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
Design Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor in Graphic Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Design Management
Bachelor in Design Management On campus 4 years Barcelona
Interior Design
Bachelor in Interior Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Product Design
Bachelor in Product Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Fashion & Beauty
Bachelor in Fashion Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Journalism & Communication
Bachelor in Audiovisual Design On campus 4 years Barcelona
Master's degree
Product Design
Master in UI/UX – Interface Design and User Experience On campus 1 year Sabadell

Scholarships & funding

We encourage excellence in academic performance by future designers, embraces and supports creativity in all its facets. The foundation provides financial support to activities organised within ESDi and at its allied institutions. Such financial support takes the form of various grants, including scholarships and awards.

For more information about Scholarships, please visit the school website.


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Why study at ESDi, Design Higher Education School

+30 Years Experience

We were the first university in Spain to offer the Official Undergraduate Degree in Design. Generations of nationally and internationally renowned designers began their creative careers here.

82,1% of Students find a Job One Year after Graduation

Our community will benefit from working with the design industry and can enhance their learning with a full program of lectures, workshops, exhibitions and events.

+1.4 Hectares of Facilities

We support design and innovation through the application of the latest technologies. ESDi's facilities encompass both digital technology and traditional craftsmanship.

6 Design Programs to Suit Everyone

We are the only Spanish university offering a Double Degree in Design and Smart Design in all disciplines (Graphic, Product, Fashion, Audiovisual, Interior Design and Design Management).

30% International First-year Students

More than 25 nationalities on campus: Top 5 nationalities on campus: Italy, Bulgaria, Colombia, Nicaragua and Palestine.

100% Primary Energy is Solar

We encourage our students to take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and also to cooperate with national and international institutions to promote pressing sustainability issues.

ESDi, Design Higher Education School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 Top 10 Global rankings 2022 Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 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.


Sabadell Campus (ESDi):

More than 14,000m² of facilities equipped with all the necessary for the theory and practice of design. The training spaces house computer classrooms (Apple and Windows), industrial workshops, clothing workshops, video and photography sets, professional audio and video editing and post-production rooms, graphic and engraving workshops, etc. It also has cutting-edge technology labs in the fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, immersive and holographic virtual reality and digitisation of textile design and manufacturing processes.

Barcelona Campus (EATM):

EATM focuses on the continuous and advanced training of specific professional profiles in the fashion, communication and design industry, in accordance with the current business demand. Located in Paseo de Gracia, the heart of fashion and trends in Barcelona, it offers quality higher vocational training, adjusted to global, open and plural market scenarios. With over 50 years of experience, EATM has trained renowned professionals such as Ze García, Miriam Ponsa, Rosa Esteva (Cortana), Josep Abril and Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, among many others.

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 to choose from for accommodation in Barcelona or Sabadell: from a student residence to a private room, a flat...

To stay in Sabadell, you can take advantage of cheaper housing prices compared to Barcelona. We recommend students to stay in the centre of Sabadell for a more comfortable experience. If you do not have private transport, it is especially convenient to stay near Renfe, the bus station to travel easily to Barcelona on some occasions. Students can choose to rent a flat or a room, which has more advantages in terms of affordability and flexibility. In Barcelona or Sabadell in particular, there are many platforms that help students to easily find a place adapted to their demands.

ESDi housing partners: offers: In order to support students in terms of housing & accommodation, ESDi has agreements with some platforms with a specific service that aims to help students to find a suitable place for them.

For more information about Accommodation, please visit the school website.


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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