Who is considered a student?
Foreigners coming to Spain
with the only purpose of studying or
undertaking research, training or a
non-lucrative job in any Spanish educational
or scientific, public or private, officially
Foreign students who want to
carry out studies in Spain, must apply
for the corresponding visa at the Diplomatic
or Consular Offices before their arrival.
Evidence of previous studies must be
NEED FOR STUDENT VISA
Once they are in Spain, foreign
students must apply for an authorization
to stay during the specified time, at
the Foreign Office or Police Station.
WHERE TO APPLY
At the local Foreign Office
or Police Station.
What are the requirements to
obtain a Student Visa?
The following requirements must be
1- All documents for entry and stay
in Spain are in order, including
the visa to undertake or extend studies.
2- The student has been regularly accepted
in any private/public educational or
scientific centre to undertake/extend
studies or undertake non-lucrative jobs
in research or educational centres.
3- The study plan implies attending
for no less than 3 months, including
the approved studies, research or educational
4- Should the student be under-aged
and is not accompanied by his parents,
will need to provide written authorization
for the student's trip, as well as for
his studies. This authorization must
include the details of the school and
the duration of the stay.
5- Students must prove and guarantee
that they have the financial means to
live, support their studies, their stay
and return to their country, as well
as, if necessary, that of their relatives.
HOW LONG DOES THE STUDENT VISA
It is granted for the whole
duration of the course
IS THE STUDENT VISA RENEWABLE
Yes, the Student Visa is renewable.
WHEN DOES THE STUDENT VISA
- When the activity for which
it was granted comes to an end.
- When the period for which it was granted
CAN FOREIGN STUDENTS WORK IN
Basically, foreign students
cannot carry out any profitable activity,
but it will be allowed if it does not
limit the studying aims.
CAN FOREIGN STUDENTS'RELATIVES
COME TO SPAIN?
Students who have obtained a visa for
studying can apply for the corresponding
stay visas for their relatives to enter
and stay in Spain, during the period
of their studies or research. They do
not need a staying period prior to the