What is the difference between public and private universities?
To decide which university is best for you, you must first decide which subject you are going to dedicate the next few years of your life to, which degree best reflects your interests and what it is that motivates you.
Once you have decided which degree you want to study, you should consider the differences between public and private universities and take them into account when choosing where you are going to go.
One of the main differences is the cost of your degree. In Spanish public universities you will have help paying for your studies and fees are regulated by law. In private universities you have to pay the total cost of enrolment, which is a large sum of money not everyone can afford.
In general, private universities in Spain tend to be smaller, both physically and also in terms of the size of the student body. This is great when it comes to class sizes but not so positive when it comes to campus services and how lively the student environment is.
Finally, students who attend public universities in Spain can apply for financial assistance by completing the relevant forms for the academic year to obtain university grants. It is more difficult to apply for this type of help if you are going to a private university.
These are some of the differences between private and public universities and you should keep them in mind when deciding which university to attend.