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Exchange (Bilateral) Spain: Carlos III University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Communication, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Political Science, Spanish
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Carlos III University

Madrid, Spain

Location Madrid, Spain
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum.
Eligibility All Majors, 3.0 GPA
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
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Studying at Carlos III University of Madrid offers students a unique opportunity to take a wide variety of courses in English and/or Spanish while experiencing Spanish culture and an international campus and environment. It was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing an efficient, high-quality public undergraduate and graduate education. The philosophy that has guided the university since its origins is one of creating responsible, free-thinking people with a sensitivity to social problems and an involvement in the concept of progress based on freedom, justice and tolerance.


The University of Carlos III is a public university,  ranked one of the best in Spain is committed to research excellence, quality teaching, international profile, and value placed on effort and individual merit. The University has three campuses; the Getafe Campus focusing on Law and Social Sciences, The Leganes Campus focusing on Engineering, and finally Colmenarejo campus focusing on Humanities.

Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this exchange. Carlos III offers a variety of courses in English in the areas of business, communication, and social sciences. Students with high advanced Spanish language skills may enroll in courses taught in Spanish to earn credit in Spanish or other academic areas.  Students at all levels of Spanish proficiency may elect to take 1-2 Spanish courses in the Language Center for an additional fee (approximately $325 per course). For complete course information, click here. While a wide range of courses are taught in English, prior knowledge of Spanish is recommended.


Exchange students have many options for student housing. They are able to share a flat, reside in a university dorm, or live with a host family.

The University itself has three dorm options for students, one at each campus. They all aim to provide a true home away from home for students during their university stay. For this reason, as well as covering the basic needs of food and rest, the residence halls also offer cultural activities, forums and get-togethers which contribute to the personal development of the residents.  For more information on accommodation at Carlos III, click here.


Student Life and Surroundings

Madrid is the capital of Spain  with wide range of cultural, sports and leisure activities, with many museums, shopping, nightlife, parks and gardens, as well as amusement parks. The capital has a rich historic and artistic  heritage; it is home to some of the best art museums in the world.

Madrid is a welcoming city which makes it possible to turn your university stay into an unforgettable experience. It is one of the most dynamic cities in Europe and it holds a great attraction for students from all over the world. Traveling throughout Spain is easy from Madrid, and it is located near the monumental cities of Segovia and Toledo.

Exchange students take advantage of their free time by utilizing campus facilities like saunas, fitness centers, courts, swimming pool, and a climbing wall. Also students use their weekends to explore surrounding areas in Spain as well as  visit other European countries with rather inexpensive air and train tickets.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition*      3,830
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI insurance 175
Subtotal $4,280
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Spanish Student Visa 160
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
Accommodation** 3,000
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $8,310
Total*** $12,590
 *2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,300


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for a student visa to study in Spain prior to arrival.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Early September to late May
Fall Semester April 1 Early September to late December or mid January
Spring Semester  October 15 Late January to late May


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

UWW Faculty Exchange Ambassador
Alicia de Gregorio
Department of Languages and Literatures
Office: Laurentide 3126
Tel: 262-472-5071

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