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Exchange Students Admission

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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 exchange students: Before 15th June 
    • SICUE program students: After 15st June
    • Spring semester exchange students: Before 30th November 

    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 Foreign National Procedures).

  • Admission documents

    Students need to upload their admission documents to the UC3M student platform SIGMA. Below you can find our Tutorial that explains each document and also provides the instructions on how to complete your admission by uploading your documents

    Please read it carefully and thoroughly before proceeding to upload your documents.

    Deadline to present the documents.

    • Before 20 July. Fall semester or Full Year Students
    • Before 20 December. Spring Semester Students 

    Depending on your mobility programme

    1.- ERASMUS+ students:

    • ID/passport scan
    • Declaration of responsibility for having health insurance coverage
    • Learning Agreement “Before the mobility”

    2.- NON EUROPEAN MOBILITY students:

    • ID/passport scan
    • Declaration of responsibility for having health insurance coverage.

    3.- SICUE (national mobility)  students:

    • DNI scan
    • Learning Agreement

    Aside from these admission documents, please do not forget to upload your face picture to the UC3M App for the virtual student card (also explained in the Tutorial).

  • TUI card

    The virtual Intelligent University Card (TUI) will be your identification as a student at UC3M during your stay.

    To get it you have to do next steps

    1. Activate your UC3M Student Account, in case you haven't yet

    Once you have been nominated by your university, you will receive an email from UC3M with your username (NIA) and instructions to activate the account and select your password.

    2. Upload your picture

    To correctly activate your TUI, you need to upload a picture, ideally a passport size photo (the kind of photograph that is required for issuing personal ID documents and passports, that clearly shows your face and has a plain background).

    This picture will appear in your Aula Global and other services at UC3M.

    1. Go to this website 

    2. Log in with your UC3M student number (100xxxxxx) and personal password.

    3. You have two options if you click on the button “Cambia tu foto/Change your photo”:

    • If you are using a computer, you can upload a picture from your drive. It should be a passport size photo, clearly showing your face and in front of a plain background.
    •  If you are using your smartphone, you can take a picture right then and upload it. Please mind the recommendations, try to find a plain background and avoid hats, sunglasses, scarves, etc.

    Please, do not forget to log out after using this app!.

    3. Download the UC3M phone App.

    • The App is free and it is available in this website. Scan the appropriate QR code (left for iPhone/right for Android).
    • Open the downloaded file and install the App.
    You will see the following information; click on “Acceder”.
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    Introduce your UC3M number (for example 100xxxxxx) and personal password to log in. This will take you to the private area of the App.
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    From the private area, you will have access to several UC3M services, which will allow you to see your timetables (after registration), grades, and more useful information and services provided by UC3M. Click on the highlighted button to view your TUI card and check that everything is correct.
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    You can use this digital card to access UC3M Libraries and other services
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  • Health Insurance

    UC3M does not provide insurance for incoming exchange students, who should ensure they have comprehensive cover for the duration of their program. The exchange student must be covered by an illness or accidents travel assistance insurance covering repatriation expenses due to illness or accident, healthcare derived from professional activities.

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

    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:

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

  • Disability Service

    Support Service for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs allows direct attention for students with disabilities and special educational support needs. Its objective is to guarantee access to studies and improvement of the university activity for all students in equality of conditions, building an inclusive university.

    To request special accommodations, please submit your registration in the following website BEFORE THE DEADLINES:

    • Fall semester and Full year students: before July 15th
    • Spring semester students: before December 15th