Barcelona, Spain, is an amazing place to live in and one of the most attractive study destinations worldwide. There are many reasons to study in Barcelona: large number of universities, study centres and conferences, top higher education, many degrees to choose from, and a fantastic city life. You will be inspired by Spain’s love for life, and you will have an incredible study abroad experience! Studying in Barcelona will impress you with priceless academic experience in top international business schools and high performance universities, as well as unforgettable memories of sunny beaches, cultural wonders and citywide fiestas. Barcelona is Spain's second most populated city and the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.
Barcelona enjoys an active and diverse economic life, due to its strategical location. The Spanish metropolis is one of world's leading tourist, economic, and commerce centres, with numerous trade fairs and exhibitions, ranked as one of the best European cities for business.
Strong industries in Barcelona include industrial design, textiles and fashion, tourism and hospitality, the motor vehicle industry, automobile manufacturing, electrical engineering, publishing, arts, wine production and consumer goods.
Large multinational companies have headquarters in Barcelona, providing rich employment and internship opportunities, such as: American Express, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Inditex group (with the famous brands Pull and Bear, Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius), Avis and Hewlett-Packard, AkzoNobel, Adidas, Burberry, and many more.
Barcelona is a city with an amazing cultural and entertaining environment, hosting a rich art and fashion scene, a bustling night life, an active music stage, beautiful natural surroundings, and many international festivals and sports events; there is always something new to know and visit in this fascinating city.In Barcelona, you’ll have plenty interesting things to do:
You can hardly feel like a stranger in Barcelona. A truly international metropolis, Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, receiving eight million tourists every year. Thousands of international and exchange students add up to the cultural diversity here, as well as the large communities of immigrants that have established their own neighborhoods in Barcelona. The 2000 years of culture in the city show through in the amazing cultural mix that fascinates visitors from everywhere in the world.
The wide range of nationalities working in Barcelona is vast and you will find many Germans, Dutch, French, Scandinavians, Americans, Indians, Colombians, Moroccans, Romanians, Polish, Russians, etc.
Barcelona enjoys mild, humid winters, and warm, dry summers. In the coldest month, January, the average temperature is 10°C (49°F), while in the summer the average temperature rises at 24°C (74°F). You will experience an ideal weather in Barcelona from May to July. August is the hottest month, when you can go swimming.
Accommodation in Barcelona can be as much as 900 EUR/month for a one-bedroom flat in the city centre.
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Student living costs in Barcelona are estimated between 770 and 1,360 EUR/month. What will make a big difference in how much you spend is the cost of accommodation.
Learn, Take action & InnovateBEBS was founded by pioneers in the education sector, who wanted to create an educational institution which is not only academia but also an innovative business hub. BEBS blends academic excellence with real-world business, which results in the kind of training that startups, corporations, family businesses, and individual entrepreneurs are looking for.
The programmes from InnoEnergy Master's School are taught at 14 universities and three top-ranked business schools across Europe. All offer academic rigour and all have plenty of experience in supporting an international student body. Find out more about them, their facilities, teaching, specialisations, locations, accommodation, and student support services here.
For almost fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.
With over 250 practising lecturers spread across 25 countries, OBS is the leading provider of innovative online programmes that are one step ahead of the ever-changing business environment. Moreover, the School offers a double certificate, alongside the University of Barcelona, Spain’s main public university, which has been running for over 560 years.
GBSB Global Business School is an accredited private business school that teaches business in English and prepares students for the careers of global economy. The institution supports high standards of international business education confirmed by several international councils and applies an innovative approach using case studies, simulations, industrial visits, and meetups with market leaders.
ISDI is the worldwide leader in digital education, helping professionals, entrepreneurs, enterprises and institutions to close the competitive gap to the digital era.
The university is a higher education institution specialised in Travel & Tourism with a clear focus on teaching innovation. At Euroaula, we train future tourism professionals by providing knowledge and studying real use cases.
Ostelea - School of Tourism & Hospitality gives you the opportunity to study in the country that boasts the most competitive tourism sector in the world. A country filled with cultural resources and infrastructures, and which is highly adapted to digital consumption habits.
We believe that higher education must be more than just a process that ends with an official qualification. It has to help individuals, businesses, institutions and society at large to develop. We need to provide people with skills and knowledge so they can bring value to society. We've been reinventing the university since 1995, when the UOC was created as the world's first online university.
Geneva Business School (GBS) is an international private institution founded in Geneva with principal campuses in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. Founded in 1995 as Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine. Today GBS is a leader in Swiss Quality education and offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in which students build a real business network as they become future business leaders.
EU Business School (EU) is an international, high-ranking business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux and Munich.
We are a Catholic University and Pioneering Institute in development of innovative educational projects. Our aim is to help people who study with us, to understand their chosen discipline and to carry out their professional activities in a thorough and responsible way. We follow the values of Christianity that constitute our frame of reference for thoughts and actions that improve our society.
CETT is an international School for education and knowledge transfer in tourism and hotel management and gastronomy. CETT is affiliated to the University of Barcelona. It offers all available training and study levels (technical training, University graduate and postgraduate, continuous training for professionals as well as custom-made courses for companies) through its own education model based on: A team of teachers and professionals with academic rigour and broad experience. The development of specialised knowledge in hospitality and tourism, through the Research Groups (Tourism, Culture and Territory, Hotel Business, F&B and Kitchen) and Research. The knowledge and experience provided by companies for direct application of the CETT Group. The close links with people and companies in the tourism sector. The Council of Companies CETT-UB, the first forum in Spain linking University and Tourism Enterprises, chaired by the Rector of the University of Barcelona. A clear International vocation that favours t
ESERP is a prestigious institution at the national and international level with centres in Madrid, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca, created to serve society, officially authorized to provide university-level instruction, geared around different locations that provide: Official Spanish University degrees, Official British University degrees, Official and Applied Master’s degrees, with over thirty years of demonstrated experience.
EAE Business School specializes in higher education, with tuition programs including the Executive MBA, Masters and Bachelor Degrees, with 60 years’ experience training successful professionals. More than 73,000 directors and executives have trained at EAE. EAE Business School’s success is underpinned by continuous communication with students, teachers and partners all around the world, enabling the School to guarantee a rigorous level of educational quality.
The Barcelona GSE is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science. We bring talented, motivated students from more than 90 countries to Barcelona and connect them with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni, and a strong recruiter network.
Barcelona Technology School is a leading education project that empower the next professionals that will transform the digital industry.
ISDE is an international private law school with global recognition for being the market leader in the world of legal education due to its unique methodology and course structure. ISDE has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Mexico and Bolivia.
UPF Barcelona School of Management is Pompeu Fabra University's management school, one of the best universities worldwide according to major international rankings. It is part of the Continuing Education Institute of Pompeu Fabra University, presided over by the University rector.
UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe.
Toulouse Business School brings together international knowledge, culture, and employability to ensure that you leave us with an internationally recognized degree, a global business and management perspective, and a professional network that will springboard you into your future.
For over fifty years, IESE, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve.
INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School is a private Business School with over 30 years experience in the training sector, which has PROFESSIONALS TRAINING PROFESSIONALS.
The Abat Oliba CEU University was founded in 2003 in Barcelona. It is an institution based on the ideals of the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (Catholic Propagandistic Association). The core principle in all its initiatives is its vocation of service towards the Catalan society, which follows the Christian spirit and, thus, the inviolable dignity of human life.
We are a prestigious university and home to over 6,000 students. Here you will find 14 degree programmes, 8 dual degree international programmes and a wide range of master's and postgraduate degrees, in addition to continuing education courses in the field of your choice.
A university and professional community of a very special kind, a non-profit maker and cofounder of the Universitat Ramon Llull, Catalonia’s first private university of which ESADE, IQS, La Salle, Pere Tarrés, Facultat de Filosofia, Observatori de l'Ebre, Vidal i Barraquer, Institut Borja, Turisme Sant Ignasi and ESDI are all part.
Pantheon-Sorbonne University or Paris 1 is a university in Paris, France. With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, is one of the largest universities in France today.
SDA Bocconi School of Management has been a leading institution in management training for over 45 years. The School’s mission is to help individuals, companies and institutions grow by promoting managerial culture, knowledge and innovation.SDA Bocconi is among the leading Business Schools in Europe and is among the few to have gained the triple accreditation - EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
For over 50 years EADA has been in the frontline of manager training and in-company training programmes for the business community. Our longstanding relations with over 350 Associated Companies constitute the backbone of our training and intends to address the needs of the corporate world by urging the participants on our programmes to take on an active role in their own career development.
IQS has two university schools: IQS School of Management and IQS School of Engineering; the division IQS Executive Education, which offers specialized training to professionals and companies, the Tech Transfer division, which manages the transfer of technology and the services provided for companies and, finally, the IQS Tech Factory division, which promotes entrepreneurial culture and supports the creation of new scientifically-based companies with an industrial character.
HTL International School of Hospitality, Tourism and Languages is a private educational institution accredited by the Barcelona, Valencia and Lloret de Mar City Councils. We tightly collaborate with Girona University and European University Miguel de Cervantes. Our school is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the state institution of Spanish language for Foreigners.
ESADE is a global academic institution known for the quality of its education, its international outlook and its clear focus on holistic personal development.
In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality in teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings.
Toulouse Business School is currently one of the few business schools (only 1% worldwide) to have obtained the industry’s three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. If you choose TBS Barcelona, you will receive a quality education at a prestigious, internationally-renowned business school in a practical, dynamic learning environment.
The University of Barcelona (UB) is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses.
Technological training and skill acquisition are key factors for people who wish to lead and drive the challenges of the future. Postgraduate study at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech (UPC) provides top-level technological training in the fields of engineering, architecture and the applied sciences.