Incoming Students

Come and study with us

Do you want to study Design in Granada (Spain)?

If you want to be in the most popular city for Erasmus students in Europe, do not hesitate and come to Granada, where you will find a unique mix of:

Amazing historical monuments such as the famous Alhambra, the Cathedral or the old quarter of Albaicin, which is included as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

A multicultural city where you will find: art museums, science and history, concerts and exhibitions.

The best student environment regardless of your nationality.

We passionately believe that Art and Design can transform lives. No matter what your nationality is, we welcome foreign students to our support and learning community that tries to create and apply knowledge for the benefit of all of us.

If you are studying at another institution of higher education and want to study at ESADA, this section is for you. Below, you will find all the information you need to prepare your stay and make the most of it.

Application procedures

First you should contact your home university’s coordinator who will have to send a nomination e-mail to

Once ESADA Internationalization Department has received your nomination and confirmed it, you must complete this application form and, in addition, you must prepare a motivation letter, as well as your portfolio and a photograph for the application. If you wish to come through the Erasmus+ program, you must also prepare the Learning Agreement, where the subjects you wish to study with us and those corresponding to your sending institution will be indicated.

Nomination Deadlines
15th Jun for First Semester, 15th November for Second Semester

Application Deadlines
30th Jun for First Semester, 30th November for Second Semester

Our academic calendar is the following:

  • First semester: October to January.
  • Second semester: February to May.

All these documents (application form, motivation letter, portfolio, photograph and Learning Agreement) should be sent to our Internationalization Department at the email address indicated above by the deadline.

Once your application has been accepted, you must complete the procedures before starting your mobility (health insurance, Visa, etc.), as well as having signed the Learning Agreement by the department’s coordinator at your University. At the end of the mobility we will issue the certificate of qualifications (Transcript of Records).

You can consult our course catalogue to choose the right program. ESADA works with a Project Based Learning scheme and with Integrated Projects. It means that all subjects of each year and each degree are working in the same project at a time. International students have to enrol in subjects of one degree and in the same year in order to be able to make the most out of the projects.

ESADA grading system

In the Spanish Higher Education system, each course unit is graded on a scale from 0 to 10 points, and each numerical grade corresponds to a qualitative grade as follows:

  • Suspenso (Fail): 0- 4.9
  • Aprobado (Pass): 5- 6.9
  • Notable (Remarkable): 7- 8.9
  • Sobresaliente (Very Good): 9- 10
  • Matrícula de Honor: A special mention for outstanding performance limited to a maximum of 5% of students registered in a given course unit group.

When a student does not take the corresponding examination or final assessment, this is reflected as No Presentado (Absent). To pass a course unit, a student must receive a grade of at least 5 points out of 10.

Our classes are taught in Spanish at all levels and we strongly recommend a minimum level of A2 Spanish.

For any questions or queries, you can contact the Internationalization Department at:

International Relations & Erasmus+ Coordinator: Félix Guerrero.

Contact Us

C/ Trinidad, 4 - Granada

Opening hours

  • Mon - Fri

    8:30AM - 9:00PM

  • Saturday

    9:00AM - 2:00PM

Upcoming holidays

Día del Trabajo
Día de la Cruz
Corpus Christi