Erasmus in Zaragoza

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is a fantastic city, it has all the advantages of big cities like Madrid and Barcelona, ​​but without being so crowded. It is located in Aragon, in the north of Spain, and has a rich student culture and a vibrant atmosphere.

Public transport works well to get around fast (bus and tram). In addition, it offers you reasonable prices for services that would be much more expensive in Spanish cities. If you are looking for a charming city to study in, Zaragoza is the ideal place. This cultural and gastronomic capital of Aragon has everything, from restaurants that serve typical dishes such as potato omelette, migas, lamb from Aragon, etc. Next, we explain everything you need to know about Zaragoza.

Cost of living in Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza is the fifth largest cities in Spain, offering an affordable lifestyle for people on all budgets. The average monthly cost of living in Zaragoza is about 600 euros per month, the city is affordable compared to other large Spanish cities such as Madrid or Barcelona. It is important to note that what you spend on accommodation depends on where you are in the city: some areas can be more expensive than others! 

To give you an idea, a beer and a "tapa" can cost you around 3 euros.

Student life, parties and leisure in Zaragoza, Spain 

Young people from Zaragoza go out for a drink and with friends in "El Tubo", which is a small neighbourhood in the historic centre of Zaragoza where there are tapas bars to have a beer with friends while enjoying the Spanish culture. 

At night most young people choose the downtown area to go out to nightclubs and bars. A well-known place for young people is the so-called “la zona”, which is a central neighbourhood with a wide variety of bars and pubs to have a drink and have a good time.

In Zaragoza, there are many interesting places to visit and activities for you to enjoy during your stays abroad, such as museums, theatres, parks with impressive landscapes or even green spaces such as the Zaragoza Expo, where the beaches of Zaragoza are located. (artificial beaches).

Culture and gastronomy in Zaragoza, Spain

In the city of Zaragoza, there are several gastronomic restaurants where you can taste food from all over the world. The most famous dishes in Zaragoza are the potato omelette, the “migas”, the “borraja” or the grilled lamb from Aragon. Many Erasmus students choose this city to savour these inimitable delights of Spanish gastronomy.

Zaragoza is a city with great cultural, historical and architectural wealth. In addition to El Pilar and La Seo, the two cathedrals of Zaragoza, there are more things to visit such as; the Aljafería Palace, which has an Arab-Moorish design that can be seen in all its rooms. Another place not to be missed in this city is the downtown area (Calle Alfonso and Paseo Independencia), where there is a wide variety of shops and bars to have a drink.

In October the Virgen del Pilar festivities are celebrated, a week full of acts and activities for all audiences, from heifers in the bullring, big heads in the streets and festivals with music of all kinds.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Zaragoza, Spain

  • Learn English or other languages ​​with foreign students who do not speak Spanish.
  • Study at an internationally recognized University: the University of Zaragoza.
  • Eat one of the best cuisines of Spanish gastronomy. 
  • Live affordably in one of the most jovial and festive cities in Spain
  • Being able to travel to other nearby cities such as Madrid and Barcelona in less than 1: 30h by train.

Cheap student accommodation in Zaragoza, Spain

Are you looking for student accommodation in Zaragoza? There are many options available on our website. From the Erasmus Play comparison site, you will be able to search for the best accommodation for students in Zaragoza and we give you the possibility of making a reservation 100% online.

Frequently asked questions about doing Erasmus in Zaragoza

How much does it cost to live in Zaragoza as a student?
You will need approximately 500-600 euros per month to live without worries. Every student is different and the cost will depend on your lifestyle.
How is student life in Zaragoza?
Zaragoza is an excellent option for an Erasmus student since it is a large but very accessible city. In addition, the University of Zaragoza is full of international students with whom you will share unforgettable moments.
How much does a student accommodation cost in Zaragoza?
In Zaragoza, you can find rooms for rent from 200 euros per month. These are flats shared with other students and are usually the best rental option since they are generally the cheapest.
How much is the Erasmus grant to study in Zaragoza?
The amount of the Erasmus scholarship will depend on your country of origin, so we recommend that you ask your University to answer any questions you may have. In addition, you have to know that many scholarships are complementary, so you can access several.
What are the best areas to live in Zaragoza? 
Zaragoza has a good transport system, so if you choose to live far from the centre you can get there quickly. However, the most popular neighbourhoods for students who want more nightlife and cultural attractions are the Romareda area and the area around the Plaza San Francisco Campus. For students of the Faculty of Economics (Plaza Paraíso), it is highly recommended to live near Calle Doctor Cerrada.


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