Types of Scholarships in Spain

Today we will be talking about the scholarships in Spain that are available for students in Spanish international universities.

Scholarships by governmental and private universities in Spain differ from year to year. Whereas the value of material support provided to the student takes effect. In total, it covers most of the tuition fees. Although some of these scholarships are general to all students, others are specifically for ethnic/minority students.

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Zaragoza Logistics Research Center (ZLC) Scholarships for graduate studies, funded by the Local Savings Bank and the European Social Fund. Still, the scholarship covers the full tuition and housing.

These scholarships are only for those who have previously received a master’s degree in the field of logistics engineering and supply chain, and applications for this scholarship are submitted in the month of March of each academic year.

Meanwhile, it is worth noticing, ZLC is a research and educational institute with affiliation to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza (UZ). Both bachelor and non-technical bachelor students qualify.

Polytechnic University of Valencia scholarship

The Polytechnic University of Valencia Grants offer financial exemptions to outstanding students after the completion of the first academic year. These usually cover half of the university fees. Whether you are looking to apply or not, we recommend you do your search. Also, one can check the site for more information.

Learn more about Polytechnic University of Valencia scholarship

University of Barcelona Grant

The University of Barcelona Grant offers financial exemptions with percentages of 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of university fees, for the awarded applicant of distinguished academic records. Take into account, the submission of applications starts at the beginning of each year and ends on June 25th. Basically, the priority is for those who apply first, like in the first two weeks of the application round.

Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) scholarship

Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) offers a number of fee exemptions for all of its Master’s degree programs. This fully funded master scholarship is for international students of the university in Spain who have got admission with a good bachelor’s degree record. Also, one can check the site for more information.

Read more about it here.

Barcelona University of Design and Technology scholarship

The University of Barcelona offers scholarships for a Master’s degree in Data Science. The scholarship only covers university fees. The student must cover travel, accommodation and living expenses. Students who have obtained very good grades at the Bachelor’s level get the priority for this scholarship.

Read more about it here.

Correspondingly, applications are to be sent to Spanish consulates or embassies when applying to the University of Barcelona for Design and Technology Grant. Other scholarships applications can be sent to the university’s scholarship office, located in the admission and registration department in most universities.

University of Granada scholarship

The University of Granada, next to the Spanish government scholarships, manage its own grant program for candidates who want to pursue their studies at the institution. The scholarship is distributed based on the applicant’s academic achievement as well as their economic circumstances. 

Visit the University’s Scholarship Service to learn more

Scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain

The government of Spain through its ministry of Education offers scholarships to pursue undergraduate and master studies in any Spanish university. These scholarships are either fixed or variable and range up to €1,500 or the amount of the student’s tuition fees. To benefit from this grant, applicants must have a good academic record. They are also selected based on their family’s economic situation. 

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The documents to provide when you apply for scholarships in Spain

  • Two copies of the scholarship application filled in with all required information, one in Spanish and the other in English.
  • Marks certificate (high school for applicants for a bachelor’s degree, and bachelor for applicants for master’s degree) in English.
  • Medical Clearance Certificate by the country’s Ministry of Health in English.
  • HIV-free certificate by the country’s Ministry of Health in English.
  • A true copy of the valid passport information page, certified by the country’s Ministry of Interior and in English.
  • CV in English for applicants to obtain master’s degrees.
  • Students applying for a master’s degree, without a Bachelor’s degree from a university, can submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of more than 500 or an IELTS score of 5.5 as a proof of English language proficiency.
  • Four personal photos.
  • Criminal clearance certificate certified by the country’s Ministry of Interior in English.

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Finally, get ready to brush up your Spanish! Also, check out these articles! Surely it will help you in making your final decision:

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Apply for admission and registration at a Spanish university

How to get a study visa in Spain

How to get student housing in Spain.

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