Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Madrid, Spain.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately  September – January
Semester II: approximately February – June

Academic Calendar


General: Language requirement: a B2 language level (CEFR) in Spanish/English is required.

Faculty of Philology:

We strongly recommend a C1 level for courses in Spanish language, Spanish literature or Latin American literature (Grado en Español: Lengua y Literatura).
For all other master’s degrees a C1 level in Spanish is required.




Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can only take courses in the Faculty of Humanities, Documentation and Communication. Courses taught here cover Communication, History, History of Art, Journalism, Literature, Linguistics, Media, and Philosophy. Note that a limited number of places are available for exchange students. These places are occupied in the first come, first served basis.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Spanish, English

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Living expenses in Madrid (including sharing an apartment, food and transportation) would be around 700-800€/per month.
This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.