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UC3M Students

The UC3M has 21.047 students, being similar in size to some of the major European universities, such as Paris II, Uppsala, Maastricht, Tilburg, Cambridge and Oxford (all of which have with in the order of between 14,000 and to 22,000 students).

  • Undergraduate students, 43,7% of which are women and 56,3% are men.
  • Approximately 25% of our students receive grants from the Ministry of Education, from the Community of Madrid or from the UC3M’s own funding programmes.

Sources: UC3M Financial and Management Report for 2016, approved by the Governing Council and Social Council on 22 June 2017, and official websites of the universities above mentioned.

The highest standards

Estudiantes en un aula de bolonia

In more than half of our undergraduate degree courses, UC3M students have obtained the highest admission grades of all the Madrid-based universities.

  • The average grade achieved by students admitted to all degree courses at UC3M is the highest for all the Madrid-based universities and currently stands at 11,320 out of a maximum of 14 points.
  • UC3M covered in its whole all student places in June.

Sources: UC3M University Registrar and data from the Community of Madrid referring to the 2017-18 academic year.


  • 20% of students at UC3M are foreign. This proportion is notably higher at both master’s (30%) and doctoral (43%) levels.

Source: International Relations Department based on data from the UC3M Financial and Management Report for 2016, approved by the Governing Council and the Social Council on 22 June 2017.

  • The UC3M is the 1st university in Spain and 3rd in Europe in terms of undergraduate students (including degree and engineering courses under the former system) taking part in the Erasmus student exchange programme.

Source: Report prepared for the UC3M Social Council based on data from the European Commission and Eurostat on the 2010-11 academic year.

  • 37% of UC3M graduates have participated in European international mobility programmes (Erasmus). On many degree courses this figure is close to 50%.
  • 17.5% of UC3M graduates took part in non-European mobility programmes.

Source: UC3M Corporate Data Management Unit, 2012-13.

Graduate career placement and student satisfaction at UC3M

Inserción profesional de sus titulados y satisfacción con la UC3M
  • 92,3% of graduates successfully found work in a degree-related field in the first year after graduation.
  • 84,5% of graduates gained valuable work experience through internships during the course of their studies.
  • 96,4% of graduates would choose UC3M again.

Source: XXII Career Placement Study of Graduates from UC3M.  (2015/16 Academic Year). Prepared by UC3M in collaboration with Accenture. Published in February 2018.




Nuestros estudiantes

Profile UC3M students: qualification, internationalization and employment.