One of the most visited countries in the world, Spain is the preferred educational center for its rich culture and history. Spain, located on the Iberian Peninsula in south-western Europe, offers English and Spanish education. There are 78 universities in Spain, 51 of them are state universities and 27 are private universities.
In QS World University Rankings 2018-2019, 11 universities of Spain are placed in QS World Universities rankings. Famous universities are located in Madrid, the capital city of Spain and in the 2nd largest city Barcelona. Spain, a member of the European Union, is also a member of the European Space for Higher Education. As a result of this membership, Spanish universities are also recognized in 45 European countries and other countries around the world. Spanish universities use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This is a main standard for ensuring compliance between European education systems.