Visa application for Spain

If you are not a citizen of the European Union, it is possible that you need a student visa in order to study in Spain, depending on the length of your course and your nationality.

If you are one of these students, you may need to apply for a visa, which will allow you to stay in Spain for a certain period of time, in order to take a course at an authorized educational institution, in a full-time programme leading to a certificate of studies.  Our school is authorized, as we are accredited by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes since 2002. You can obtain information regarding the visa application requirements (tourist visa, study visa etc.) from the Spanish embassy in your home country. Addresses of Spanish Embassies worldwide can be found at the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the last change in the Spanish Immigration Law in 2018, you can now apply for your student visa from both your country of origin (at the Spanish embassy), or directly while in Spain with your tourist visa.


  • This visa type is for stays of less than 90 days.
  • For a tourist visa any of our intensive Spanish courses (group courses or individual programmes) is suitable.
  • You can also find information regarding accommodation in Granada on our website.
  • Please note, that in the case you need specific visa applications documents from our side (acceptance letter, course programme etc.), we charge an additional administration fee of 200 €.
  • The total amount of course and accommodation must be paid in advance.
  • You can register directly through our website.
  • Send us also a scanned copy of your passport.


  • If the Spanish course has a duration of for example 13 weeks to 23 weeks, you might need a short term study visa. This visa type will be issued with a validity of the exact course duration.
  • Short term study visas cannot be extended under any circumstances.
  • For a short term study visa any of our intensive Spanish courses (group courses or individual programmes) is suitable.
  • You can also find information on accommodation in Granada on our website.
  • The application is less complicated than the one for a long term study visa as less paperwork is required.
  • Please note that in the case of short term visa applications, we charge an additional administration fee of 200 €.
  • The total amount of course and accommodation must be paid in advance.
  • You can register directly through our website.
  • Also send us a copy of your passport.


  • Before you enrol for a Spanish course, contact the Spanish Embassy in your home country and ask for the requirements.
  • This type of visa the application involves more paperwork than the short term visas.
  • This type of visa is always oriented to continue with higher studies in Spain after having finished the Spanish course.
  • If the Spanish course lasts 6 months or more, the visa is usually issued for a maximum period of 90 days for the student to enter Spain and obtain the foreigner identity card (TIE) within the following month after arrival.
  • The card will be valid for the course duration and up to several years, in case of studying a grado universitario or a master at a Spanish university.
  • You must be admitted to an authorized educational center for a full-time programme (at least 15 classroom hours per week).
  • We recommend you to enrol for our course Intensive 20 with 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week from Monday to Friday.
  • Book a course duration of 24 weeks in order to get a B2 level in Spanish when you start as a beginner. The B2 certificate allows you to continue with your university studies after finishing the course with us.
  • The cost of this programme is 3850 €:
    Enrolment fee: 50 € / Course price: 150 € per week / Administration fee: 200 €.
  • We might add more weeks in our acceptance letter (up to 48 weeks) in order to cover school vacations, student vacations and the time you need for travel arrangements. This also gives you the possibility to extend your course in Granada, if you need to reach a C1/C2 Spanish level or if you want to prepare and sit an official D.EL.E. exam.
  • Residential address in Granada: If you need a residential address, we can offer you an accommodation in a single room in one of our school apartments. The price is: 250 €/month + 30 €/month of expenses.
  • Graduation certificates.
  • Criminal record.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Medical insurance covering your stay in Spain.
    You can book your medical insurance online through us at a reduced price!
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay (bank statements). For the sustainability of expenses, it is necessary that you have a monthly sum of 100% of the IPREM. For 2021, this amount corresponds to 564,90 € per month.
  • The Spain study visa allows students to work part-time or in a temporary position for the duration of the course. The maximum amount of hours cannot exceed 20 hours a week, and the job must not interfere with the candidates studies. In order for a study visa holder to get a job, the employer has to obtain a work permit from the Foreign Office. The employment contract cannot exceed the duration of the study visa.

Booking procedure in case of a long term study visa:

  • You can register directly through our website. Choose a 24 weeks Intensive 20 course.
  • Let us also know, if you need a provisional accommodation address in Granada. Once you have obtained the visa confirm, if you finally need to reserve an accommodation through us.
  • Send us a scanned photocopy of your passport.
  • Send us your CV, as we need to know for which university studies (grado universitario, master, doctorado etc.) you want to enroll after finishing the course with us.
  • Your booking will be confirmed as soon as possible and we will send you a pro-forma invoice for the full course amount by e-mail.
  • We only accept payments by wire transfer to our BBVA bank account.
  • Once the course payment (or a proof of payment) has been received, we will send you all the course documents (acceptance letter, course programme, a provisional accommodation address) by email or DHL, in case the Spanish Embassy requires the original documents.
  • These documents have to be presented at the Spanish Embassy in your home country in order to apply for the visa.
  • When you have obtained the visa, inform us regarding your final course starting date. Courses start every Monday for alle levels.

Wire transfer:

Escuela Montalbán

European Union/SEPA:
Bank name: Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
IBAN: ES82 0182 0463 06 0201613819

Other countries:
Bank name: Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Address: C/ Alhamar, n° 12-14
City: 18005 Granada
Country: Spain
Account number: 0201613819

Important: In the case of wire transfers please include your name and the course dates. All bank charges have to be paid by the student. Please send us a proof of payment by email.


In case of visa denial, we will reimburse the full payment, retaining a cancellation fee of 120 € and the administration costs (mailings, bank charges), if written confirmation from the Spanish Embassy is provided. This should be send by email to Escuela Montalbán.

The arrival and departure days and participation in our courses by non-European citizens will be checked by the local Foreign Immigration Office.

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