Incoming students

  • About the School
  • International Office
  • How to apply. Required documents
  • Arrival
  • Accomodation
  • Healthcare and Insurance



Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Mérida is a Higher Education institution based in Extremadura, Spain

Founded in 1932, The Art School is devoted to teaching, training and promoting art and design. Our institution was honoured with the Medalla de Extremadura Award in 2003, the highest recognition in our Autonomous Community.

The school location- declared World heritage Site in 1993, Mérida was a major Roman provincial capital town - has deeply influenced the artistic skills developed in crafts studies such as Mosaic Art, Stone Carving or Pottery.

Learn more about Mérida:

In its permanent seek for renewal, the school has gone through different phases over the years, being preserving tradition and meeting contemporary needs their main goals.

Our school offers education in different artistic fields and educational levels:

Higher Education (HE)

          Mosaic Art (two academic years)

Ceramics, (two academic years)

          Graphic Design (four academic years)

          Interior Design (four academic years)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Stone Carving (two academic years)

General Upper Secondary Education

Visual Arts and Design

Performing Arts, Music and Dance

The School has a Temporary Exhibition Hall as well as other exhibition spaces to promote artists and allow our students to be exposed to different approaches to visual communication.


Spanish Number Grade

Verbal Equivalent

Letter Equivalent


With Honors


9.0 - 9.99



8.5 - 8.99

Very Good


8 - 8.49

Very Good


7.5 - 7.99

Very Good


7 - 7.49

Very Good


6 - 6.99

Satisfactory (Pass)


5 - 5.99

Satisfactory (Pass)


4.5 - 4.99

Unsatisfactory (Fail)


0 - 4.49

Unsatisfactory (Fail)


International Office

Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Mérida
International Relations Office
Paseo de Artes y Oficios s/n
06800 Mérida

Tel: + 34924009864
Fax: + 34924009865

Erasmus Coordinator

Elena Abós Artola

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How to apply.

Required documents.

These documents must be sent to the International Office prior to the student's arrival.

·       Learning Agreement for Studies

  • Copy of ID card or passport

Applications Deadlines

To apply for the Autumn / Winter semester: June 1
To apply for the Spring / Summer semester: December 15

We will confirm your admission approximately 1 month after the application deadline.


By plane:

The nearest airports are Seville Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport.

If you are flying to Sevilla:

There are shuttle buses from Seville airport to Plaza de Armas Coach Station and Santa Justa Railway Station.

More info:

Arrival by bus: From Sevilla, Plaza de Armas Coach Station to Estación de Autobuses de Mérida (Avenida La Libertad s/n 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. 10 minutes walk to city centre).

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Arrival by train: From Sevilla, Santa Justa Railway Station to Mérida Railway Station (C/ Cardero, s/n, Mérida. City Centre)

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If you are flying to Madrid:

You can take a bus shuttle to Madrid Atocha Railway Station. To find more about shuttle transport, see link:

Arrival by bus:

From Madrid Coach Station (Estación Sur o Méndez Álvaro ( Address: Méndez Álvaro, 83 to Mérida Coach Station (Avenida La Libertad s/n 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. 10 minutes walk to city centre).

*To take the bus, you must go from Atocha to Estación del Sur or Méndez Álvaro. The easiest way is to take either the C-5 train towards Fuenlabrada-Humanes

or the C-7/C-10 trains towards Principe Pío and step down at the first stop (it takes just 2 minutes)

Both stations are 20 minutes walk but it is not advisable if carrying heavy luggage.

More info:

Arrival by train: From Madrid Atocha Railway Station to Mérida Railway Station: (C/ Cardero, s/n Mérida City Centre)

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Travelling around Mérida.

Everything in Mérida is within easy reach. You can walk to most places. In case you need to use the public transport in the city,

this site might be useful:

Useful site for Erasmus students:


The School does not have an accomodation office. However, you have different accomodation options and your Erasmus Coordinator can help you find it:

Rent a flat and/or share with other students ( School students might be interested in sharing accomodation with you.)

This website might be useful:

You might find useful to have a look at this bed and breakfast accomodation site for the first days in Mérida :

* When renting a flat, bear in mind the walking distance to the School of Art and Design.

Have a look at the google map here:,-6.3436673,14z/data=!3m1!4b1

Healthcare and insurance

Students from European Union State members or EEA countries are covered by European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is essential for students who are going abroad on an Erasmus programme. The EHIC provides you with access to reduced-cost sometimes free, medical treatment that becomes necessary during a temporary visit to most European countries. It covers you for state-provided treatment only, and you will receive treatment on the same terms as 'insured' residents of the country you are visiting. In order to get your European Health Card, contact your own Social Security Office, to have respective form issued, before arriving in Spain.

It is recommended that you take out insurance which will cover you for any accidents, additional medical cover, loss of money, passports, or baggage loss.


Emergency calls: 112

Hospital de Mérida

Pol. Nueva Ciudad, s/n. C.P. 06800
Telephone: 924 38 10 00. Fax: 924 38 10 12

Health Centres

C.S. «Mérida Norte»
San Luis, s/n. C.P. 06800
Telephone: 924 31 02 00 / 30 24 11.
Fax: 924 31 79 25

C.S. «Mérida Urbano I»
Luis Álvarez Lencero, s/n. C.P. 06800
Telephone: 924 37 34 21 / 33 21. Fax: 924 37 34 81

C.S. «Mérida Urbano II»
San Luis, s/n. C.P. 06800
Telephones.: 924 31 02 00 - 924 30 24 11.
Fax: 924 31 79 25