Institutions

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • SHARE

Accreditation

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree granting institution of higher learning. 

Since its founding in 1989, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has grown into one of the leading higher education institutions in Spain.  The public university offers a range of courses to a culturally diverse population of more than ­­­­­­19,000 students.  More than 3400 international students participate in exchange programs through the university each year.

You will have the opportunity to take courses from two different campus locations.  Each campus is about 15-25 minutes train ride from Puerta del Sol in Madrid.  There are also buses that run between the campuses.  The Getafe campus is where students take their Social Science and language classes while the Leganés campus is where students take their Engineering, Science, and Math courses.

You will have access to the same university facilities and will be able to take courses in English with local Spanish students, allowing you to fully appreciate UC3M student life. By sharing the campus with local and other international students you’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with your peers.

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty from UC3M teach your language, social science, STEM courses, including other electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 5 and 20 students for language courses and between 10 and 40+ students for electives.
  • You may attend class with international students from the U.S., Europe, Canada, and other parts of the world.

Grading

UC3M professors carefully evaluate students’ work and progress.  Reading, written, and oral exercises; homework assignments; attendance; classroom participation; and exam performance are taken into account when calculating the final grade. Attendance policy is very strict and each unexcused absence lowers the grade as follows: 1st unexcused absence – grade reduction of 0.3, 2nd unexcused absence – grade reduction of 0.5 and 3rd unexcused absence – fail.

Grades at UC3M are based on a 10-point scale.  Below is a table used by all faculty at UC3M and represent the grades you will see on your transcripts:

Spanish Number Grade

US Verbal Equivalent

U.S. Letter Equivalent

10

Excellent

A+

9 – 10

Excellent

A

8 to 8.9

Very Good

B

7 to 7.9

Good

C

6 to 6.9

Satisfactory

D

5 to 5.9

Sufficient

E

< 4.9

Fail

F

NP

No report

 


                                    

AVAILABLE AMENITIES AND SERVICES

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

  • SHARE

Accreditation

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning.

With an annual student population of about 5,000, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija prides itself on being "the smallest of the great Spanish universities." This highly ranked private university was founded in 1995 and named after the first grammarian of the Spanish language. In 1492, Nebrija presented the first-ever Spanish grammar book to Queen Isabel; today, teaching Spanish as a foreign language is a key activity, and the Center of Hispanic Studies at Nebrija is dedicated exclusively to Spanish language training.

In addition to Spanish language and Hispanic Studies, the university also offers a wide range of academic subjects taught in Spanish and English, such as art history, cultural studies, political science, and sociology. Courses are instructed by Antonio de Nebrija faculty through Centro de Estudios Hispánicos. Nebrija's small student population allows for personal attention and specialized studies.

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty teach language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 20 students. Small class sizes mean personalized attention from instructors.
  • You will attend class with international students from the U.S., Europe, Canada, and other parts of the world. Due to the superior mastery of the language required, you will not be in classes with host national students.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija has released the following chart to assist U.S. universities in interpreting the Spanish grading scale:

Spanish Verbal Grade

U.S. Verbal Equivalent

Spanish Number Grade

U.S. Letter Equivalent

Sobresaliente

Excellent

10

A+

9.5

A

9

A-

Notable

Very Good

8.5

B+

8

B

7.5

B

7

B-

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

6.5

C+

6

C

5.5

C-

5

D

Suspenso

Fail

0 - 4

F

AVAILABLE AMENITIES AND SERVICES

CEA Staff

Our dedicated on-site staff works to ensure your well-being. CEA staff will assist you with any questions that may arise during your program, help you transition into local culture, monitor your academic progress, and organize cultural and social activities.

Silvia Martínez

Program Director
Madrid, Spain
Silvia Martínez ensures that all CEA standards are maintained in Madrid. Silvia oversees all educational programs, including short- and long-term program planning, products, and services, and maintains the financial plan for Madrid. She also manages student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program improvements, and staff.
...
READ MORE
Read More
Featured Program

Liberal Arts & Business

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Choose business and liberal arts courses that align with your academic and personal interests, all taught in your choice of Spanish or English. Early-start language program options are available.
SEE DETAILS
  • ST
  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • STARTING AT $4,795
More

Compare Programs (1)

You're viewing this page as a university representative.

Only students can create accounts and save favorites at this time.

But stay tuned... this feature is coming soon!

Log in to Your CEA Passbook

You're viewing this page as a university representative.

Only students can create accounts and save favorites at this time.

But stay tuned... this feature is coming soon!

Sign up for an account.
Why? It's simple! You can:

  • View your fav locations, programs and courses
  • Fill out an application or track your application status
  • Apply for CEA scholarships
  • Keep up with the latest updates and opportunities
Back to Login

*By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive recurring text messages from CEA Study Abroad notifying you of important program deadlines. Message and data rates may apply.

Privacy Policy | Mobile Terms

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Error message here!

Back to log-in

Close

Picture Yourself Here.

If you could go anywhere, where would you choose?

Can't decide? Don't worry. We still love you. Check as many as you like. Still not sure? That's OK. We would totally have a hard time too. Just check 'I don't know yet'.

 

    Picture Yourself Here.

    If you could go anywhere, where would you choose?

    Can't decide? Don't worry. We still love you. Check as many as you like. Still not sure? That's OK. We would totally have a hard time too. Just check 'I don't know yet'.

     

      Remind Me Later Close

      Who are you?