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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
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:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu
Madrid
Madrid Skyline
Madrid at Night
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Universidad Carlos III Homepage
Universidad Carlos III Academic Calendar
Universidad Carlos III ECTS Grading System
Universidad Carlos III Incoming Exchange Programs
Universidad Carlos III Course Offerings
Universidad Carlos III Course Registration
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
Housing and Campus Life
Universidad Carlos III Getafe Campus
Universidad Carlos III Getafe Campus Dorms
Universidad Carlos III Accommodations
Universidad Carlos III Virtual Campus Tour
Universidad Carlos III Life on Campus
Universidad Carlos III Incoming Exchange Student Facebook Group
Spain Travel Guide
Madrid, Spain City Guide
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Madrid, Spain

About 
 
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
  • 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)
Courses

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.

Housing

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.
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to UC3M
Accommodations $2,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,000
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $800
Personal Spending $800+
Total Estimated Cost $12,400+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student