You can request prior authorization from the Immigration Office, which will allow you to be able to work as long as it is compatible with your studies. This authorization has no geographical limitation and allows you to work as an employee or as your own.
You will not be able to apply for a visa anticipating an income in Spain, and to successfully apply for a visa you will need to have the financial means necessary. The income earned while studying in Spain will give you a chance to earn extra financial means, in addition to a work experience abroad.
- Work activities must be compatible with the completion of your studies.
- The income obtained should not be a necessary resource for your livelihood or stay, as it will not be considered in the procedure to extend your stay.
- It will not be necessary to request authorization to carry out non-labor internships that are part of the study plan and have an official agreement between your university and the internship provider.
- There must be an official contract in writing, either part-time during the semester, or full-time during vacation periods. The conditions established in the employment contract must be according to current regulations and laws.
Students can work 30 hours a week, student visa, and full-time during vacation periods. As long as they have an official contract and their studies are not affected. Universities offer schedules compatible with this in mind, especially for Master’s students. In addition, there are several ways to extend the stay in Spain after finishing your studies, depending on the time that the student has been in Spain and the job opportunities available.
At the end of their official studies, students from countries that are part of the Ibero-American Summit are able to request Spanish nationality by residence, demonstrating only 2 years of work experience or with a work permit in Spain. This is one of the great advantages of Studying in Spain.
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