EADA - in the heart of Barcelona
Discover what it’s like to live and study in the Barcelona city centre first-hand. Five international students share their experience during their first month on the EADA-Barcelona City Centre Campus.
The main EADA campus is located in the heart of Barcelona, just a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and the most famous of Gaudi’s buildings.
With more than a thousand years of history, Barcelona is an important source of architectural, artistic and cultural heritage that our students are able to enjoy daily. It is a lively city with a constant flow of locals and tourists that fill the restaurants, bars and shopping districts.
Premier entrepreneurial hub
Innovative government initiatives have simplified the process for starting a company and established tax benefits for startups, making Barcelona one of the premier entrepreneurial hubs in Europe. Daily events for entrepreneurs are held around the city and networking opportunities allow key players to collaborate easily.
- 3rd in attracting startups in Europe
- 2nd Digital City in Europe
- +50 leading accelerators and incubators
Centre for international business
Catalonia is the headquarters of more than 8,500 foreign companies, with 90% of them based in the Barcelona metropolitan area. Most foreign companies have been in the area for 10 years or more, demonstrating a high degree of stability and return on investment.
- 9th in international investment in the world
- Top region in Spain for foreign headquarters
- +460,000 companies headquartered in Barcelona
A well-connected city
Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe, the transport capital of the Mediterranean area, a bridge to the Maghreb and a platform to Latin America. Companies with headquarters in Barcelona can supervise markets all over the world.
- 4.7M intercontinental airline passengers per year
- 55M euros in exports per year
- 1st city in international congresses in the world
High quality of life attracts top talent
The local professional opportunities, climate and lifestyle attract top talent from all over the world, with a full 19% of the population made up of foreign nationals. Barcelona's human capital is well trained, with 54% of the city's active population working in knowledge-intensive services.
- 4th city in labour attractiveness in the world
- Annual mean temperature: 18 ºC / 64 ºF
- 15th best city reputation in the world
SOURCE: "Barcelona Data Sheet 2018", Barcelona Activa
Supporting you every step of the way
At EADA Business School, we know that it can be a challenge to relocate to a new city, and we do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Getting to know your classmates
Before even arriving in Barcelona, you can get to know your classmates in EADA’s Master & MBA Facebook group.
Contact our Student Relocation Provider for up-to-date, practical information about healthcare, accommodation, mobile services and student visa procedures.
- Exclusive rates
Enjoy exclusive rates for local services (gyms, language schools, restaurants, etc.) as an EADA participant.
- Welcome emails
Receive monthly emails with news about the school as well as Barcelona, so that you feel right at home as soon you arrive.
Estimated living expenses
Living expenses in Barcelona are relatively low compared with those of other major European cities. Expenses vary widely depending on participants’ housing and lifestyle choices. The information provided here is an average based on current students’ expenses. The majority of participants choose to share accommodation and use public transport regularly.
EADA does not offer on-campus accommodation, but we work with a Student Relocation Agency to ensure that you find the housing option that is right for you during your stay in Barcelona.
Housing €450 - €900
Food €250 - €400
Other expenses €250 - €450
Utilities €100 - €200
Transport €60 - €70
Monthly budget €1,110 - €2,020