The first settlers arrived in Spain some thirty-five thousand years ago, and since then Spain has gradually become one of the most loved countries for international tourists, travelers and students. For all those international students seeking quality and affordable higher education, Spain is the obvious choice. No wonder, then, that the number of those who go to study abroad in Spain is a staggering eighty-five thousand every year.
The other universities are private institutions of higher education. The Spanish academic institutions are well-respected throughout the world, and some of the colleges and universities are among the top five-hundred best ranked colleges and universities of the world. The country offers a very wide range of academic programmes to its students, from undergraduate courses in various disciplines to post-doctoral courses. Now we know why Spain is the most popular destination for students on the Erasmus exchange programme. As most of the universities are state-funded, the education offered through them is usually free, or almost free. An international student needs to have passed his or her high school to be able to plan on going to Spain for further studies. That is the most basic and essential academic requirement.
Spain is an underrated study abroad destination in true sense. Study in Spain not only gives you an opportunity for an excellent education but also adds to your overall profile. Top Universities in Spain feature in the rankings of European Universities, and also among the top Universities in the world. We have compiled a list of top Universities in Spain according to two renowned ranking entities: QS World rankings and Times University Rankings.
|Universities in Spain||Spanish Universities Ranking|
|QS Ranking||THE Ranking|
|University of Barcelona||183||198|
|Autonomous University of Madrid||200||301-350|
|Complutense University of Madrid||206||501–600|
|Autonomous University of Barcelona||213||182|
|University of Navarra||252||251-300|
|Pompeu Fabra University||287||152|
|Charles III University of Madrid||311||801–1000|
|Polytechnic University of Catalonia||314||601–800|
|Polytechnic University of Valencia||326||801–1000|
|Polytechnic University of Madrid||451||801–1000|
|University of Granada||501-510||601–800|
|University of Zaragoza||501-510||801–1000|
|University of Seville||581-590||801–1000|
|University of Valencia||591-600||401–500|
|University of Salamanca||601-650||801–1000|
|Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull||601-650||-|
|Comillas Pontifical University||651-700||-|
|University of Santiago de Compostela||701-750||801–1000|
|Rovira I Virgili University||751-800||601–800|
|University of the Basque Country||751-800||801–1000|
|University of Alicante||801-1000||1001+|
|University of Murcia||801-1000||1001+|
|University of Oviedo||801-1000||801–1000|
|University of A Coruña||801-1000||1001+|
To settle in another country even for a few years, one needs, apart from the academic opportunities and support, a healthy and enjoyable climate that can assist in one’s education. Spain is known for its beauty. The summer, especially is what draws thousands of tourists towards it every year. Academically, one more reason to study in Spain is the fact that the country offers most of their courses in English now, so the language-related hurdle is not there anymore. For more tips, and to understand the why and how of the process to study in Spain, students may refer to our website, or enquire with the Spanish embassy.
Out of 76 Universities in Spain, many of them accept international students and therefore, the medium of teaching and assignment will be in English. This helps international students, as the subjects at the Universities in Spain will be taught in English. Here are some of the English Speaking Universities, however, depending on your course preference, you can find the course and language on every University Website.
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