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




Study 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 more than 450 million inhabitants of the Earth. It is the state 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 specialists who are professionally proficient in Spanish. It is possible to find education 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:

  • Low cost of education compared to other European countries.
  • Availability of dual programs in Spanish and English in private schools, as well as English-language programs at universities.
  • European diploma recognized all over the world.
  • Rich culture and attractive climate.
  • The opportunity to learn Spanish, which is taught in all educational institutions of the country, is currently the second most popular language in the world after English.

Study programs in Spain

Spain has the following educational programs:

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

Preschool and school education in Spain

Preschool education is divided into two "classes": for children up to 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 state institutions (and only children aged 3-6 years are guaranteed to study free of charge); private schools charge fees for pre-school education services. Primary school is for children from 6 to 12 years old. The second stage - secondary school - lasts from 12 to 16 years; upon completion of the program, students receive diplomas of secondary education. A graduate can either continue his studies at the courses of secondary vocational education, higher education, or immediately get a job.

Higher education in Spain

Studying at a Spanish university is divided into 3 cyclesla: Grado (undergraduate), Master (Master's) and Doctorado (postgraduate).
The Grado degree is awarded to students at the end of a three-year (or four-year) course of study. Specialization can be any. Enrollment is carried out on the basis of a single state eq.replacement (PAAU or Selectivity), which allows to identify the general level of training of the graduate. You can pass 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 degree after completing 1-2 years of highly specialized training.niya (enrollment is made only in the presence of the Grado degree).
A student receives a Doctorado degree only by defending a doctoral dissertation (you can study at this stage with 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, you should 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 also growing. For admission to English-language programs, you will need to pass the TOEFL or IELTS exam, for admission to programs in Spanish, the DELE exam is most often taken.

For admission to a university, you need to 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 pass three subjects, the list of which is determined by 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 taken with a translation into Spanish.

How can help Global Ambassador?

Contact Global Ambassador for a free individual consultation to assess your chances of entering a Spanish university!

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

  • information about the education system in Spain
  • types of suitable educational institutions for you
  • information about admission requirements in educational institutions
  • calculation of the cost of education and living
  • assessment of the chances of admission
  • assessment of the chances of obtaining a scholarship/grant
  • advice on required language preparation and standardized exams
  • information on visa requirements and the likelihood of obtaining a visa
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying
  • admission plan and schedule
  • information about the pros and cons of education in Spain and other countries

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