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Welcome to a page dedicated to foreign students wanting to study in Barcelona with Moveo. You will find here essential information about the experience of living and studying in this Catalan city.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain. It is the second biggest Spanish city and one of the trendiest city in Europe. Barcelona is divided into different emblematic neighbourhoods each with a distinctive personality and atmosphere: Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Raval, Sants-Montjuïc, Horta-Guinardó, Les Corts, Gràcia, Sarrià – St. Gervasi, among others.
One of the strongest assets of Barcelona is its Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year ranging between 10º (January and February) and 30 ° (July and August). Not being a particularly rainy city, you can enjoy the sun most days of the year, winter or summer. This makes it easy to visit the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, parks and hills surrounding the town.
The official languages in Barcelona are Catalan and Spanish. Although Catalan is important for culture and traditions, Barcelona is a bilingual city where everyone understands and can talk in any of the two languages. If you are a foreigner and you intend to stay for a short time, communicating in Spanish won’t be a problem. However, if you intend to stay for a longer time, learning Catalan can enrich your experience of the city.
Catalonia meteorological service webpage: meteocat.com →
GENERAL COST OF LIFE
Depending on the lifestyle preferences, these are the basic guidelines for calculating the general cost of living in Barcelona:
Room in shared flat 350 € – 600 € / month
Flat : 800 € – 1.500 € / month
Ticket price for bus and metro :
10 trips travel card = € 12,15
Illimited tripstravel card (per month) = € 21,35
Theatre: 10 – 30 €
Movies: 5 – 10 €
Menu: 13 -15 €
Coffee in a cafeteria: 1 – 2 €
Beer at a bar : 3 to 3,80 €
Mobile: 10 – 30 €
Maintenance weekly: 50 – 70 €
Barcelona is a city with a great cultural, artistic, historical and architectural tradition. You will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities, exhibitions and conferences offered daily.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit landmarks such as the Museu Nacional d’ Art de Catalunya, the Picasso Museum, and the Liceu de Barcelona. Additionally, immerse yourself in the vibrant local arts scene by checking out the numerous small theatres scattered across the city or joining lively street parties happening in every neighbourhood.
You can find detailed information and exciting updates about main performing arts venues such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mercat de les Flors, Sala Beckett, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, and Teatre Lliure checking the cultural agenda of Barcelona in any of the following links :
All those students who need a visa to study in Spain, have to go to the Spanish embassy of their country to request it. Moveo provides all admitted students all the necessary documents for procedures related to visas and scholarships.
- Acceptance letter
- Enrolment certificate when the student has paid the deposit
- Academic calendar
The school has an accident insurance that covers medical expenses that may arise during classes or presentations for all Moveo students. This insurance is already included in the price of the Diploma course.
If you are a foreign student and from the European Community, we recommend that you start the procedure to obtain the European Health Insurance Card, since it’s not possible to apply for the NIE (Foreigner Identification Number) for bureaucratic reasons. You can find here information about how to apply for a health card.
If you are a foreign student from outside the European Community, you have the option to apply for the NIE (Foreigner Identification Number), which gives you access to the public health care system. You can find here information on how to request it. However, to request a visa you will probably be asked to have a private insurance.
You can find a room or flat in Barcelona on some of the websites that we suggest here:
Habitatge Jove a Barcelona
City Hall of Barcelona
Health and Care Portal of the City Council
Most of the Students who study in Barcelona with Moveo share flats . Within the school the students help each other to find a room in a shared flat.