Pathway Program - How to apply to university in Spain
To be eligible to apply to a university in Spain as an international student you must first achieve the minimum Spanish level needed to study at the university level, which is high intermediate (B2). You will then have to prepare for the university entry exam (EBAU) which students take in May of each year to start university in September.
Apart from your high school documents, some universities might also require a birth certificate, a Social Security card, medical insurance and bank statements when applying for a Bachelor’s degree.
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Actually i had an excellent experience in studying Spanish at Expanish training center. Teachers are professionals and flexible. Group and organize class study were wonderful. I spent over month in learning so now i can speak to my level. I loved my experience and definitely will come again.
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How long does it take to complete university?
In general, all bachelor’s degrees or “grados” are 4 years or 240 ECTS.
What kind of visa do I need? Does it change when I start university?
You will need to ask for a Study Visa that will last the length of your program with us. Once you are accepted into university you will need to ask for an extension of your visa at the “Oficina de Extranjería” in Spain. We can recommend lawyers that can help you with this process if needed.
Can you guarantee admission to a Spanish university?
Expanish cannot guarantee admission to a university as it depends on the overall grade combined with your high school performance and EBAU exam results. We will help you make the best of your experience as we will be advising which degrees are better for you to apply to and which subjects you need to focus on in order to accomplish your goals.
What happens if I do not reach the B2 level before my test prep course?
EBAU prep classes are taught in Spanish and this is the recommended level needed in order to follow them. You can start the prep course but we recommend adding extra Spanish classes, which have an additional cost. Not having the recommended minimum Spanish level during the EBAU preparation course will severely affect your test scores and chance of entering university in Spain.
What is the schedule of EBAU classes? Is the class with just Expanish students? Are there Spanish people in those classes?
Depending on the subjects that you have to prepare, the EBAU (Spanish university entrance exam) preparation courses can be in the mornings or afternoons, from Monday to Friday with a total of 20hs per week. You will receive the schedule a couple of weeks before you start the EBAU preparation course. You will be with other international and Spanish students, not necessarily all from Expanish.