Studying a Masters degree in Spain will allow you to benefit from one of Europe's oldest and proudest higher education systems, with over 80 universities and more than 800 years of academic history. As one of the country's many international students you'll experience its vibrant culture and celebrated traditions first-hand.
Why study a Masters in Spain?
Spanish universities are internationally renowned and respected, offering a wide range of high quality programmes. Spain is also home to some of Europe's top visitor attractions, including resort regions such as Alicante and famous cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.
In addition to the training you'll receive on your Masters degree, you'll also be able to develop new skills and experiences as a postgraduate in Spain. The country's rich heritage and international connections enhance many of its degree programs, from specialised MAs to global MBAs.
The Spanish language is also one of the most widely spoken in the world and used in various international business contexts - giving you an excellent opportunity to further enhance your CV whilst completing a degree in Spain.
How popular is Masters study in Spain?
Over 55,000 international students are enrolled at Spanish universities, making it one of the top ten study abroad destinations in Europe.
How long is a Masters degree in Spain?
Spanish Masters degrees usually last between one and two years, depending on the qualification in question and the content of the programme. The Spanish academic year normally runs between October and June.
How much does it cost to study a Masters in Spain?
Postgraduate fees in Spain are usually charged on a 'per credit' basis, with each credit reflecting around ten hours of teaching. Rates are regulated by the government, but typical costs for a full programme are between €1,500 and €3,600 for a 60 ECTS credit course and between €3,000 and €7,200 for a 120 ECTS credit course. Students from outside the EU and EEA may be charged slightly more.
Are Spanish Masters degrees taught in English?
An increasing number of Masters degrees in Spain are taught in English, but Spanish language training is usually offered by universities in order to help international students integrate and make the most of their time in the country.
Will I need a visa to study a Masters in Spain?
EU and EEA citizens can study in Spain without restriction, subject to registration with local authorities in the country. Other international applicants will need to apply for a type-D student visa in advance.
Learn more about studying a Masters in Spain
You can read more about the Spanish university system, visa policy, fees and funding in our full guide to Masters study in Spain. Or you can read about finding accommodation, budgeting for living costs and working in our guide to postgraduate student life in Spain.