Spain Student Visa
Capital : Madrid
Languages : English, French, German.
Official Currency : Euro (EUR).
Major Cities : Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Malaga, Murcia, Palma.
Spain at Glance
Spain is a country in Southern Europe. It is in the Iberian Peninsula near Portugal and Gibraltar. France and the country of Andorra are on its northeast side, where the Pyrenees mountains are.The people of Spain are called Spaniards. Most people there speak Spanish,but there are other languages in different parts of the country.The religion of most of the people in Spain is Roman Catholic.
Since 1975, Spain has had a king, who only does what the constitution allows him to. For example, the king can declare a war, but only if the Government asks him to do so. The parliament is called Las Cortes Generales, and has two bodies: “El Congreso” (The Congress) and “El Senado” (The Senate) and it is chosen by the Spanish people by voting. This kind of government is called a constitutional monarchy. The King of Spain is Felipe VI. The President of the executive branch of the government is Mariano Rajoy.The government and the king’s palace are in Madrid, the capital of Spain.Spain has more than five hundred thousand square kilometers of land. It is smaller than France, but it is bigger than Sweden or Germany. Almost fifty million people live in Spain.
For more details please visit : Spain
Today most of Spain’s area is located in southwestern Europe with the mainland of the country that is south of France and the Pyrenees Mountains and east of Portugal. However it also has territory in Morocco, the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, islands off the coast of Morocco as well as the Canary Islands in the Atlantic and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. All of this land area makes Spain the second largest country in Europe behind France.
Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal, in southwest Europe. Africa is less than 10 mi (16 km) south at the Strait of Gibraltar. A broad central plateau slopes to the south and east, crossed by a series of mountain ranges and river valleys. Principal rivers are the Ebro in the northeast, the Tajo in the central region, and the Guadalquivir in the south. Off Spain’s east coast in the Mediterranean are the Balearic Islands (1,936 sq mi; 5,014 sq km), the largest of which is Majorca. Sixty mi (97 km) west of Africa are the Canary Islands (2,808 Sq mi; 7,273 Sq Km).
For detailed information please visit : Geography of Spain
There are three different climate zones in Spain, due to its large size. Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The vast central plateau, or Meseta, has a more continental influenced climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rain generally falls mostly in spring and autumn. The mountains surrounding the plateau have a higher rainfall and often experience heavy snowfalls in winter.
Due to Spain’s geographical situation the climate is extremely diverse. Spain’s climate varies from temperate in the north to dry and hot in the south. The best months to visit Spain are from April to October, July and August can be excessively hot (and busy) throughout the country. Madrid is best in late spring or autumn.
Reference : Climate of Spain
The variety of cultures in Spain derives from the seventeen autonomous regions located within the country. These regions include: Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Basque Country, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile La Mancha, Castile and León, Catalonia, Valencia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Comunidad de Madrid, Murcia and Navarre. Through the eyes of some, the intense diversity of Spain provides a source of pride; through others eyes, however, the many regional differences surface as a source of friction due to lack of overall unity. Spain is sometimes even referred to as “The Spains.”
Despite cultural varieties and conflicts, one common entity can be said to hold all of Spain together: the fiesta. Celebrated throughout the year on both large and small scales, many times on specific nationwide dates, fiestas provide a common variable for all the cultures of Spain. Many of the celebrations, such as Las Fiestas de Carnaval, are tied to the prevalent Catholicism of the region. Fiestas are commonly celebrated both within small local communities and as city or regional events, such as the Cycle of Fiestas. Each city often holds a fiesta in honor of their own patron or unique cultural identity (some times relative to ancestry or industry), but the Cycle of Fiestas incorporates all these smaller fiestas – each city’s fiesta must be included and occur in a specific order over a period of time.
For further information, please visit : Culture of Spain
Spanish food history may be among the most varied and interesting in the world. Since before the Romans the Iberian Peninsular has received influence from many cultures and regions and its gastronomy has evolved along with each century, each invasion and each conquest. Even today, Spanish cuisine is still evolving and continues to be one of the forerunners in the promotion of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
Spain naturally has a rich agricultural heritage of all manner of ingredients as well. In particular, it is one of the world’s largest producers of grapes and olives. Both of these products are used to produce some of Spain’s other signature items: wine and olive oil. Both of these products are now protected by various Designations of Origin.
Spanish cuisine is a way of preparing varied dishes, which is enriched by the culinary contributions of the various regions that make up the country. It is a cuisine influenced by the people who, throughout history, have conquered the territory of that country.
For further information, please visit : Cuisine of Spain
Spain has become one of the top study abroad destinations in the world. Students are drawn to study abroad Spain for its unique culture, rich history, and famous nightlife. Many students choose to study abroad in Spain in order to learn Spanish, and the country’s proximity to the rest of Europe doesn’t hurt! Students flock to study abroad in Spain’s two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, as well as to many of its smaller ones such as Sevilla and Granada, to absorb a semester or a year’s worth of culture, language, and warm weather.
- Many courses in Economics, Business, Engineering, Fashion etc. are available in English.
- Spain has the 4th best health care system in the world.
- Spain is blessed with great weather, beaches, islands and an historic culture.
- Spain has the 4th lowest cost of living in Europe.
- Thousands of new international students are now choosing Spain as their Study Abroad destination of choice.
- Universities are distributed throughout the country but the biggest and the most important cities have the highest number of universities, in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
- Living in Spain allows you to easily and cheaply travel to other European Countries.
Study In Spain is the most reliable source for evaluating foreign educational credentials, degrees, and diplomas and providing their official Spanish equivalencies. These equivalencies may be required to follow certain degrees at Spanish universities.
For further detailed information please visit : Study In Spain
Preschool in Spain is divided into two cycles, the first cycle is for children between the ages of 0-3 years old and the second cycle is for children from 3-6 years old. The first cycle of preschool is not free, although there are aid programs for families in need.
Spanish Primary School
Primary school in Spain, often referred to as simply “colegio”, is the beginning of the government required education in Spain. Primary school is made up of 6 academic school years from age 6 through 12. The system is divided into three cycles of 2 years each. Generally, the first cycle is from age 6-7, the second cycle from 8-9, and the third cycle from 10-11 years of age.
Spanish Middle School
After primary school in Spain students must continue on to Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) which generally lasts from age 12-16. Spanish secondary education is divided into two cycles lasting two years each.
Once a Spanish student graduates from ESO, students have three different choices:
- High school known as the Spanish Baccalaureate (Bachillerato)
- Vocational/Professional training (Electrician, hairdresser, etc)
- Enter the work force
(1) Spanish High School
The Spanish high school Baccalaureate is non-compulsory free education that consists of one cycle in two academic years for students age 16-18. The Spanish Baccalaureate consists of a series of required common classes, elective classes and specialization classes known as “modalidades”, or concentration in a certain discipline. A student must specialize in one of the offered disciplines and if the students plan to continue on to university, certain concentrations may be required in order to be admitted into certain university programs.
(2) Spanish Vocational Training
There are two types of vocational training in Spain: Middle Grade Training cycles (Ciclos Formativos de Grado Medio) for those who only have their ESO (compulsory education) diploma and Superior Training Cycles (Ciclos Formativos de Grado Superior) for those who possess a Spanish Baccalaureate diploma. Those who complete a Superior Training Cycle may then pursue certain university degrees.
(3) Spanish University and Higher Education
Spanish University degrees are usually four years long, with the exception of medicine degrees and some others which are 6 years long. By 2010, in accordance with the European Commission of Education and Training, Spanish higher education will consist of: Bachelor degrees (Grado) for four year programs, Master degrees for 2 year post-graduate programs, and Doctorates for post-masters education.
- Spanish universities may be either public or private, and they can be set up under either State or Autonomous law.
- There are at the moment 75 universities of which 50 are established on a public basis and 25 on a private basis.
- Of the 50 public universities, 48 fall under the authority of the Autonomous Communities while fall under the Ministry of Education and Science.
Reference : Education System in Spain
- Abat Oliba CEU University
- Alfonso X University
- Antonio de Nebrija University
- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Camilo José Cela University
- Catholic University of Ávila
- CEU San Pablo University
- Charles III University of Madrid
- Comillas Pontifical University
- Complutense University of Madrid
- European University of Madrid
- Francisco de Vitoria University
- IE University
- International University of Andalusia
- International University of Catalonia
- International University of La Rioja
- Isabella I of Castile International University (Sp.)
- James I University
- Loyola University Andalusia
- Menéndez Pelayo International University
- Miguel de Cervantes European University
- Miguel Hernández University of Elche
- National University of Distance Education
- Open University of Catalonia
- Pablo de Olavide University
- Polytechnic University of Catalonia
- Polytechnic University of Valencia
- Pompeu Fabra University
- Pontifical University of Salamanca
- Ramon Llull University
- Rovira i Virgili University
- Rovira i Virgili University
- Saint Damasus Ecclesiastical University (Sp.)
- San Jorge University (Sp.)
- Technical University of Madrid
- Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
- Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
- Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
- Universidad Pública de Navarra
- University of A Coruña
- University of Alcalá
- University of Alicante
- University of Almería
- University of Barcelona
- University of Burgos
- University of Cantabria
- University of Castile–La Mancha
- University of Cádiz
- University of Córdoba
- University of Deusto
- University of Extremadura
- University of Girona
- University of Granada
- University of Huelva
- University of Jaén
- University of La Laguna
- University of La Rioja
- University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- University of León
- University of Mondragon
- University of Murcia
- University of Málaga
- University of Navarre
- University of Oviedo
- University of Salamanca
- University of Santiago de Compostela
- University of Seville
- University of the Balearic Islands
- University of the Basque Country
- University of Valencia
- University of Valladolid
- University of Vic
- University of Vigo
- University of Zaragoza
- Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr
- Valencian International University
1st week of June: for the studies beginning in the fall sem.
1st week of Sept: late applicants for studies beginning in the fall semester
1st week of Dec: for the studies beginning in the spring semester
A student should have successfully completed upper secondary studies and should have a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in their home country, therefore also qualifying for higher education studies in Spain. For English proficiency a test would be taken or the IELTS or TOEFL scores are considered.
For more details on IELTS, please visit : IELTS.
For Masters’ program a student should have a relevant Bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma.
For a PhD program the candidate must be in possession of a relevant diploma or Master’s degree program.
- Passport copy or birth certificate
- IELTS Score Sheet
- All academic and work experience documents
- Two reference letters from college’s/employers.
- Statement of Purpose
- Health Insurance
For more details please e-mail your Updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit visa Spain Visa Process or Spain High commission – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.
The cost of living is approximately Euro 900 – 1,000 per Month, this covers all the living expenses, including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
For other detailed expense, please check : Cost of Living
During your studies
International students taking up part time jobs in Spain can work for 20 hours per week and earn anywhere from €7 – €10 per hour.
Reference : Work While you Study
After your studies (Work and Migration)
Internships which are an integral part of the programmes are considered as future placements.
Reference : After Study In Spain
How will Yourway Migrations Pvt. Ltd Help Me?
Yourway Migrations has been sending students to Spain and other countries since 7 years. YMPL has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with
- Counseling and information on various courses and institutions
- Application forms – Brochures – Guides etc.
- Admission Assistance
- Visa Counseling
- Travel and Accommodation arrangement assistance
- Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
- Giving Orientation kit.
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