Aside from having one of the lowest costs of living in Europe, Spain is also home to some of the most affordable but top-notch institutions on the continent. 

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Below, you can check the top 3 most affordable institutions in Spain. 

Why Study in Spain

Spain, aside from its rich culture, and historical contribution to the world, is also a top study destination for many international students. In fact, its role as a study destination even transcends centuries. Some of the reasons why Spain has become a consistent study destination are the following: 

Most Affordable Institutions in Spain

Public universities in Spain offer free tuition fees for their own citizens, but not to international students. Fortunately, it’s one of the countries in Europe that offers affordable tuition fees, even to foreign students. 

If you want to know where you can get the best type of education in Spain, but at a lower price, here is a list of some of the most affordable higher educational institutions in this country. 

University de Granada  

The University of Granada, located at the heart of the city of Granada, has been around for centuries now. In fact, it has been around for centuries, or since the Middle Ages. Since then, the university has become one of the most important universities in Europe, attracting scholars from different parts of the world. In recent times, the university has been a consistent ranker in various prominent university ranking bodies, such as the Shanghai Rankings, where it ranked in its top 300. 

Moreover, the university is a public university, thus offers an affordable fee to its students. In fact, as of 2020, a bachelor’s degree in the University of Granada may cost around €758 per year. Meanwhile, a master’s degree in 2020, costs around €821 to €1,232 per year, or per 1.5 years. 

First-time enrollees also have to pay an administrative fee of €59.10. 

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Located in another big city in Spain, Barcelona, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, is one of the best universities in Spain, and ranked in the top 400, in the world, via the Shanghai University Rankings of 2020

As a university in Spain, UPF is also known for its focus on international education. In fact, it has a high percentage of international faculty in the country and the whole of Europe. Plus, it has some of the most international links and projects with some of the best universities in the world, making it the best university in Spain, in terms of its global network. 

For undergraduate students, the average cost of studying in UPF is around €1,202 to €10,868, depending on the study program and status of the student (non-EU or EU student), and €1,869 to €16,950 for graduate students.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

This University in Madrid was established as a public university in the 60s. Although it is located in Spain’s capital city, it offers one of the most affordable tuition fees for students. In fact, undergraduate students in this university may only have to pay around €1,283 to €5,571 per year, depending on the program. In 2021, the university ranked as the 2nd best university in Spain, per the QS World University Rankings. 

Although one of the most affordable institutions in Spain, it is known for its research excellence in various subjects including Math, Physics, and Nanotechnology. 

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