Do you need some inspiration on choosing your perfect study destination? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider studying in Granada!
1. University of Granada
Founded in 1531, University of Granada has a long teaching history and its presence is felt throughout the city of Granada. It accommodates over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students along with over 5,000 staff. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of Bachelor degrees and Master and Doctorate programs along with language, summer and other supplementary courses.
Furthermore, you’ll be able to find courses English, available for absolutely all levels. With over 1500 Erasmus students a year, you’ll never feel alone. The university is also known for its fantastic student life, so we can assure you will have a great time!
2. Student-friendly atmosphere
With budget activities being frequent, Granada is very friendly to its students. Students will be able to enjoy free tapas whenever they order a drink in an authentic tapas bar.
Those who wish to relax or even study in a peaceful place should check out Parque Carmen de los Mártires, Granada’s perfect getaway spot. It’s completely free and open to anyone.
Students are also able to take advantage of their student discount and enjoy many of Granada’s museums. Perfect for art students with a creative block! Some of Granada’s most famous museums include The Science Park, Palacio de los Olvidados and Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte.
3. Perfect location
Granada features everything – a small town that’s very easy to navigate and will make you feel like a local. You’ll be close to the mountains and the beach which is ideal for both, hikers and swimmers. You’ll be able to enjoy many authentic dishes in traditional and non-traditional restaurants.
One of sights you absolutely must visit while in Granada is the Alhambra – a majestic palace with a lot of amazing history. Along with Alhambra, students also enjoy walking and cultural tours of the city and, of course, many pub crawls. Lovers of architecture will be delighted as Granada features many stunning palaces and churches, such as the humbling Cathedral and Royal Chapel and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias.
Granada has easy transportation to various parts of Spain – you’ll have easy access to Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba and direct connections to plenty of other Spanish cities.
Night owls and party lovers will definitely enjoy their Granada experience. You’ll be able to choose from many clubs with the most amazing and unique atmosphere.
One of the oldest nightclubs on the block, Granada 10 features a cinema during daytime. You’ll be able to enjoy commercial pop and have plenty of fun with your friends and classmates. You’ll be able to get in for 10€, which will also get you two drinks. Sounds pretty decent to us!
Address: Calle Cárcel Baja, 10, 18001 Granada
Tel: 958 22 40 01
Students love this centrally located nightclub, where you’ll be able to enjoy different kinds of music on several different floors – it’ll guarantee a good night out. The entrance is 5€ and it includes a drink. On Wednesdays, Kapital hosts an Erasmus night and students night on Thursdays.
Address: Plaza de Gracia 9, 18002 Granada
If you’re looking for a different clubbing experience you should definitely check out this cave based nightclub with great views of the Alhambra. El Camborio has two rooms where you’ll be able to enjoy different kinds of music, including Spanish tunes. The entrance is 8€ and you’ll also be getting a drink.
Address: Camino del Sacromonte, 47, 18010 Granada
Tel: 958 22 12 15
5. Cheap, budget student accommodation
As a student, you are able to browse through many Spotahome listings available in Granada. Here are some of our favorites:
- Single rooms in a four bedroom apartment with private patio and swimming pool access
- 4 bedrooms for rent near the University of Granada
- Sunny rooms for rent in the student neighborhood of Los Pajaritos
- Room for women in quiet apartment in fantastic central area
Heading to Barcelona for a weekend or two while you are studying in Granada? Check out our tips on How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer in Barcelona!