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 recognized centre.
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 supplied.
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
The following requirements must be met:
- All documents for entry and stay in Spain are in
the visa to undertake or extend studies.
- 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.
- The study plan implies attending for no less than
3 months, including the approved studies, research
or educational itinerary.
- Should the student be under-aged and is not accompanied
by his parents, they
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.
- 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 LAST?
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 VALIDITY EXTINGUISH?
- When the activity for which it was granted comes
to an end.
- When the period for which it was granted is over.
CAN FOREIGN STUDENTS WORK IN SPAIN?
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 foreign student.