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Spanish Universities

spanish universities

Spanish universities offer a worldwide famework due to their ancient academic traditions. The first universities and their predecessors were founded during the times of the Arabic conquests. Nowadays, Spain is considered to be among the most desired studying destinations for students from all over the world. This information does not come as a surprise, since Spanish universities attract students with their great diversity in programs of study, high-quality and top educational programs, affordable prices, prestigious diplomas, and, of course, the possibility to live in this unique and hospitable Mediterranean country.

The Ministry of Education of Spain actively seeks to attract foreign students to the country. For instance, in 2014, the government confirmed the Strategy of Internationalization of the Spanish educational system and the universities of Spain. By 2020, the country plans to refurbish and improve the work of its universities, and, as a result, to increase the flow of talented foreign students. It should be mentioned that in order to help realize the above-mentioned strategy, Spanish universities offer additional programs and separate courses with instruction in the English language.

One can pursue a university degree both in the public universities of Spain and in the private universities. Almost all Spanish universities offer degrees in three educational levels, or cycles: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs. Apart from these traditional degrees, there is a great variety of post-graduate courses and courses without degrees (continuing education, or qualification-upgrading, courses). All the programs of the Spanish universities are developed with consideration for the requirements and standards of the European Higher Education Area and are recognized in Europe and in other parts of the world, including the USA. The presence of the Spanish universities in the world rankings of top universities serves as confirmation of the high quality of a Spanish education.

As a rule, the academic calendar, or studying year, in the universities of Spain is divided into semesters. Some universities prefer to work based on the trimester system. The beginning of the studying year is the end of September to the beginning of November; the end is the period from June to July. The form of studying in the public and private universities of Spain can be full-time, on-line, or a mixture. International students should take into account that practically all universities are closed for vacations in August, and therefore, it is recommended to start the admission paperwork in advance.

List of Universities in Spain

According to the official and statistical data represented by Ministry of Education of Spain, as of the 2015-2016 academic year, 84 universities were registered in Spain. More than half of these are public universities, and the rest are private institutions. Some private universities in Spain function under the auspice of the Catholic Church. Below, we offer you a list of public and private universities in Spain.

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Public universities in Spain

Public universities in Spain are represented across all regions of the country, starting in the Mediterranean areas and finishing with the Atlantic coast locations. Nevertheless, Barcelona, Madrid, and Valencia are referred to as “student cities,” since in these cities one can find the top public universities in Spain. However, the universities located in other cities are also worth the consideration of foreign students. We have created a list of all public universities in Spain, so that you may become familiar with all of them and choose the region of the country that interests you most.

The public Universities of Spain

Region, city

List of departments and university schools

Year of foundation

University of Sevilla/Universidad de Sevilla

Andalucía,
Sevilla

  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Dentistry;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of the Fine Arts;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Mathematics;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Physiotherapy, Pediatrics, and Patient Care;
  • Department of Pharmacology;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Physics;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Tourism and Finances;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Higher Technical School of Architecture;
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering;
  • University School of Technical, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering;
  • University school of Technical Architecture

1505

University of Granada /Universidad de Granada

Andalucía, Granada

  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Labor Sciences;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Political Sciences and Sociology;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Medical Sciences;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Department of Communication Technologies and Documentation;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogics and Humanities;  
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Pharmacology;
  • Department of Philosophy and Literature;
  • Department of Dentistry;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Translation.

1531

University of Cordoba /Universidad de Córdoba

Andalucía, Córdoba

  • Department of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Higher Technical School of Agriculture, Mechanical Engineering, and Forestry;
  • Department of Medicine and Nursing Care;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Philosophy and Literature;
  • Department of Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship;  
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Labor Sciences. 

1972

University of Malaga /Universidad de Málaga

Andalucía, Málaga

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Higher Technical School of Architecture;
  • Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Technologies;  
  • Higher Technical Institute of Industrial Engineering; 
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of communication technologies;  
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Business and Management;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Tourism;
  • Nursing school.

1972

University of Cadiz /Universidad de Cádiz

Andalucía, Cádiz

The university has 4 campuses and is divided into the following university schools:

  • School of modern languages;
  • School of health sciences;
  • Engineering school;
  • School of labor relations;
  • School of law and economics;
  • School of Pedagogy

1979

University of Almeria/Universidad de Almería

Andalucía, Almería

  • Higher Engineering School;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship;
  • Department of Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Psychology.

1993

University of Huelva /Universidad de Huelva

Andalucía, Huelva

  • Department of Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Finances and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Polytechnic Engineering School;
  • Nursing Care School;
  • University School of Social Work.

1993 

University of Jaen/Universidad de Jaén

Andalucía, Jaén

  • Center of Advanced Earth Sciences Research;
  • Center of Advanced Energy and Environment Research;
  • Center of Advanced Modern Languages Research;
  • Center of Advanced Olive and Olive Oil Research;
  • Center of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies Research;
  • Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Medical Sciences;
  • Department of Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Judicial and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Humanities and Pedagogic Sciences;
  • School of Social Work;
  • Research Institute of Iberian Archeology.

1993

International University of Andalucía/Universidad Internacional de Andalucía

Andalucía, Sevilla

Master's programs, post-graduate degrees, Doctoral degrees in these fields:

  • Humanities;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Medical Sciences;
  • Social Sciences and Law;
  • Engineering and Architecture.

 1994

University of Pablo de Olavide /Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Andalucía, Sevilla

  • Department of Business;
  • Department of Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Polytechnic School.

1997

University of Zaragoza /Universidad de Zaragoza

Aragon, Zaragoza

  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Philosophy and Literature;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Engineering and Architecture;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Business and State Management;
  • Department of Health Sciences and Sports.

 1542

University of Oviedo /Universidad de Oviedo

Asturias, Oviedo

  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Trade, Tourism, and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Humanities and Mathematical Sciences;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Geology;
  • Department of Medicine and Health Sciences;
  • School of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry.

1608

University of the Balearic Islands/Universidad de las Islas Baleares

Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca

  • Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • School of Nursing Care and Physiotherapy;
  • Department of Philosophy and Philology;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Tourism;

1978

University of La Laguna /Universidad de La Laguna

Canary Islands, San-Cristobal-de-la-Laguna

  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Social, Political Sciences, and Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics, Business, and Tourism;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering;
  • Higher School of Engineering and Technologies.

1927

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • University School of Architecture;
  • School of Engineering and Electronics in Telecommunications;
  • School of Computer Engineering;
  • School of Industrial and Civil Engineering;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Marine Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics, Business, and Tourism;
  • Philology Department;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Department of Translation;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • University School of Tourism;
  • School of Animal/Plant Food Product Safety;
  • Institute of Applied Microelectronics;
  • Institute of Intellectual IT Systems in Engineering;
  • Institute of Tourism and Economic Development.

1989 

Universidad of Cantabria /Universidad de Cantabria

Cantabria, Santander

  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Pedagogy Department;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Higher Technical School of Roads/Channels/Ports Engineering;
  • School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications;
  • Engineering School of Mining Industry and Energetics;
  • Higher Technical Nautical School;
  • School of Nursing Care;
  • University School of Tourism;
  • University School of Physiotherapy;
  • International Center of Entrepreneurship «Santander».

1972

University of Castilla-La Mancha /Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real

  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Business and Economics;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Higher Technical School of Agriculture and Forestry; 
  • Higher School of Computer Engineering;
  • School of Industry;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of HR Management;
  • Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies;
  • Department of Law and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Informatics;
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • School of Mining and Industrial Machinery Building;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Journalism;
  • Polytechnic School;
  • School of Architecture;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Industrial Engineering.

1985 

University of Salamanca /Universidad de Salamanca

Castilla y Leon, Salamanca

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • School of Industrial Engineering;
  • University School of Nursing Care and Physiotherapy;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences;
  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Translation and Documentation;
  • European College of Aeronautics.

1218

University of Valladolid / Universidad de Valladolid

Castilla y Leon, Valladolid

  • Nursing Care School;
  • Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • School of Computer Engineering;
  • Department of Social, Juridical Sciences, and Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Physiotherapy;
  • Department of Translation;
  • Department of Business and Labor Relations;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Commerce;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Education, Social Work;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • School of Architecture;
  • School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Higher School of Engineering in Telecommunications.

1241

University of León /Universidad de León

Castilla y León, León

  • Department of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Department of Biology and Ecology;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Philosophy and Philology;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • School of Industrial and Computer Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Mining Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • University School of Social Workers Preparation.

1979

University of Burgos /Universidad de Burgos

Castilla y Leon, Burgos

  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Humanities and Communication Technologies;
  • Higher Polytechnic School.

1994

University of Barcelona /Universidad de Barcelona

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Library and Information Activities;
  • Department of Earth Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Products;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Physics;
  • Department of Geography and Physics;
  • Department of Mathematics and Informatics;
  • Department of Health Sciences: medicine, dentistry, nursing care;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry.

1450

Autonomous University of Barcelona/ Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • School of Engineering;
  • Department of Biological Sciences;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Political Science and Sociology;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Translation;
  • Veterinary school.

1968 

Polytechnic University of Catalonia/Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • School of Engineering;
  • School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering;
  • Higher Polytechnic Building School;
  • School of Agricultural Engineering;
  • School of Industrial, Aerospace, and Audiovisual Engineering;
  • School of Architecture;
  • School of Civil Engineering;
  • School of Industrial Engineering;
  • School of Engineering in Telecommunications;
  • School of Informatics;
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics;
  • School of Marine Research;
  • School of Optics and Optometry;
  • Cross-disciplinary Educational Center;
  • Multimedia Technology Center.

1971

University of Pompeu Fabra /Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Communications;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Translation and Interpretation;
  • Polytechnic School.

1990

University of Girona /Universidad de Gerona

Girona, Catalonia

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Economic Sciences and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy and Psychology;
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Arts;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Tourism;
  • University School of Culture and Sports.

1991

University of Lérida /Universidad de Lérida

Catalonia, Lérida

  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Law, Economics, and Tourism;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Pedagogy and Psychology;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Nursing Care and Physiotherapy;
  • Higher School of Agricultural Engineering.

1991

University of Rovira and Virgili /Universidad Rovira y Virgili

Catalonia, Tarragona

  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Medicine and Health Sciences;
  • Department of Pedagogy and Psychology;
  • Department of Judicial Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Tourism and Geography;
  • Higher Technical School of Architecture;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering;
  • Department of Enology;
  • Higher Technical School of Chemical Engineering.

1991

Open University of Catalonia /Universidad Abierta de Cataluña

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • The university offers online courses in the following disciplines:
  • Art and Humanities;
  • Health Sciences;
  • Information and Communication Sciences;
  • Law and Political Science;
  • Economics and Business;
  • Informatics, Multimedia, and Telecommunications;
  • Psychology and Pedagogy.

1994

University of Valencia/Universidad de Valencia

Valencia

  • Higher School of Engineering;
  • Department of Biological Sciences;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics;
  • Department of Nursing Care and Podiatry;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Philology, Translation, and Communications;
  • Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences;
  • Department of Physics;
  • Department of Physiotherapy;
  • Department of Geography and Physics;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Medicine and Dentistry;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry.

1499

Polytechnic University of Valencia /Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Valencia

  • Higher Technical School of Architecture;
  • Higher Technical School of Agricultural and Ecological Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering Design;
  • Higher Technical School of Building Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering Geodesy, Mapping, and Topography;
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering;
  • School of Civil Engineering, Channels and Ports Construction;
  • Higher School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Higher School of Communication Engineering and Telecommunications;
  • Department of Management and Administration;
  • Department of Fine Arts.

1968

University of Alicante /Universidad de Alicante

Autonomous Community of Valencia, San-Vicente-del-Raspeig

  • Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Arts. 

1979

University of Jaime I/Universidad Jaime I

Autonomous Community of Valencia, Castellon de la Plana

  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law and Economics;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • School of Technologies and Experimental Sciences. 

1991

University of Miguel Hernández of Elche / Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

Autonomous Community of Valencia, Elche

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Social and Judicial Sciences;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Health Safety and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Medicine.

1996

University of Extremadura / Universidad de Extremadura

Extremadura, Badajoz

  • School of Agricultural Engineering;
  • School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Nursing Care and Occupational Therapy;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Sports Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Finances and Tourism;
  • Department of Informational and Communication Sciences; 
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine.

1973

University of Santiago de Compostela /Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Communication Sciences;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Nursing Care School;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Physics;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Medicine and Dentistry;
  • School of Optics and Optometry;
  • School of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Higher School of Engineering;
  • Department of Administration and Management;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Higher School of Legal Practice;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Higher School of Hospitality;
  • Higher School of Music. 

1495

University of La Coruña /Universidad de La Coruña

Galicia, La Coruña

  • Department of Communication Technologies and Research;
  • Department of Computer Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Educational Sciences and Pedagogy;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Sociology;
  • Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Training;
  • Higher Technical University School of Architecture;  
  • Higher Technical University School of Marine and Military Engineering;
  • Higher School of Civil Engineering;
  • Higher School of Physiotherapy;
  • University School of Technical Architecture;
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Nursing Care and Podiatry;
  • Higher Polytechnic University School;
  • Higher School of Industrial Design;
  • Higher University School of Tourism.

1989

University of Vigo /Universidad de Vigo

Galicia, Vigo

  • Higher School of Computer Engineering;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Business and Tourism;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of History;
  • Department of Pedagogic Sciences;
  • Department of Medical Nurses;
  • Department of Social Sciences and Communication;
  • Higher School of Forest Engineering;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • University School of Military and Marine Sciences;
  • Higher School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Higher School of Mining Engineering;
  • Higher School of Tele-communications Engineering;
  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Marine Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Translation.

1990

University of La Rioja /Universidad de La Rioja

La Rioja, Logroño

  • Higher School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Department of Natural Sciences and Technologies;
  • Department of Business;
  • Department of Law and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Arts and Education;
  • School of Nurses.

1992

University Complutense of Madrid/Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Madrid

  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Biological Sciences;
  • Department of Informatics;
  • Department of Library and Information;
  • Department of Business and Economics;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Geosciences;
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences;
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Trade and Tourism;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Nursing Care, Physiotherapy, and Podiatry;
  • Department of Statistical Research;
  • Department of Pharmacology;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Dentistry;
  • Department of Optics and Optometry;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine.

1822

International University of Menéndez Pelayo /Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo

Madrid

  • These programs of Masters, post-graduate degrees, and Doctoral studies are offered at the university:
  • Translation and New Technologies;
  • Spanish as a Foreign Language;
  • Renewable Energy Resources;
  • Economics and Finances;
  • Modern History.

1932

Autonomous University of Madrid/Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Madrid

  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Psychology.

1968

Polytechnic University of Madrid/Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Madrid

  • Higher School of Architecture;
  • Higher School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering;
  • Building School;
  • Higher Technical School of Agricultural and Food Industry Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering, Roads and Channels Engineering;  
  • Higher Technical School of Marine Engineering;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Higher Technical School of Forest Engineering and Environment;
  • Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Micro Technologies;
  • Institute of Solar Energy;
  • Institute of Educational Sciences;
  • Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering;        
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design;
  • Higher Technical School of Mining Industry and Energetics;
  • Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Institute of Nuclear Fusion;
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering;
  • Scientific and Research Center of Biotechnologies and Plants Genomics;
  • Center of Biomedical Technologies;
  • Institute of Microgravitation;
  • Higher School of Tele-communication Systems Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering, Topography, Geodesy, and Mapping;
  • Scientific and Research Center of Machinery Building;
  • Higher School of Design and Fashion.

1971

National University of Distance Education /Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Madrid

  • Distance education courses are offered in the following departments:
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences;
  • Department of Philology;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Geography and History;
  • Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering.

1972

University of Alcalá /Universidad de Alcalá

Madrid, Alcalá de Henares

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • School of Architecture;
  • Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences;
  • Department of Economics, Business, and Tourism;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Educational Sciences;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Medicine and Health Sciences.

1977

University of Carlos III in Madrid /Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Madrid, Getafe

  • Department of Social Sciences and Law;
  • Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Humanities, Communication Technologies, and Documentation;
  • University Center of Guardia Civil.

1989

University of King Juan Carlos/Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Madrid, Móstoles

  • Department of Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Judicial and Social Sciences;
  • Higher School of Experimental Sciences and Technologies;
  • Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering;
  • Higher Technical School of Communication Systems Engineering.

1996

University of Murcia /Universidad de Murcia

Murcia

  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Communication Technologies and Documentation;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Pedagogy and Education;
  • School of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Informatics;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Mathematics;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • School of Optics and Optometry;
  • School of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry;
  • School of Social Workers;
  • School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • School of Tourism;
  • University School of Osteopathy.

1914

Polytechnic University of Cartagena/Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Murcia, Cartagena

  • Department of Architecture and Building Technologies;
  • Department of Agricultural Technologies;
  • Department of Legal Sciences;
  • Department of Economics;
  • Department of Finances and Accounting;
  • Department of Company Economics;
  • Department of Electronics and Computer Technologies;
  • Department of Building Constructions;
  • Department of Graphic Design;
  • Department of Applied Physics;
  • Department of Food Industry Engineering and Agricultural Technologies;
  • Electrotechnical Department;
  • Department of Civil Engineering;
  • Department of Machinery Building;
  • Department of Mining Engineering, Geology, and Mapping;
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Safety;
  • Department of Automatic Systems Engineering;
  • Department of Fluid and Thermic Engineering;
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Department of Quality and Computer Analysis Methods;
  • Department of Agro-business;
  • Department of Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Marine and Military Technologies;
  • Department of Civil Engineering.

1998

State University of Navarra /Universidad Pública de Navarra

Navarra/Pamplona

  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Legal Sciences;
  • Higher Technical School of Agronomy;
  • Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications;
  • Department of Health Sciences.
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Legal Sciences;
  • Higher Technical School of Agronomy;
  • Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications;
  • Department of Health Sciences.

1987

University of the Basque Country/Universidad del País Vasco

Basque Country, Lejona

  • University School of Engineering;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Education and Sports;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Humanities and Mathematic Sciences;
  • Department of Medicine and Nursing Care;
  • School of Labor Relations and Social Work;
  • Department of Fine Arts;
  • Department of Natural Sciences and Technologies;
  • Department of Social Sciences and Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Law;
  • Higher School of Architecture;
  • Department of Education, Philosophy, and Anthropology;
  • Department of Informatics;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Chemistry.

1980

Private Universities in Spain

private universities spain

Private Universities in Spain are different from the public universities due to the form of financing they obtain from governmental sources and from various private structures, including the Catholic Church. The educational programs of the private universities in Spain are developed according to all the standards of the Bologna process, and are almost identical to the programs of the public universities. Absolutely all private universities in Spain have the requisite governmental accreditation, and many are included in the rankings of the top Spanish universities. The unique feature of the private universities in Spain is their strong business connections that enable their students to gain professional internships throughout the duration of their studies. Moreover, the private universities in Spain employ an individual approach for each student. The process of admission into the private universities may vary, and, very often, is less complicated than the admission process for public universities. The majority of the private universities are recently established institutions, but this is not a negative feature; their rankings show this is a positive one. Below, you can fine a list of the private universities in Spain.

Private Universities of Spain

Region of Spain, city

List of departments

Year of Foundation

University of Loyola in Andalucía / Universidad Loyola Andalucía

Andalucía, Sevilla

  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Law and Political Sciences;
  • Department of Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • Higher Technical School of Engineering.

2011

European University, Canary Islands/Universidad Europea de Canarias

Canary Islands, La Orotava

  • Offers programs in the following fields:
  • Construction and Architecture;
  • Communication Technologies;
  • Law;
  • Business;
  • Nursing Care;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Tourism;
  • Marketing and Management;

2012

University of Fernando Pessoa, Canary Islands /Universidad Fernando Pessoa-Canarias

Santa Maria de Guía de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

  • Bachelor's programs in these fields:
  • Audiovisual and Communication Technologies;
  • Nursing Care;
  • Human Diet;
  • Journalism;
  • Psychology.

2014

Universidad Pontificia de Salamancа – Catholic University

Castilla y Leon, Salamanca

  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Canonic Law;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Informatics;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Theology;
  • Department of Nursing Care and Physiotherapy.

1940

Catholic University of Santa Teresa of Jesús from Ávila /Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila

Castilla y Leon, Ávila

  • Bachelor's and Master's programs in the following fields:
  • Law;
  • Business Administration;
  • Engineering;
  • Ecology;
  • Computer Engineering;
  • Machinery Building;
  • Nursing Care;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • <Pedagogy.

1996

European University of Miguel de Cervantes / Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Castilla y Leon, Valladalid

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Social Sciences.

2002

University IE/ Universidad IE

Castilla y Leon, Sevilla

Bachelor's and Master's programs in these fields:

  • Architecture;
  • Communication Technologies;
  • Informational System Administration;
  • Law;
  • Psychology;
  • Business Administration;
  • Design;
  • International Relations;
  • Politics, Law, and Economics.

1997

International University of Isabel I from Castilla /Universidad Internacional Isabel I de Castilla

Castilla y Leon, Burgos

Distance Education Programs:

  • Criminology;
  • Science and Technologies;
  • Physical Training and Sports;
  • Law;
  • Pedagogy;<
  • History and Geography;
  • Philology;
  • Human Diet;
  • Psychology.

2011

University of Vich, The Central University of Catalunia /Universidad de Vich

Catalonia, Vich

  • Department of Science and Technologies;
  • Department of Pedagogy, Humanities, and Translation;
  • Department of Business and communication Technologies;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Higher School of Design;
  • School of Business.

1997

University of Abad Oliva CEU /Universidad Abad Oliva CEU

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • Education in the fields of:
  • Communication Technologies;
  • Law and Political Science;
  • Economics and Business;
  • Pedagogy and Business;
  • Psychology.

2003

International University of Catalunia/Universidad Internacional de Cataluña

Catalonia, Barcelona

  • Department of Economic and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Medicine and Health Sciences;
  • Department of Dentistry;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Communication Sciences;
  • Department of Humanities;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • School of Architecture.

1997

University of Ramon Llull /Universidad Ramon Llull

Catalonia, Barcelona

University includes 11 university research centers:

  • IQS: engineering school and management school;
  • Blanquerna: department of psychology, pedagogy and sports, department of health sciences, school of communication technologies and international relations;
  • La Salle: school of telecommunication engineering, school of electronics and computer engineering, school of architecture
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • ESADE: school of business and law;
  • Pere Tarrés department of social education and social work;
  • Sant Ignasi HTSI school of tourism and hotel business;
  • Ebro institute, university observatory;
  • Vidal i Barraquer institute of psychological health;
  • Borja institute of bioethics;
  • ESDI higher school of design.

1990

University of CEU Cardenal Herrera /Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera

Valencia, Moncada

  • Higher Technical School of Design, Architecture, and Engineering;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Department of Health Sciences.

1999

Catholic University of Valencia of San Vicente, The Martyr / Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir

Valencia

  • Department of Canonic Law;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Physiotherapy and Podiatry;
  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • Department of Medicine and Dentistry;
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Philosophy, Anthropology, and Social Work;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine and Experimental Sciences;
  • Department of Psychology.

2003

International University of Valencia/Universidad Internacional de Valencia

Valencia

Distance Education in these fields:

  • Law;
  • Economics;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Nursing Care;
  • Computer Engineering;
  • Psychology;
  • International Relations;
  • Translations and Interpretation.

2008

International University of Valencia/Universidad Europea de Valencia

Valencia

Programs in the following fields:

  • Architecture and Construction;
  • Art and Design;
  • Criminology;
  • Law;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Business;
  • Nursing Care;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Philology and Translation;
  • Marketing and Commercial Administration;
  • Dentistry;
  • International Relations;
  • Health Safety.

2012

International University of La Rioja/Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

La Rioja, Logroño

  • Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering;
  • Department of Science and Technologies;
  • Department of Business;
  • Department of Legal and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Humanities and Pedagogic Sciences;
  • University School of Nursing Care.

2008

Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Catholic University

Madrid

  • Department of Law and Business;
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Theology;
  • Department of Canonic Law;
  • School of Engineering;
  • School of Medical Nurses and Physiotherapy;
  • Research Institute in the Field of Technologies;
  • University Institute of Spirituality;
  • Institute of Pedagogic Sciences;
  • Migration Research Institute;
  • Modern Languages Institute;
  • Family Research Institute.

1890

University of Alfonso X the Wise/Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

Madrid, Villanueva de la Cañada

  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Department of Applied Sciences.

1993

University of San Pablo CEU/ Universidad CEU San Pablo

Madrid

  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Economic Sciences and Business;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics;
  • Department of Humanities and Communication Sciences;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Institute of European Research;
  • Institute of Democracy Studies;
  • Institute of Family Research;
  • Institute of Historical Research.

1993

University of Francisco de Vitoria /Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

Madrid, Pozuelo de Alarcon

Programs in these fields:

  • Legal, Economic, and Social Sciences;
  • Pedagogic Sciences;
  • Biomedical Sciences;
  • Engineering and Architecture;
  • Communication Sciences.
  • International business school;
  • Le Cordon Bleu –school of hotel services and culinary arts.

1993

University of Antonio de Nebrija / Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Hoyo de Manzanares

  • Department of Philology and Arts;
  • Department of Communication Technologies;
  • Department of Social Sciences;
  • Polytechnics and Architecture;
  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • School of Business.

1995

European University of Madrid /Universidad Europea de Madrid

Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Department of Biomedical Sciences;
  • School of Architecture, Engineering, and Design;
  • Department of Physical Training and Sports;
  • Department of Social and Communications Sciences.

1995

University of Camilo José Cela /Universidad Camilo José Cela

Madrid, Villanueva de Cañada

  • Department of Pedagogy;
  • School of Architecture and Technologies;
  • Department of Medical Sciences and Health Sciences;
  • Department of Law and Economics;
  • Department of Communications Technologies.

1998

Distance University of Madrid/Universidad a Distancia de Madrid

Madrid

  • Distance programs in these fields:
  • Company administration and Economics;
  • Medical Sciences;
  • Law;
  • Environmental Safety and Ecology;
  • Criminology and Safety;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Labor relations and HR;
  • Industrial, Computer, Telecommunications Engineering;
  • Communication Technologies and Marketing;
  • History and Humanities;
  • Taxing and Accounting;
  • Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

2006

University of Technologies and Business/Universidad Tecnología y Empresa

Madrid

  • Programs in these fields:
  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecology;
  • Architecture and Civil Construction;
  • Industrial Technologies;
  • Computer and Communications Technologies;
  • Sports;
  • Business Administration;
  • Fashion and Design.

2009

Spiritual University of San Dámaso/Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso

Madrid

  • Department of Christian and Classical Literature;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Theology;
  • Department of Canonic Law;

2011

Catholic University of San Antonio/Universidad Católica San Antonio

Murcia

  • Department of Health Sciences;
  • Department of Medical Nurses;
  • Department of Sports;
  • Department of Social and Communication Sciences;
  • Department of Legal Sciences and Business;
  • Higher Polytechnic School.

1996

University of Navarra /Universidad de Navarra – Catholic University

Navarra, Pamplona

  • Department of Architecture;
  • Department of Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Communication Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Canon Law;
  • Ecclesiastic School of Philosophy;
  • Department of Economics and Business;
  • Department of Psychology and Pedagogy;
  • Department of Nursing Care;
  • Department of Pharmaceutics and Nutrition;
  • Department of Philosophy and Humanities;
  • Department of Medicine;
  • Department of Theology.

1952

University of Deusto /Universidad de Deusto – Catholic University

Basque Country, Bilbao

  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Department of Law;
  • Department of Engineering;
  • Department of Psychology and Pedagogy;
  • Department of Theology;
  • School of Business.

1886

University of Mondragón / Universidad de Mondragón

Basque Country, Mondragón

  • Department of Humanities and Pedagogic Sciences;
  • Department of Business;
  • Higher Polytechnic School;
  • Department of Gastronomic Sciences.

1997

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