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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - UC3M

Founded in 1989, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a public universityin Spain that stands out due to its teaching, research, and university life. UC3M is the leader in internationalization, with around 67% of its degrees taught in English or in bilingual modality.

The University has more than 800 agreements with universities from 56 countries, among which are some of the best universities in the world, and it offers more than 6000 internship programs with business and institutions.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid also stands out due to its high graduate employability rate, which is over 90%. For all these reasons, as well as for its perfect location in Madrid, many students from several countries choose to study at UC3M.

One out of every five students in the UC3M is an international student.

Bachelor’s Degree (on average)

6,830€ in total

Master’s Degree (on average)

8,900€ in total

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - UC3M

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Academic Programs

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) offers Bachelor’s Degrees taught in English and/or Spanish, some of the Majors the University offers are as follow.

• Social Sciences and Law (Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Journalism, etc.)
• Humanities
• Engineering

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

University features

International Foundation Program

The International Foundation Program is a 1-year program that gives the students the possibility to be accepted in a Bachelor Degree in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid without taking the National University Access Exams in Spain (PCE/EvAU/EBAU/PAU).

22nd in the QS World University Ranking in 2019

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is the best young Spanish university and is 22nd in the world according to the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, which ranks universities worldwide with less than 50 years.

High employability

One year after graduation 91.4% of UC3M’s students found a job related to their studies. The university organizes employment fairs every year, and most of the students do internships while completing their studies. UC3M has signed more than 5,800 collaboration agreements with national and international companies.

Study programs in English

The University offers the largest offering degree programs taught in English. It offers the greatest number of degrees in English or bilingual among the Spanish universities.

Mobility agreements

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has signed more than 800 agreements with universities all over the world, 40% of UC3M’s students have participated in an international mobility program.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Campuses & Location

Getafe Campus

This UC3M campus is located in the south of Madrid, in Getafe’s town. It has two schools: the School of Humanities, and the School of Social Science and Law. 

The campus facilities have audiovisual rooms, two libraries, recording studios, computer rooms, courtrooms, wifi throughout the campus and a sports centers with facilities for tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, squash, sauna, etc.

Las Margaritas-Universidad – Train (6 mins)

Line C4

Leganes Campus

UC3M Leganes campus has the School of Engineering, it’s located in the south of Madrid. Its modern facilities include laboratories, library, computer rooms, wifi all over campus, a sports center, and an indoor swimming pool.

This campus also has an Auditorium where concerts and opera are performed.

Léganes – Train (6 mins)

Line C5

Colmenarejo Campus

This campus is located in the northeast of Madrid, in the town of Colmenarejo. The campus has three different schools: the School of Humanities, the School of Social Science and Law, and the School of Engineering.

Among its facilities, there are work, study and research rooms, a library, and a journals library.

Universidad Carlos III-universidad – Bus (1 mins)

Bus 631

Puerta De Toledo Campus

This Universidad Carlos III de Madrid’s campus is located in Madrid’s city center. Diverse cultural and scientific events take place at this campus.

Among its facilities, there are computer rooms, classrooms, a conference room and, a library.

Puerta de Toledo – Metro (1 min)

Line 5

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

University degree programs

International Foundation Program at the UC3M

The International Foundation Program is designed to assist international students in acclimating to the Spanish university system while fostering their integration through the acquisition of fundamental knowledge about Spanish culture and language.

Students have the flexibility to combine subjects from their preferred curriculum to align with their personal interests.

Participants of this program will be able to access UC3M undergraduate studies after successful completion.

Taught in English or in Spanish*:

Areas of studies:

• Social Sciences and Humanities

• Engineering

*each student can choose the language he prefers.

Course length

1 year with 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Available starts

September

Requirements

  • Have completed secondary education equivalent in Spain to the level of baccalaureate.
  • Have at least B2 level in English or Spanish.
  • Price

    International Foundation Program: 8,500€ in total

    Bachelor's degrees at the UC3M

    Taught only in English:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Technology
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science and Engineering
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Engineering
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

    Taught in English or in Spanish*:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Bilingual)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in History and Politics (Bilingual)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Television and Media Studies (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s in Cultural Studies (Bilingual)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish or English)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual System Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication System Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Telematics Engineering (Bilingual or Spanish)

    *each student can choose the language he prefers, bilinguals programs are taught in 2 languages.

    Taught only in Spanish:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and Business (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Information and Digital Contents (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Employment and Labor Relations (Spanish)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities (Spanish)

    Course length

    Bachelor’s Degrees: 4 years

    Available starts

    September

    Price

    Bachelor’s Degree (annual average): 6,830€ in total

    Note:

    Please note that every degree may have different prices.

    The academic fees shown above correspond to one academic year and do not include the student record opening fee, insurance, etc.

    Contact us here in order to get the exact cost of the Degree you are interested in.

    Master's degrees at the UC3M

    Taught only in English:

    • Master in Business Administration – MBA
    • Master in Business and Finance (MRes)
    • Master in Finance
    • Master in Human Resources Management
    • Master in Management
    • Master of Science in Marketing
    • Master in Economic Analysis
    • Master in Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)
    • Master in Economics
    • Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies
    • Master in Industrial Economics and Markets
    • Master in Social Sciences
    • Master in Advanced Communications Technologies
    • Master in Big Data Analytics
    • Master in Computational and Applied Mathematics
    • Master in Connected Industry 4.0
    • Master in Information Health Engineering
    • Master in Space Engineering
    • Master in Statistics for Data Science
    • Master in International Advocacy

    Taught in English and Spanish (bilingual):

    • Master in European Union Law
    • Master in International Advocacy
    • Master in Cybersecurity

    Taught only in Spanish:

    • Master in Advanced Human Rights Studies
    • Master in Advanced Studies in Public Law
    • Master in Business Legal Advice
    • Master in Civil Liability
    • Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law
    • Master in Intellectual Property
    • Master in Labor Legal Consulting
    • Master in Law of the Regulated Sectors
    • Master in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Master in Occupational Risk Prevention
    • Master in Taxation
    • Master in Telecommunications, Data protection, Audiovisual and Information Society Law
    • Master in Actuarial and Financial Science
    • Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing
    • Master in Political and Electoral Analysis
    • Master in Film and Television
    • Master in Applied Research to Mass Media
    • Master in Contemporary Spanish Language and Literature
    • Master in Cultural Theory and Criticism
    • Master in Film and Television
    • Master in Hispanic Cultural Heritage
    • Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity
    • Master in Tourism Management of Cultural and Natural Resources
    • Master in Transmedia Documentary and Reportage
    • Master in Management and Development of Biomedical Technologies
    • Master in Materials Science & Engineering
    • Master in Mechanical Engineering and Transportation
    • Master in Occupational Risk Prevention
    • Master in Renewable Energy in Electrical Systems
    • Master in Robotics and Automation
    • Master in Clinical Engineering
    • Master in Computer Science and Technology
    • Master in Structural Engineering of Industrial Constructions
    • Master in Technologies in the Financial Sector: FinTech
    • Master in Electronic Systems Engineering
    • Master in Industrial Mechanics
    • Master in Informatics Engineering

    Course length

    Master’s Degrees: 9 months

    Available starts

    September

    Price

    Master’s Degree (annual average): 8,900€ in total

    Note:

    Please note that every degree may have different prices.

    The academic fees shown above correspond to one academic.

    Contact us here in order to get the exact cost of the Degree you are interested in.

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    Frequently asked questions

    UC3M’s mission centers on enhancing society through exceptional education and cutting-edge research, with the ambition of securing a position as one of Europe’s premier universities.

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid boasts an enrollment of approximately 22,913 students, a scale akin to renowned European institutions like Cambridge and Oxford.

    UC3M embraces internationalization, with 20.3% of its student body representing diverse nationalities. This percentage escalates at the master’s level (27.3%) and further at the doctoral level (44.8%).

    Indeed, UC3M offers a robust selection of courses, with 71% available in English or featuring bilingual options.

    UC3M’s academic staff comprises 2,178 educators and researchers, with 14% hailing from international backgrounds.

    UC3M has earned distinguished positions in numerous global and domestic rankings, including the QS World University Rankings, THE Global University Employability Ranking, and more.

    Absolutely, UC3M provides a range of international student associations, including the Erasmus Students Network (ESN), the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST), the Association for the United Nations and International Law (ANUDI), and more, to support its international student community.

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research, culture, sports, and individual or group study, encompassing libraries, laboratories, auditoriums, computer rooms, and more.

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