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Autonomous University of Madrid

4.2 out of 5 (150 ratings / 70 reviews) Alcobendas, Spain
The Autonomous University of Madrid was found in 1968. Its Spanish name is Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.But it is known as "la Autonoma". It is a public university. It is regarded as the most prominent higher education institutions in Spain.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The Autonomous University of Madrid was founded in 1968.


The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, carries out a wide international activity through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Office for International Relations and Mobility.

The programmes are coordinated and funded by means of: activities carried out by the UAM in collaboration with other institutions (International Exchange Programmes); the participation in programmes promoted by European Union (European Programmes); and the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores [AECI: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation).


The Autónoma University of Madrid is the first Spanish University to establish an Integrated Research Management Service. The Research Directorate performs the functions of information, dissemination, management, monitoring and accountability for its wide range of activities in the field of research. It liaises between the numerous financing entities and researchers as well as other partners from within the university community. It is structured in three main units:

  • Research Service
  • International Projects Office
  • Research Funding Management

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

The UAM offers university housing through the Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives and the Residencia Universitaria Erasmo on campus.

Medical services

To apply for the residency card for the first time and later to renew it, you will have to provide a certificate of having taken out insurance for health, accidents and repatriation. There are numerous insurance companies that offer policies which cover these requirements. The policies have at different prices and therefore offer varying medical coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Cantoblanco Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Medicine Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have spent three awesome month in Tampere, doing my nursing traineership at TAYS. TAMK is the perfect University for international students, they give us a tutor at the begining that solves all our doubts and was available when we need him. Also the reflection afternoons and the assignments were really interesting. We have been able to improve our english and make new...

Studied nursing at Tampere University of Applied sciences
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy with this experience. Everything I have lived is positive, I have met a lot of new people, I have been doing a trainee ship in another different country, which I think is so interesting, I have known finish people and culture, I have learned to live by my own... Everything has gone good and the receiving university has been so nice with the international...

Spanish student of Autonomous University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a wonderful time where I have learnt a lot about plants, pollution, animals, laboratory...