Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3) is a small public university well-known for the quality of its teaching. The University offers a high quality and diverse educational experience. It has a strong international agenda. International students comprise 27% of the student body.
UNC students will be taking courses at the Getafe campus. Getafe is a municipality of Madrid located 10 KM south of Central Madrid. This campus has two schools: the School of Social Science and Law and the School of Humanities. The modern campus installations include two libraries, computer rooms in various buildings, audiovisual rooms, recording studios, court rooms, wireless internet access throughout the campus, and a sports center with facilities for basketball, tennis, squash, beach-volleyball and a sauna. The campus is well-connected to the city center by public transportation.
Location and Activities
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. It is the third largest city in Europe and rated as one of the 10 most livable cities in the world. The city mixes a modern infrastructure with the historic feel of its neighborhoods and streets. The city is home to many cultural landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Royal Theatre, Prado Museum, and the National Library. The city hosts a bustling night life with bars, cafes, and music satisfying every possible interest. The city is also home to a strong sporting culture. One of the most famous soccer teams in the world, Real Madrid, plays its home games in the city. Additionally, one may also see sports uniquely Spanish such as bullfighting.
Students may take Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Film, Journalism, and
Communication coursework in English. Students fluent in Spanish may also take coursework
in Political Science or Sociology. Intensive Spanish language courses are offered
prior to each semester. Students may also take one Spanish language course during
the semester. There is an additional fee of 110-280 Euros for Spanish courses.
UC3M uses the ECTS credit system. You will enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits a semester while abroad, which is equivalent to 12 UNC transfer credits.
Language of Instruction
English and/or Spanish
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- This program is open to Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Communications majors.
- UNC can send between 2-5 students each semester.
- Students may apply for one semester or one academic year.
- To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 24 UNC credit hours.
Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Students meeting the minimum requirements will be selected to participate. If selected, the student will need to complete an admissions application for Universidad Carlos III de Madrid upon acceptance to UC3M.
Application Deadline for Summer: March 12
Fall Application Deadline: March 12
*Students can take exams early and return before Christmas for the fall semester
Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.