Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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

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General information for exchange students

Course information


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

Subject area: Humanities. Courses taught here include:

  • Communication and Information studies 
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Culture

Students can only choose courses within the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Documentation. 

Courses at Master’s level

No. Some courses in the 4th academic year of BA degree programs are sometimes valued at the same level of MA courses at UU. This is however not guaranteed. MA students should research whether the preferred BA year 4 courses can be approved as part of your MA study program at UU. Courses in MA programs are not accessable to UU exchange students. 

Language of instruction

Spanish, English

Housing assistance

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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. 

Additional information


Information about Spanish courses

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