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More than 30% hike in Indian students to Spain

Posted on October 29, 2019
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Study overseas is a common reason why many Indians head to foreign lands.

Popular study abroad destinations for Indian students include –

Nevertheless, Spain has gradually emerged as another prominent destination for Indian students looking for Study Abroad opportunities that are worth their while.

As per an estimation, in 2019, about 1.2 lakh international students moved to Spain. Of this, India sent 4,500.

Interdisciplinary courses offered in Spain are a major attraction for international students.

Spain has a total of 76 universities. Out of these, while 45 are State-run, 31 come under the control of the Catholic Church.

As per the QS World University Rankings 2020, more than 10 universities in Spain are within the World’s Top 500 Universities. These include –

Global Rank Name of University
165 Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
188 Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Spain
192 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain
212 Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
245 Universidad de Navarra
285 Universitat Pompeu Fabra
298 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
300 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
335 IE University
336 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
432 Universidad de Zaragoza
435 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Leading Spanish universities are to be found concentrated in the cities of Barcelona and the capital city Madrid.

A hike of over 30% has been reported in the number of Indian students going to study in Spain. This increase is much more than that seen for other popular study abroad destinations.

Indian students headed towards Spanish universities usually belong to the Indian states of New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal.

With universities in Spain offering courses in English as well as Spanish, Indian students do not have to contend with the language barrier.

Moreover, after the successful completion of their studies in Spain, these Indian students usually are offered well-paying jobs in the Latin American region.

There is no dearth of job opportunities globally, as by the time these Indian students complete their course of study they are quite conversant in Spanish as well. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries.

Spain is also a good place to be if you are an entrepreneur in the making. The tech startup scene in Madrid is a hub of activity. Madrid is home to 1,200+ tech startups.

If you are exploring options for study abroad, Spain is indeed worthy of consideration.

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