Study in Spain

If you want to study in Spain, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Spain has 27 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Spain is Autonomous University of Barcelona, which is ranked at number 163.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Spain is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Spain below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Spain’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Spain is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Top universities in Spain

Autonomous University of Barcelona163rd
Pompeu Fabra University175th
University of Barcelona201—250th
University of Navarra301—350th
Autonomous University of Madrid351—400th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about Spain

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 9.59%
  • Of which, on higher education 22.49%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 89.67%
  • Population 46,443,959
  • Unemployment 19.45%
  • Annual GDP 3.24%
Data source: The World Bank