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Spain: A Hot Education Destination For Study Abroad

Are you looking towards Spain as Study Abroad Destination? Well, perhaps you might be interested in knowing Spain as a country, visa requirements, courses and colleges etc. Here is brief discussion about Spain as I know it from different sources like Internet Databases, Books and Periodicals etc to help students looking for admission in Spain.

About Spain

In Western Europe, there lies a country called Spain. The geography of Spain is made up of Peninsular Spain which found between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, one archipelago in each sea and two autonomous cities in North Africa. History suggests the existence of present day Spain since as long as thousands of years. In 1981, a  14000 years old shrine was discovered near Santander. In 1879, antique paintings were discovered near caves of Altamira.

In the times of World War, Spain remained a neutral country but post war got involved in military activities  to get hold of its’ possession in Morocco. The Spain has no official religion. The Constitution of Spain 1931 defines Spain as a "democratic republic of workers," with "no official religion," respecting the "rules of international law … renouncing war as an instrument of national policy and recognizing the principle of regional autonomy." Now its a Member State of European Union.

The Countries that borders Spain are Portugal, France, Andorra, the British colony of Gibraltar, and Morocco.

According to the estimates of World Bank, Spain is the ninth largest economy in the world and 15th largest in Europe. The CIA World Fact Book estimated the absolute GDP in 200 equal to $1.084 trillion, the per capita PPP is estimated at $27,400.

Visa Requirements To Study In Spain

International Students require to apply for a Visa to study in Spain. The common minimum requirements to apply for a Spainn student visa are:

  • Accepted by a college / university in Spain to pursue a Full Time Course.
  • Possess required eligibility certificates to take admission in one such.
  • Hold a valid Passport for the intended period of stay.
  • Proof of income or sufficient means to support studies in Spain
  • Health Certificate issued by a competent hospital from the home country.
  • Candididates holding above documents may apply for Visa with nearest Foreign Mission Office of Spain in the home country.

Spain also welcomes candidates for part time sudies, log term studies like research programs and training programs etc. For detailed visa requirements for different level of studies you are advised to check with Official Website of Spain Government.

List of Universities in Spain

Spain @ A Glance

Official Name: Kingdom of Spain

Capital and largest city: Madrid

Official language and national language: Spanish
Recognised regional languages: Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Occitan

Demonym : Spanish, Spaniard

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Total Area: 195,364 sq mi

Population: 46,439,864 (2015 estimate)

GDP (PPP): 2015 estimate : Total $1.636 trillion[8] (16th) / Per capita: $35,269 (33rd)

Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)

Time zone : CET (UTC+1)

Summer (DST) : CEST (UTC+2)

Note: Spain observes CET/CEST, except the Canary Islands which observe WET/WEST

Drives on the: right

Calling code: +34

Internet TLD: .es


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