Studying in Spain
This section includes some basic considerations and a series of links to further information.

​Spain is home to some of the world's most prestigious business schools, in addition to having an extensive network of universities and receiving the most exchange students within the Erasmus programme. If we also take into account that Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, our country is a significant destination for educational purposes. 
How to study in Spain
Foreigners wishing to stay in Spain to study, carry out research, training or unpaid internship activities, participate in student exchanges, or perform volunteer services, must obtain the corresponding visa, which will include the initial authorization to stay in Spain. However, nationals of certain countries are exempted from the visa requirement provided that the duration of their stay in Spain does not exceed three months.
Formalities in Spain
When the duration of the authorized stay exceeds six months, foreign citizens holding a visa to study, carry out research, training or unpaid internship activities, participate in student exchanges, or perform volunteer services, must apply for the foreign student identity card at the corresponding Foreigners Office or Police Station.
Citizens of the European Union
Citizens of the European Union and their family members, provided that the latter travel with or meet said citizens, are subject to a specific legal system based on the rights recognized in the Treaties.


More information:




  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * If you are in Spain, why not discover “Zarzuela”, Spain’s own type of operetta, a lyric-dramatic form of music that…
  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @StormchaserUKEU: WOW!!! Severe thunderstorm with photogenic skies in #Barcelona, Spain yesterday afternoon 17th July! Report via Meteo…
  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * Si eres amante del fútbol y sigues las categorías inferiores, no te pierdas toda la información sobre la #GothiaCup…
  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @URDailyHistory: 19 July 711: Tariq ibn Ziyad's #Umayyad forces rout King Roderic's #Visigoths at the Battle of #Guadalete, leading to I…
  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @MAECgob: 💊 ¿Necesitas algún tratamiento médico durante tus #vacaciones? Cuando viajes al exterior, lleva siempre contigo tus #medicame…
  • 19 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @KosovareAsllani: 🇪🇸 Proud to announce that I’ll be the first official signing for Real Madrid/Cd Tacon. Excited to write history, to h…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @EU_Commission: The European Citizens’ Initiative gives you the power to shape Europe. Find out how the European Citizens’ Initiative c…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * #July18th 1881 was born in Spain María de Maeztu, renowned educator, pedagogue and politician. Leading feminist int…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @MagicalEurope: Calo des Moro is one of Mallorca’s best-kept secret beaches in #Spain. The beach is about 40-metres long and the sea str…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @SpainMFA: @SpainMFA State Secretary @JPLaiglesia presents the #SevilleCommitment at #Local2030 during the @UN #HPLF in #NewYork 🇪🇸 #Sp…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * Hoy arranca en Suecia el Sub20 @EuroAthletics en el Ryavallen stadium de #Boras2019. Atentos a la selección 🇪🇸 más…
  • 18 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * RT @EspanaGlobal: El científico alicantino🇪🇸 @javiergarciamar ha sido elegido presidente de la Unión Internacional de Química Pura y Aplica…
  • 17 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * ¿Sabía que el "Guernica" de #Picasso, una de las obras más emblemáticas del S.XX, pasó por Suecia y se pudo visitar…
  • 17 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * Wouldn't we love ❤️to see @KosovareAsllani, Sweden's 🇸🇪football striker, become the first Galáctica in nascent…
  • 17 Jul @EmbEspEstocolmo * Recuerda que los nacionales residentes en el extranjero solamente pueden solicitar/renovar su DNi en España. Si reg…
  • Cuenta de Twitter del Ministerio en Inglés
  • Blog del Ministerio
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016