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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Address: Calle Madrid, 126, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain

Description Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) was founded in 1989 and is one of the six public higher education institutions of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The university got its name in honour of the King of Spain Charles III. The leading areas of education are art and the humanities, management and social sciences, technology and engineering.

UC3M is a member of the European University Association (EUA) and the Open Course Ware Consortium (OCW).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Business administration
  • Economy
  • Cinema, television and media education
  • Finance and accounting
  • History and Politics
  • Journalism
  • Right
  • Management and Technology
  • Information and digital content management
  • Philosophy and Politics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics and business
  • Tourism and others


  • Dates: year-round
  • Tuition: 30 € -170 € / 1 loan.

The university offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Humanities and Communications
  • Engineering and fundamental sciences
  • Law and business
  • Economic and political sciences.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Tuition: 30 € -170 € / 1 loan.

Doctoral programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Right
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biomedical Science and Technology
  • Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion
  • Economy
  • Business and Finance
  • Economic history
  • Library Science: Digital Archives and Libraries
  • Media research
  • Philosophy, science and values, etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides students with the opportunity to reside in one of three residences:

  • Fernando de los rios
  • Gregorio Dog Barba
  • Fernando Abril Martorell.


  • UC3M is included in the 5% of the best universities in the world and in TOP-300 in terms of teaching quality
  • The university takes 10th place in the ranking of the best educational institutions of the country
  • Qualified foreign specialists are part of the faculty
  • UC3M graduates are in great demand in the labour market.

Equipment Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • UC3M campuses are located in three cities: Colmenarejo, Getafe and Leganes.
  • The infrastructure of the educational institution includes a sports center and a library.
  • The university is equipped with laboratories for the calibration of ITV equipment (LABITV), the characterization of mechanical materials, biomass fuel tests (BIOLAB), nanostructured and multifunctional materials (LMNM), thermography and infrared images.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

UC3M has a two-semester school year. Classes at the university begin in September.

Additional expenses:

  • Cost of living in Madrid = 573 € -1063 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you need:

  • Education Documents
  • Summary
  • Letter of intent
  • Certificate TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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