Do you want to access university in Spain?
If you have completed the baccalaureate abroad or an international baccalaureate and want to prepare for the entry exams to the Spanish university, at Academia Guiu we will help you.
At the academy we have specific courses to help foreign students or students with an international baccalaureate to prepare for the Spanish EBAU.
Find out what Spanish universities can offer you and get to know Barcelona as a study destination.
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y necesitas mejorar tu español, en Academia Guiu te podemos ayudar con nuestros cursos de español.
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and you have doubts about the admission process of international students via high school, here you have more information.
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Reasons to study in Barcelona and Spain
Barcelona is an international, cosmopolitan, Mediterranean city, very safe, familiar and welcoming, in which 1,600,000 people live and where 7 million tourists visit each year. The International Airport is the one with the highest air traffic in southern Europe, and has direct flights to most cities.
In Spain you will learn a universal language and you will imbibe a rich and diverse culture in which you will feel very welcome as it is an open country with a multicultural society that offers a high quality of life and great public and private university education opportunities at very competitive costs.
Enjoy the lifestyle, mild climate, healthy and worldwide recognized diet. Discover multiple leisure options and a rich cultural offer, theaters, museums, exhibitions, fairs and endless activities. Barcelona has an extensive network of metropolitan bus, metro, train and rail transport, as well as bicycles, electric motorcycles and sporadic cars.
The World's Best Cities 2018, has rated Barcelona as one of the 10 best cities to live and the 4th to work.
Reasons to choose Barcelona and Spain
Barcelona is a destination that combines a great quality of life and an excellent educational quality.
You will feel welcomed and like you were at home.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Besides studying, enjoy the weather, the beach and the food.
Apart from our ELE courses you will improve your Spanish with daily use.
TO THE WORLD
And for its excellent means of public transport when you are here.
Top-level research centers and science parks.
Universities of international reference.
Both public and private.
Barcelona has 26 universities of great prestige and international reference where you will feel at home thanks to the international student service offices. If the university that interests you is outside Catalonia, from Barcelona you can access any Spanish university.
The city hosts one of the largest university communities in southern Europe with more than 758 university degrees and more than 700 master and postgraduate programs, and is also an international reference in research and development with 15 science and technology parks.
ALL UNIVERSITIES ADMIT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
- There are more than 70 universities in Spain (among which the 26 catalan universities can be found), more than 50 are public and the rest are private universities.
- They are distributed throughout the country, but the largest and most important cities have the largest number of universities: Madrid and Barcelona.
- All Spanish universities admit international students, in a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
From Catalonia and having passed the entrance exams you will be able to access any Spanish university.
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Catalonia university campus
Catalonia has an internationally renowned quality and prestigious higher education system made up of 12 universities: seven public, four private and an online university.
The offer of studies is complemented by services such as libraries, teaching laboratories, reception services, languages, sports facilities, and job boards. The universities have international student service offices that resolve basic questions about their stay in Catalonia (immigration procedures, health information, leisure and sports activities, etc.).
It is a university system with a clear tendency towards internationalization that uses mainly Spanish, Catalan and English for teaching. The data speaks for itself: 250,000 students, 15,000 professors, 450 degree programs and 470 master's degrees (86 in English and 34 in collaboration with foreign universities).
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Main public catalan universities
BARCELONA AND ITS UNIVERSITIES
Barcelona is one of the European cities with the highest concentration of business schools, two of which (Iese and Esade) are among the top 25 in the world. There are also specialized postgraduate platforms, such as the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
The Catalan education system is an international breference focused on excellence in teaching and research, and develops initiatives to reinforce these aspects. It has the capacity to generate expert talent and to attract talent from all over the world.
Research has an important weight, as recognized by various mentions of the Campus of International Excellence.
With 800 research groups, 25,000 researchers and 45,000 people involved in research and development, Catalan universities are well positioned in world rankings: Five among the 500 best in the world (UB, UAB, UPC, UPF and URV) and four among the Top 100 with less than 50 years of history (UAB, UPC, UPF and URV).
In Catalonia, science and technology parks have sprung up around some universities where work is being done to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology between the university, research and business world.
Requisitos para estudiar en España
Admission of international students through high school.
In order to gain admission to a degree program at a university in Spain, international students must:
- Obtain official recognition of your previous studies.
- Take EBAU/SELECTIVITY university entry exams).
Currently, from the LOMCE (Organic Law for the Improvement of Educational Quality), for students from educational systems other than Spanish, each Autonomous Community determines the minimum conditions of access, exams to pass, calculation of the admission note,…. to access university studies in said community.
The Guiu ambassadors are students who have passed through the Guiu Academy and who have accessed the Spanish University. No one better than them to explain the experience of their studies in Barcelona and the preparation for access to the university at Academia Guiu.
Know their experience and decide to come. Enjoy Barcelona studying. We are waiting for you!
Academy services for international students
Come to Barcelona, enroll in one of our pathway courses for the university entry exam and forget about anything other than studying and living in Barcelona. Focus on preparing your selectivity and we assure you the pass.
We will take care of all the administrative formalities:
and all those boring things. Some of these services may be included in some of our packs.
Practical aspects of visas for Spain to enjoy studying in Barcelona and at the academy.
If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact us.¿Quién necesita un visado o un permiso para vivir en España?