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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Term To Study: Spring 2025
Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2024
Program Starts: Jan 05, 2025
Program Ends: May 01, 2025
Major 1: Science Biological
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Major 2: Economics
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Major 3: Political Science & Government
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Major 4: Sociology
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Major 5: Business Administration
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Major 6: Engineering Mechanical
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Major 7: Engineering Biomedical
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Major 8: Engineering Manufacturing Technology
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Major 9: Foreign Language / Literature Spanish
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Link 1: Click to learn more about UC3
Program Locations: Madrid
Contact Phone: 207-581-3437
Contact Name: Study Abroad Advisor
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What is Included: Housing
Carlos III University has paired up with Sociedad Público de Alquiler to supply and help the university community members to find accommodations. Living options include student dorms, halls of residence, apartment rentals and a homestay program. Students may apply for on-campus accommodation. Most students, however, find their own housing in Madrid.
Program Description

The University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has one of the top ranked Business Schools in Spain (Ranked 3rd) and one of the top in the world, as has recently been ranked in the top 150 business programs in the world by the Financial Times. The university was founded in 1989, and is one of the seven public universities in Madrid. UC3M has around 17,300 students and receives more than 500 international students. Carlos III is divided into 2 small campuses in Getafe and Leganes that are located just outside of Madrid.

The towns of Getafe and Leganés, where the two campuses of UC3M are located, are just 6.2 miles south of the city center of Madrid. Both towns have a population of over 150,000, and all the necessary medical, shopping and recreational services. Travel to Madrid is easy using the extensive public transportation system. Students can purchase a metrobus ticket, which is valid for ten rides on either the bus or metro system, or a transport card (abono de transportes) that permits unlimited travel using any combination of public transport. This card covers the route between the center of Madrid and the Carlos III University area. The Guadarrama and Somosierra Mountains enhance the climate of Madrid, virtually guaranteeing pure air and clear skies during most of the year.

Madrid is a very lively city and houses many libraries, universities, museums (check out El Prado), art galleries, theaters, cinemas and congress halls for cultural events. Historical monuments and attractions of the old area of Madrid are also of great interest, especially those that were built under Austrian and Bourbon rule. Students may enjoy Madrid’s nightlife including shows, pubs and cabarets. Outdoor enthusiasts can participate in a number of activities such as skiing and hiking on the nearby mountains.

Students enroll in regular university courses. Exchange students may select from any of the courses offered in English each semester. Students who possess Spanish language ability are also eligible to complete the 8-10 additional courses offered solely in Spanish during any given term. The average course load at UC3M is 5 courses (30 ECTS). Exchange students must register for 24 – 30ECTS credits (12 – 15 UMaine credits) to maintain full-time academic load while abroad. UMaine exchange students can request from their UC3M professors to take their final exams before the winter break and then return home in time for their spring semester.

Quick Facts

Population: 47042984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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