Spanish Courses at a University in Spain

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The Spanish courses at public universities in Spain are very popular amongst students between the ages of 18-30 years old, due to the quality and prices of the courses, as well as the fact that you will receive an official diploma from recognised Spanish Universities.

  • Spanish courses from more than 10 different universities throughout Spain.
  • Course duration available from a couple of weeks to a full academic school year.
  • Expert personalized advice in finding the ideal course. More than 8,000 students have booked through UniSpain over the past 10 years.

If you are interested in University courses we can recommend taking a look at our VIP University Packages which are special programs within Spanish universities aimed at students who are looking for an All-Inclusive luxury package.

Most Popular University Courses


One of the grandest and most traditional universities in the world is based in this wonderful city of Salamanca. What more could you possibly be looking for in a destination when studying a University course in Spain?

Salamanca University
Feedback: 8,8


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 2000
  • Average Students All Year: 2000
  • Year Founded: 1218
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  • Quality of courses

  • Many optional subjects to choose from

  • Access to all the university facilities

  • Price (in comparison with other Universities)

  • Not many levels



Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for students from all around the world, and enrolling on a University course in this city will be an eye-opening and thoroughly rewarding experience.

Barcelona University (UAB)
Feedback: 7,5


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 800
  • Average Students All Year: 500
  • Year Founded: 1999
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  • Great number of students in the school: ideal for those who want to socialize

  • Facilities

  • Number of students per class

  • Free time activities



With some of the best nightlife around, a multicultural student scene, and plenty of attractions to visit as well as activities to be involved in, Madrid should definitely be top of your list when looking to take a University course.

Nebrija University
Feedback: 8,3


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  • Students per class: Max. 22
  • Average Students Summer: 270
  • Average Students All Year: 230
  • Year Founded: 1985
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  • Quality of courses

  • Service and extra activities

  • You will have access to all the university facilities

  • Price for courses with credits



The heart of Andalusia; dripping with warmth from not just the temperate climate but the welcoming people of the city! What could be a better setting to enrol in a Spanish university course than white sand beaches, blue waters, flamenco dancing, cultural fairs and delicious food of this beautiful city!

Malaga University
Feedback: 7,8


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 600
  • Average Students All Year: 170
  • Year Founded: 1947
  • Classrooms: 21
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  • One of the cheaper universities in Spain

  • Location: Just 2 minutes from the beach in a very nice area of Malaga

  • Few free time activities arranged

  • The distance to the Malaga University Campus



As one of the fastest growing cities in Spain due to a thriving tourism industry, there will be no shortage of cultural activities to partake in for a true total immersion to complement your spanish language course at the University! Oh, and let’s not forget the beautiful beach of Costa Blanca to boot!

Alicante University
Feedback: 8,7


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 300
  • Average Students All Year: 300
  • Year Founded: 1995
  • Classrooms: 15
Positive / negative
  • Located in the main campus: great facilities and interaction with Spanish students.

  • Many optional subjects to choose from.

  • DELE examination centre.

  • Not in centre of city

  • Large number of students per group class (15).



A great blend of historical monuments and a student atmosphere - you could study Spanish at the University during the morning, visit sites during the afternoon and go out and have a great time with fellow students at night. Perfect combination no?

Santiago de Compostela University
Feedback: 8,7


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  • Students per class: Max. 15
  • Average Students Summer: 908
  • Average Students All Year: 1338
  • Year Founded: 1954
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  • Quality of courses

  • Access to all university facilities

  • Variation in courses can be confusing

  • Enrolment fee of 190€


For Whom are these Courses Best Suited

Spanish courses at a university in Spain can especially be recommended to students who are planning to study for a longer period of time (although most universities today also offer short-term courses) or for whom it is important to get a diploma from a recognised university.

The main differences between the courses arranged by a university and courses arranged by a private school are:

  • The Classes - the qualification of teachers is the same in private schools and universities but as the number of students per class is normally much lower in a private school the students learn faster and get more individual attention from the teacher.
  • The Service - a private school offers far more free-time activities and excursions, the facilities are in general of a more modern standard and the administration is more professional.
  • The Price - the course fees are normally much lower at universities, especially for long-term courses.
  • The Diploma - you will always receive a diploma when you have finished your Spanish course but in the opinion of many (students, parents and employers) a university course and diploma has more prestige.

If you are planning to study for a longer period the main advantages of a private school (service and classes) becomes less important. The reason for this is that students have more time to experience Spain and the Spanish culture on their own (they do not need so many free time activities arranged) and as they are staying a long time they will learn Spanish not only from studying in class but also from living in the country.

If you are looking for a cheap course at a Spanish university we can recommend this article in our blog: Top 5 cheapest universities in Spanish to study Spanish.

There is a big difference in the Spanish courses arranged by the many universities in Spain. We can highly recommend Alicante University, Autonomous Barcelona University, Malaga University, Antonio Nebrija Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca University. These universities offer a wide range of courses throughout the year and we have had very good feed back from students about their Spanish courses whereas at universities like Complutense University of Madrid and Granada University our former students have been less satisfied.


If you are still undecided about which University course would be right for you, why don’t you Contact us by email, telephone, or Skype and it’ll be our pleasure to provide expert assistance with a personalized touch.

For more information on any of the courses  indicated above, we suggest that you try out our School Comparison Tool, that enables you to see how the schools against one another and includes insightful comments and reviews from former students.

And perhaps you might also be interested in downloading the brochures of the schools that interest you.