Costs and Financing

​Enrollment fees for Bachelor’s degrees (Grado) at public universities in Spain vary between €535 and €1,280 per academic year. These fees are official and established by the education authorities in each Autonomous Community (regional government). The amount to be paid each year is fixed by the Autonomous Community itself, must be within the limits proposed by the Conferencia General de Politica Universitaria (the General Assembly for University Policy) and is set by the central government. The cost of official postgraduate studies (Master’s and Doctoral degrees) at both public and private universities is established by the education authorities. However, education in Spain comes under the jurisdiction of the regional governments, which are allowed to increase the amounts set by the central government for the universities in their region.

At private universities, the registration fee for Bachelor’s degree studies varies between €5,335 and €12,805 per academic year, depending on the degree, the institution and the student’s academic performance. The fees at private universities are established by the university itself.

Both at public and private universities, the amount students pay varies according to the number of credits he or she takes, the particular course of studies (degree program) and the student’s academic performance (students repeating subjects must pay an extra charge when they enroll for a second time).

Scholarships and Grants

With the internationalization of universities and their programs, an increasing number of grants and scholarships are now available to students wishing to pursue higher education abroad.

In Spain, several public and private institutions offer financial aid to foreign students wishing to study here. Before applying for a specific grant, candidates should find out as much as they can about the various possibilities open to them. If you are interested in studying or doing research at a Spanish university, you can find, through the Scholarship Finder, up-to-date information about different opportunities for Spanish students and for students from other countries.

If you wish to study or conduct research at a Spanish university, follow the link below to see whether you meet the requirements to apply for a grant, and, if so, for application details and deadlines.
Further information on scholarships for Americans wishing to study abroad can be found at:

•    Fulbright
•    The Benjamim A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
• (database of scholarships and grants)