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Study PhD's in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Granada at a glance

The upbeat city of Granada, in Spain, hosts one of the largest number of international and exchange students in Europe. In Granada, you will attend a respected Spanish university and obtain a degree in your subject area, as well as a life-forming study abroad experience. With a fantastic ambient and cheap living costs, Granada also offers plentiful activities that you can enjoy in your free time. Granada is a city in Andalusia, Spain, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and at the confluence of four rivers, one hour away from the Mediterranean coast. "Granada" in Spanish means “pomegranate”, the symbol of the city. 


Studying in Granada

In Granada, you will find a wide selection of academic programmes, covering most subject areas. Types of degrees include Bachelors, Masters and Erasmus Mundus Masters, PhDs, summer courses, virtual (on-line) courses, business university foundation, and a range of non-degree courses for mature students and professionals. There are a number of studies at postgraduate level taught entirely in English or bilingual (Spanish-English).

The local university holds a leading place in translation and interpreting studies and plays a major role in scientific output, placing high in national ranks and being one of the best world universities in computing and mathematics studies. Other important subject areas include: management, tourism, marketing, natural sciences, medicine, pharmacy, psychology, modern languages, history, law, engineering, architecture, and many more.

In addition to the teaching, research and management activities, the university offers many learning and student services: library, editorial, accommodation service, catering, employment promotion office, IT centres, welfare for the disabled, sports, etc.


Career opportunities in Granada

The economy in Granada relies a great deal on the travel, tourist and hospitality sector. Primary industries such as agriculture and fishing also play an important role in the local economy. Other prosperous sectors in Granada include: real estate, construction, services and biotechnology.

Students in Granada can find some internship opportunities during their studies, but most are looking for a part-time job here. Most students teach English or their other foreign language in schools, teach private language classes, babysit, work in bars, restaurants or large chain stores, or work for a multinational company. Large employers in Granada include: Northgate, Puleva, Coviran, Granada’s Health Science Technological Park, Financial Force, etc.


Granada city life

Part fortress, part palace, and part water garden, Granada is a splendid city, with a matchless combination of Spanish, Moorish and modern European cultures. When you're not studying, you can take advantage of the many musical events, tourist and architectural attractions, and recreational activities in Granada.

Granada is the city of great cultural, historical and gastronomic traditions, and the home of three UNESCO World Heritage sites – Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin.

Granada is located halfway between the sea and the mountain. Granada is only 40 minutes from the Mediterranean coast, with several major tourist sites (Motril, Almuñécar and Salobreña), and 30 minutes from one of Europe’s prime ski resorts, Sierra Nevada.

The city of Granada has a significant number of parks and gardens: Campo del Príncipe Gardens, Gardens of the Royal Hospital, Gardens of the Triumph, Calle Elvira, or the Zaidín Park.

Other major landmarks in Granada include: the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel, Plaza Isabel la Catolica, Monastery of La Cartuja, Monastery of San Jerónimo, Parque de las Ciencias (Science Park), Palace of Charles V, Corral del Carbón, Palacios Nazaries, the Gigantones fountain, and more.

Main shopping areas in Granada include Puerta Real, Calle Mesones and the Centro Comercial Neptuno. Take into account the Spanish siesta, when most shops close between 13:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon.

International atmosphere in Granada

Born from a mixture of cultures, Granada takes its diversity further by receiving thousands of foreign students and over 2 million tourists from all around the world. Each year the city attracts over 10,000 foreign students, including over 2,000 European students through the Erasmus programme. You will find numerous international networking opportunities while studying abroad in Granada, even though the expat community here is quite small.

Weather Granada

Granada has a fairly temperate climate, with hot summers, short but cold winters, and a mild amount of precipitation. The average temperatures in the summer rise to 26°C (79°F), while in the winter temperatures can drop to 7°C (45°F). Though Granada has 250 days of sunlight, you will need a jacket and warm clothing from about November to April.

Universities in Granada


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