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Dates / Deadlines:

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Program Information:
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  Location   Madrid, Spain
  Autumn Semester / Academic Year
  Spring Semester
  Credits   20-25 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility   Junior standing or above by time of  
  departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language   Spanish 103
  Adviser   Mike Renes |
  Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
  Spring Semester priority deadline
  May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General   Carlos III offers a variety of coursework
  taught in both Spanish and English. Carlos III
  places a huge emphasis on international and
  study abroad students interacting with native
  Spanish students to form a truly intercultural
  environment in the classroom and the
  university community.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

Madrid today is an incredibly interesting, passionate, diverse, and lively place.  However, it has had a host of identities from a Roman settlement and Arab garrison town to the hub of perhaps the most powerful global empire the world has known, and from there to a war-torn wasteland.  Few other European capitals can claim a past anything like this. Its history is a complex mosaic of peoples and cultures, and its present reflects that complexity and is the reason for it's allure.

Madrid has an astonishing amount of art galleries (including the Prado and Reina Sofia, two of the world's best known), a premier sense of fashion and style, an exceptional live music scene, an array of fine restaurants and tapas bars, and a population that's seems to straddle the balance of work and relaxation in a way that not many places can claim to do. 



Carlos III offers a wide array of academic offerings (taught in English and Spanish) ranging from Economics and Business to Humanities including: Political Science, Business/Economics (excluding Finance and Accounting courses), International Studies, Language & Cultural Studies, Performing & Visual Arts, and Social Sciences. The available departments for students can be seen on the Carlos III departmental web site. Please note that UW students will not be able to enroll in Engineering courses or any of the Engineering departments on this exchange.
You can begin your search for courses right here:

UCM3 course information

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Students attending the Carlos III exchange will work with the accommodation office at Calros III to select from several housing options, including university accommodations, homestay options, or nearby flats (apartments).


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on  Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email