The Spanish Ministry of Eduction (full title: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports) is a governmental authority established in its modern form by royal decree in December of 2011. The Spanish Ministry of Education performs multiple responsibilities, including the elaboration, implementation and realization of state policy in the fields of professional training and school and university education.
The Ministry oversees the work of state and private universities as well as that of state museums and libraries and establishes international connections in the areas of culture and sports. It is also engaged in the preservation and promotion of Spanish historical and cultural heritage. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education renders such services as equating foreign certificates and diplomas for both university and non-university education to those of the Spanish educational system. To this end, the Ministry performs procedures of homologation, equivalence and degree validation for foreign educational documents. Information on educational and university programs can be located through a special search system on the official web page of the Spanish Ministry of Education.
In addition to the previous functions, the Spanish Ministry of Education provides international students with grants for education in Spain. The list of grants and scholarships is updated and approved annually by the Ministry. Rules, requirements and terms of applications are available on the official web page of the Spanish Ministry of Education: www.mecd.gob.es. This sourse also provides all legislative acts regulating the specifics of the local educational system.
The main information centers of the Spanish Ministry of Education are as follows:
- Los Madrazo, 15 - 28014, Madrid
Working hours: Monday-Friday, from 9:00 to 17:30; Saturday, from 9:00 to 14:00; closed Sunday.
- Plaza del Rey, 1 - 28004, Madrid
Working hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 to 17:30; Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00; closed Saturday and Sunday.
You can also inquire for advice or address questions concerning educational issues via telephone to the following number: + 34 910 837 937. Working hours are Monday-Friday, from 9:00 to 17:30. It is also possible to address concerns by email, using a special form on the Ministry's official web page.
Furthermore, there are local offices of the Spanish Ministry of Education in each region of Spain. These agencies provide a wide range of services related to the Ministry's activity, including overseeing the process of enrollment in bachelor programs, both for state-run and some private institutions. They can also convey terms and rules of admission, accept documents for homologation, etc.
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