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Studying at Centro de Estudios Garrigues is an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience while getting to see the Spanish business world up close. Networking is one of the most important assets for any professional, and our exclusive selection process puts the best students in touch with our outstanding faculty — many of whom are partners at Garrigues.

What’s more, the prime location of Centro de Estudios Garrigues in Madrid opens up a wide range of cultural and leisure activities for those studying with us.

Admission process for international students

In view of the growing demand for training, especially from students in the Americas, Centro de Estudios Garrigues strives to provide prospective applicants with as much information as possible about the programmes on offer.

We want to make it as easy as possible for international students and Spanish students living abroad to enrol. Therefore, this special admission process, although consisting of the same stages as the standard process, can be carried out without having to travel to the Centro de Estudios Garrigues’ head office.

Admission tests
Payment methods

Who is this special admission process for?

The special admission process to study a programme at Centro de Estudios Garrigues is intended for:

  • applicants from outside Spain; and
  • Spanish applicants who are studying or working abroad.

How do I apply using the special admission process?

Some of the stages of the process may be carried out in your place of origin, avoiding the need to travel to the Centro de Estudios Garrigues’ head office. To benefit from this option, you must submit a request by email to the admissions department (

The admissions department will then contact you to discuss and coordinate the admission process based on your specific circumstances. Only requests with express justification for reasons such as work, study, inability to travel, etc. will be considered.

How is the special admission process carried out?

The special admission process will be carried out as determined, in each specific case, by the admissions department. It may be done via videoconference, phone, or any other means made possible by the latest technology. If necessary, any elements of the process that may be pending can be finalised or details confirmed when the applicant travels to Spain to study in the programme.

What documents do I need when applying for admission?

The filled-in application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • full degree transcript (if you are in the final year of your studies, a sworn statement of grades or a non-certified electronic record will suffice);
  • certificates of language proficiency;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • your cover letter (format included in the application form); and
  • two letters of recommendation (format included in the application form), filled in and signed by professionals from the academic or business sectors (if the signatory is an alumnus of Centro de Estudios Garrigues, only one letter of recommendation is necessary).

Applicants to our master’s degree programmes will be invited for an admission test by letter (with email confirmation) in the order in which their applications are received and in accordance with the test timetable established by the admissions department.

The tests consist of:

  • psychometric assessments;
  • writing assessments; and
  • group dynamics assessments.

Applicants who successfully complete these assessments will be invited for a personal interview.

Our programmes have a limited number of places. Therefore, to be awarded a place, applicants must pay a ‘reservation fee’ as indicated in their conditional or unconditional admission letter, provided there are still places available at the time such payment is made.

In any event, should the applicant fail to provide proof of payment within fifteen days of receiving the admission letter, Centro de Estudios Garrigues may withdraw the offer.

The following documents must be submitted to Centro de Estudios Garrigues when reserving a place in one of our programmes:

  • copy of national identity card or equivalent;
  • one passport-size photo;
  • certified copy (or original for validation at Centro de Estudios Garrigues) of the applicant’s full academic transcript (for master’s degree programmes, if one has not already been submitted);
  • duly filled-in direct debit form;
  • duly filled-in invoicing information form; and
  • copy of the proof of payment of the reservation fee.

The reservation fee is non-refundable. A refund will be issued only to applicants who, having a ‘conditional admission letter’, are unable to demonstrate they fulfil the requirements to access graduate studies by the start of the master’s degree programme.

Payment of the reservation fee may be made using any of the following methods:

  • bank transfer to the account held by Centro de Estudios Garrigues at:
  • BANKINTER: IBAN: ES 98; entity no.: 2100; branch no.: 5731; control digit: 71; account no.: 0200327094;
  • international payment via Flywire, which offers secure transaction from any bank, in any country, and usually in the country’s local currency.

Proof of payment or transfer must be submitted to Centro de Estudios Garrigues without delay, by post or fax, clearly indicating the name of the student and programme. The reservation will not be effective until proof of payment is received by the admissions department.

All other payments can be made in one of the following ways:

  • as a general rule, as a single payment of the full amount by bank transfer to the account indicated above or via Flywire before the start of the academic year; or by direct debit, to be processed in October;
  • when specifically requested, in two instalments, by direct debit, processed before 15 October and 15 January respectively.

In any event, the full amount of tuition will be considered due on the first day of the academic year, regardless of whether payment is partially deferred.

Further information

Student visas

Citizens of European Union member states are not required to apply for a visa or residence permit to study in Spain. However, international students who are not Spanish citizens or citizens of a European Union member state must apply for a special student visa at the Spanish embassy or consulate in their home countries.

Student visas may be granted to foreign nationals who can demonstrate that they have been pre-enrolled or formally admitted to an officially accredited public or private educational or scientific centre in Spain; for the purpose of studying, extending their studies, or carrying out non-remunerated research work or training activities; with a schedule that entails attendance and an expected duration of not less than three months, including the approved study/research/training plan.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • application form filled in at the Spanish consular office in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
  • three passport-size photos;
  • passport that is valid for at least 120 days;
  • proof of pre-enrolment or official admission as a student or researcher;
  • international health insurance;
  • proof of financial means necessary to cover the cost of the studies, stay, and return to the applicant’s home country;
  • criminal record check certificate issued, where applicable, by the authorities of the country of origin or of the country or countries in which the applicant has resided in the last five years (except in cases where the duration of the studies is under six months).


Centro de Estudios Garrigues has partnered with international universities, foundations, and financial institutions to help you secure financing for your master’s degree. If you are interested, please contact us to learn more about our agreements with institutions in your country. We will be happy to arrange contacts and assist you in gaining access to our programmes.

For the past ten years, Fundación Carolina has been Centro de Estudios Garrigues’ closest partner in offering outstanding students the opportunity to take part in one of our master’s degree programmes. Please contact us to learn more about the experiences of Fundación Carolina scholarship holders who have completed a master’s degree at Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

This solution is available in any country where BBVA operates. You can apply for financing in your country of origin: BBVA (SPAIN), BBVA MÉXICO, BBVA COLOMBIA, BBVA PROVINCIAL, BBVA PERÚ, BBVA PARAGUAY, BBVA URUGUAY, BBVA ARGENTINA, BBVA CHILE, BBVA PUERTO RICO, BBVA PANAMA.

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