Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain

Nebrija University is a private university that is named after the most influential Spanish humanist Antonio de Nebrija. It was inaugurated in 1995 and has 7 schools. Not just that, the university also offers many online programs. Nebrija University has a student enrollment of 5000 and offers various bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs through its many academic departments.

The university has four main campuses located in Madrid. The university is international student-friendly. The faculty appointed are well trained and there are a lot of facilities available on campus. The university’s philosophy is learning by doing hence they believe in imparting practical knowledge to its students. 

Why study at Nebrija University? 

Nerbrija University is among the top private universities to study in Spain. Not just its ranks but the campuses are also amazing. Here is a list of reasons why you would choose to study at this university:

  • The university provides internships with companies and institutions related to the students’ field for employability and orientation towards the chosen degree
  • You get personalized attention from the faculty due to the small grouping of students
  • Nerbija University provides several chances to meet with industry professionals and top-performing persons in their relevant field
  • The university promotes bilingualism for all international students hence promoting internationalism 
  • Nebrija University ensures pedagogical innovation with ample study spaces and interaction with the university

Rankings of Nebrija University

The university has been recognized in different sections like academic excellence, employability, and international excellence. The top rankings of the university are as follows:

Ranking Agency Criteria Rank Awarded
Forbes Top universities in Spain 5th
U-Ranking In terms of Teaching for Spanish Universities 1st
U-Ranking Employability in Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Architecture  1st
QS Stars Rating System Internalisation 5 stars
QS Stars Rating System Innovation 3 stars
University Transparency Ranking Private Universities in Spain and Madrid 3rd and 1st
FSO Ranking  Best Spanish speaking universities Among top 10
CEO Magazine Global Ranking Best MBA collages in Europe Among top 25
eduniversal – Best Ranking for Masters  In the field of Entrepreneurship globally In Top 100
CYD Ranking In terms of Performance and Excellence in Spain 6th

 Programs and Courses

The university offers several programs and courses in many fields. The details of which are given below. The programs are offered in English.

The Bachelor’s degrees offered at Nerbija with English as a medium of instruction are as follows:

Course  Annual Fees (AED) Annual Fees (USD) Duration 
Audio-Visual Communication  43,000 11,600 4 years 
Corporate Communication, Protocol, and Even Organization  43,000 11,600 4 years
Marketing  40,500 11,000 4 years 
Fine Arts  40,600 11,000 4 years 
Performing Arts  40,600 11,000 4 years 
Digital and Multimedia Design  40,600 11,000 4 years 
Fashion Design  36,500 9,900 4 years
Early Childhood Education  25,000 6,800 4 years 
Primary Education  25,000 6,800 4 years 
Primary Education + Psychology  33,000 9,000 5 years 
Journalism + Audio-Visual Communication  52,000 14,100 5 years 
Advertising and Public Relations + Marketing  52,000 14,100 5 years 
Economics and International Business  47,000 12,800 4 years 
Law  41,500 11,300 4 years 
Law + International Relations  54,500 14,800 5 years 
Tourism + Marketing  50,000 13,600 5 years 

The Master’s degrees awarded by the university with English as the medium of instruction are as follows:

Course  Annual Fees (AED) Annual Fees (USD) Duration 
MBA 43,000 11,600 1 year 
Sales Management and Digital Marketing  43,000 11,600 1 year 
Leadership Management and HRM  77,000 21,000 1 year 
Business Management (EMBA) 33,000 9,000 1 year 
International Business Law  44,000 12,000 1 year 
International Trade Law (half program in English and half in Spanish)  50,000 13,500 1 year 
International Relations  43,000 11,500 1 year 
Conflict Risk Management  43,000 11,600 1 year 

Campus and Accommodation

Campus:

The university has main campuses. 

  • Madrid-Princesa Campus:

It was built in 1906 and is the main campus of the university. The campus has been modernized according to the changing times. It is home to the School of Languages, Social Sciences, Communication, and Arts.

  • Life Sciences Campus:

Despite its old architecture the campus has many modern labs and other technological aspects. It has four buildings used for teaching and is located in the Hoyo de Manzanares. All the Life Science courses are provided on this campus

  • Joaquin Marina Lopez Building

It has been accepted as the headquarters for the university. This campus has mainly been housing students of international exchange programs. All modern language courses are offered here. Spanish is also taught on this campus as a foreign language. 

  • Dehesa de la Villa Campus

All the technical courses are offered on this campus. It is quite near to Ciudad University. The campus is located in Madrid just next to the Dehesa de la Villa

Accommodation:

The university offers on-campus accommodation to all international students. The services available for residential students include

  • Cleaning 
  • Catering
  • 24×7 reception assistance
  • Telephonic Services
  • Free Wifi
  • Air conditioning service 
  • Heating
  • Storage
  • Checkroom
  • Psychopedalogical orientation office

There are four main centers for residence.

Name  Type Sharing Details
Augustinus Nebrija Residence University residence Mixed
Nebrija Chembari University residence Mixed
Nebrija Corazonistas University residence Mixed
Con-vive Madrid Student Housing Depends on accommodation chosen

Admission Requirements for International Students 

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Programs 

To apply for any undergraduate program, students need to send a copy of their passport, completed application form, and past academic records to the university via an email. 

After the documents have been submitted, students will receive an id and password to attempt the entrance examination online. Once the examination is complete, the student and the authorities will decide a date and time for the conduction of the personal interview. 

Only after the student clears both the entrance examination and interview, will they be admitted to the university. Once this is done the student will have to submit the following documents: 

  • A certified photocopy of the academic record.
  • Certificate of B2 level of Spanish.
  • Photocopy of the academic record from the student’s home country, certified and authenticated by the Apostille of The Hague or, alternatively, by the seal of the Spanish Consulate. 
  • Certified photocopy of the Results of University Entrance Exams.

Postgraduate/Master’s Program 

To apply for the graduate or Master’s programs, students need to email a copy of their passport, CV, signed and filled application form, and past academic transcripts. After the documents have been submitted, students will receive an id and password to attempt the entrance examination online. Once the examination is complete, the student and the authorities will decide a date and time for the conduction of the personal interview. In addition, the student’s CV will also be taken into account. 

Only after the student clears both the entrance examination and interview, will they be admitted to the university. Once this is done the student will have to submit the following documents: 

  • Certificate of B2 level of Spanish.
  • Certified photocopy of the university degree previously legalized through The Hague Apostille.
  • Certified photocopy of the academic record
  • Certificate issued by the university of origin certifying that your studies are official and that they give access to postgraduate studies.

Annual Cost of Living and Cost of Attendance 

The overall cost of living and studying in Spain for international students is mentioned below. 

Annual Living Expenses  49,000 AED or 13,200 USD 
Annual Tuition Fees (Average)  41,000 AED or 11,000 USD 
Total Annual Cost  90,000 AED or 24,000 USD 

Scholarships 

Students at the Nebrija University can apply for the official university scholarship. The scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate courses. To apply for the scholarship the students must have given the admission tests. 

Students can avail scholarships based on their marks, past academic performances, and average family income. 

Marks  Average grade in baccalaureate higher than 9 Average grade in baccalaureate higher than 8 Average grade in baccalaureate higher than 7.5 Maximum income for each member of the family unit Residents from Outside the Community of Madrid
% of Scholarship Provided  50% 45% 40% <16500 USD 
40% 35% 30% 16500 – 20000 USD 
30% 25% 20% 20000 – 25000 USD 
25% 20% 15% 25000 – 30000 USD 

Students can get more information from the university website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the university provides on-campus accommodation to all international students. There are four many dorms available to students at reasonable prices.

The master’s courses available at the university are MBA, International Relations, Leadership Management and HRM, and International Labour Laws. 

The university offers scholarships ranging from 25% to 50% depending upon the grades obtained by the student in the previous qualifications.