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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Established in 1989, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is ranked one of the best universities in Spain. Additionally, the business administration and the economics departments are both ranked first among public and private Spanish universities. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has strived to create a relatively small, innovative, public university while providing teaching of the highest quality and producing cutting edge research.

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is rich in historic, artistic and cultural heritage. The city has an extensive art collection from many famous artists such as Picasso and Dali with hundreds of museums and spectacular local cuisine all surrounded by beautiful architecture. Then at night, the café culture comes to life with tides of people and lots of dancing. Madrid is a vibrant city with something for everyone to enjoy.
Universidad Carlos III actually has three different campuses around Madrid. The business school is housed on the Getafe Campus which is just a few miles south of Madrid’s city center.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Spanish
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to Mid-January; Exchange students may take their final exams in December or from the CIBS office in January)
  • Spring Semester (Mid-January to Beginning of June)
  • Academic year (September to June)


At the university, there are courses taught in both English and Spanish. While at Universidad Carlos III, exchange students usually enroll in 3 to 5 courses per semester. Course registration will be done online. Be aware, the grading system is different than American universities. Universidad Carlos is on the ECTS system.
Students also have the opportunity to enroll in Spanish language courses that are not part of the regularly offered university courses. Those who enroll in these classes must pay the tuition for them; however, the courses will not be included on the student’s academic transcript.


The university provides resources for finding student accommodations. There are all types of housing options including shared flats, university dorms, or living with a host family. Getafe campus dorms are furnished, have private bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and television. Also, you can find information about flats through Aloja, Accommodation Services Information.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.

Helpful Links

Universidad Carlos III Incoming Exchange Programs
Universidad Carlos III Course Offerings
Universidad Carlos III Course Registration
Universidad Carlos III Getafe Campus
Universidad Carlos III Getafe Campus Dorms
Universidad Carlos III Accommodations
Universidad Carlos III Homepage
Universidad Carlos III Academic Calendar
Universidad Carlos III ECTS Grading System
Universidad Carlos III Virtual Campus Tour
Universidad Carlos III Life on Campus
Universidad Carlos III Incoming Exchange Student Facebook Group
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Spain Travel Guide
Madrid, Spain City Guide
Currency Converter
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

“I am so thankful for this experience. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely study abroad! I am so in love with my life right now, it’s like I’m living a dream. And that’s not to say I haven’t faced challenges or struggles. I’ve missed weddings, births, holidays, confirmations, and graduations. But there is something so special about this short period of time in my life. The world is laid out in front of me and I have the opportunity to live in this terrific city and travel to so many enchanting places with new friends. So yes, you do sacrifice some things by being away from home. But what you get in return is pretty magical."
Bailey, Mays Reciprocal Exchange Student at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


For detailed information about the exchange program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.