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, Spain is a significant destination for educational purposes.
You will have the opportunity to explore an exciting and spectacular city, always among the cities preferred by the students. It is located in the north of Spain and it is considered as an academic and tourist enclave, with about 200,000 inhabitants. A safe city, with thousands of university students and with one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The perfect balance of leisure and multiculturalism.
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 such as USA and Australia are exempted from the visa requirement provided that the duration of their stay in Spain does not exceed three months.
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.
The visa process takes around 4 weeks from the day all documents are presented.
You would need to contact Spanish consulate in your country to find out the procedure of applying for a Student visa, because each country has different procedures.
This is the Spanish student visa procedures for US citizens.