The Student Visa is a residence authorization that allows non-EU citizens to live and study in Spain. The Student Visa is not a regular residence permit, but rather supports you during your study period in Spain.
No. You will need to apply for your student visa in order to become a legal resident during the time in which you will be coursing your degree/course/masters/P.hD.
Nevertheless, if your course or studies take less than 90 days, there is no need to get it. You will have enough time with your tourist visa.
Your student visa is linked to the duration of your studies. This means that your visa expires upon graduation. However, with the help of Barcelona Hospitality Academy you will be able to extend your visa with the help of one of our programs.
If your studies are less than 3 months you will NOT need to get a NIE.
If your studies are more than 3 months, however, you will have to get a NIE. The NIE is the basic ID number that any foreign citizen needs in Spain. Nevertheless, you will obtain it directly once you get your visa. The extra step you will need to take is to get the TIE (the actual card that contains the NIE).
Yes. The student visa allows you to do both an internship or any other kind of job. With the student visa you are not in need of obtaining a residence and work permit. Nonetheless, keep in mind that even if you do a non-internship job, the maximum amount of hours you can work in this job is 20 hours.
Yes. Foreign students may work in Spain. Their internships can both be done under curricular and extracurricular job contracts. In case of curricular internship, you will need a contract between both parties (university and the company) signed by both sides. Furthermore, students can also ask for a residence permit to do an internship in the country, moving out from their current student visa status and obtaining a residence authorization that allows them to work.
You are allowed to work a total of 40 hours per week. Keep in mind that the maximum number of internship hours you may work a week is limited to 20. In other words, if you only have classes 5 hours per week you are not allowed to work for 35 hours per week during your internship, but only for 20. In case of doing a curricular internship it will be the university that defines the total number of hours a week you may work during your internship.
If you are interested in studying a degree in Spain and working at the same time, then Barcelona Hospitality Academy is the perfect solution for you. We will make sure that your visa process is taken care of as well as providing you with a good quality education and an opportunity to work at the same time. By enrolling in one of our programs, you will get the opportunity to apply for the Spanish residency* upon completion of your degree.
*please contact us in order to obtain more information about your eligibility for the Spanish residency
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