NON EU- countries: Students are required to obtain a student visa before leaving their country, through the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate.
EU-countries: No Student visa is required, just a valid Passport or European ID.
If you are staying more than 6 months , you have to apply for your TIE. See below how you can do that.
Once the Visa is granted, please send a clear scanned to BSBI email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
For international students outside EU/EEA
Prospective students will need the following documents for obtaining a student visa:
Useful websites - Study visa (exteriores.gob.es) ; Universitat de Barcelona (ub.edu)
Students should visit the website of the Spanish Embassy of the country they currently live in, or the Spanish Ministry of Foreign
Affairs website for a detailed list of the documents required for a student visa.
After obtaining an entry visa and before travelling to Spain, students should find accommodation
Inaugurated in 2006, Àgora Student Residence Hall offers students 12.000 m2 of facilities, 220 rooms, accommodation for 360 residents and a wide range of services and activities, all of them designed for the university community.
The residence hall is situated beside the UB Mundet Campus, a 7 minute walk from CETT-UB, behind the Horta Velodrome, and 50m from Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron – Ronda de Dalt (highway exit number 4) in Barcelona.
More information can be found here
BSBI/CETT students benefit for a discounted rate upon submission of the acceptance letter. Please contact Agora for more information.
TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) is the foreigner's ID card that is issued to non-EU citizens with residency in Spain. It is the physical object that contains your personal information – including NIE – and visa details. Non-EU students coming to Spain for more than 180 days will need to get a TIE. Application for TIE must be submitted within 30 days of your arrival in Spain at the Police Station.
After applying for your TIE, the Police Department will give you a temporary TIE number. Do NOT lose this slip. You will pick up your TIE one month after presenting the aforementioned documentation at the police department indicated on your temporary TIE slip. In order to pick up your card, you must present the payment receipt and the temporary TIE number.
TIE will indicate foreigner identification number, called a NIE (número de identidad de extranjero)
TIE is valid for one year only and then needs to be renewed if you continue your studies in Spain (Matriculation Letter required).
Students can work up to 30 hours per week as long as the work schedule does not interfere with their studies.
European Union students or of Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, are entitled to free movement and residence in Spain. However, if they exceed 3 months of residing in Spain, they must register at the Central Registry Office for Foreigners in order to be issued with a Number Identification as a Foreigner (NIE) – identification and tax number for administrative purposes for all foreigners. The documentation required is:
The applicants can make an appointment at the Police Station. Link to get the appointment: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/index.html
From 01/01/2021 UK citizens wishing to come to Spain will need to apply for the corresponding study Visa. Brexit_en_2020.pdf (ub.edu)
The certificado de empadronamiento or padròn is a document that registers where you live in Spain and with whom. It is a census record, which allows the city to generate a list of local inhabitants. The Spanish law requires all nationals and expat residents who live more than 6 months in Spain to register at the city hall (Padrón Municipal de Habitantes).
Acquire a letter form your place of residence verifying that you live there (proof of residence in Spain)
Take this letter and your original Passport + Visa to one of the OAC Offices (Oficines d’Atencio al Ciutada). We recommend going to the Office early in the morning to avoid long queues.
Please see full instructions here under the Register tab and ask for an appointment here.