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I have recently been accepted for Master in Pure and Applied Logic in University of Barcelona. However, while trying to apply for scholarships I am facing some problems. They are listed below,

  1. While applying for General Grant, I observed that for non-EU students like me I need to satisfy the following requirement (see here), "In the case of being a foreigner with a nationality of a non-EU country, they will be required to have an NIE with a permanent resident status and that they certify that the applicant and / or one of their main supporters of the family unit are workers employed by another person or own during the year prior to the call." So my questions are,

    • How do I get an NIE with a permanent resident status from India before going to Barcelona?

    • Since neither I nor any of my family members have ever gone to Spain, I was wondering whether there is any other way to meet the requirement "that they certify...prior to the call."

  2. While applying for this scholarship, I observed that I need to enter my NIF number in this form. So my questions are,

    • How do I get an NIF from India before going to Barcelona?

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    I don't think you can get it before you have moved (and gotten a permanent address in Spain). – Tomas By Jun 1 '18 at 15:28
  • Additionally, I would guess that you do not actually need it until they are due to start paying you. – Tomas By Jun 1 '18 at 15:30
  • @TomasBy: Sorry but I don't understand your second comment. – user 170039 Jun 1 '18 at 15:33
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    And for the second one, it seems that it is focused in helping people to "switch" university, but only from one University of the "Vives University Network" to another; the fact that info is only in Catalonian reinforces that impression. Anyway, here is a list of contacts to request additional info: vives.org/serveis/ajuts-drac-a-la-mobilitat-a-la-regio-vives/… – SJuan76 Jun 1 '18 at 15:55
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    @TomasBy I suspect very strongly that the reason for the requirement is that the scholarship is available only to those who are either citizens of the EU or residents of Spain. If I am right about that, they are asking for the number as evidence that the applicant is qualified to apply for the scholarship, which user 170039 is not. – phoog Jun 2 '18 at 4:23

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