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The commitment of Nebrija University to academic excellence, training in leading companies, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international education, place Nebrija University in the top positions of the most important university rankings.

Nebrija University is a safe choice and the data confirms it.

The rankings recognize Nebrija University to be at a high university performance, a consequence of our differentiating elements:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Employability
  • International Orientation

  • In the Top 5 of the Best Universities in Spain

Spanish Universities Ranking Forbes University 2021

Nebrija University takes the 5th position among the 20 best universities in Spain according to the study carried out by Forbes magazine, through a form sent to Spanish, public and private universities, with over 50 questions divided into five blocks, which depend on the different aspects of the university experience (price, student experience, preparation for working life, quality of the teaching staff and international perspective).

We have been recognized for employability and orientation towards different professions; academic excellence, which is achieved through personalized teaching; internationalization through bilingualism and the inclusion of international students; and pedagogical innovation. In addition, this ranking assesses very positively the institution's values, which are based on quality teaching and research to create knowledge, with the comprehensive training in skills, competences and abilities of all its students.

  • Teaching:
    1st Spanish university.
  • Employability: 1st university for Bachelor’s Degrees in Engineering and Architecture.
  • Student success rate: :
    Highest score.

U-Ranking 2021 of the BBVA Foundation and the Institute for Economic Research (IVIE)

Nebrija University is at the head of Spanish universities in the field of teaching, according to the latest edition of U-Ranking, the classification made by the Valencian Institute for Economic Research (IVIE) and the BBVA Foundation, one of the rankings with greater recognition in the country. In this edition, 70 Spanish universities were analyzed, focusing on the parameters of teaching, job placement, research and innovation, and technological development.

Nebrija takes first place in the teaching activity. A place that recognizes the extraordinary work of the professors who teach at this institution, which has one of the best faculties among Spanish universities.

The analysis of the BBVA Foundation and the IVIE Institute highlighted the students' success rate of Nebrija University, a value that our institution has been committed to since its inception.

Madrid Guarantee seal: "Compliance Measures", "Extraordinary Measures" and "Solidarity Actions"

Nebrija University is the only university in the Community of Madrid that has received the three certificates that make up the Madrid Guarantee seal: ‘Compliance Measures’, ‘Extraordinary Measures’ and ‘Solidarity Actions’. This certification is granted by the Government of the Community of Madrid to certify that Nebrija University complies with all safety regulations and measures against the threat of COVID-19, even extraordinary ones, on all its campuses, and that it has also launched solidarity measures during the pandemic.

QS Ranking

Five stars
(High score).

  • Teaching
  • Internatio­nalization
  • Online / distance learning
  • Employa­bility
  • Inclu­siveness

QS Stars International RankingQS World University Rankings 2019

Nebrija University has obtained five stars, the highest score, in Teaching, Internationalization and Online Teaching in the International Ranking QS Stars, a British organization leader in education rankings.

This system of foreign accreditation has qualified as excellent the teaching at Nebrija University, highlighting the satisfaction of students and placing the institution at the same level as universities such as Cambridge and Oxford.

The work in Internationalization stands out, receiving the best score for the presence of international students in their campuses and mobility programs. It is the same score as achieved in Online Education, for the personalization in teaching, the closeness of professors-students and the new technological applications in this educational field.

The results in Employability are also very positive in this ranking, highlighting the orientation service offered by the Department of Professional Careers.

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  • Best online MBA in Spain
  • Among the 5 best online MBAs in the world.
  • Among the 5 best MBAs in Spain.
  • Among the 36 best MBAs in Europe.

CEO Magazine Global Ranking Nebrija Business School’s MBA Program

Prestigious ranking that is published annually since 2008 and that analyzes over 300 MBA programs from 160 institutions around the world, assessing their quality of education, employability and international exposure.

Our MBA program's online modality was chosen among the 5 best in the world.

Likewise, and as a whole, the MBA is in the tier one category at the European level, which is the highest possible.

  • Transparency:
    3nd private University in Spain.
    1st private University in Madrid.

University Transparency Ranking 2018 of the Commitment and Transparency Foundation

Based on the information available on the websites of Spanish universities, both public and private, the Commitment and Transparency Foundation produces an annual report that measures the commitment to dialogue that universities have with their stakeholders to respond to their information expectations.

This year Nebrija University has been placed among the only three transparent private universities, complying with 39 of the 48 indicators in the report, including the financial statement and audit report indicators, which are essential to belong to the group of more transparent universities. This year, Nebrija University is the only private university in the Community of Madrid, which proves the University's effort to be an example within the educational community, not only in relation to academic requirements, teaching quality and employability, but also in terms of transparency.

In this transparency review, the areas of relevant information and the selected indicators have been significantly expanded, from 26 indicators to 48, which analyze the following aspects: strategic plan, personnel, dependent entities, government, academic supply and demand, teaching and research staff, students, economic information and results.

  • Among the 10 best Spanish-speaking
    online universities in the world

Ranking of Spanish-speaking Online Institutions of Higher Education (FSO) 2021 by the Hamilton Global Intelligence consulting firm

For the seventh consecutive year, the intelligence and market research consulting firm Hamilton Global Intelligence has published the results of the Ranking of Spanish-speaking Online Institutions of Higher Education (FSO), of having evaluated 200 institutions from Spain, Latin America and the United States for this new edition.

In this 7th edition, which had the collaboration of the Emagister, training portal, a leading portal in training worldwide, present in 14 countries, an academic offer of over 2 million courses and more than 73,000 training centers.

This ranking is carried out through surveys aimed at professors responsible for the program, website metrics and over 4,000 surveys of students and former students, in order to assess the degree of satisfaction and employability of students at the end of their education.

  • Among the 10 best Ibero-american digital and innovative universities

University Innovation Ranking

Nebrija University has been classified among the 10 best Ibero-american digital and innovative universities in the University Innovation Ranking, carried out by, this being our first time participating in this classification.

This ranking analyzes the academic offer of each institution, evaluating the programs and master's degrees that enable professionals to understand and manage new ICTs.

Nebrija University has highlighted the use of digital tools for learning and developing quality virtual and personalized education.

Recognition of the Bachelor's Degrees:

  • Fashion Design
  • Primary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Audiovisual Communications
  • Digital and Multimedia Design

Recognition of the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT)

After studying the curriculum map of Nebrija University's Bachelor's degrees, the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT) acknowledges through document number SENESCYT-SGES-SFA-2019-0722-O that the aforementioned Bachelor's degrees do not present any problem in their recognition.

In this link are the instructions to carry out the process.

Fundación Madri+d

Global TOP 100 Best Masters in the field of Entrepreneurship

Global TOP 100 Best Masters in the field of Entrepreneurship

The MBA + Business Creation Expert of Nebrija University has been ranked in the Top 100 World Ranking of the Best Masters, conducted by Eduniversal, in the Entrepreneurship category, this being its first time participating in this classification. This ranking is made after an official selection of the best 1,000 business schools in the world, where Nebrija Business School was included.

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Ministry of Education
of the People's Republic of China

  • Recognizes Nebrija
    as a destination University for Chinese students.

Recognition of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China recognizes Nebrija University as one of the recommended universities for Chinese students to study abroad.

Nebrija University becomes part of the exclusive list of private universities in Spain (Deusto, CEU San Pablo, Pontificia de Comillas and Ramón Llull) with this recognition.

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Madri+d Foundation
Approve the DOCENTIA - NEBRIJA model

  • Favorable certification
    of the faculty’s teaching activity

Madri+d FoundationDOCENTIA – NEBRIJA Model

Nebrija University receives the favorable certification of the DOCENTIA - NEBRIJA model from the Madri+d Foundation. This procedure is used for the evaluation of the faculty’s teaching activity.

The certification report highlights the favorable attitude of Nebrija University in implementing improvements and suggestions that have been proposed by the various evaluation committees and those made by the university community itself, highlighting the incorporation of students in the decision-making process.

The certification of the DOCENTIA - NEBRIJA model affects the set of teaching activities of the faculty, highlighting the effort, sustained over time, to define, apply and improve this process.

  • Master’s degree in
    Integrated Advertising Management
  • Master’s degree in
    Art Market and Management of Related Companies

Ranking of 250 Master’s Degree Programs by El MundoTwo degrees from Nebrija University stand out in the classification

Every year, the journal El Mundo draws up a postgraduate degree reference guide in which 750 experts, professors, students, graduates of the degrees and collaborating companies take part.

  • Performance and excellence: 6th private university in Spain.
    2nd private university in Madrid.
  • International orientation:
    Maximum score.
  • Research and Knowledge Transfer:
    Maximum score.
  • Links to companies:
    Maximum score.

CYD Ranking from the Fundación de Conocimiento y Desarrollo (Knowledge and Development Foundation)

According to this study, Nebrija University obtains the maximum score in eleven of these indicators, among which stand out international orientation and those related to research and knowledge transfer.

This is because thanks to the new international Madrid Princesa campus, the student coexists with students from over 30 nationalities. It also allows all students to acquire an international experience and a global vision, as they are able to study abroad at one of the universities with which Nebrija University has an agreement.

The CyD Ranking is a classification of reference due to the rigor of its methodology. It values the performance of university activities: teaching and learning, research, international orientation, knowledge transfer and general contribution. It is developed in parallel with the U-Multirank, the list of the best campuses promoted by the European Commission.