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International Foundation Program

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International Foundation Program 2016/2017

    International Foundation Program

    • Deadline for the 2018/2019 academic year: 15th of June 2018
    • Courses: Social Sciences and Humanities or Engineering
    • Duration: 1 academic year
    • Languages: Spanish and English
    • Tution Fees: € 6.500
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      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.

       

      Why study an International Foundation Program?

      • A full year of university studies that will allow you to adapt to the Spanish university system.
      • It will prepare you to study a Degree in any worldwide university while learning Spanish.
      • It will help you define your interests.
      • If you hold a Non-European high school Diploma, you will obtain expedited admission to a Degree Program upon successful completion of 36 credits of the International Foundation Program.
      • If you hold a Spanish or EU high school Diploma, you will get better prepared to take the national entrance exam (Selectividad).
      • Once admitted to a degree program, you will be able to receive at least 12 credits.
      • No standardized tests required for admission.
      • The International Foundation Program has a one-year duration and is divided in two quarters.


      Personal advisor

      You will have a personal advisor who will help you choose the subjects and modules that meet your needs. You will receive this help throughout the whole course and the advisor will help you adapt to our university system and make the most of your program.  

      As an IFP student, you will study and live with undergraduates and you will be part of our student community. You will benefit from all our cultural, sports, social and volunteering activities.

    • Study Program
    • How to apply

      Deadline for the academic year 2018/2019: 15th of June 2018.

      Required documents:

      • European or non European high school diploma or equivalent.
      • Transcript of records.
      • B1 or intermediate level in English or Spanish certificate.
      • Passport.
    • Enrolment
      • Foundation courses (12 cred.)

        General information

        The registration for the academic year 2018/2019 will take place in July  2018.

      • Social Sciences and Humanities

        The International Foundation Program in Social Sciences and Humanities has a study program composed by 48 credits:

        • 24 credits in Foundation courses
        • 12 credits in Bachelor's Degree courses
        • 12 credits in language courses (English or Spanish)

        The registration is divided in 3 phases:

        1. Foundation courses registration. July 2018

        You will choose 24 credits between the offer of Foundation courses in Social Sciences and Humanities.

        2. Bachelor's Degree courses registration. September 2018 (1st Semester) and January 2019 (second semester).

        You will choose 6 credits for the 1st semester and another 6 credits during the second semester between fisrt year Bachelor's Degree courses.

        3. Spanish or English language courses.

        You have to take a level test during in the first week of the semester and after the test, you will be asigned in a group acording to your proficiency.

        Those students completly bilingual in English and Spanish, will have the posibility to take other skills like Humanities, Writing Skills or Information Skills.

         

         

         

        How to activate your student email account?

               How to activate it

        1. Obtain your student ID (for example 100123456) and your 4 digits password: Type your passport or ID and the date of birth.

        2. Access the following link: https://webldap.uc3m.es/activatucuenta/alta_en.html

        3. Fill out the form.

        4. Choose a personal password. Make sure to remember this password, as you will need it to access your e-mail account, for the registration, for the students intranet and for other services such as the library.

              ​How to log into UC3M email

        The email account is associated with Gmail. Go to mail.google.com and:

        1. Type your full email address which is your student ID following by @alumnos.uc3m.es (eg. 100123456@alumnos.uc3m.es)

        2. Type the chosen password.

      • Engineering

        The International Foundation Program in Engineering has a study program composed by 48 credits:

        • 24 credits in Foundation courses
        • 12 credits in Bachelor's Degree courses
        • 12 credits in language courses (English or Spanish)

        The registration is divided in 3 phases:

        1. Foundation courses registration. July 2018

        You will choose 24 credits between the offer of Foundation courses in Engineering.

        2. Bachelor's Degree courses registration. September 2018 (1st Semester) and January 2019 (second semester).

        You will choose 6 credits for the 1st semester and another 6 credits during the second semester between fisrt year Bachelor's Degree courses.

        3. Spanish or English language courses.

        You have to take a level test during in the first week of the semester and after the test, you will be asigned in a group acording to your proficiency.

        Those students completly bilingual in English and Spanish, will have the posibility to take other skills like Humanities, Writing Skills or Information Skills.

         

         

        How to activate your student email account?

               How to activate it

        1. Obtain your student ID (for example 100123456) and your 4 digits password: Type your passport or ID and the date of birth.

        2. Access the following link: https://webldap.uc3m.es/activatucuenta/alta_en.html

        3. Fill out the form.

        4. Choose a personal password. Make sure to remember this password, as you will need it to access your e-mail account, for the registration, for the students intranet and for other services such as the library.

              ​How to log into UC3M email

        The email account is associated with Gmail. Go to mail.google.com and:

        1. Type your full email address which is your student ID following by @alumnos.uc3m.es (eg. 100123456@alumnos.uc3m.es)

        2. Type the chosen password.

    • Scholarships

      International Foundation Program Scholarship

      Resolution of the scholarships

       

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

      Amount

      Two scholarships of 6.200 euros each shall be allocated:

      • 5.200 euros to cover part of the tuition fee.
      • 1.000 euros to cover travel expenses.

      General requirements

      • Not be resident in Spain.

      Academic requirements

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

      Financial requirements

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

      Call for candidature


      Deadline: 15th of July

    Apply for the academic year 2018/2019

      Academic Information 2017/2018

        After the International Foundation Program

        At the end of the IFP you will be able to apply to study a Degree at UC3M. The way of access is different depending on where you obtained the high school diploma:

          International Foundation Program