Feb 26, 2019

Beca Fundación Amancio Ortega

  • Crimson Education
  • Spain
University Selection Competition Skill Building Other


Backed by Amancio Ortega, founder of Zara and wealthiest Spaniard, the foundation's scholarship programme funds 11th grade studies in Canada and the USA for 4o ESO students at Spanish schools.

The initiative covers 100% of necessary costs entailed in studying abroad for one year, and rewards 600 students throughout Spain, of which 100 in Galicia. 

Although primarily intended as language immersion, the scholarship can be valuable to Spanish students looking to go on to study at an American university, particularly if from a non-international environment.

Selection into the scholarship programme requires successful completion of English language tests as well as interview round.

Please note, Covid-19 restrictions has affected the Scholarship Program in the following ways:

  • The 2020/2021 edition, whose 600 participants had already started the training processes, has been canceled and the possibility of carrying out any activity that involves the movement of students to the United States and / or Canada throughout has been ruled out. of the next academic year. 

  • The Scholarship Program does not currently have essential information to confirm a calendar for the 2021/2022 call. Application acceptance periods have never been open before October; however, at this time it is not possible to anticipate whether this process can be carried out with the necessary guarantees in health and safety, mobility and limitations at destination. This could oblige to substantially modify its terms and conditions or, ultimately, also cancel the 2021/2022 edition.

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Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




A great deal of spaces, but a much greater deal of candidates.

Participation Cost


Some expenses may be incurred in completing selection process.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


English language competency required.

Time Commitment


Navigating the selection process is not in itself a large commitment, but great familiarity to English language will be required for success.

Application Deadline

Postponed until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions

Application Process Includes

Simple registration form, two rounds of testing and interviewing.