FAQs

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Does ESEI offer accommodation service?

Esei works with different partners to provide our students the most appropriate housing solutions. The following websites will give you extra help in finding your next student home, so you can start making the most of your student experience! Shared Student Flats & Private Studio Apartments Uniplaces - (Promocode: ESEI) Student Mundial Housing Anywhere Habitatge [...]

Does ESEI offer accommodation service? 2019-07-02T09:21:27+02:00

What is “empadronamiento” and what do I need it for? How can I get it?

Empadronamiento registers you as living in Barcelona. Upon completing the process, you will be given a letter confirming your empadronamiento status. This is necessary for a variety of administrative procedures. For example, you will need it if you want to apply for a local health card (el carné para la residencia sanitaria). The papers you [...]

What is “empadronamiento” and what do I need it for? How can I get it? 2015-02-13T06:53:04+02:00

What is “Seguridad Social”? What do I need it for? What do I need to do to obtain it?

Seguridad social is a social security number. It entitles you to use public health care in Spain. To get the social security number, you need to visit the Administración de la Seguridad Social (address provided below) with the following documents: An original and a copy of your official “Spanish Student Residence Card" (‘Tarjeta de autorización [...]

What is “Seguridad Social”? What do I need it for? What do I need to do to obtain it? 2017-04-26T13:31:32+02:00

What is a “NIE”? What do I need it for? What do I need to do to obtain it?

A NIE is a Número de Identidad de Extranjeros which, translated, means "Identity Number for Foreigners". This number appears on all documents issued in Spain. An NIE number is needed to: Open a bank account Register with social services and arrange receipt of social security benefits Be paid for employment Pay taxes Use short-term employment [...]

What is a “NIE”? What do I need it for? What do I need to do to obtain it? 2015-02-13T06:52:01+02:00

More information on: “Tarjeta de autorización de estancia por estudios”

It is a Spanish Student Residence Card required for non-European students. If you are a non-European student, and your studies last for more than 180 days, you must contact the local authorities to acquire a student residence card (Tarjeta de autorización de estancia por estudios). It should be applied for within 30 days of arriving [...]

More information on: “Tarjeta de autorización de estancia por estudios” 2015-02-13T06:50:44+02:00

Can I work with a student visa?

Spanish student residence permit entitles you to work either part-time or in a temporary position. You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week while you are studying, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your studies.  

Can I work with a student visa? 2019-07-11T09:20:16+02:00

Can you help me get a Spanish student visa or work visa?

ESEI does not assist with any credentialing necessary to obtain visas for foreigners. In the case of non-European students, we only issue the official enrollment letter necessary for visa purposes. Following Spanish Embassy requirements, for visa purposes ESEI issues an official enrollment letter indicating: the student's name, address, phones, and e-mail full payment of tuition duration [...]

Can you help me get a Spanish student visa or work visa? 2015-02-13T06:49:24+02:00

Do I need a visa?

All students who are not citizens of a European Union member state, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland must obtain a long stay visa if they wish to stay in Spain for a period of over 90 days per semester. The student visa allows the holder to remain in Spain in order to pursue studies, research, [...]

Do I need a visa? 2015-02-13T06:48:46+02:00

What insurance do I need while studying in Barcelona?

Students coming from European Union member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland are advised to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card entitles the holder to the same access to public sector health care (e.g. doctors, chemists, hospitals) as Spanish citizens. The EHIC does not cover you for private sector health care [...]

What insurance do I need while studying in Barcelona? 2018-03-08T17:53:34+02:00

Do students have any discounts? How can they be obtained?

Students can enjoy discounts in many places around Spain and Barcelona including cinemas, theaters, museums, tours, etc. Bus and subway tickets can not be discounted, but there are price reductions for inter-city trains. The most widely accepted document is the EURO 26 student card, but in many situations your ESEI/STUDENT NETWORK ID card will be [...]

Do students have any discounts? How can they be obtained? 2016-10-24T17:01:11+02:00