Students have to pay registration and tuition fees at public universities in Spain. Tuition fees vary depending on the university and course you take and the amount of credits the course is worth. The list below summarizes the average tuition fees students had to pay at public higher education institutions in Spain in the academic year 2015/2016:
Average tuition fees for first cycle programs (bachelor's degrees)
- 12.50 - 30 EUR per credit if it's your first enrollment.
- 25 - 54 EUR per credit if it's the second time you enroll in a course.
- 52 - 100 EUR per credit if you have to enroll for a third time in a course.
You should consider that first cycle programs are worth from 180 to 240 ECTS or credits in total, or 60 ECTS per year.
Average tuition fees for second cycle programs (master's programs)
- 16 - 45 EUR per credit
Master's programs are usually worth 60 - 120 ECTS or credits, i.e., from 1 to 2 years of study.
Average tuition fees for third cycle programs (PhD degrees)
- 16 - 55 EUR per credit
Source: Eurydice database (Eurydice is an international educational database developed by the European Commission and Member States of the European Union with the aim of facilitating and improving the understanding of the different educational systems in Europe).