Andorra Education Facts


Compulsory school is compulsory and free of charge for children between 6 and 16 years. More than one third of children attend Andorran schools, one third in French and just under one third in Spanish schools. Even in the Spanish and French schools some Catalan are included in the teaching.

All schools are built and maintained by the Andorran authorities, who also pay for the Andorran teachers. The French and Spanish teacher salaries are paid by France and Spain.

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A university (Universitat d’Andorra) was inaugurated in 1997, but it mainly uses distance education. It offers, among other things, nurse and computer training. Those who want to study further after high school often apply to one of the neighboring countries. The academic year 2010–2011 studied about 1,400 Andorran at university, of which just under one third in Andorra, nearly two thirds in Spain and the rest in France and other countries. A new “Bachelor’s Degree” was introduced in 2008 to help students continue their studies abroad.


Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

11 (2017)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

19.0 percent (2017)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

19.0 percent (2017)