Financial Aid Information for Studying in Spain

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Financing your education abroad could be your most difficult task. Most governments provide financial aid for students while they study in their home country’s institutions, while offering little help to those who want to study abroad. Because internalisation of campuses and programs has become a major issue for many universities around the world, new financial aid options are becoming available for students who have chosen to go abroad to study. Usually the best source of financial aid information is the study abroad office or the office of international programs of your home institution.

For study in Spain, the scholarship system administered by the Ministry of Education and Culture applies only to students with Spanish citizenship or those with legal residence in Spain. There are other forms of financial assistance for foreign students. It is granted by different national institutions based on bilateral agreements between Spain and other countries or programs for specific academic and research purposes. To apply for these, you should collect general information and consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Embassy in your country.

Students from Latin America should address their inquiries to the Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericana. Other State and private institutions grant financial assistance to a limited extent. As you know, applications for a grant or financial assistance should be submitted at the earliest opportunity and always before arrival in Spain.

To help you find resources, we are including links to financial aid information by countries or regions of the world. We will update our information, as we are able to find new sources.

American States
http://www.oas.org/main/english/

Europe
Socrates-Erasmus

Spain
Becas publicadas en el Boletin Oficial del Estado
Becas Fulbright
M.A.P.Premios, becas, ayudas y subvenciones.

USA
http://www.finaid.org
Scholarship Search
International Education Financial Aid