Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Madrid, Spain
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: Exchange applicants only
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About Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Founded in 1989, UC3M is one of the most prestigious universities in Spain with nearly 20,000 students. The University has three campuses: Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo. Richmond students will normally study at the Getafe campus, which is a 45-60 minute train commute from downtown Madrid depending on the time of day and where your class is on the UC3M campus. Richmond students may take courses in English and in Spanish. For more information about being an international student at Carlos III, click here.
UC3M offers many student services and activities for exchange students. More information can be found on the web page http://www.uc3m.es/Life_On_Campus
In 2009, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid received first place in the European Union's International Campus of Excellence competition. Carlos III is ranked in the 2013/2014 QS ranking of top fifty universities under 50.
*Note: Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university to study abroad. When reviewing applications for approval, disciplinary records will be taken into consideration and students must be cleared by the Dean’s office to study abroad. Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if they are on conduct probation that does not expire prior to the start date of the semester abroad program.
**There is a limit on the number of UR students studying at any one location, so applicants must indicate a 2nd choice program (including a well-considered list of classes). Competition is considerably higher in the fall semester than in the spring.
Non-LALIS majors and minors
Richmond students may enroll in courses in the following academic areas:
Richmond students who have successfully completed at least two 300-level LALIS courses may enroll in regular UC3M classes.
UC3M offers a number of bilingual programs (English and Spanish) undergraduate degrees that Richmond students may join. Examples of bilingual programs include: Information Engineering (computer science), Business, Economics.
Richmond students will be able to take Spanish language courses at the Centro Idiomas to complement their studies at UC3M. Click here for more information http://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/UC3MInstitucional/es/PortadaMiniSiteA/1371207254836/Idiomas
Additional short Humanities classes are also offered in various departments. Click here for more information http://aplicaciones.uc3m.es/horarios-web/humanidades/humanidadesGrado.page?ano=2011&vision=ASIG
Important Notes for LALIS majors and minors: Read LALIS web page for study abroad academic guidelines.
In the Spanish system the marks of university examinations are graded on a scale of 1-10. The pass mark is 5/10 and the highest mark is 10/10. Note that grades of 9 and 10 are not common. This highest mark can receive a special honors designation to indicate excellent work.
10/10 EXCELLENT WITH HONOURS
|A+ *very rare|
|Below 5||*Does not transfer|
Richmond students are required to live in ACCENT housing http://accentintl.com/cities/madrid. ACCENT provides ancillary services to Richmond students to supplement the support of the International Office at Carlos III. Shared apartments, local residence hall (single rooms only) and home stays are available through the ACCENT office. A maximum of three Richmond students will be placed in the same apartment with other international students. Note that students may request single sex shared apartments, but it is not guaranteed. In the shared apartments, each Richmond student will have their own bedroom, shared living space including the bathroom.
All ACCENT housing will have internet and normal, average use of electricity and heat as well as general (common area) weekly cleaning is included. ACCENT housing is centrally located in the city of Madrid (inside of the M-30) and all options are conveniently located for the most direct access to Carlos III University transportation and for getting around the city of Madrid. Any housing issues/problems will be handled and advocated by ACCENT in representation of the student. Students pay ACCENT directly for housing.
Passports are required with the visa application. Students are advised to apply early for the Spanish student visa. As visa regulations change frequently, it is recommended that students call the consulate for the latest information on fees, procedures and required documentation. Students may be required to submit the visa application in person at the consulate with jurisdiction over student's permanent residence.
For more information, please see the Spanish consulate web page.
For more information
Business majors interested in the UC3M exchange program should consult with Prof. Cosse, Associate Dean of International Business, prior to submitting the study abroad application on line.
Other majors may consult with Michele Cox, Office of International Education. Direct telephone: 804-289-8838