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Incoming Students

Come and study with us

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

If you are looking for the most popular city for Erasmus students in Europe, look no further and come to Granada. Here, you'll find a unique blend of astonishing historical monuments like the famous Alhambra, the Cathedral, and the ancient neighborhood of Albaicín, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Granada is a multicultural city where you'll discover art, science, and history museums, as well as concerts and exhibitions. It boasts the best student atmosphere regardless of your nationality. We passionately believe that Art and Design can transform lives. No matter where you're from, we welcome foreign students to our supportive learning community that strives to create and apply knowledge for the benefit of all.

If you are currently studying at another higher education institution and wish to study at ESADA, this section is for you. Below, you'll find all the information you need to prepare for 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 copy of your ID or passport for the application. If you wish to come through the Erasmus+ program, you must also prepare the Online Learning Agreement, where the subjects you wish to study with us and those corresponding to your sending institution will be indicated.

Nomination Deadlines
31st May for First Semester, 31st October for Second Semester

Application Deadlines
15th June for First Semester, 15th 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, ID or passport and a provisional Learning Agreement should be sent to our Internationalization Department at the email address indicated above by the deadline.

Once the deadline has passed, within a couple of weeks, you will receive the confirmation of your acceptance/refusal as a student at ESADA. In case you are accepted, you must complete the procedures before starting your mobility (health insurance, Visa, etc.), as well as having signed the Online 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:

  • 0 to 4.9 (E- Failed)
  • 5 to 6.5 (D- Passed)
  • 6.6 to 7.5 (C- Satisfactory)
  • 7.6 to 8.5 (B- Good)
  • 8.6 to 10 (A- Excellent)

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.

Language competences

Our classes are taught in Spanish at all levels and we strongly recommend a minimum level of A2 proficiency in the language. We advise you to enroll in an introductory Spanish course and complete the OLS Course (or any other relevant courses you find suitable). Additionally, during your mobility, you will have the opportunity to participate in free Spanish classes at ESADA, which will help you fully enjoy and benefit from the experience.


Students in need of a visa should reach out to both the sending and receiving institutions for assistance and support.


Students from European Union member states should also be in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is the required document in case you require medical assistance during your stay. Alternatively, if you do not have an EHIC, you should have personal insurance that covers your stay.


ESADA, unfortunately, does not provide accommodation services. However, once you are accepted as an incoming student, you will receive detailed information regarding this matter.


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

International Relations & Erasmus+ Coordinator: Félix Guerrero.

El presente proyecto está cofinanciado por el programa Erasmus+ de la Unión Europea. El contenido de esta publicación es responsabilidad exclusiva de ESADA y ni la Comisión Europea, ni el Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE) son responsables del uso que pueda hacerse de la información aquí difundida.

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of ESADA, and neither the European Commission nor the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) is liable for the use that may be made of the information disseminated here.