Universidad Carlos III (UC3M) offers students the chance to enjoy a semester in Spain without having to be fluent in Spanish. Take your courses in English at one of the 50 best European universities in teaching excellence so you can experience Spain’s thriving capital city and continue making progress on your degree.
University: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Student body: 21,672 students
International students at university: 4,400 students
Course load: IU students must take 15 credits. This is the equivalent of approximately 30 ECTS credits.
Course catalog: View course catalog
Language of instruction: Spanish and English
Depending on the discipline, students will be able to take a full slate of courses in English. However, the College strongly recommends that students have intermediate Spanish language skills in order to get the most out of their time in Madrid. UC3M offers a Spanish language course for 265€ a semester and the College urges students to take this. Financial assistance may be available.
Grades + Transcripts: UC3M grades are done on a 0-10 scale. Passing is a 5 or above. At the student’s request, IU departments will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.
UC3M uses a calendar similiar to the majority of European universities. Normally, the courses start in the second week of September and the first four-month term finishes in December. The first four-month exams are in January. The classes of second four-month term start in February and finish in May. The second four-month exams are in May.
UC3M will allow students from non-European universities to take exams early, the third week of December, through arrangement with the professor.