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International Foundation Program. Año Académico 2021/22

International Foundation Program (pre - Bachelor)

Deadline for the 2020/2021 academic year:  From October 26th 2020 to June 4th 2021.
Classes begin on September 6th.

Courses: Social Sciences and Humanities or Engineering

Duration: 1 academic year

Languages: Spanish and English

Tution Fees: € 6.500


What is IFP?

The main objective of the International Foundation Program (IFP) is to provide international students with the necessary preparation to undertake a degree at the University Carlos III of Madrid. You will acquire an adequate basis of both Spanish language and culture, as well as specific knowledge of the studies you will carry out in the future. The Program comprises 48 ECTS (European Transfer Credit System) and is divided into two knowledge areas: Social Sciences and Humanities/Engineering.

Study plan: Social Sciences and Humanities

Campus | Getafe

Study plan | 60 annual credits | 30 credits will be studied each semester (see index)

Academic subjects
Foundations of Law (6 credits)
History of Spain (6 credits)
Writing and Communication (Complementary subject)
Experiential subjects
Academic subjects
Communication (6 credits)
Foundations of Contemporary artistic Creation II (6 credits)
Experiential subjects

Study plan: Engineering

Campus | Leganés

Study Plan | 60 annual credits | 30 credits will be studied each semester (see index)


Academic subjects
Foundations of Algebra (6 credits) 
Refresh Maths (Complementary subject)
Writing and Communication (Complementary subject)
Experiential subjects
Foundations of new ICT (6 credits)
Experiential subjects

How to apply

Deadline for the academic year 2021/2022: From October 26th 2020 to June 4th 2021​.

  • Tuition fees: € 6.500
  • Apply for academic year 2021/2022: the call for applicarion is closed

Once admitted, a reservation of 200€ will be requested and will be discounted from the total price at the time of registration.

Acceptance requirements:

  • You must have completed studies equivalent to high school studies in Spain.
  • Hold a B2 level in Spanish or English.

Required documents:

International Foundation Program Scholarship 2021/2022

International Foundation Program scholarships 2021/2022

Carlos III International School promotes two scholarships for International Foundation Program students  with a good academic performance, who may be in difficult financial situations or in special circumstances that could compromise their access to university studies.


Two scholarships of 6.100 euros each shall be allocated. This amount shall be used to cover part of the tuition fees.

General requirements

  • Not be resident in Spain.

Academic requirements

  • Have completed high school studies
  • Have been officially accepted in the International Foundation Program
  • Hold a good GPA in high school

Financial requirements

  • Do not exceed anual incomes state in the article 2.3 of the call for candidature.

Call for candidature

Deadline:  From November 2nd, 2020 to June 10th, 2021


IFP enrollment: academic year 2021/2022

The International Foundation Program is made up of 48 credits during the academic year. Each semester, the student will register 24 credits divided in the following way:

· 18 credits in Foundation courses and language courses (Spanish or English)

· 6 credits in Bachelor's Degree courses.

Acceptance in Bachelor's Degree studies

International Foundation Program students will have the possibility to be accepted in a Bachelor Degree studies after completing the program.

Check here the Bachelor's Degree offer, the requirements and the selection criterias.

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