Students from the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland do not require a visa to enter nor to live in Spain. An identity card or passport is all that is required.
Students from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Australia do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days although they do require a visa for longer periods. Once in Spain, they can apply for an extension at the Police Station. Student visa applications must be handed in at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.
Students coming from other countries usually need a visa and should contact their nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate for further information.