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Spain

STUDY IN SPAIN


OVERVIEW OF SPAIN

Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. A total of 21 Spanish universities are featured in the QS World University Rankings, of which 10 are within the global top 500.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT SPAIN

  • The Spanish name for Spain is España.
  • The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to the early influence of the Spanish Empire.
  • Spain is located in Europe.
  • It is a developed country with a high quality of life.
  • The largest city and capital of Spain is Madrid.
  • The second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in Catalonia.
  • The population of Spain in 2012 was around 47 million.
  • The currency used in Spain is the Euro.
  • In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain (3718 m, 12198 ft) and an active volcano.
  • The Pyrenees is a mountain range that divides Spain and France.
  • The Spanish tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, bringing in billions of Euros into the Spanish economy.
  • Spain produces a large amount of renewable energy, including wind power and solar power
  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Spain.

WHY STUDY IN SPAIN?

Every year thousands of students from across the world make their way to Spain to attend one of the 74 universities located in the country. They come to the country for many reasons, all understanding that studying in the country is a truly enlightening experience that leaves you filled with new attitudes and concepts about life. Here are few reasons to study in Spain:

The educational is well organized and properly executed, designed to provide students of all levels with the utmost of learning opportunities.
Many courses in Economics, Business, Engineering, Fashion etc. are available in English.
The cost of living and studying in Spain is low.
Spain boasts of world-class institutions of higher learning offering advanced research and amazing innovation.
The programs and degrees offer by institutions in Spain are accredited and well recognised around the world.
The standard of living in Spain is one of the highest in the world.
Spain is one of the safest countries to study and live in the world.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are three intakes into universities in Spain, June for studies beginning in the fall semester, September for studies beginning in the fall semester and December for studies beginning in the spring semester.

For Undergraduate program a student should have successfully completed upper secondary studies and should have a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in their home country, therefore also qualifying for higher education studies in Spain. For English proficiency a test would be taken or the IELTS or TOEFL scores are considered.
For Masters’ program a student should have a relevant Bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma. For a PhD program the candidate must be in possession of a relevant diploma or Master's degree program.



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