Students who apply to the Madrid Campus recognize the value of a traditional American, Jesuit university education, and are also looking for something unique. Students who thrive at the Madrid Campus are people who yearn to learn about another culture, society and language, have lived abroad during their childhood or come from a multi-cultural background. SLU-Madrid seeks individuals who are curious to meet new people, travel to new places and contemplate new ideas and ways of viewing the world as well as themselves. The typical first-year student is a recent high school graduate or someone who is beginning their university degree after taking some time off to work or travel.
Students who do not have legal residence in the European Union will need to apply for a student visa in order to study with us at the Madrid Campus. Please keep in mind that this process can be both time consuming and costly. To find your corresponding consulate, refer to: http://www.maec.es/embajadas. Please keep in mind that you may need an appointment to apply for your visa.
SLU provides a visa service for students who are able to apply for their student visa using the Chicago Spanish Consulate. This service will allow students to send their application paperwork to St. Louis and SLU will take the applications to Chicago and pick them up for the student. You can find more information at this link: http://www.slu.edu/study-abroad-home/spain-visa-service.
There are two types of visas and you’ll need to apply for one or the other depending on how long you’ll stay in Spain:
For further information, refer to: http://www.nafsa.org/regulatoryinformation/default.aspx?id=6769. Please direct any questions to the consulate corresponding to your state.