Guide: Student visa in Spain 🇪🇸

  • Term of receipt: 3-4,5 months
  • 🤑 Savings: €7 200 for one year
  • Invitation: from an educational institution
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About visa

A student visa is one of the easiest ways to move to Spain. With this visa you can both study and work (the right to work is automatically granted to those on university programs or professional courses), and once you have completed your course of study, you will be able to renew for the following year without leaving Spain. One of the key conditions is to have €10206 in your account for the year.

✅ Money in the account in the amount of minimum €7 200
✅ Invitation from an educational organization
✅ Certificate of no criminal record

If you have all three points above, this is definitely your choice!

💡 It is possible to get a part-time work permit.
💡 If you have a family (spouse and/or children), they can come to Spain and live without the right to work by joining through their country's consulate.

Financial requirements for Spain study visa

In 2024 IPREM is €600
➡️ for the main applicant 100% IPREM multiplied by the length of stay, 
➡️ for the second family member 75% IPREM (€450),
➡️ for the third and subsequent family members 50% IPREM (€300).

For a 1-year residence permit, you must have IPREM X 12 = €7 200
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Two ways to apply
🌍 At the Spanish consulate

You can get a student visa in your country of citizenship/residence, but you must meet the student age requirement (18-30 years old). Your required documents may be perfect, but the Consulate may refuse without giving a reason, as they may see the visa request as emigration rather than study. So if you don't qualify by age, it's better to use the second way:

🇪🇸 In Spain

Entering Spain legally on any visa/document, including tourist Schengen.
Once you arrive, you can apply to study, avoiding visa procedures at Spanish consulates in your home country, reducing time and stress levels.

💡 When requesting a student visa in Spain, it is important to keep in mind that there should be at least a month left before the end of your legal stay, not 30 days as often mistakenly thought. We recommend applying within the first 60 days of entry on a 90-day tourist visa or visa-free entry.
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Check-list for Student visa application

  • Proof of enrollment in a educational center
  • Financial guarantees
  • Medical insurance
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Application EX-00
  • Scan of all passport pages with entry stamp for Spain
Do you still have questions? Feel free to ask us.

What does a typical Spain student visa process looks like:


Visa application

It takes 6-8 weeks to get a Spanish Schengen visa, plan this step in advance. You can also apply for Schengen visas of other EU countries.


Documents gathering

Start preparing all documents based on our free guide. You can also use our Virtual Assistance service.


Arrive to Spain

Upon arrival to Spain do not forget to get either a clear stamp or a declaration of entry (if you entry Spain from another EU country).


Get your residence

Submit the package and wait for approval. If you prepared all docs yourself you can use our CheckUp service.

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