In order to study in other countries, it is necessary for the student's situation to be completely legal. For this reason, it is essential to get information on the necessary documentation from the Spanish consulate in each country.
NON EUROPEAN COMMUNITY STUDENTS
Steps in the country of origin
Student Visa: People who come from non European Community countries must apply for a visa to study in Spain at the Spanish consulate in their country of origin. Without this approval no student card can be processed later in Spain. This visa is valid for a maximum of three months. The necessary documentation can be obtained from the consulate of each country.
Formalities in Spain
Student Card (or Student Residence Authorisation): Once in Spain, students must arrange for the issue of the student card at the Delegation of the Government of the Province. In Barcelona:
C/ Guadalajara (Bosch corner)
Phone.: 93 4159769
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 a 14.00
Every foreign student admitted to the INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School, is encouraged to make enquiries about any bilateral agreement that may exist between the government of their country of origin and Spain. These agreements may allow nationals legally residing in Spanish territory the right to benefits, for example, the Spanish social security (health care). If not, private medical insurance must be taken out. To do this, you must consult the Insurance Company with the policy regarding centres and clinics in Barcelona that cover your medical care, and under what conditions.
For more information, please see the Guide to Centres or by calling CatSalut (902 111 444).
With private health insurance you can go to private clinics and centres that have an agreement with the corresponding Insurance Company.
In case of emergency, you can call 112 or 061 for an ambulance.
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY STUDENTS
Students of the European Community must also process their European Community Student Card if the study period exceeds 3 months. The procedure is similar to non-EU students.
Students from European Union countries should obtain a European Health Card before coming to Spain, this card has replaced the E-128 and E-111. This document will allow them access to public medical centres like any other Spanish citizen. It may be more difficult to apply for this once abroad