madrid (917-018 000, www.mec.es).</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Students with Non EU qualifications need to have them accepted by a process known as homologation or convalidation by the Spanish Department of Education and Culture in Spain. Non EU students require a thorough knowledge of Spanish, although preparatory courses are provided.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Note that in autonomous regions where there&rsquo;s a second official language (e.g. the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia), courses may be conducted in the local language.</span></span></p> <h3><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Fees</span></span></h3> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Spanish Ministry of Education and Science sets university fees in most regions. In autonomous regions, it&rsquo;s the local regional government and the University council who sets it annually. Private universities under the auspices of the Catholic Church set their own fees.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Scholarships and Grants are available to both Spaniards and foreign students and one in seven students receive a grant although grants are relatively far between.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Spanish university fees are low for residents and EU nationals. The amount varies in the different universities, but here is an example of tuition fees:</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">- EUR 7.17 - 16 per credit if it's your first enrollment;</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">- EUR 8.20 - 17.56 per credit if it's the second time you enroll in a course;</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">- EUR 10.24 - 20.75 per credit if you have to enroll three or more times in a course.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A Bachelor's program comprises almost 60 credits per year and is worth 180 credits in total. A Master of Science program also amounts 60 credits per year and is worth 240 credits.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A Masters program is usually 60-80 credits whereas a Doctoral program takes 80 credits. The fees for Doctoral programmes and Master programmes are 30.72-63 and EUR 15.36 - 37.24 respectively.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">If you live permanently in Spain and plan to study in another EU country such as Britain, you aren&rsquo;t required to pay tuition fees, but won&rsquo;t be eligible for a living expenses grant.</span></span></span></p> <div><span><span><br /></span></span></div>