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:




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  • 06 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: On the occasion of 🇪🇸 #ConstitutionDay, we have lit up the HQ of @SpainMFA! Did you know that the Spanish Constitution is on…
  • 05 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @GlobalSpain: In a society where the tradition of handmade articles is becoming a lost art, Spain🇪🇸 is one of the countries where you ca…
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  • 05 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * “It was inspiring to hear how their nations, with the overwhelming support of their citizens, have implemented stra…
  • 05 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * #Spain has set a new record for organ donations in a single day, with: 3️⃣8️⃣ transplants being performed from 19…
  • 04 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: To modernize the @NATO, adapting it to new challenges and reflecting on its future from the basis of cohesion, is the appeal…
  • 04 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @GlobalSpain: Global Spain has prepared a dossier outlining Spain’s position on climate change and the strengths that have made us a wor…
  • 04 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @spaincultureus: 🎭 Of Gods and Men This experimental theatre performance explores the relationship between the divine and the human pre…
  • 04 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * "My deepest thanks to His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and to the Spanish people for offering such a warm welcom…
  • 04 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @UN: In Madrid, @antonioguterres thanks King Felipe VI of Spain and the Spanish people for hosting the UN Climate Conference. Everythi…
  • 03 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * RT @GovLarryHogan: Today we had the honor of welcoming ambassadors from the European Union to Govt House on behalf of the State of Maryland…
  • 03 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * Don't miss "Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain," on display at the @ngadc until February 17!
  • 03 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * Today and tomorrow, the @NATO Leaders Meeting will be taking place in London, in celebration of the Alliance’s 70th…
  • 03 Dec @SpainInTheUSA * "Spain decided to host #COP25 at very short notice because there is no time to waste. #ClimateChange can only be ta…


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