International experience
Study in Barcelona to access the University

Academia Guiu gives you the opportunity to study a pathway course in Barcelona to access the Spanish University

Come to study with us and also enjoy living in Barcelona. An open city that will welcome you with open arms.

In this section, we will solve all your doubts at an international level. For this, we have collaborating agents locted all over the world , specialized in solving doubts at an educational level; as well as our Guiu ambassadors; former students of the academy who will explain to you in your native language their experience with us living and studying in Barcelona, as well as advise you to make your trip easier.

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In Academia Guiu we are looking forward to you to come and enjoy living and studying in Barcelona. Therefore, we will not only help you prepare your university entrance exams, but we will also help you with your accommodation, procedures and validation so that you feel at home.

To make things even easier, we have a network of agents that grows every day to help you make decisions, clarify all your doubts and take care of your first contacts with the academy before traveling as a link.

Practical aspects to live in Barcelona and study at the academy

There are 3 types of housing available for students who wish to come to Barcelona.

Residences: Residences are the safest options for students. They are usually stays of medium or long duration (from 6 months to 1 year). The monthly cost of the residences ranges from € 700 to € 1200 per month, depending on the distance from the center of the city, the type of room (individual, shared or double), and the services you need (pension, parking, gym,...).

Rooms: You can find rooms for rent in shared flats with families or students. Prices can range from € 400 per month (depending on whether it is single, shared or double, as well as the location of the house).

Apartments: You can rent an apartment from 750 € per month, without expenses included (for this option, it is necessary to consider the fact that the supplies will not be included in the price, nor the expenses of contract management and in some cases, it will not be furnished).

The documents requested by the embassy may vary depending on the country in which you request it and on the expected duration of the course. Remember that one of the requirements is to present the certificate and the invitation that the Guiu Academy will give you once you enroll. If you need help with the study visa, do not worry, you will have all the information and help you need in:

If you are outside of Spain and prefer a personalized service, you can talk with any of our collaborating agents. They will help you formalize the registration and answer your questions for the visa application. Find your agent in the listing on this page.

Vote: it is possible to vote for the elections in your country. You should only be present at the consulate or Embassy of your country, along with your personal identification.

Powers: the power, assigns another person the authorization to carry out and control assets and personal information, in case the interested person is unable to do it. If you need to perform a power, contact our team, and they will inform you of everything: o

Telephone: Remember that the prefix of Spain is 0034 (+34). If you need help when you arrive, our telephone lines are available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. without interruption. Any member of our team will be happy to help you.

(+34) 93 215 29 31

Email: If you need more detailed information, you can contact us in our emails: (any questions you have about your education) (for visa solutions or questions for international students)

Skype: academiaguiu

Payments:  remember that Spain uses the EURO currency (€), valid for any country within the European community; although you can pay in virtually any establishment with debit or credit card. Check with your bank which card will benefit you most if you make a payment..

Bank Accounts: once you arrive in the country, you can go to the bank of your choice, and open a bank account with your passport number. Once you obtain your NIE, you can make the identification change in the bank. If you need help or advice, do not hesitate to ask us.

Cost of living: remember that without counting the amount you invest in the accommodation, the shopping basket will range between € 100 and € 300 per month per student (depending on the type of diet you make) and that monthly public transport will cost around 50 € aproximately.

Hand luggage: before traveling, remember to have in your handbag:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel tickets
  • Prescription medicines
  • Cash (for emergencies or taxi trips)
  • Any official documentation you need for your studies (insurance policies, apostille medical certificate, apostille criminal record, national identification, apostille notes)

Remember that each country has its own customs, so here are a few:

Routines / schedules: life on the streets of Barcelona starts at 9:00, like your studies. The usual meal schedule ranges from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; and dinner times between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Diet: Mediterranean diet. This diet, considered one of the healthiest, is based on the variety of colors, obtained through vegetables, fruits, meats and fishes, decorated with assorted legumes and seasoned with olive oils and vinegars. The average price of the menu in a restaurant is 12 € (2 or 3 courses, dessert and drink).

Where to buy: you will find food centers in every street. Deciding where to buy will be up to you. Remember that the monthly shopping basket will have an average price of € 150; Or if you prefer, you can eat at any restaurant in the city, the varied daily menu, based on the local diet.

Facilities: the city is constantly modernized. The constant movement of tourism has defined Barcelona as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain an the world. You can enjoy modern centers, equipped with the latest technology, to centers set in the 60s and even theme centers.

Transportation:  traveling around the city is much simpler than you think; The whole city is communicated by public transport. You can reach any corner of the city using train, metro, bus and / or tram. Being public mobility, you can move by any method buying the transport card (approximately € 50 per month with unlimited trips). If you are one of those who prefer private, quiet transport, there is a large network of taxis in the city and they are very easy to access.  

Leisure: if you want to know where to enjoy the city by day, you can move around the large shopping centers that you will find throughout the city; some of them with 5 *. You can also enjoy cinemas, bowling, recreational games, skyting, figure skating, ... and any activity you want. If you fancy nightlife, the city is alive at night. There are thousands of night spots where you can enjoy safe and cheerful environments. For you to have notions of the price, going to the cinema will cost you around € 7 for the entrance and go for a cocktail for around € 6 per night.

Have you arrived in Barcelona and need help? Do not worry! Here we provide you with the telephone numbers of interest for our students:

Telephone numbers of Information and Tourism Offices of Barcelona
  • Main Office of Turism of Barcelona (Plaza de Catalunya, 17) 93 285 3834
  • Tourist Information Office Barcelona Airport (El Prat)
  • Municipal Tourist Board Barcelona (Pza. Sant Jaume)
  Telephones of Barcelona Administrative Institutions
  • Barcelona City Hall 010
  • Citizen Service Office Barcelona City Council:
    • from inside / outside Catalonia 012/902 400 012
  • Diputación Barcelona 93 402 22 22
  • Generalitat Barcelona 012
  • Government Delegation Barcelona 93 520 90 00
  • Consumer Service Office Barcelona 93 402 78 41
Telephones of Transports of Barcelona
  • El Prat Barcelona Airport 902 404 704
  • RENFE-FERROCARRILES CATALANES (Railway) 902 24 02 02 / 93 205 15 15
  • EMT Barcelona Urban Bus Company 902 50 78 50
  • National Traffic Office 900 123 505
  • Provincial Traffic Headquarters Barcelona 93 298 65 00
  • Maritime Station Barcelona 93 295 91 00
  • General Direction of Roads Barcelona 93 889 04 60
 Emergency Telephones of Barcelona
  • Emergencies Barcelona 112
  • National Police Barcelona 091
  • Local Police Barcelona 092
  • Mossos d'Escuadra Barcelona 088
  • Guardia Civil Barcelona 062
  • Civil Protection Barcelona 935 209 318
  • Red Cross Barcelona 933 006 565
  • Social Security and Emergency SAMUR Barcelona 061
  • Ambulances Barcelona 061
  • Firefighters Barcelona 080

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