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Grants for International Students in Spain

There are many institutions in Spain that offer financial assistance for studying in Spain. As an international student, you are allowed to apply for the different types of grants to study in Spain.

MAEC-AECID Grants

The MAEC-AECID grants are available for international students in Spain. These are provided by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation). These are awarded on annual basis and are targeted at the postgraduate students. 

The call for applications is available every year during the last quarter by the Directorate-General for Cultural and Scientific Relations of the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation) and scholarships are available for both Spanish and international students, over the age of 18 years, having a degree in higher education or those who can show professional experience in certain activities, depending on the particular grant applied for.

The financial assistance offered may include a monthly stipend, along with the accommodation in a university residence belonging to the MAEC-AECID Student Residence Foundation. 

Eligibility Criterion
  • Candidate should have good knowledge of Spanish Language
  • Candidates should be no older than 35 on the date they start the course. 

Applying Ways and Means
You can apply for these grants online. Click here to apply 

Other Grant Programmes

There are more grant programmes offered by other public institutions and universities, as well as by private institutions that have bilateral agreements between Spain and other countries. 
 Few of them are as follows- 

Carolina Foundation Grant Training Programme 

 These are awarded annually and are aimed to promote higher study by university graduates and the specialisation and continued recycling of postgraduates, researchers, teachers, artists and professionals from Latin America. You can apply online for the grant that interests you. Choose the grant from here  and apply. 

Santander Grants 

To know about the grants provided by the institutions click here 

Grant From the Latin-American Postgraduate University Association (AUIP) 

 The AUIP provides several programmes such as the Mobility between Andalusian and Latin-American Universities) and the Academic Mobility between Institutions associated to the AUIP. To know more about the grant, click here 

Reina Sofia Grants 

These grants are directed at Spanish emigrants whose spouses and children live overseas and want to go for university studies in Spain, and do not possess sufficient financial means. Click here to know more about the grant awarded 


To get more information about the grants and scholarships in Spain, contact the Spanish embassy in your country of origin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain, or the institution where you want to study. 
You can also visit Universia  and get the details on the grants offered.

Click here to know about the grants and scholarships offered by the Cervantes Institute
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