If you are a foreign student and you want to come to study in Spain, in addition to the cost of accommodation in a student flat or a university residence, you must provide for living expenses, in case they are not included in the rent of your university accommodation, and of course, tuition expenses at the chosen university.
Studying away from home, especially in a foreign country, is a difficult expense for many families to take on. To be able to minimize the expenses in your period of studies in Spain, find out about the scholarships that the Ministry of Education offers for both national and international students.
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in its Annual Report on Data and Figures of the Spanish University System, collects the data referring to the scholarships awarded to undergraduate students.
If you have obtained a scholarship, the most important thing is to be constant in your level of studies to be able to maintain it. You should know that of the scholarship students, more than 40% lost their scholarship after the first year because they did not meet the requirements for renewal. So now you know, perseverance is very important to be able to obtain and renew your scholarship in Spain.
The total amount of the scholarships awarded exceeds 215 million euros each year. These data allow us to conclude that the total amount of funds invested in scholarships and study grants reaches 0.13% of GDP. In addition, the number of students who benefit from financial aid to continue their studies grows from year to year.
According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, each year more than 270,000 students are favored with financial aid to be able to study in Spain. You should know that scholarships do not only favor Grade students. You can also apply for scholarships to study your master's degree. A curiosity, the majority of the scholarship students belong to careers of Social and Legal Sciences, while the second career that obtained more scholarship is usually that of Engineering and Architecture.Both the government and different institutions encourage and promote economic aid programs for national and foreign students who decide to pursue their studies in Spain, so do not hesitate to obtain more information on the official website of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports