Exciting News For Graduates Wanting to Stay in Spain

GBSB Global is excited to announce that Spain is now allowing all Bachelor, Master and Doctorate graduates the opportunity to obtain a 12-month permit to stay in the country post graduation. This time is allocated to students who intend on searching for employment in Spain or are eager to open their own business.

The new legislation falls under the Seventeenth Additional Provision and provides graduates the authorization to stay in Spain with the purpose of adding value to the workforce or the economy through entrepreneurship activities or a business project.

This is what the new law states.

  1. Foreigners who have attained at least a level 6 education according to the European Qualifications Framework, corresponding to the degree accreditation, may stay in Spain for a maximum and non-extendable period of one year.
  2. It is important to note, that 60 days prior to finishing your studies and during the 90 calendar days following the date of which the student’s stay is valid, the student must make an electronic request for this residence authorization to the Delegation or Sub-delegation of the Government of the province in which he/she currently resides. This is meant to verify that the degree or certificate of education has been proccurred officially, that the individual has medical insurance and the sufficient monetary resources to support their stay. In order to affirm this last point, the applicant must present a statement detailing the means by which this is true.
  3. This extension request must be made in the indicated period, before the previous authorization to stay has expired. It is not guaranteed that approval to stay will be granted if the procedures are not followed as outlined.
  4. Authorization will be granted 20 days after the administrative paperwork has been filed and accepted.
  5. It is permissible for your family members to accompany you during this additional stay if they have already accompanied you during your studies. Their continued stay will be linked to the applicant’s primary authorization.
  6. If during this authorized period you are able to ascertain a suitable job in relation to the level of completed studies or have invested in a business project, you should then request the corresponding authorization among the regulations in the Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11, or in Law 14/2013, of September 27.

This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates who want to stay in Spain! With a wide array of international and domestic companies looking to hire educated candidates, there is great potential for career growth.

Want to start you own enterprise? Take the lead from our esteemed faculty and start early. This favorable circumstance provides students with ample time to lay a foundation and launch the business of your dreams.

Just another reason why studying at GBSB Global in Spain is an investment in your future, your experience and your prosperity!

Your success is our top priority. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations and are here to help. For more information contact one of our admissions representatives:

I have read and accept the provisions of the data protection regulations
I give my consent to receive informative emails about GBSB Global´s programs
GBSB Global Business School Hello


A recognized member of Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

GBSB Global business school member of ACBSP

An official member & accredited by the European Council for Business Education

GBSB Global European Business Education

The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education & selected as a showcase school.

GBSB Global Business School LEADER IN digital EDUCATION accredited by Microsoft

A recognized member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

GBSB Global member of AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

GBSB Global Business School LEADER IN business EDUCATION

Accredited as ATHE centre, an awarding organization in the UK

GBSB Global Accredited as ATHE

Fully accredited by ASIC, approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA

GBSB Global ASIC accredited

Official ACCA Partner and the only Computer Based Examination Centre in Spain

GBSB Global official ACCA partner

Partnered with the University of Vic, Central University of Catalonia, to offer a dual master’s degree in Barcelona

GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona with Central University of Catalonia

Recorded as one of the best Business Schools in Europe by MYBS (Mind Your Own Business School)

GBSB Global Business School BUSINESS SCHOOLS in Europe by MYBS

Our students are finalists of the prestigious International Business Ethics Case Competition in San Diego, California, USA

GBSB Global International Business Ethics Case Competition

Ranked No. 1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainability Schools

GBSB Global Sustainability Schools


A Brief Peak at our Students’ Diversity

Over 150 new students from diverse cultural backgrounds joined our business school in Barcelona during the October 2017 Intake. Why did they decide to study in Barcelona?

Alumni, Ioannis Antonopoulos, Shares His Experience

Ioannis is a master’s degree in Fashion and Luxury Management alumni and works at Swarovski Professional. How did GBSB Global prepare him for the real world?

Moving to Barcelona

Want to change your life? Study in Spain? Move to Barcelona? Don’t wait! Embrace the opportunity!
Take a look at our business school through our students’ eyes.