If you plan to move (or you have already settled in this country) to Spain for a long period, you should think about education. Either you or your family members – sooner or later – will have to face this matter. So, it would be better if you beforehand know what it means to study in Spain. This section is aimed to answer all your questions regarding education in Spain, including the types of schools in Spain, the system of education in this country, what are the best educational institutions, how students are assessed, and similar issues.
Education is one of the key issues to consider before moving to Spain
As our article about the Spanish education system shows, Spanish education is divided into the following phases: pre-schooling, compulsory primary schooling, compulsory secondary schooling, voluntary secondary schooling, and higher education. Higher education, in turn, is divided into three phases (as in the majority of developed countries): undergraduate programs (Bachelor’s degree), graduate programs (Master’s degree), and doctorate studies (PhD).
Even though the Spanish education system is not ranked that high in the rankings among other European education systems, it has a number of clear advantages. One great advantage of Spanish education is that it allows parents to teach their children in the schools they want and in a way they want. The post about the Spanish school system provides a clear evidence that there are various schools available in Spain: public, private schools funded by the government, and private schools funded privately. This gives a great selection of options to the parents of children.
Moreover, funding of private schools by the government (or also by the Catholic church) allows children to get the education of high quality, while tuition fees – if there are any – are significantly lower than in purely privately run schools. So, it becomes more affordable to study in Spain in this simple way. In addition to that, there are also schools for children with special needs. International schools are scattered across Spain as well – a great decision if you have to live in Spain for a short period of time. There are also special schools that make a particular focus on learning of foreign languages.
Home schooling is not illegal in Spain either – so if you prefer to let your child study at home, you can do it by contacting specialized associations, which will definitely help you in organizing the process.
Spain is also a country that provides high-quality higher education in both public and private universities. The article about the best Spanish universities reveals that a large share of top-notch Spanish universities are based in Catalonia and Madrid. But there are also other educational institutions you should pay attention to, and the articles in this section will help you find answers to the most important questions you could have had, if it happened to you to study in Spain.