Campus @ Valencia, Spain

Campus @ Valencia, Spain

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Programs @ Spain

Why Study in Spain?

Post Study Visa

Stay for up-to 1 year of program completion during which you can explore full-time employment prospects.

Attractive Tuition Rates

Via Rushford's collaboration with Ascencia Business School, you benefit from attractive tuition fee rates.

Part-Time Work Opportunities

Spain allows for upto 30 hours per week of part-time work for international students which is among the highest in Europe.

Vibrant Student Life

There are approximately 85,000 students at all universities in the city of Valencia.

Travel Opportunities

Spain's central location in Europe allows easy travel to other European countries.

Spain Campus

Rushford operates in Valencia, Spain via our collaboration with Ascencia Business School

The facility offers generous classrooms equipped with whiteboards and projectors; and a recreational area for students to relax and socialize.

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Addresses:

Calle Las Barcas 2, Valencia, Spain 46002

C/ Julio Just, Alboraia
Valencia, Spain 46120

Valencia, the coastal gem of Spain, is a city that effortlessly captures the hearts of its visitors. With its warm Mediterranean climate, stunning architecture, and a delightful blend of modernity and tradition, Valencia is a destination that delights all who wander its vibrant streets.

One of the city's most iconic features is the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic architectural wonder that houses a planetarium, an opera house, an interactive science museum, and Europe's largest aquarium. This modern complex stands in stark contrast to the historical charm of the old town, where ancient landmarks like the Valencia Cathedral and the Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) transport visitors back in time.

Valencia is also renowned for its rich culinary scene, and food enthusiasts will find themselves in gastronomic heaven. The city is the birthplace of paella, and you'll find countless restaurants serving this delectable dish made with the freshest local ingredients. The bustling Central Market is a food lover's paradise, offering a vast array of fresh produce, seafood, and traditional Spanish delicacies.

Beyond its architectural beauty and culinary delights, Valencia boasts miles of beautiful sandy beaches where visitors can bask in the Mediterranean sun or indulge in water sports. The Turia Gardens, a lush green park that winds through the city along the old riverbed, provides the perfect escape for leisurely walks, bike rides, and picnics.

Valencia's welcoming and friendly atmosphere is infectious, making visitors feel like they've found a second home. The city's lively festivals, including Las Fallas, a UNESCO-recognized celebration of fire and art, bring the community together and create an unforgettable experience for all.

Whether it's exploring the city's historical landmarks, savoring its culinary delights, or simply enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, Valencia is a city that exudes warmth, beauty, and a sense of adventure, making it a truly exceptional destination for travelers from all around the world.

Housing

If you are planning to study at Rushford in Valencia, Spain, we offer several off-campus options suitable for you. These include private apartments, shared flats, and student housing facilities. Many of these options are located within walking distance of the school or easily accessible by public transportation. At the time of your admission, housing options will be explained to you as part of the overall offer.  Shared student accommodation usually costs EUR 300 to 600 per month.

Meals

As a student living in Valencia, you will have a range of meal options available to you.

Many of our off-campus housing options come with a kitchen, allowing you to prepare your own meals as you see fit.

There are also a number of supermarkets and grocery stores located in the city, making it easy to stock up on ingredients and cook your own meals.

If you prefer to eat out, Valencia has a variety of restaurants and cafes offering a range of cuisines to suit every taste and budget. Special meals such as vegetarian and halal are also available at various food joints.

At Rushford Business School, our language of instruction is English. However, we encourage students to join language classes for Spanish, as fluency in multiple languages is an important asset in the business world. Additionally, a good knowledge of Spanish can be especially helpful for our students in terms of communication with the local community and securing industry placements in Spain and other Spanish speaking European countries.

In terms of dress code, we expect our students to adhere to a professional business appearance or smart casuals. This includes wearing a suit, shirt, collared t-shirts, denims etc for men and pants or skirt, blouse, and jacket with closed shoes for women. In winter, students may add warm clothing as needed.

Details about the admission process for programs offered via the Spain campus are available in the following link:

Admission Process

Travel & Arrival

Valencia
Obtaining a Student Visa

Before you can travel to Spain, you must obtain a student visa if applicable to you. Most international students from outside of the EU need a student visa. You can apply to your local Spanish consulate for a student visa after you have received the acceptance letter. Visa requirements vary by applicant nationality, so please check the requirements with your local Spanish consulate. More information about the student visa process is available on the admissions page.

Our admissions team at Rushford and Ascencia Business School will guide you with the visa application process.

Travelling to Valencia, Spain

By Air: Valencia Airport (VLC) is the city’s main airport and offers domestic and international flights. If you are coming from another country or a distant city, flying directly to Valencia might be the most convenient option.

By Train: Spain has an extensive and efficient train network, making it easy to travel to Valencia from major cities within Spain and other European countries. Renfe is the national train operator, and you can find high-speed trains (AVE) connecting Valencia to Madrid, Barcelona, and other cities.

By Bus: There are long-distance buses that connect Valencia with various cities in Spain and neighboring countries. Companies like ALSA and Eurolines offer international bus services.

Registering at the School

You must register at the school during your first week as an overseas student. Before visiting Valencia, you will be given a personal appointment to complete your registration and get details on various introductory activities.

Accommodation

Rushford offers several off-campus options suitable for you. These include private apartments, shared flats, and student housing facilities. Many of these options are located within walking distance of the school or easily accessible by public transportation. At the time of your admission, housing options will be explained to you as part of the overall offer.

Shared student accommodation usually costs EUR 300 to 600 per month.

Health & Other Insurance

In Spain, international student health insurance is an essential requirement for all foreign students who wish to study in the country. It is a mandatory condition to obtain a student visa and to enroll in educational institutions. The health insurance coverage ensures that international students have access to necessary medical services during their stay in Spain, providing them with peace of mind and protection in case of unforeseen medical emergencies.

 

The health insurance requirements for international students in Spain typically include comprehensive coverage for medical expenses, hospitalization, emergency medical treatment, repatriation, and medical evacuation. It should also cover pre-existing conditions, accidents, and illnesses, as well as medical expenses resulting from accidents and medical transportation expenses.

 

When applying for a student visa, students are required to show proof of valid health insurance that meets the specific requirements set by the Spanish authorities. It is important for students to carefully review the insurance policy’s terms and conditions to ensure it meets all the necessary criteria and provides adequate coverage during their entire period of study in Spain.

Financial Matters & Banking

Opening a bank account in Spain is quite simple. In fact, there are many different banks one can choose from. The local currency is Euro, also known as EUR.

When opening an account, you will need to provide some personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and address. You will also need to provide proof of identity and student residency status. This can be done by providing a copy of your passport, residence permit or driver’s license.

Living in Spain

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Budgeting Your Stay

Overall, the total monthly expenses for students in Valencia can range from approximately €800 to €1,200 or more, depending on individual choices and lifestyle.

 

Accommodation: €300 to €600 per month.

 

Food: €150 to €250 per month for groceries and dining out.

 

Transportation: €30 to €50, depending on the coverage area.

 

Health Insurance: €50 to €100 per month.

 

Books and Supplies: The cost of textbooks and study materials can vary depending on the program of study. On average, students may spend around €50 to €100 per month on books and supplies.

 

Personal Expenses: €100 to €200 per month.

Working Part-Time

Non-EU students studying in Spain on a student visa are allowed to work part-time during the academic year for a maximum of 20 hours per week. EU/EEA and Swiss students do not need a work permit and have the same work rights as Spanish students.

Transportation

Public transportation in Valencia is efficient, extensive, and a popular choice for both residents and international students. The city offers a well-integrated network of buses, trams, and a modern metro system that connects various neighborhoods and makes getting around the city convenient and affordable.

Metro: The Valencia Metro (Metrovalencia) consists of several lines that cover the city center and extend to the suburbs. It’s an efficient and fast way to travel, especially during rush hours. Metro tickets are valid for both the metro and the tram system.

Tram: The tram network complements the metro and serves areas that are not directly accessible by metro. It’s a convenient mode of transportation for reaching coastal areas and other parts of the city.

Bus: Valencia’s bus network is extensive and covers areas that may not be served by the metro or tram. Buses operate throughout the day and are an economical option for short trips within the city.

Bonometro Card: To make traveling more cost-effective, students can purchase the Bonometro card, which offers discounted fares for both the metro and the tram. It’s a rechargeable card that allows students to save money on regular ticket prices.

Prices: The cost of public transportation in Valencia is reasonable. A single ticket for the metro or tram typically costs around €1.50, while a single bus ticket is slightly cheaper. The Bonometro card, which offers multiple trips, is a cost-effective option for frequent travelers.

Monthly Passes: Students who use public transportation regularly can benefit from monthly passes, which provide unlimited travel on all metro, tram, and bus services within specific zones. The cost of monthly passes varies depending on the number of zones covered, but it usually ranges from €35 to €50 per month.

Biking: Valencia is also a bike-friendly city with an extensive network of bike lanes. Biking is a popular and eco-friendly way to explore the city, and students can also use the Valenbisi bike-sharing system.

Overall, public transportation in Valencia is reliable, affordable, and well-connected, making it easy for students to travel around the city and explore its various attractions and neighborhoods without breaking the bank.

Leisure Time & Culture

Spending leisure time in Valencia is a delight for both locals and international students alike. With its picturesque beaches, vibrant parks, and a rich cultural scene, the city offers a plethora of activities to suit all interests. Relaxing on the sandy shores of La Malvarrosa or El Cabanyal beach, enjoying the warm Mediterranean sun, and taking refreshing dips in the sea is a favorite pastime for many. The Turia Gardens, a green oasis winding through the city, provide the perfect setting for leisurely walks, picnics, and bike rides. Valencia’s charming old town is a treasure trove of historic landmarks, quaint cafes, and lively plazas, ideal for immersing oneself in the city’s rich culture and savoring delicious local cuisine. Whether it’s exploring the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, attending vibrant festivals like Las Fallas, or simply indulging in the laid-back Spanish lifestyle at local cafes, leisure time in Valencia promises an unforgettable and enriching experience.

Shopping

Shopping in Valencia offers a diverse and enjoyable experience, catering to all tastes and budgets. The city boasts a wide range of shopping options, from traditional markets to modern shopping malls and boutique stores. Here’s an overview of what shopping is like in Valencia:

 

Traditional Markets: Valencia is home to bustling traditional markets where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, and other local products. Mercado Central, one of the oldest covered markets in Europe, is a must-visit destination for its vibrant atmosphere and an abundance of local delicacies.

 

Shopping Streets: The city center is dotted with pedestrian-friendly shopping streets, such as Calle Colón and Calle Poeta Querol, lined with a mix of local boutiques, international brands, and department stores. These streets are ideal for fashion enthusiasts and those looking for the latest trends.

 

Shopping Malls: For a modern shopping experience, Valencia has numerous shopping malls, including Aqua Multiespacio and El Saler. These malls house a variety of shops, restaurants, cinemas, and entertainment options, making them perfect for a day of retail therapy.

 

Souvenirs and Handicrafts: Visitors can find a wide selection of souvenirs and handicrafts at artisanal shops and markets. Look for items such as traditional ceramics, leather goods, and regional sweets to bring back unique mementos from your trip.

 

Outlet Shopping: If you’re looking for great deals on designer brands, Valencia also has outlet shopping centers like Bonaire, where you can find discounted fashion and accessories.

 

Eco-Friendly and Local Shopping: Valencia is committed to sustainability, and you can find shops specializing in eco-friendly and locally produced products. These stores offer a selection of organic food, natural cosmetics, and eco-conscious fashion.

 

Sunday Rastro: On Sundays, head to the Rastro flea market near Avenida de la Constitución to browse through vintage items, second-hand goods, and quirky finds.

 

Whether you’re looking for trendy fashion, unique souvenirs, or fresh local produce, shopping in Valencia offers a delightful mix of experiences that cater to every shopper’s desires. With its vibrant markets, bustling shopping streets, and modern malls, Valencia ensures a satisfying and enjoyable shopping adventure for all visitors.

Climate

Valencia enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers. The city’s climate is one of its most attractive features, making it an appealing destination for tourists and residents alike.

Staying Connected

Valencia has excellent mobile connectivity with reliable network coverage from major carriers like Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, and Yoigo. Prepaid SIM cards are readily available for international students, and the city also offers public Wi-Fi in many areas. Overall, staying connected in Valencia is convenient and hassle-free.

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