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ESDi, Higher School of Design 

Wherever you are in the world, welcome to ESDi, Higher School of Design. ESDi is the top University in Design of Catalonia, Spain, based on the U-Ranking BBVA. Innovation is at the heart of all we do, so it is no surprise we are at the forefront of the creative and technology sector. We promote innovation, knowledge and improvement in the field of Fashion, Graphic Design, Product Design, Audiovisual, Interior Design and Management.

ESDi is a university centre with an international model. This is achieved by means of an excellent academic training that equips our students to meet professional challenges at a national and international level.

If you have an original mind, creativity in your soul and an independent spirit, then you will love exploring one of the most influential universities for design and fashion in Spain.

Thousands of our students and alumni are making waves across their professions, with many picking up industry awards (Laus Awards, ADI Medal, DMY International Design Festival Berlin, MODAFAD). Students and alumni have presented their collections at 080 Barcelona Fashion. We have launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders like Josep Abril, Miriam Ponsa o Ze Garcia. Our renowned industry links mean students have the chance to sharpen their skills in Antonio Miro, Mango, HP or Samsonite workplaces, among others.

ESDi combines a recognised historical building with a cutting-edge technology centre to create a design vibrant community. ESDi University is a unique research and development centre that supports design and innovation through the application
of the latest technology. The Self and 3D printing lab, Virtual Lab, in partnership with HP, and the Textile Making Self-Lab are equipped with the latest technology in the field such as 3D printers, virtual holographic reality and digitalization of textile and fabrication processes.

These three spaces allow our students to experiment with the latest technologies applied to 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, and pattern digital systems, as well as becoming a R&D centre to develop pilot projects.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor in Audiovisual Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Bachelor in Design Management On campus 4 years Barcelona
Bachelor in Fashion Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Bachelor in Graphic Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Bachelor in Interior Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Bachelor in Product Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Computer Science & IT
Web Design & Development
Double Degree in Design and Smart Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Media & Communications
Digital Media
Bachelor in Digital Humanities On campus 3 years Barcelona
Master's degree
Art & Design
Master in Digital Art Curatorship On campus 1 year Barcelona
Master in UI/UX – Interface Design and User Experience On campus 1 year Barcelona
Arts Management
Master in Fashion Management On campus 1 year Barcelona
Fashion Design
Master in Styling, Image and Fashion Communication On campus 1 year Barcelona
Industrial Design
Postgraduate in Footwear Design On campus 125 hours Barcelona
Summer / Short course
Art & Design
Summer Campus - Design and Creativity On campus, Online / Distance 20 hours Sabadell

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Scholarships & funding

No person with a vocation and a design capacity should lose the opportunity to train for economic reasons. Therefore, ESDi seeks to facilitate the insertion of future students, promote academic excellence and enhance the academic and professional careers of students through our scholarship and aid program. If you would like more information about our grants and grants specific to Masters and Postgraduate Programs, please visit our website.



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Why study at ESDi, Design Higher Education School

9 reasons to study at ESDi

30 years experience in what we do best

ESDi was the first centre in Spain to offer the Official Degree in Design. Generations of nationally and internationally renowned designers began their creative journeys at this University.

Smart Design Campus

More than 10.000m2 of facilities. ESDi University supports design and innovation through the application of the latest technology. ESDi’s facilities embrace both digital technology and traditional craftsmanship. Our specialist workshops and studios are run by highly-skilled technicians.

ESDi going solar

At ESDi, all our primary energy comes from renewal technologies. Sustainable development is crucial to the entire planet. At ESDi we support understanding the urgent matters regarding sustainability. We support our students to act towards achieving the goals of sustainability development and cooperate with national and international institutions to support the necessary steps to promote sustainable development.


6 design programs to suit everyone. ESDi is the only Spanish university offering a Double Degree in Design and Smart Design in all disciplines (graphic, product, interior, fashion, audiovisual and design management).

Best mentors

ESDi’s academics are top-notch and its professors are among the best in their respective fields. ESDi’s academic programs are taught by researchers and active professional members of distinguished careers in the design field.

We care about your well-being

To complement your academic experience, you will be assigned a student advisor who will provide guidance and support throughout your experience at ESDi. Your advisor is here to help you with your emotional well-being. Your student advisor will provide an atmosphere of trust so you can feel free to talk about your situation in complete confidentiality.

Our connection with the industry

ESDi’s community will benefit from working with the design industry and can enhance their learning with a full program of conference, workshops, expositions and events. We train some of the most employable graduates. 95,5% of the students find a job after a year of graduating.

Our entrepreneur services

ESDi does a great job of encouraging student entrepreneurship. At ESDI we inform and advice young entrepreneurs in terms of advice, financial aid and rent-free workspace.

ESDi, Design Higher Education School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Awards & Accreditations


Prestigious BBVA ranking

Student services & facilities

With more than 14000 m2, ESDi has the advantage to provide student large space for designing activities: printing 3D room, photoshoot, audio room, a workshop for design textile or shoes, product...

ESDi provides our students with the following support:

  • Careers & employment service
  • Disability support
  • Financial advice
  • Sports services
  • Alumni discount for ESDi online course, gym centre, housing, shopping promotion.


ESDi has two campuses:

1. Sabadell

The main campuses for bachelor degree, located in Sabadell city. Sabadell is only 25 km from Barcelona centre, the student can reach there in 30 mins by train from Barcelona centre. The city has a population of about 208,000 and continues to be one of Catalonia’s most important cities. Sabadell has a history dating all the way back to Roman times with plenty of historical and architectural sites. The city is quite and relaxed environment and offer living expense are cheaper than living in Barcelona.

2. Barcelona

The campus in Barcelona city centre for Master student. Barcelona is the most attractive touristic place in the world, where is famous for the Mediterranean weather and food.

Student lifestyle

Choosing to study abroad can be one of the most enriching, interesting, fulfilling and educationally stimulating experiences of your entire life. Studying abroad at ESDi is an amazing experience to discover a thriving design institution in one of the most popular cities in the world, Barcelona. Join our collaborative student community and balance your studies with social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities.

  • Welcome Day and Social Events
  • Integration week
  • Buddy program
  • Plug and Play hackathon event

ESDi provides our students with the following support:

  • Careers & employment service
  • Disability support
  • Financial advice
  • Sports services

Barcelona & Sabadell has a different range of nightlife activities, with various bars and tapas restaurants, disco clubs around the city centre. In Tripadvisor, there is a list of bars and restaurants in Sabadell for students to relax, enjoy amusing moments after classes. Besides, the student can enjoy Barcelona surrounding with many hiking routes, road trip, visit tour, beach day ... held by international groups.


There are many options for housing in Barcelona or Sabadell.

  1. Student residence: price ranges from 700€ to 900€, which included extra service (cleaning; changing the bed sheet, towel…); consumption expenses (gas; water; electricity; high security...). Some examples of student residents´ brand: Reset, Casamonsesidence, Residència Xavier...
  2. Apartment/ Studio: Another choice for the student who wants to live in their own space or share a house with other friends. The prices range from 500€ to 1000€ for a studio or an apartment with 2-3 bedrooms.
  3. Room renting: From 250€ to 500€, the student can easily find a single or double room in Barcelona, Sabadell. The price is included in consumption expenses. Please visit our university website to look for apartment/rooms:
  • Idealista
  • Fotocasa
  • Badiapp
  • Tucasa
  • Uniplace
  • Habitatge Jove


Average rating 4.5

Based on 2 reviews.

Kanika H. Berg
Alike the last 11 months, the previous academic semester has been affected by covid-19 measurements, making it hard to not feel insecure and anxious about starting a new study. The ESDi staff welcomed us with open arms in September, quickly made us feel housewarm and have been consistent and firm on their academic values ever since. The covid...
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ESDi is an amazing university with nice facilities and incredibly friendly staff. The location of the university is lovely, one train away from Barcelona and the effort and support from staff throughout lockdown and the COVID situation has been very helpful. The university is reacting well to the changing situation and is always keeping the stud...
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ESDi, Design Higher Education School

Avinguda Marques de Comillas 81-83
08202 Sabadell Catalonia

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