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Study In Madrid - Explore Universities in Madrid

Study in Madrid, and find the best universities in Madrid.

Madrid is Spain’s cultural, economic and geographical capital. This is a major city full of culture, music and architecture – and some great universities.

Choosing to study a degree in Madrid will allow you to study in Spain’s biggest provider of university education. You’ll have access to groundbreaking art exhibitions and galleries, prestigious libraries and universities and an exciting cultural scene.

You’ll never be short of things to do as an international student in Madrid. The city is one of Europe’s culinary capitals, with tapas, Spanish cooking and great produce. It has a vibrant nightlife too, but most importantly it’s an open, friendly city.

Study in Madrid?

Madrid is Spain’s biggest provider of education, with several public and private universities for you to choose from.

Some of the universities that you can study a degree in Madrid at include:

  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Charles III University of Madrid
  • European University of Madrid
  • IESE Business School

Most degree programs in Madrid will be taught in Spanish, so it’s important that you have a good grasp of the language. You may be asked to prove your language abilities before being accepted onto a course. If in doubt, check with the institution you want to study at.

Immigration and visas

EU students are able to come and study a degree in Madrid providing you are studying at an approved institution for more than three months and have sufficient income to support yourself.

Non-EU students will need to apply for a visa dependent on their nationality. You will generally need to show the following, regardless of your nationality:

  • You have a confirmed place on a course at a recognised education institution
  • You are not already in the country on a tourist or business visa
  • You have paid all relevant visa fees
  • You have sufficient funds to support yourself
  • You have comprehensive health insurance cover

Accommodation and living costs

Most international students coming to study a degree in Madrid will opt to live in accommodation provided by the university. This will allow you to settle into university life more easily, without the stresses of having to find somewhere to live or find furniture. Your university should be able to  give you a list of potential accommodation.

However, some people will want to live privately. One of the most popular areas of Madrid for students to live in is Cuatro Caminos, which is close to two of the most popular universities in the city – Univesidad Complutence and Universidad Autonoma.

What to do next

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