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University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona

Location: catalanes, Spain

Masters: EUR 3952
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,TOEFL
University of Navarra

University of Navarra

Location: Pamplona, Spain

Masters: EUR 13,776
Entry Criteria: TOEFL ,
Rovira i Virgili University

Rovira i Virgili University

Location: Tarragona, Spain

Masters: EUR 2190
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,
Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bachelors: EUR 6739 Masters: EUR 5749
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,

Universities in Spain - All You Need to Know About

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 programs 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 program. 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.


Top universities in Spain

Spain is an underrated study abroad destination in the true sense. There are both private and public universities in Spain. Studying 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 the best universities in Spain according to two renowned ranking entities: QS World rankings and Times University Rankings.  


Universities in Spain Spanish Universities Ranking
QS Ranking 2022 THE Ranking 2022
University of Barcelona 168 193
Autonomous University of Madrid 207 301-350

Autonomous University of Barcelona

209 170
Complutense University of Madrid  223 501-600

Pompeu Fabra University 

248 156
University of Navarra 266 251-300

IE University 

317 -
Polytechnic University of Catalonia 319 601-800

Charles III University of Madrid 

351 801-1000
Polytechnic University of Valencia 371 801-1000
Polytechnic University of Madrid    459 801-1000
University of Granada 492 601-800

Alcalá University

511-520 601-800
University of Zaragoza   531-540 1001-1200
University of Seville 551-560 1001-1200
University of Valencia 571-580 401-500

Comillas Pontifical University 

601-650 1201+
Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull 601-650 401-500
University of Salamanca 651-700 801-1000
University of Santiago de Compostela 701-750 801-1000
Rovira I Virgili University 751-750 601-800
University of the Basque Country 701-750 801-1000

University of Oviedo

801-1000 801-1000

University of A Coruña  

801-1000 1001-1200
University of Alicante 801-1000 1201+
University of Murcia 801-1000 1001-1200


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 its 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.


Universities in Spain that Teach in English:

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.

  1. Autonomous University of Barcelona
  2. University of Barcelona
  3. University of Pompeu Fabra
  4. International University of Catalonia
  5. FX Animation Barcelona 3D School
  6. Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  7. La Salle Universitat Ramon Llull
  8. Barcelona School of Design & Engineering
  9. Universidad Abat Oliba CEU
  10. Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)​

Best MBA colleges in Spain

Spain is home to some of the best business schools in Europe. Since the competition is fierce and many candidates apply to business schools in Spain each year, YOU have to be early and make a fantastic profile to gain admission. Here are few best universities to pursue 

  • IE Business School
  • IESE Business School
  • Esade Business School
  • EU Business School
  • ESIC Business & Marketing School
  • EAE Business School
  • GBSB Global Business School

Requirements to study in Universities in Spain

Eligibility criteria and requirements vary with the choice of the study program and the University in Spain. However, we have mentioned here the common documents required at the time of applying for admission:

  • Proof of earning your Bachelor’s degree
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Language proficiency scorecards

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