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Madrid Pre-Departure Forms (SLU Students)

Admitted students: Please complete and submit the following materials to to Diana Hidalgo, in Des Peres Hall Room 102.
Additional information for admitted students may be found on the SLU Madrid webpage.

The Study Abroad Office recommends that you keep copies of important application and pre-departure documents for your personal records.
  • Confirmation Form
    Complete, sign and return the confirmation form.
  • Non-Refundable Confirmation Fee
    Submit payment for your 200 Euro non-refundable confirmation fee online.
  • Copy of Passport (identification page only)
  • Start the Student Visa Process*
    Please keep in mind that the process can take two to three months!
    Contact the SLU Study Abroad Office and the Spanish consulate in your region to begin collecting the paperwork you need to apply for a student visa, if necessary. 
  • ISIC form & 1 Passport Sized Photo
    The International Student ID Card is a form of identification that is widely accepted abroad. It also has benefits such as discounts and minimal insurance. We do not use the ISIC Card as a substitute for insurance.
    Once you are accepted into the Madrid study abroad program, you are eligible to have 4 passport sized photos taken in the Office of International Services, Des Peres Hall, Room 102. 
    If you require more than 4 passport sized photos, additional photos are available for purchase.  A set of 2 passport photos is available for purchase for $8.00, and payment is accepted through SLU Marketplace.

  • Student Participation Agreement
  • Madrid Study Abroad Checklist
  • Madrid Medical History Form
    This form is for your use only and is to be kept with your personal records should a medical need arise.  Please do not return this form to the Madrid Campus.
  • Housing Application
    Complete the online housing application and pay the 250 Euro non-refundable processing fee. 
  • Register for Classes
    You will register for classes online, through Banner, will need your SLU Net ID and your Pin.  You will receive additional instructions regarding registration prior to departure.     
  • SLU Madrid Arrival Form
    Please make sure to inform the Office of Student Life of the time, date and flight information for your arrival to Madrid by filling out the Arrival Form

As soon as you confirm your attendance, you should contact the Spanish consulate or embassy that pertains to your place of residence (temporary and/or permanent) to find out what the application requirements are for a student visa.  These requirements vary from one consulate to another, but you may be required to submit a health assessment form from your doctor, police report on absence of criminal record and/or official translation of certain documents, all of which take time to prepare. 

U.S. citizens applying for a long-stay visa, please keep in mind that the FBI background check can take up to 15 weeks to process and is one of the required documents to apply for the student visa.



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