Obtaining a residence on the basis of study allows admission to a magistracy in Spain. To date, a list of 76 universities (two thirds of which are state-owned) offer both international standard programs recognized by all parties to the Bologna Agreement and their own. Such programs are now in great demand, because they offer students more flexible conditions. In turn, the cost of Spanish Masters is usually lower than some private programs, for example, the famous MBA.
In Spain, as well as throughout Europe, the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit system has been adopted, according to which the duration of studies is calculated. The minimum number of points for certification is 60, which corresponds to 1 academic year. Duration also depends on the form of training – full-time or part-time.
In Spain, among other things, you must pass exams in English or Spanish (depending on the language of the course). By the way, unlike many countries, here the minimum necessary preparatory stage for those who do not speak Spanish is not a year, but only four months.
After choosing the Master program, it is necessary to collect a package of documents, which may vary depending on the university. But, as a rule, it is necessary to provide a diploma of higher education (Spanish or obtained at a university that is part of the unified European system of EEES, or a diploma of any other higher educational institution that will be considered for compliance with Spanish educational standards). An apostille must be placed in the Ministry of Education of your country and then a diploma from a sworn translator should be translated into Spanish. In addition, fill out the official admission form, usually online. You also need a certificate from your university stating that your education gives you the right to continue studying in a magistracy. Many universities are also considering a free-form application, where the applicant talks about the reasons and goals to study for a particular course at a particular university. And, of course, it is important to take care of getting a visa.
As for the cost of the Master’s program in Spain, it also differs depending on the province, plus – it is different for Europeans and non-citizens of the European Union. You always need to check the cost after the fact. In Andalusia, prices are noticeably lower than, for example, in Catalonia.
Masters in Spain for free
There is an opportunity to get training for free! Yes, in Spain this is a real opportunity! Every year, the MAEC-AECID organization (La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) gives grants to foreign students who demonstrate the best knowledge of Spanish. As a rule, the conditions and quantity vary slightly from time to time, so this issue must be clarified directly at the time of its relevance. In addition, some universities also offer scholarships to foreigners.
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