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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 19,792 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Spain.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Mid-December – January
  • Easter week

Major exam period:

Universities: January – mid-February and mid-May – June

High School: December, March-April, June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years

Language of instruction in universities: Spanish (Castillian) and English

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate