The best universities in Spain to study

February 10th 2022

Are you about to enter university and don't know which one to choose?

Choosing the right university to carry out your studies is very important, that is why here are the 6 best Universities to study in Spain according to the U-ranking (Synthetic Indicators of the Spanish University System) carried out by BBVA. It should be noted that these results are indicative based on teaching and research and innovation activities, as well as the set of activities.


  1. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Carlos III University of Madrid was created by Law of the Spanish Parliament on 5 May 1989, within the framework of the University Reform Act of 1983. From the outset, its vocation was to be an innovative public university, small in size, of high quality and with a priority focus on research. Its activities are guided by the values of merit, capacity, efficiency, transparency, equity, equality and respect for the environment.

UC3M's academic offer, diversified in three cycles (bachelor's, master's and doctorate), consists of: 39 bachelor's degree programmes, 69 official master's degree programmes, 56 master's degrees and 20 doctorate programmes.

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  1. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, science and technology. It was founded in 2001 and its values are based on social responsibility, equal opportunities, sustainability, techno-humanism, cooperation and solidarity.

The academic offer of the UPC is: 66 degree programmes, 81 master's programmes and 45 doctoral programmes.
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  1. Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Pompeu Fabra University was created in 1990 by the Generalitat de Catalunya with the aim of establishing a public university oriented towards academic excellence and contributing to the development of the country. In order to achieve this goal, UPF has developed over the years with strict quality criteria in all its activities, and has set up a model of urban university closely linked to the city of Barcelona. Its values are: plurality, autonomy, dynamism, commitment, equity and rigour.

UPF offers 21 bachelor's degree programmes, 28 university master's degree programmes and 9 doctoral programmes.
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  1. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was created in 1968. It is a university recognised for its public service vocation, its strong commitment to the local and social environment, the high degree of autonomy, flexibility, dynamism and efficiency of all its activities and its healthy and sustainable campus management model.

Its academic offer consists of: 107 bachelor's degree programmes, 141 official master's degree programmes, 139 master's degree programmes and 67 doctoral programmes.

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  1. Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València trains people to enhance their skills; it researches and generates knowledge, with quality, rigour and ethics, in the fields of science, technology, art and business, with the aim of promoting the integral development of society and contributing to its technological, economic and cultural progress. Its values focus on honesty, integrity, equality and solidarity, among others.

It offers 71 bachelor's degree programmes, 254 master's degree programmes and 30 doctoral programmes.
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  1. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a public university that combines quality teaching, intensive research and a high level of employability with a strong social commitment, being a benchmark in these areas, as recognised by several global indicators.

The academic offer of the UAM is: 51 undergraduate degrees, 87 official master's programmes, 65 own master's programmes and 36 doctoral programmes.
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