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 limit 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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Temporary address: Janskerkhof 12, 3512 BL Utrecht till July 18. We will be back at Drift 10 on July 23.
+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
  • There is no walk-in hour on July 22.
  • From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Janskerkhof 12


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)