Study in Spain

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Quality Education is guaranteed for international students in Spain, as their university studies have been recognized as the first university institutions dated back to the 13th century. The only Spanish-speaking country to have modified its curriculum to the European Higher Education Area, the Council of Universities ensures that schools in Spain reach the necessary quality levels.

Living expense in Spain

During the latter years of the Spanish property boom, housing in Spain became absurdly expensive both to purchase and rent. This has change radically and Spanish housing now offers good value for money. Generally speaking, the closer a property is to the coast, the more it will cost and this is particularly true of the Mediterranean coastline. This trend is due to a passion for the beaches of Spain, a love which is shared by the Spanish and foreigners alike. Needless to say, the sky is the limit for high quality properties in prestigious locations but there are also some exceptional bargains to be found. Short-term summer rentals for any coastal property can be among some of the most expensive real estate in Spain, while long-term leases are usually cheaper.

Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, students should consider a monthly budget of 400 - 600 euros depending on the location.

After study options in Spain

Work permit application is generally lodged through the Direction Provincial de Trabajo, seguridad Social y Asuntos Sociales , however they may also be lodged at the office for foreigners, the General directorate for Migration, or even the post office. When the application is for provision of service and the employer has no presence in Spain, the Spanish consulate will accept the application. Once the work permit application is approved, the candidate will need to make a residence visa application in their usual country of residence. The candidate will probably need to present a police clearance certificate and an original birth certificate to be granted this visa, so it is worthwhile assembling these documents in advance.

Work and residence permit For Non EU Nationals:

For non-EU nationals, starting the work permit application process largely falls on the shoulders of the employer. The work residence visa that will be needed to enter Spain and the collection of the work permit is, however, usually the applicant's own responsibility. For the most part, it is not possible to apply for a work permit from within Spain, although there are a few loopholes for those who have been living illegally in the country for an extended time.

Apply for work and residence visa:

After the work permit is approved by Ministry of Labour, the employer will send the expat a notification of approval, which should have an official stamp. Next, the applicant needs to collect and submit all the documents required to apply for a work and residence visa at their closest Spanish embassy. Expats should keep in mind that many of these documents will need to be translated into Spanish and certified.

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