Spain - Application process

When to Apply

Spanish universities run various types of admission for master’s courses, so you should expect different application dates.

Many Spanish universities make offers to applicants on a rolling basis throughout the year, which means you can apply at any time, as long as places in your chosen courses are still available. However, the course size in Spain is relatively small, usually restricted to 30-50 students per course. Hence, it is advisable that you apply early, especially for popular courses.

A number of Spanish universities announce one or many specific “pre-enrolment” or “registration” or “application” periods, when all applications are received and assessed. Admission in those institutions usually starts in January or February and ends in June or July.

You might also notice an additional admission round, usually from July to September at the latest, when you can apply for places that remain after the allocations of the main phase.

Admissions Requirements

Students will need a relevant Bachelor’s degree, worth at least 180 ECTS (3 years of undergraduate study) to be considered for a Master’s course in Spain.

How to Apply

You need to apply directly to your chosen university. A personal interview is often included in the admission process. Some institutions, including IE Business School Madrid, Esade Business School Barcelona and Universidad Europea, also require applicants to complete an online entrance test.