The Spanish Study Visa is an option that allows individuals to do more than just study in Spain.
Find out all you need to know about Spanish Study Visas
The Spanish Study Visa is a much broader visa designed for those who wish to do something less specific and not directly related to their degree.
What can I do with a Spanish Study Visa?
A few things you can do with a Spanish Study Visa:
- Study at an authorised school
- Work as an au pair
- Studying for a Doctorate
- Complete a training course
- Take part in a student mobility programme at an officially recognised teaching or scientific centre
- Take part in a training placement
- Work as a conversation class assistant
If your study time is under 90 days, no visa is required.
You can work up to 30 hours a week during term time.
If you have been offered an internship directly related to your studies, please read about the Internship Visa.
What are the benefits of a Spanish Study Visa?
Some benefits of the Study Visa include:
- More work options than on the Internship Visa
- It lets you work and live in Spain
- You can stay for longer than 90 days if you apply for a foreigner identity card, known as the arjeta de identidad de extranjero (TIE) card, within one month of arrival
- Once you have finished your course, you can apply for a work visa to go back to Spain and work either for a company or a self-employed individual
What are the financial requirements to be eligible for a Study Visa?
The minimum amount of financial means required is €600 per month or €7,200 per year.
If there is proof that the accommodation has been paid in advance, this sum is subtracted from the €7,200 requirement.
What will I need to provide when applying for a Study Visa?
There are a number of documents you need to provide:
- National Visa application form
- Photograph of yourself
- Valid passport
- Proof of your work contract
- Proof of financial means
- Evidence of full health insurance
- A criminal background check
- Medical certificate and clean bill of health (for those staying longer than 180 days)
- Proof of residence in Spain
- Documentation of identity and capacity
- Authorisation from legal guardians (if the applicant is minor)
- Payment of the Visa fee
Does the Study Visa allow dependants?
Your spouse or children under 18 can usually join you in Spain if you are there on a Study Visa for more than six months. You will need to prove your relationship to them via birth or marriage certificate.
The extra funds required for dependants are as follows:
- First dependant – €5,400 per year, €450 per month
- Every dependant after that – €3,600 per year, €300 per month
Core documents such as birth, marriage, ACRO and medical certificates must be translated.
We have an in-house, authorised and approved translation service available for you.
The translation is included in our visa application package.
In order to legalise documents, the signatories of the certificates must be authenticated. We can provide the legalisation services you need.