Universidad Carlos III de Madrid fact sheet

Traveling to + living in Spain

Student visa information: A student visa is required for those spending longer than 90 days in Spain.

Learn about immigration + travel


Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once UC3M has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from College International.


Nearest international airport: Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)


Housing: Exchange students may stay in one of the three student dorms although they are unlikely to get a space unless they stay for an academic year. UC3M has agreements with housing agencies to provide a variety of housing options.

Learn more about housing


Pre-departure orientation: College International staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs. Students are invited to take GLLC-G 291 Study Abroad: Before You Go, a one-credit, second eight-weeks course the semester before the exchange.


Departure preparation + arrival details: View arrival details and travel information, and check out UC3M’s Buddy Program.


Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Food: $1,800
  • Housing: $3,000
  • Transportation and other expenses: $1,200
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare, and any extra course fees

Learn more about ASPIRE Exchanges

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