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Free Mover Postgraduate

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Through the visiting student program or "Free Mover," you will be able to take courses from the Official Master's programs at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

  • There is no agreement between your home university and UC3M
  • You could choose courses from different academic years or study plans, and at the end of your stay, we can provide you with a certificate listing the courses you have completed.
  • The program is open to both Spanish and international students.
  • You can apply for admission as a visiting student for the full academic year or for the first or second semester.

Study Plan

Choose a single area of knowledge that fits your profile and enroll in any subject of the Masters attached to them (It is not possible to combine areas of knowledge).

How the academic year is organized at UC3M:

- First term: from September 11 to December 22.
- Second four-month period: from January 29 to May 20.

Ordinary exams:

- First term: from January 11 to January 24.
- Second term: from May 20 to May 30.
* Recovery exams for both semesters: June 13 to 23 June 11 to 21.

Area 1 - Law School: Graduates in legal and related areas.

Area 2 - School of Economics: Graduates in Business Administration, Management and/or Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Statistics or related studies.

Area 3 - School of Political Science: Graduates in Geography, History, Humanities or related studies.

Area 4 - School of Engineering and Basic Sciences: Graduates in Engineering and Basic Sciences.

Area 5 - School of Humanities and Communication: Graduates in multidisciplinary areas of knowledge.

*For the Master's Degree in Documentary and Transmedia Journalistic Reporting and the Master's Degree in Advertising Communication, applicants must be graduates in Audiovisual Communication or related areas.

Requirements

1. Have the required Bachelor's degree in the area requested or be pursuing a Master's degree in the same area:  

  • Area 1. Law: Graduates in legal and related areas.
  • Area 2. Economics: Graduates in Business Administration, Management and/or Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Statistics or related studies.
  • Area 3. Political Science: Graduates in Administration, management and/or business administration, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Statistics, Political Science, Sociology, International Studies, Law, Communication Sciences, Geography, History, Humanities or related studies.
  • Area 4. Engineering and Basic Sciences: Graduates in Engineering and Basic Sciences.
  • Area 5. Humanities and Communication: Graduates in multidisciplinary areas of knowledge. For the Master's Degree in Documentary and Transmedia Journalistic Reporting and the Master's Degree in Advertising Communication, applicants must be graduates in Audiovisual Communication or related areas.

2. Enroll a minimum of 6 credits if you do not need a visa, or 18 if you do need a visa.

3. It is necessary to certify at least a B2 level of English or Spanish. You can find more information in this link

Deadlines and Price

Deadline

For the first quarter or full academic year:

  • March 1 to June 6, 2023

Price

  • 230 € per credit

Application

Documentation

You must include a scanned copy of the following documents with your application:

  • Passport.
  • Graduate diploma, official academic certificate of Master's studies or letter of admission to Master's studies.
  • Official English or Spanish language certificate that certifies a minimum level of B2.
  • List of subjects that you want to take Subjects List
    *You can enroll in subjects of only one area of knowledge from the previous paragraph of the International School (C3IS).
    **The enrollment of subjects is subject to the availability of places.

You will have to upload ALL the documentation to this link

Apply Online

  1. Get your login password.

In order to access the application form for visiting students, you must register to obtain your access password.

If you have any problems registering, you may have a previous relationship with Universidad Carlos III. If you have forgotten your password change it here: Change your password

  1. Apply for a vacancy.

Access the application with your Passport or ID number and the password you have obtained in step 1. We recommend you to have the files with the documentation ready to upload them to the application. In order to access the application for visiting students, you must register to obtain the access password.

  1. Select the courses you wish to study.

Free Mover Degree. Social Sciences and Humanities

  • 1 four-month period Cuat)
  • Full- year

Free Mover Degree. Engineering

  • 1 four-month period (Cuat)
  • Full- year

Admission and Vacancy Reservation

Admission will be communicated by e-mail, starting June 6, 2023.

Admission is conditional upon payment of 300 € as a reservation fee which will be deducted from the total price at the time of registration. You will have a period of 10 days from the notification of admission to make the payment of the reservation.

Payment will be made by credit card through the payment platform linked below:

Once you confirm your vacancy, we will send you the admission letter in digital format. If you need to apply for a visa, we will send you a new admission letter with the necessary information.

Enrollment

If you have received your admission letter and have reserved your place, the last step is to enroll. 

Complete all the steps to follow and practical information to plan your stay.

Free Mover Student Guide

Activate your e-mail accoun

Check the following website for all the steps to activate it and to access the email:

Enrollment

* The enrollment date will be determined from the end of June.

Instructions for the enrollment of the first four-month period.

  1. Course consultation.
    Deadline: Dates to be determined
  • In this first phase you will be able to see the courses offered and the schedules. 
  • We recommend taking advantage of this period to plan the semester.

Access to the registration of academic subjects.

(Enter your student number and the password you chose for the e-mail).
You must click on "Pre-enrollment Management".
Can't access the application? Send us an email to students.c3is@uc3m.es explaining in detail the problem.

  1. Subject selection
    Deadline: From August 31 to September 13
  • Access the registration application to find out the day and time you can register for your courses.
  • You can select any group with free places at the moment you enter the application.
  • We recommend that you have previously prepared a schedule with alternative subjects and groups in case there are no free places in the ones you want to choose.

Access to enrollment of academic subjects.

(Enter your student number and the password you chose for the e-mail).
You must click on "Pre-enrollment Management".

  1. Enrollment payment
    Deadline: Dates to be determined
  • You will receive an email when everything is ready to make the payment. 
  • The payment method will be by credit card through the Internet to the account provided by the university with the link that will take you to the secure payment portal.
  • You will have 10 days to pay the tuition fee starting from the date you receive the email.

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