Spain Visa Information
Applying for a visa to study in Spain?
Many nationalities do not need a visa to participate or attend the Spanish language experiences and courses offered on the Wiseward site; there are some exceptions and some nationalities will need a visa.
Please remember that visa rules and regulations constantly change. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you have the right travel documents, including the correct visa, for your intended course. The FAQ’s listed below aim to give you guidance on whether you need a visa and if you do what type of visa you will need.
I have booked a language experience programme to Spain on the Wiseward website? Do I need a visa?
You almost certainly do not need a study visa for the language experiences and courses offered on the Wiseward website; unless your are planning to stay longer than three months. Depending on your nationality you may need a visitor visa. Additional useful information can be found on the Spanish Government website
Do I need a visa to study long term Spain?
For many nationalities, if you are going to Italy to study on a language course for up to three months you will not need a visa. EU citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy or to study in Spain. If you are planning to stay in Italy for longer than three months and study in Spain at a recognised language school you may need a study visa.
Almost everyone needs a visa to study in Spain for longer than three months. Only nationals from the following countries are exempt from holding an Italian Student Visa to enter Spain: EU (European Union) countries. Switzerland.
It is really important to remember that the student visa for Spain is only an entrance visa. This means it grants you the right to enter Spain, but if you want to legally stay and study in Spain for longer than three months, you also have to apply for an Italian residence permit.
You can only apply for a Spanish residence permit in Spain. This is why an entrance visa is necessary.
You will find some useful additional information courtesy of the Spanish Governments visa guide
How much will a visa for Spain cost if I need one?
The visa fee is dependent on what type of visa you are applying for and how long you plan to stay. There may be other additional administration costs as well so it's worth checking. The final amount depends on the place, duration and purpose of your stay. As a general rule, you can pay the fee in your local currency to the Spanish Embassy or mission in your country of residence.
I have a visa question that I can’t find an answer to on the Wiseward site.
If you have a question that you have been unable to find an answer to on the Wiseward site you can find additional information about visas on the Spanish Government website.
- Visa information is correct at the time of publishing. Visa rules and regulations constantly change. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you have the right visa for your intended course. The information provided herein by Wiseward aims to help you in making an informed choice.
- It is extremely important that you apply for the correct visa before you leave home. Different countries have different rules and the purpose of this page is to give you some assistance and guidance.
- Remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the correct paperwork. If you are unsure or need further help or advice please contact us and one of our helpful counsellors will be happy to assist.
- Regardless of which country you are going to be studying in, different visa rules apply depending on your age, nationality and the length of stay you plan to be in the country.