Spain - first cycle programmes

The flag of Spain consists of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red
Country: Spain
Population (mln): 47,19
Official language/s: Spanish
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .es
Calling code: +34
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1986
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 22.4
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 47.8
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 25.9
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 54.6
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 13,0
Country codes in education system: ES
Expected duration of education (years): 17,2

The first cycle of university studies (short term courses), which is followed in Escuelas Técnicas Superiores, Escuelas Universitarias and Facultades lasts for three years and leads to the Diplomado, Ingeniero Técnico or Arquitecto Técnico degrees. These courses lead to long term courses.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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