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Studying abroad is one of the best things you can do for your career. It’s your chance to, not only get lifetime opportunities, but also get to learn new cultures, new languages, meet different people and grow as a person. Studying in Spain is definitely a great experience due to this country’s wonderful history, people and lifestyle.
So, if you are willing to apply to a Spanish university, there are some very easy steps that you have to follow by the book:
1. Choose the Spanish university you want to enrol in
The first thing you must do in order to study in Spain is choose the university where you want to pursue your studies. It might be hard and tricky so to makes things easier we recommend to make a list. Write down all your preferred destinations and some characteristics like: available fields of study, the reputation, city it is in, costs…
Make sure to check you TopUniversities.com, it can provide you with the ranking of Spanish Universities.
2. Agreements between universities
If you’re looking to study in Spain only for a semester or a full year, we suggest you visit the international office of your university. Universities have agreements with other schools abroad, and that makes things so much easier. Check if there is an agreement between the Moroccan university you are already enrolled in and the Spanish university you are applying for.
This is an important thing to check because it’s gonna make the procedure easier and you will guarantee recognition for your previous studies without having to retake any semesters.
For example, ENCG: National School of Trade and Management, Al Akhawyn University, UIR: International University of Rabat and UIC: International University of Casablanca have agreements with some spanish universities that might work in your favour. Make sure to contact the international office of your university to learn more about agreements with other universities.
3. Provide the university with your resume
Writing a winning CV takes time, but it’s very important. Your resume must highlight your previous studies, skills and experience. Think about it as a presentation about yourself but also what you’re good at, like your ability to speak English very well, your communication skills
4. Write a motivation letter
In your motivation letter, you will have to explain why you want the opportunity of studying abroad. You have to explain the general reasons of why you’re applying. Make sure to mention your achievements, skills, and passion for your field of studies. Your motivation letter has to be written in English and it should go straight to the point.
5. Provide the Spanish university with a transcript of your grades
The transcript of your grades has to sum up your grades throughout your previous university years. It has to be in English and, usually, you have to have better than average grades in the previous semesters.
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6. Present a TOEIC certificate
First of all, you have to take the TOEIC Test which stands for Test of English for International Communication. It is an English language test aiming to measure English skills. It is divided into two parts: Listening and Reading and Speaking and Writing. After taking the TOEIC Test you have to send your Toeic Certificate to the Spanish university.
The Toeic certificate will be the proof that you are able to communicate effectively in English through reading, listening, speaking and writing. Preferably you should have at least a score of 600. The better your score is, the more likeable it is for you to get accepted into the university of your choice.
Lastly, after you finished your application all you gotta do is wait for their response. Once you get accepted, it is time to apply for Visa. The procedure is similar to all European countries for non-European citizens.
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Once you have completed all these steps you have now officially secured your place at a Spanish university. Congrats! I can guarantee you that it is gonna be the best experience in your life!
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