Students from the EU and the EEA do not need a student visa in order to study in Spain.
If your stay in Spain will be longer than 90 days, it is mandatory that you apply for a residence permit or Foreigner Identity Card (TIE) within 30 days of arrival. This is done at your local Foreigner’s Office (Oficina de Extranjeros).
Make sure to bring a national identity card or passport, as well as a valid European Health Insurance Card with you in order to be officially added to the population register.
Unless you’re from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you’ll need a student visa to come to Spain to study, take part in a student exchange, carry out research or training, or work as an unpaid intern or volunteer for more than three months.
Before you can apply for a study visa, you have to find a program with a recognized institution in Spain. You then must get confirmation that you’re accepted to study there. This can be in the form of a certificate or letter of acceptance.
Usually, the requirements for a student visa consist of the following:
Unless you are doing a shorter course, your program will last longer than six months so you will also need:
It is important to know that you can’t enter Spain with a tourist visa and then apply for a student visa. You will have to return to your home country and apply from there.
Since the processing of documents can take time, make sure to apply in advance, preferably two to three months before traveling.
Student visas in Spain are flexible and students can work along with their studies.
International students can ask for a work permit from local authorities to work 20 hours per week. However, you can only work while studying in Spain until the expiry of your student visa.
Due to overwhelming demand for student visas in Spain, it is important that you allow enough time before departing for your visa to be processed. Follow the rule of thumb and always apply at least a month in advance.
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