In English, whether a person is studying in kindergarten or college, they are typically simply referred to as a
student. Although we can say a phrase like "grade school student" or "college student" to be more specific, this isn't typically required in casual speech.
In other languages, like French, even in casual speech there are different words for students in grade school (
élève) and university (
Does the word
estudiante in Spanish generally refer to a university/college student (like in French), or is it more general, like in English?
If there is a distinction, what are the words or phrases used? Are there any variations between different countries?