Study in SpainSpain is a brilliant study abroad destination, the system, and the caliber of education coupled with the very cost-effective tuition continues to set them apart when it comes to tertiary education. Students are mostly looking for top a top priority learning environment riddled with the many intricacies that come with being in a foreign country. Spain as a whole has this to offer and much more. Tertiary education in Spain has three levels; which are the bachelor’s level, masters level, and doctorate level. Bachelor’s level is typically for four years and requires secondary school education to enroll. Masters level typically spans one to two years and requires an undergraduate degree or diploma to enroll. Doctorate level in Spain takes about three to four years, some students who work and study take up to five years to complete the program. In order to enroll in a doctorate program, the candidate must already possess a bachelor's and a master's degree. In Spain, there is an increasing list of courses and programs from various fields tailored to students' skills and interests. Factually there is a very high chance that a student will find their course of choice, however novel or niche it is, in Spain. Spain welcomes over 80,000 international students from around the world every year and the number is still growing. Spain has 77 higher institutions, both government-owned and private-owned, with a few religious institutions as well. Government-owned universities are run and funded by the individual states, which means that states in the country have different tuition fees. Because of Spain’s historical input when it comes to higher education, there are many schools within the country that are ranked amongst the highest in the world. Spain has a very well rounded system of education that encourages student development and fosters a very international outlook when it comes to career development.
About SpainSpain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is on the continent of Europe. Madrid is the capital and it is the largest city in the country. Other major urban areas include Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, Bilbao, and Màlaga. Spain has a land area of 195,360 square miles, which makes them the 51st largest country in the world by land area. Spain operates a secular parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy system of government similar to the United Kingdom. The official currency of Spain is the European Euro (€) owing to the fact that they are a member of the European Union (EU). By its size, Spain is the 2nd largest country in the EU and by its population, Spain is currently the 4th largest country in the EU. With an estimated population of 46.7 million people, Spain is the 6th most populous nation in Europe. More than three-quarters of Spaniards actually live in urban areas. Spain is the 28th most populous country in the world, with a population density of 200 inhabitants per square mile. However, the country is also the least densely populated country in Europe Spain covers around 85% of the Iberia peninsula and extends into the Atlantic ocean closing off the Mediterranean sea. Spain shares the peninsula with Andorra, as well as Gibraltar, France, and Portugal. The country is systematically divided into 17 territories, 15 of which are in mainland Spain. In addition, Spain owns two autonomous cities on the continent of Africa and is the only European country to share a border with an African country, Morrocco. The official language in Spain is Spanish with more 89% of the population as native speakers. There are actually three other official languages in the country namely; Catalan, Galician and Basque but still Spanish is the native language of the majority. The country is extremely religious with roughly 70% of the people identifying as catholic. Historically, Spain has been deeply involved with the Christian faith and the catholic church and it remains this way to date. Owing to its rich history, fascinating culture and generally fantastic weather, Spain remains one of the most visited countries in the world. We have Spain to thank for their contributions to Art, Science, and Literature with some of the most relevant materials and inventions in modern history.
About Spain EconomyWhen it comes to its nominal gross domestic product, Spain ranks 12th in the world with a total of $1.5 trillion (2018 estimate) with a per capita of $32,559 (2018 estimate) ranking its GDP capita on 30th in the world. Unfortunately, regardless of these statistics, Spain has the largest wealth gap in all of Europe. However, when it comes to money the country has a very balanced amount of imports versus exports. Spain's economy focuses more on importing with over 300 billion dollars in imports, ranking 15th in the world. But their exports actually do come a close second, ranking 17th in the world with an equal figure of 280 billion dollars. For exports, about 13% of it is from cars with 21% going to Germany, 18% of them going to France and 13% going to the UK as well as other countries. With cars being exported, there's the need for vehicle parts which come in second as an important export with 3.6%. As for imports oddly enough cars come in at 6.1% and exchangeably the cars are coming from Germany. Coming in second is 6.3% of its imports is crude petroleum with 14% coming from Nigeria, 12% from Mexico and 11% from Saudi Arabia. One thing Spain is famous for is olive oil, and as a matter of fact, it has been recorded that the country has provided the world with over half of the olive oil demands. It produces a minimum of 1.5 million tonnes of the product a year. In 2016, the amount of olive oil came to equal $3.49 billion in revenue. Also in Spain is very popular for their wines, they export about $2.5 billion in bottles of the alcoholic grape every year. One of the things that are very fascinating things about Spain is that it has a lot of UNESCO zones, hence it is a very famous tourist destination. The country is also very big on cultural and historic preservation. Tourism generates a ton of income for the government of Spain and also provides employment for the citizens. Other income generators for Spain include Agriculture and Energy in more recent years. Citrus fruits and vegetables are cultivated greatly and exported around Europe and the world. Over the last few years, Spain has become one pivotal front-runner for renewable energy and solar power.
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Scholarships in SpainOne good thing about studying in Spain asides the low tuition fees is the availability of scholarships and tuition waivers for international students. Students from other countries are eligible for financial assistance and can apply accordingly. Funding assistance is provided for students who demonstrate academic excellence or other factors such as financial status or civil status or their home country’s economy. International students can receive a minimum of €10,000 for tuition, living expenses and housing for a year, and favorably they can also receive up €30,000 a year towards their tuition, accommodation, and stipends for a year. Many institutions have various ranges and options and students can easily contact their Student Services for information on the options that they are eligible for or the option that suits their needs
Spain Student VisaA student visa is an authorization to stay in a country and study or for study reasons. Foreign students from countries outside the EU require a visa to come to Spain for study purposes. The old fashioned way to apply for a student visa is through an embassy or consular in the student’s home country. However, in recent times prospective students can apply for a student visa from within Spain. Students that do not need a visa to enter Spain and can enter legally, can apply whilst already in the country. This must be done during the first 60 days of their stay. Students from countries that need a visa to come to Spain must apply from the embassy or consular in their country of origin or residence.
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