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Special measures COVID-19

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UC3M has adapted the timetables and spaces for teaching and study to comply with the established security, prevention and hygiene measures and to guarantee maximum attendance in a safe environment.

Adaptation of the campus

  • Limited seating in the classrooms to ensure minimum distance between people.  
  • Staggered entry and exit times.
  • 15-minute breaks between classes to ventilate and avoid crowding.  
  • Use of virtual desks.
  • More frequent cleaning of spaces.
  • Information panels at the entrance of the classrooms, signposting of usable tables and delimitation of the space destined to the teacher.
  • Reduced capacity in libraries.

Individual prevention measures

  • Mandatory use of masks on campus.
  • You must maintain proper hand hygiene, using the hydrogel dispensers.
  • In the classrooms, sit only in the permitted seats.
  • Respect interpersonal distance. If you have to prepare group work, meet online.
  • Attend classes online from your home. It is not allowed to follow the classes in the free use spaces of the libraries.
  • If you have symptoms compatible with Covid-19, do not go to the campus and contact your doctor.

📥 │ Guide for a safe return to the classroom


In the following link you can find all the information about the measures taken at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) against the health crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has approved its new hybrid teaching and learning model for academic year 2020/2021, in which it will combine in-person classes with synchronous and interactive online instruction, ensuring quality teaching and complying with health and safety measures.

In the present situation for academic year 2020/2021 the University has committed to maximum in-person instruction in line with the University’s philosophy. In addition, continuous assessment and small-sized group work will be enhanced, always adhering to requirements regarding occupancy, social distancing and other prevention measures.

Therefore, graduate studies have been adapted to the face-to-face and hybrid model, according to the type of Master’s program, number of students, the presence of international students, and the specific program’s orientation (research, academic or professional).



Students who cannot attend to on Campus classes, due to difficulties or delays obtaining their visas, border closures, or similar issues, will be able to follow classes in a Synchronous Online Teaching system until they are able to arrive to on Campus classes. 

In order to teach this model, it is essential that all students must have the necessary equipment to follow classes remotely (device with internet connection and webcam)

The University offers a series of tools necessary for studying the Synchronous Online Teaching:

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On the other hand, in the face-to-face master's degree courses students must attend in a Synchronous Online Teaching system the sessions that may be determined to ensure the prevention and social distancing measures in classrooms. 

Due to the restrictions in the use of computer rooms on Campus it may be necessary to take your own computer equipment for its use in the classroom. UC3M has a laptop loan program for students who need it.