Exchange (Bilateral) Spain: Carlos III University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2017||10/01/2016 **||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.
|Program Type:||Exchange (Bilateral)||Language of Instruction:||English and Foreign Language|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay||Minimum GPA:||3.5|
|Class Standing:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Areas of Study:||Accounting, Business, Communication, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Political Science, Spanish|
Carlos III University
|Academic Focus||Across the Curriculum.|
|Eligibility||All Majors, 3.5 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.
AcademicsThe 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.
For an informational video featuring Universidad de Carlos III, click here.
AccommodationExchange 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.
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.
Student Life and Surroundings
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.
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.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
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|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Passport and Passport Photos||150|
|Spanish Student Visa||180|
**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 $9,157
Passport and Visa RequirementsStudents 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.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||March 15th||Early September to Early June|
|Fall Semester||March 15th||Early September to late December or mid January|
|Spring Semester||October 1st||Late January to Early June|
CGE Exchange Coordinator
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5379 (direct)
UWW Faculty Exchange Advisor
Dr. Peter Hoff
Department of Languages and Literatures
Office: Heide Hall 462