Visa Info for Italian Students Going to a University in Spain

Well, will you look at that!

Because you're a national of Italy, you'll be thrilled to discover that you don't need a visa to study in Spain. Rejoice!

Still, that doesn't mean you can just pack up and leave for Spain. You will still need to arrange a few things:

  • Health insurance. This means you have to do some research to find out if you have to pay it beforehand, or if you're required to have a certain amount of insurance coverage per year;
  • Money for tuition and living costs. This may vary depending on your chosen university, the degree programme you decided to study in, or, even, the region and city in Spain;
  • Residence permit. This will have to be renewed every one or two years. So, pay attention to that, and mark it with red in your calendar. You'll be able to apply for the residence permit once you get a fixed address in Spain. Make sure you provide all the required documents and leave enough time to wait for your permit;
  • Awesome on-campus accommodation. You can easily rent an apartment with other students, and spend the next three years debating who should wash which dishes.
  • Your plane ticket. The sooner you book it, the less you'll have to pay for it.

Sure, those won't be that easy to get. But, hey! - at least you skipped the student visa part, so that's something, isn't it?

Don't forget you are also allowed to work during your studies. Usually, students who are EU-nationals studying in an EU-country don't have any work restrictions. Others are generally allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week. Just make sure to check what the law in Spain has to say about that before looking for a job.

What else can we say but: good luck and never forget to have fun during your studies!


Spain, the second-largest country in the European Union, and home to La Tomatina (that festival where you just throw tomatoes at each other), is a great international destination for students.

Spain is also one of the most prolific olive oil producers in the world and, besides this awesome fact, it also changed its street names to some of the world's most influential women, in 2016. That's why Spain is such a welcoming place for everyone who wishes to visit and study, especially for students looking to study Social Sciences and Business and Management, while chilling at the seaside.

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