Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) was established by an Act of the Spanish Parliament on 5 May 1989, within the framework of the University Reform Act of 1983. From the outset it was intended to be a relatively small, innovative, public university, providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research. Our first Chancellor was Professor Gregorio Peces-Barba.
All UC3M courses are divided into three groups, (bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees), with the following programmes:
Rolling Admissions (early admissions process)
International students have the possibility of applying to Early Admissions from November of the previous year until May, without having to take Spain’s national June entry exams in Spanish. The UC3M accepts students who have completed their baccalaureate studies abroad and who have completed or are currently completing their studies with a GPA that matches the UC3M Degree’s admissions standards.
At present in UC3M, there are 129 recognized Research Groups dependent on the 28 academic departments making up the University. The fields covered are:
When you need information or help, do not hesitate to contact the International Office on your Campus.
Our three Residence Halls have more than over a thousand places available: Fernando de los Ríosand Gregorio Peces Barba in Getafe, and Fernando Abril Martorell in Leganés. All of them want to provide a true home away from home for students and faculty during their university stay. For this reason, as well as covering the basic needs of food and rest, the residence halls also offer cultural activities, forums and meetings which will contribute to the personal development of the residents.
The latest one is the Gregorio Peces Barba Residence Hall, which opened on September 1st in 2013. It has 318 places in total, spread over 306 individual rooms and 12 apartments.
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid libraries offer users a collection of over 500,000 books in print, 12,0000 e-books, 5,200 journals and reviews in print, and access to approximately 30,000 e-journals and more than 100 data bases.
A total of 48 computer rooms with 980 terminals distributed throughout the three campuses guarantee immediate access to computer equipment for students to carry out their academic studies. As well as Internet access, students have printing facilities.
The Services provided at the Center for Occupational Health will be carried out by a doctor, a specialist in occupational medicine or diploma in medicine company and an ATS / DUE company belonging to Medycsa.
Health service activity includes monitoring the health of students, which aims to detect symptoms and early signs of damage from work, detect risk situations and propose preventive measures.
The UC3M has modern facilities for sports that include swimming pool, spa, paddle tennis, tennis, squash, bouldering, climbing wall, 7-a-side football and beach volleyball, indoor and fitness cycling and multipurpose rooms for the practice of different activities. Practicing sports at the University is very easy and convenient, since travel is avoided and, in addition, it brings undoubted benefits for health and it is even proven that it influences a better academic performance. Meet the sports centers of the campuses and the possibilities they offer.
The Carlos III University of Madrid hosts about seventy student associations with different themes and interests. All of them are a key to provide answers to the concerns, demands and interests that students have in their university stage, constituting an important dynamic element of university life within our campus pillar.
It is encouraging to see the work that our students do every day from associations, using their talents, enthusiasm and experience to the University Community. All these experiences contribute significantly to their comprehensive training way, and to acquire fundamental skills for their future, from an active and participatory perspective in university life.
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