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Yearlong Spanish course (600h)


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This is the course

Designed for students of 18 years old and over who wish to study at university level in a country where Spanish is the official language.


  • To provide the student with the communicative competencies in the Spanish language necessary to resolve everyday situations.
  • To complement communicative practice with social and cultural aspects like art, cinema, history, literature, lifestyles or cuisine, according to his/her level of Spanish.
  • To immerse the student in a university environment, providing him or her with the resources the university has to offer while learning Spanish as a foreign language.

Course structure

  • Duration: 100-hour modules up to a maximum of 600 hours
  • Class hours: 20 hours a week
  • Modality: Face-to-face
  • Location: Getafe (Madrid) campus
  • ECTS: up to a maximum of 60

Course timetable. Academic course 2024/2025

  • Start date: 09 October 2024
  • End date: 06 June 2025
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 10:00  - 14:30 

The end date can vary according to the official holidays dates approved by the competent authorities. 


  • Use of the Language
  • Communicative Functions: Oral comprehension and expression
  • Communicative Functions: Written comprehension and expression
  • Society and Culture
  • Spanish for Specific Purposes: Academic, business, mass media
  • Preparation for official exam


All levels and sub-levels from A1 to C1 are offered, provided there is a sufficient number of students enrolled in the level.

Interested students must first take an online placement test for that purpose.


Course fee for six 100-hour modules 3.960 €.

What does the course fee include?:

  • Course lessons
  • Cultural activities
  • Teaching material
  • Student’s card
  • Participation in up to 20 workshops at the Language Rooms prior registration
  • Final course diploma
  • Official SIELE exam at the end of the course

For individual modules, please consult price and conditions.

Curso español por módulos


Application deadline for 2024/2025 course: From March 1 to June 3, 2024.
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  • Fill in the Application Form.
  • After receiving the application form, the UC3M Language Centre will send an online placement test to each candidate to assess the level of Spanish language proficieny (unless you have never studied Spanish before). 
  • After the application deadline expires, candidates will receive confirmation of their pre-admission to the course.

Candidate's pre-admission is subject to the placement test result.

Booking and admission

  • Those students who receive confirmation of their pre-admission to the course will need to formally book their place by making a payment of 400€ within the established deadlines.
  • The booking process is finalised by sending proof of payment to the Language Centre (copy of the bank transfer or receipt) by email.
  • After the deadline for the payment expires, the UC3M Language Centre will send the admission letter (required to obtain the visa). 


It is necessary to make the payment of 400€ to book a place in the course.

Enrolment fees must be paid within the established deadlines.

Payment methods:

  • Payment in two instalments. This option is only available for enrollment in 5 or 6 modules.
  • One-off payment. It includes a discount of 200€ for enrollment in 6 modules. 
  • Academic information
  • Incorporation

    Rules for joining the course

    • The student must be joined the course within 10 days from the start date established in the admission letter.
    • If a student cannot arrive on the established dates to begin the course, the Language Center cannot guarantee the availability of a course at the level that the student was admitted.
  • Cancellations
    • The money paid to book a place in the course is not refundable.
    • The remaining part of the enrolment fee can be refunded if the request is filed before the deadline for the enrollment expires
    • After the enrollment deadline expires, no request for refund will be taken into consideration. 
    • The start of the courses is subject to a minimum number of students enrolled. 
  • Practical information