How to apply to universities in Spain?
It is advisable to start the process as early as January of the year preceding your departure time. Schools of Spanish higher education are divided into several categories: public, private or religious institutions. At the cost of education, public universities charge fees ranging from 300 euros to 1000 euros which can be largely funded by the state, against 2500-6000 euros the year for private institutions. In order to access the Spanish university system, you should contact the universities directly desired to make a record request. Through the harmonization of European diplomas via the LME system, the process is now much easier. The first thing to do to go to Spain is to validate its achievements, that is to say all the diplomas until now.
Several steps must be doing depending on your level of education:
In Bac: you must get the “Credential” to be recognized throughout Spain. There are several ways to get it, I will describe only the simplest approach, a different approach is well described on this site. For the “Credential” you must go to the UNED. This is a government agency that will be responsible for validating the equivalence of your tank with the “bachelor” Spanish and you will open the doors of the first university courses.
The BTS / DUT level: In Spain, unfortunately no training in two years that fall within the university setting. Indeed, the “Superior technical” are degrees in two years, but are not professional training for further studies. So you will have to certify and validate your degree from the university you are applying to be able to access training.
The Bachelor / Master / Doctorate level: The LMD allows to validate your credentials without problem equivalence. Recruitment is therefore on file with maintenance in some schools.
The language required :
Whatever your training, you will justify your level of Spanish. There are two solutions to this: Either you pass the exams required by schools to assess your level. Either you choose to pass the DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a foreign language), which is divided into three levels:
* Initial level (104 euros): It demonstrates a level sufficient to understand and deal with basic situations
* Intermediate level (140 euros): It demonstrates a level sufficient to meet all common situations
* Higher level (155 euros): It attests to a level to deal with all types of situations.
To be accepted into the school, you must achieve at least the intermediate level. Beware though, the DELE not automatically exempt internal examinations to schools even if it is often the case. For passing the exam, you must contact the institutes “Cervantes” located in major cities of France. Once your application has been accepted by the university, and yours Spanish level certified, you can start packing your bags!