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Exchange Students Admission

Once you have been nominated by your home university as an exchange student and accepted at Carlos III, you will receive an e-mail from the International Office with further information on how to proceed before your arrival. Please bear in mind that that email will not be sent immediately.

If you are a second semester student, we will contact you in November.

Please note that it is not required to complete an online application form.

  • Acceptance Letter

    You will receive an Acceptance Letter by the following dates:

    • Fall semester/Full year students: Before 1st June 2020
    • Spring semester students: Before 30th November 2020


    Extending your stay

    The duration of your stay is specified in your admission letter. If you wish to extend your study period please check this information



    Immigration and Visa


    If you are a NON EUROPEAN citizen, you will have to use this acceptance letter to apply for your student visa as proof that you will be attending UC3M (for more information about this procedure check Immigration Procedures).

  • Admission documents
    • Erasmus+

      If you are a student from an European University and you have already received your admission letter, please upload the following 3 documents:

      • Copy of your ID card or Passport (PDF or JPG)
      • Declaration of Responsibility for owning a European Health Insurance Card (or any private health insurance with international coverage). With your Health Insurance Card you'll have medical coverage in all public medical centers and hospitals. Please note that repatriation is not covered (PDF or JPG).
      • The Learning Agreement is an official document provided by your home University that has three sections, Before, During, and After the mobility. Especially at this stage it is just a proposal of courses you would like to take, for both Universities to review and approve. The International Office will check your Learning Agreement "Before the Mobility" (only if required by your home university), sign it,and will send it back by e-mail. It should be fully completed (course title, code and ECTS credits) in order to be signed. Please, take into account that the L.A. must be a Word (.doc) or a PDF document. 


      • Before 10 July 2019: Fall Semester or Full Year students.
      • Before 11 December 2019: Spring Semester students.

      Documents sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

    • Non European Universities

      If you are a student from a Non European University, please upload the following documents:

      Before 10 July 2020: Fall Semester or Full Year students.
      Before 11 December 2020: Spring Semester students.
      Documents sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

    • Submission

      Please upload the Admission Documents to the online application. You must upload one document each time that you log in in the form. For your passport/ID, please upload both sides of your document in one pdf file (not one pdf per side):

      Getafe Campus: online application.

      Leganés Campus (Engineering): online application.

      Documents by email will not be accepted.

  • International Health Insurance Policy

    We highly recommend that you buy an International Health Insurance policy that covers at least repatriation, medical expenses and sanitary transfer of the Policyholder due to sickness or accident.

    - UC3M has an agreement with a private company, OnCampus, which offers coverage for our international students. Only one payment at a very economic price.

    OnCampus Estudia Coverage summary

    - If you already have an international insurance policy and you are interested in a Health Insurance Policy, without health questionnaire, without waiting periods and without copayment and access to 39,400 physicians and more than 1,700 hospitals and medical centers throughout Spain, you could buy OnCampus HealthCare Policiy:

    OnCampus HealthCare Guide

    OnCampus HealthCare Summary

    If you are interested, please contact the company directly through their website:

    Website and Registration

  • Disability Service

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid provides its students with a Disability Service.

    If you need support or any kind of accommodation during your stay at our university, please apply for it on the following website before arriving at UC3M.


    Please complete the online form in advance so that we can provide you with the support you may need.