Visas are not required for courses of less than 90 days (i.e. 12 weeks) for nationals of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, South Korea, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Vatican, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Please read the guidance below very carefully if you are not a passport holder from one of the above listed countries or if you will be studying with us for more than 12 weeks.
The application should be made at least three months before your departure date.
Please note that although AIL Madrid will gladly assist you in the process of obtaining a study visa; we are required to work within the strict guidelines of your local Spanish Embassy/Consulate. It is the local Spanish Embassy/Consulate who makes all decisions regarding the granting of study visas and their decision is final.
In the event that a Spanish study visa is denied after you have paid your course fees, AIL Madrid will reimburse the course fees, minus a 200 Euros administrative charge. However, should you subsequently successfully obtain a Spanish study visa and take an AIL Madrid Spanish course, your enrolment fee will be waived.
The following documentation is required to be submitted to your local Spanish embassy by you in person or by your legal representative:
DISCLAIMER: Rules and regulations for visas change constantly. Whilst we make every effort to keep abreast of changes, we can not guarantee that the information above is accurate or complete. We can not accept any responsibility or be held liable for your visa application and we strongly recommend that you contact your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate as early as possible to ensure that you are aware of the requirements for your country and have all necessary documentation.
Who is considered a student?
Foreigners coming to Spain with the only purpose of studying or undertaking research, training or a non-lucrative job in any Spanish educational or scientific, public or private, officially recognized centre.
How long does the student visa last?
It is granted for the whole duration of the Spanish course
When does the Spanish study visa expire?
When the activity for which it was granted comes to an end or when the period for which it was granted is over.
Is the Spanish study visa renewable?
Yes, the Spanish study visa is renewable.
Can foreign students’ relatives come to Spain?
Students who have obtained a visa can apply for the corresponding stay visas for their relatives to enter and stay in Spain, during the period of their studies or research.