International Students

The school is a meeting point to share ideas, views and experiences. Many nationalities and langueges are present. Both on stage and in the changing rooms. you’ll hear Spanish, Catalan, French, German, English, Italian, Portuguese… nevertheless, the language we all use to comunicate is Spanish.

Visa

The students that don’t have a European Union nationality need a Visato study in Spain. The visa needs to be requested and obtained at he Spanish Embassy in th country of origin of the student. The requirements may vary from country to country and authorities change them often, so the best is to contact the Embassy about the necessary stops to take.

The schol provides the student with the documents required for visa paperwork alter the student sends the application, is accepted and pays the entry fee. The documents we provide by default are:

  • Certificate of acceptance and payment of entry fee
  • Program and calendar for the school year

If more documents are needen we will also provide them. The documents are sent by e-mail and signed in PDF format. The paperwork can also be collected at the school or we can send it by ordinary mail. For other types of delivery the student will have to cover the cost.

Medical Insurance

The school has an accident insurance policy that will cover exclusively accidents that take place in the school. Apart form this, each student is responsible for their own health .

Students coming form the EU are entitled to public health coverage. To access it they must hold a European Health Insurance Card which they have to obtain in their country. Here is some more information.

Non european foreign students are recommended to contract a private health insurance before they travel.

Room in shared flat/apartment

300€ to 500€ per month

flat/apartment for 1

400€ to 800€ per month

Neighbourhoods preferred by our students

Poble Sec

Poble Sec

Raval y Gótico

Raval

Born

Born

Barceloneta

Barceloneta

Gràcia

Gràcia

Eixample Esquerra

Eixample Esquerra

Raval and Gòtic

Raval y Gótico

The school’s neighbourhood is the historical center of Barcelona. You will find food from all over the world, walk in medieval streets and visit the most underground joints in the city. The drawback is the flats are usually quite old.

Distance from the school: metro: 0-5 minutes / walk: 5-15 minutes / cycle: 5-10 minutes

Poble Sec and Sant Antoni

Poblesec

The last few years this has become one of the most fashionable places in the city. You can easily walk to school from this area. The flats are not as old and not too expensive. It’s a multicultural environment and has a very good tapas route.

Distance from the school: metro: 5 to 15 minutes / walk: 10-20 minutes / cycle: 5-10 minutes

 

Born

born

Born is the neighbourhood foreigners prefer. It’s narrow streets and squares are full of nightlife with really cool bars and shops. The flats tend to be old or expensive and the public transport conection with the school isn’t great.

Distance from the school: metro: 25 minutes / walk: 20 minutes / cycle: 10 minutes

Barceloneta

Barceloneta is the traditional neighbourhood of sailors and fishermen. If you want beach and paella, this is where you need to be. It used to be affordable, but a lot of the flats have been turned in recent years into tourist flats and the prices have gone up.

Distance from the school: bus: 15 minutes / walk: 15-30 minutes / cycle: 10-20 minutes

barceloneta

Gracia

This neighbourhood is uptown from the city center and it is mildly less touristy than the previous. It is famous for it’s squares full of bars and restaurants and for it’s cultural life. Flats are usually better conserved than in Gótico but they are also more expensive.

Distance from the school: metro: 20 minutes / walk: 40-50 minutes / cycle: 25-35 minutes

Gracia

Eixample Esquerra

The neighbourhood was created and grew during the industrial revolution. In spite of it’s monotonous shape it has plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, thatres… The “Gayxample” (the gay friendly area) within it is world famous. There are newer buildings in this area with an ample variation on prices.

Distance: metro: 20 min / walk: 30-40 min / cycle: 15-25 min

Eixample

Useful Information

Transport

Travelling to and from Barcelona:
Vueling.com (París, Berlin,…)
Ryanair.com (París, Berlín…)
TGV (train from France)
AVE (train París, Madrid)

To and from the Airport:
Aerobus: 5,90€
Tren: 2,50€ / (you may use the T10 integrated travel card, 9,50€)

Metro / bus / train:
10 trips = 9,50€
50 trips = 42.50€

Culture

Theatre tickets: 15€-30€
Cinema: 7-10€
Museums: 0-15€

Eating and going out

Set menu at lunchtime: 9-13€
Expresso in a bar: 1,2€
Beer in a bar: 1,5 – 3€

Other expenses

Internet: 15€-40€
Mobile phone contract: 10-30€
Weekly shopping in a supermaket: 20€-30€

Interesting links

bcu.cat (Barcelona for students)
meet.barcelona.cat (tourism portal)
bcn.cat (oficial Barcelona page)
how-to-go.lameva.barcelona.cat (how to get to Barcelona)

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