Study in Spain- Spain has worked hard to change their reputation to a world-class city where people from all over the world are welcome. The government welcomes students who wish to study in Spain and has set up the Knowledge Village that is area where several international universities are located. Spain does have extreme climatic conditions and several students who are studying in Spain choose to leave Spain for three to four months of summer. Students are not permitted to work part time in Spain while studying and have to bear the cost of their entire education and living expenses. Setting up a company in Spain after working or getting a company to sponsor a work permit are extremely easy and students who find a job have no problem obtaining a work visa. SOP-Edits guides you with the best career options for admissions in Spain.
Spain is the leading destination for higher education in the Middle East. Strategically located between the east and the west, the city is a beautiful blend of the both the cultures. Spain has over 50 institutions consisting of private universities, government institutions and international university campuses for higher education. Spain International Academic City (DIAC) and Spain Knowledge Village (DKV) house campuses of many renowned institutes across globe such as American University in Spain, SP Jain School of Global Management, Michigan State University, and Manchester University Business School.
The UAE educational system has a variety of academic professional training institutions. Each institution has its own independent structure and requirements for admission. Some of the subjects that students can study in Spain are Architecture, Business Administration, Design, Tourism, Engineering and International Relations.
Tests & Documents
Once the student has applied for a particular program, the institution will review his academic background to determine whether he is likely to succeed in the program of his choice. Following are the general requirement for admission:
1. Application form: Almost all institutes require you to fill in the form online and pay the application fee by a credit card
2. Essays and/or Statement of Purpose: These essays are your opportunity to talk directly to the admission committee and share what’s important to you including your detailed career goals
3. Resume: In a one-page document, list your work experience, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and achievements
4. SAT/ ACT/ GRE/ GMAT/ TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE score sheets: You must send your official scores to the institutes. Most institutes in Spain need only the TOEFL or IELTS scores. MBA students must submit GMAT scores when applying to ‘top’ institutes
5. Recommendation Letters: These letters should be from people who know you well including professors or previous employers
6. Transcripts and Mark sheets: Issued by your school and college, a transcript explains your country’s grading system to foreign institutes
The studying and living costs in Spain are definitely lower as compared to the US or European countries. Average tuition fees are about 40,000 AED per year and the average living expenses are about 8,000 AED per year. Fees vary from institute to institute and some programs including an MBA have higher fees.
Scholarships & Loans
The Spain government offers scholarships to international students. Additionally, there are various institutes which offer scholarships ranging from 10% to 100% of tuition fees.
The scholarship committee considers the overall profile of students including the past academic record, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and past achievements while deciding scholarship and financial aid awards.
Students from India can get education loans from state banks for up to Rs.2.5 Million. Security of up to 100% of the loan amount will be needed and the repayment period varies from 5-7 years. Please contact individual banks for more information.
International students can easily get work permits in Spain once they have been hired by a company. The work visa in Spain sponsored by employers.