Education in Spain: all you need to know
Education in Spain: all you need to know




Studying in Spain is an opportunity to get a European education at an affordable price in a country with a rich culture and history. Studying in Spain provides not only the practice of a foreign language, but also simplifies the process of integration into the European and international labor market. The cost of education varies from 700 to 2,000 euros per year.

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language after Chinese. It is spoken by over 450 million people on Earth. It is the official language of 21 countries and the official language of many interstate agreements.

The active development of the economies of Latin America requires an increasing number of professionals who are proficient in Spanish. It is possible to find training in Spain in other languages, but for this you need to go to private educational institutions or to paid programs in public universities, where there is a bilingual education system. The cost of private schools and universities can exceed 6,000 euros per year.

Advantages of education in Spain:

  • Compared to other European countries, the cost of education is low.
  • The presence in private schools of dual programs in Spanish and English, as well as English-language programs at universities.
  • A worldwide recognized European diploma.
  • Rich culture and attractive climate.
  • The opportunity to learn Spanish, which is taught in all educational institutions of the country, is by far the second most popular in the world after English.

Study programs in Spain

In Spain there are the following educational programs:

  • Language courses - programs designed to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and communicate with native speakers for the fastest learning of the language;
  • Secondary education - private schools in Spain;
  • Higher education - bachelor's, master's, doctoral studies.

Pre-school and school education in Spain

Preschool education is divided into two "classes": for children under 3 years old and for children from 3 to 6 years old. This stage is not included in the structure of compulsory education. You can study for free only in government institutions (and only children 3-6 years old are guaranteed free of charge); private schools charge fees for preschool education services. Primary school is attended by children from 6 to 12 years old. The second stage - high school - lasts from 12 to 16; upon completion of the program, students receive diplomas of secondary education. A graduate can either continue his studies at secondary vocational education courses, higher education, or immediately get a job.

Higher Education in Spain

Studying at a Spanish university is divided into 3 cyclesla: Grado (undergraduate) Master (magistracy) and Doctorate (graduate school).
Grado degree is awarded to students at the end of a three-year (or four-year) course of study. Specialization can be any. Crediting is carried out on the basis of a unified state budget.replacement (PAAU or Selectivity), allowing to identify the general level of preparation of the graduate. You can take it either at school (for graduates receiving a diploma of secondary education), or at preparatory courses conducted by Spanish universities.
You can get a Master’s diploma at the end of 1-2 years of highly specialized trainingNiya (enrollment is made only in the presence of a Grado degree).
A student receives a Doctor's degree only after defending a doctoral dissertation (you can study at this stage by receiving a master's degree, and in some cases - with a bachelor's degree).

If you decide to study in Spain

If you are determined to study in Spain, consider the following:

In most universities, programs are read in Spanish. However, every year with the growing popularity of education in Spain, the number of English-language programs is growing. When enrolling in English-language programs, you will need to pass the TOEFL or IELTS exam; when enrolling in Spanish programs, the DELE exam is most often taken.

To enter the university you must pass the Spanish Selectividad exam, which consists of two parts. The first part includes compulsory subjects: Spanish and another foreign language. It is also necessary to hand over three subjects, the list of which determines the chosen specialty. Selectividad is usually prepared in special courses for 8 months. To study at a university, it is also necessary to present a certificate of secondary education with final grades. If you are already a student at a Russian university and want to transfer to Spanish, you may not need to take Selectividad. In this case, you will need to confirm the level of language proficiency, as well as provide a certificate of incomplete education and a description of the subjects passed with a translation into Spanish.

How can Global Ambassador help?

Contact the Global Ambassador for a free one-on-one consultation to evaluate your chances of admission to a Spanish university!

At the consultation, the Global Ambassador specialist will provide you with:

  • information about the education system in Spain
  • types of suitable educational institutions for you
  • information about entry requirements in educational institutions
  • calculation of tuition and accommodation costs
  • assessment of chances of admission
  • assessment of the chances of receiving a scholarship / grant
  • recommendations on the necessary language training and passing standardized exams
  • information on visa requirements and visa probabilities
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying
  • plan and schedule of receipt
  • information about the pros and cons of education in Spain and other countries

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