Study abroad in Madrid, the capital of Spain, home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. University programmes combine teaching of the highest quality with research activities that keep up with international standards. Madrid is a top famous destination in Europe for travel and study, the equivalent of Spanish hospitality and history, business, and vibrant nightlife.
Local economy of Madrid is growing and sustainable and the main financial institutions of Spain have their headquarters in the city. Major sectors in Madrid are: banking, publishing, public and financial services, tourism, high technology production, electronic and industrial machinery manufacturing.
Names of big companies with local offices include: Telefónica, Iberia, Repsol, Prosegur, BBVA, Urbaser, Dragados, Accenture, Indra, IBM, Amadeus, PwC.
Students will find numerous internship opportunities in various fields in local companies and organisations.
As the capital and the main commercial, economic and cultural hub of Spain, Madrid simply has it all in terms of city life and leisure activities. You will not get bored a single moment while you discover the lovely and vibrant Madrid.
Major landmarks in Madrid include:
You have a myriad of museums to choose from that you can visit like Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, The Museum of the Americas etc.
For simply relaxing in the middle of nature, you will find many parks and green spaces, or if you would like to hear some classical music, check out The Auditorio Nacional de Música, which is the main venue for classical music concerts in Madrid or The Teatro Real, the main opera house.
Football fans can enjoy matches of the two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid or they can simply visit the famous Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
The nightlife in Madrid is pretty rich and vibrant and a major attraction for visitors. Everyone has heard of tapas bars, but you can also find cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, flamenco theatres, and other interesting night venues, catering for everyone’s taste.
Madrid is one of the most popular touristic destinations, but also, due to a high quality of life, a significant number of the population belongs to ethnic minorities, the largest ones include: Ecuadorian, Romanian, Bolivian, Peruvian, Chinese, Moroccan and Brazilian.
Considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and major international regulators of Spanish: the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA).
Madrid has mild to cold winters and warm to sometimes hot summers. During winter there are occasional snowfalls and average temperatures of 9 – 10 °C (49-50 °F).Minimum temperatures can go sometimes below freezing. Average temperatures in summer range from 32 to 33 °C (90 to 91 °F) depending on location, with rare rainfalls, mostly taking the form of about two showers and/or thunderstorms a month. Precipitation occurs mostly in the autumn and spring.
If you are looking for accommodation in Madrid expect to pay between 600 and 800 EUR/month for a one-bedroom flat.
The best way to pay less is to look for a place to stay on sites dedicated to students, such as uniplaces.com. If you use our promotional code, ‘studyportals15’ on uniplaces you will also get a super discount of 30% on their service fee. You first have to go through the booking procedure online and then use the code at the checkout.
Student living costs in Madrid are estimated at 745- 1,260 EUR/month. What will make a big difference in how much you spend is the cost of accommodation.
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