Tuition Fees & Study Costs in Spain
Tuition fees for universities in Spain are some of the lowest in Europe and are set by the Spanish government. However, this will depend on certain factors such as the university you choose to study at as well as the type and subject of your study program. Tuition fees in Spain are calculated on the pay-per-credit format where the amount can change if you withdraw and enroll for the second or third time in the same program. Annual tuition fees in public Spanish universities are generally between €2,000-3,500.
Some Quick Facts about Tuition Fees in Spain
- Spanish universities follow the Bologna university system and each student is required to complete a minimum of 60 (ECTS) credits for one year of university. Tuition fees are calculated and presented according to credits.
- A Bachelor program can cost between €680-1,280 per year at a public university.
- Masters or Doctoral degrees at a public university can vary between €22-36 per credit.
- Fees to attend a Bachelor program in a private university can vary between €5,500-18,000 per school year.
- Along with tuition fees, students have to pay a college application fee. These fees vary but remain less than €44. For more information about application costs, contact your university admission team.
Grants and Scholarships
Several options are available for students looking for financial help with their Spanish-based studies. These include loans, scholarships (even offered by the Spanish government) and various grants.
- International students pursuing a Master of Doctorate program are eligible to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
- Students from Africa are eligible to apply for the ALB Foundation MBA Scholarship to fund their MBA studies in Spain.
- Erasmus offers a grant for exchange students (EU only) pursuing a Bachelor degree (first and second cycle) and Master program who meet the general, academic and financial requirements.
- The Ministry of Education can provide financial aid assistance. An application form must be completed and submitted to the ministry of Education, Instituto de cooperacion Iberoamerican or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application often asks personal questions including the amount of money you and your parents make.
- Universities in Spain sometimes offer various study grants for international students coming to their university to study. Application deadlines vary so talk to your university's admission staff as soon as possible to avoid missing out on applying.
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