Nationals from certain countries cannot enter the European Union without a visa. Please note that the process of obtaining a visa takes some time so please contact your embassy as soon as possible. For more detailed information, read the following information and ask our contact persons for visa issues:
- Visa information for students going to Castellón, see below
- Visa information for students going to Lisbon, Portugal – see below
- Erasmus Mundus Student Handbook 2012: Visa Information in page 14 – download
General Guidelines for the Student Visa to study in Spain (Type-D Student visa)
The Spanish Embassies or Consulates at the selected students’ countries of origin will be contacted by UJI through a letter informing them about the Eramus Mundus Program and asking them to speed up the visa processes and to give the Erasmus Mundus students all possible support and information. Therefore, the selected Erasmus Mundus Students should contact their embassy or consulate, as soon as possible, to inquire about the specific documents required to apply for the student visa as every country has its own regulations and specifications, and to ensure that their Type D visa will be issued to them in due time. Also, many consulates require that applicants ask for an appointment for submitting these documents. The selected Erasmus Mundus Students should contact their consulates at least 6 months before the date they plan to leave the country due to the high demand of appointments. Furthermore, once the application has been submitted expect at least 2 months for the visa to be processed, although in some cases this may take even longer. In almost all cases, the documents have to be submitted in person.
The following website, The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, can be useful in this process: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx
Along with the application form that can be attained at the local Spanish Embassy, the following are some of the documents that might be requested:
- Passport valid for a minimum of six months (please check its validity)
- 2-4 recent photographs, passport size.
- Criminal registry certificate (to get locally) or original certificate of good conduct issued by the police department of the city or cities where the applicant has spent 6 months or more in the last 5 years
- Original medical certificate
- Original health insurance that will cover you in Spain (for EM scholarship holders present the EC insurance cover card)
- Original acceptance letter into the University (to be issued by UJI)
- Confirmatory document of the accommodation conditions in Spain (to be issued by UJI);
- Confirmatory document of the means of subsistence in Spain (scholarship contract);
- Valid travel document (plane ticket)
- In some cases the consulate will ask you for proof of English efficiency as the courses are in English.
- Be prepared for an eventual interview.
Please keep in mind that these documents must be originals.
Upon arrival students will have to register with the police and request the resident student card.
As soon as you are selected the UJI will issue and send the following documents:
- Confirmatory document of the purpose of the voyage
- Confirmatory document of your Eramus Mundus M- Sc. courses enrollment
- Confirmatory document of the accommodation conditions in Castellón
Upon arrival students will have to:
- Get a university card
- Open a bank account
General Guidelines for the Student Visa – Portugal
On the Erasmus Mundus Student Handbook 2012 you can find some general information about this issue
you can also see the website below of Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras – SEF (Foreign Nationals and Borders Service)
Locally the Portuguese Embassy can give all the information, but we send you a list of some of the documents that might be requested:
Documents required to get the Visa:
- A Visa request form must be filled in and signed by the student (to get at the local Portuguese Embassy or Consulate);
- Passport valid for at least six months (please check its validity);
- Identity card;
- Two colour photos (passport size);
- Criminal registry certificate or good conduct certificate (to get locally);
- Medical certificate (to get locally);
- Health insurance certificate (present the EC insurance cover card or probatory document);
- Valid travel document (plane ticket);
- Confirmatory document of the means of subsistence in Portugal;
- Be prepared for an eventual interview.
- Be prepared to show a proof of your English language skills(Please keep in mind that all these documents must be original ones!)
To help you get the Visa, NOVA IMS issue and send you the following documents to be presented locally at the Portuguese Embassies/Consulates at the moment of the Visa request:
- Confirmatory document of the purpose of the voyage;
- Confirmatory document of your Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. courses’ enrolment;
- Confirmatory document of the accommodation conditions in Portugal;
We will also send these documents to the Embassy/Consulate nearest to you so please confirm as soon as possible the address of the Embassy/Consulate.
Please also provide us with the address where you want to receive the documents.
After your arrival you will need to renew your visa to study in Portugal. Gabinete Erasmus of ISEGI-UNL will follow up and help you in that process.