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Study in Valencia

All the information you need about studying in Valencia as an international student.

Why study in Valencia?

Situated along the Meditteranean coast, Valencia is a vibrant port city. Despite being Spain’s third-largest city, it maintains the charm and relaxed atmosphere of a small town.

Valencia is packed full of things for international students to see and do. Admire the beautiful cathedral, catch a game at the soccer stadium, let your hair down at the vibrant festivals, or explore the buzzing nightlife.

Valencia blends authentic Spanish culture with a cosmopolitan flavor. No matter where you’re from, or what you study, you’ll love living in this Mediterranean gem.

Universities in Valencia

Valencia is home to some of the world’s top-ranked universities, as well as engineering schools, and institutions with a religious or international focus.

Students travel from across the globe to take advantage of the city’s outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

What to study in Valencia

It’s possible to study almost any subject you can think of in Valencia, but programs in Spanish, business, and agricultural science are especially popular.

Valencia is world-famous for its striking buildings and historical landmarks too. As such, courses in architecture, tourism, and history draw students from far and wide.

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How to study in Valencia

To study in Valencia, you’ll need to meet the entry criteria of the university and program you’re applying for. Specific requirements differ between institutions, but you should complete your secondary education to a high standard.

If you’re a non-EU student, you’ll take the Selectividad as part of the admissions process. This entrance exam tests your understanding of Spain’s history, culture, and language.

If you plan on taking an English-taught program, you might need to demonstrate your proficiency. Most Spanish universities accept the IELTS and TOEFL tests.

Once you’ve accepted a place at your chosen university, you can begin applying for a Spanish student visa. You’ll need a Visa D to legally live and study in Valencia.

Cost to study in Valencia

With most public universities only charging between €2,000 and €3,000 per year, you can study in Valencia without breaking the bank. However, private tuition fees can reach up to €20,000 annually, so it’s best to check what you’ll be paying before you apply.

Despite being one of Spain’s largest cities, living costs in Valencia are remarkably low. A monthly budget of €500-900 should cover your living expenses, including accommodation, groceries, and transport. This makes living in Valencia much cheaper than in Madrid or Barcelona.

Key facts of Valencia

  • 78/53°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 834,000 Population
  • 6 Universities
  • Spain Country