MIT Madrid students rowing a boat in Spain

If you are an MIT student in good academic standing, you can spend your fall or spring semester in Madrid.

At a Glance

  • Study at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid, a top university in Madrid, with classes in English and Spanish.
  • Earn credit towards your major and beyond. 
  • Participate in an optional internship during the semester to complement your academic courses. 
  • Stay with a local family in Madrid. They will provide breakfast and dinner for you daily.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline - end of May
Regular deadline - Early October (October 2, 2017 for spring 2018)


The program fee is adjusted each year based on exchange rate, tuition at the host universities, etc. Students can expect to pay around $8,000 for the program fee.

The fee covers:

  • Tuition 
  • Single-room housing in a Spanish home
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfer
  • Some cultural activities

You should plan to spend an additional $2,000 - $3,000 for airfare, visa, local transportation, lunches, textbooks, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

You can use financial aid for your semester in Spain. The Global Education team will provide an estimated budget. You should meet with your financial aid representative to discussusing your financial aid packet for the semester in Madrid.

Transfer Credit

  • Before going to Madrid, talk with your department’s transfer credit examiner and complete a study abroad worksheet (pdf).
  • No grades are transferred, only credit for courses passed (similar to Pass/No Record). 
  • View the list of courses here

Important Dates


Information session

Early May

Applications due for priority deadline

Early October 

Applications due for general deadline

Late October

Application to Spanish 


Final payment due

Mid January

Flight to Madrid

Application Forms

Complete our online application in Horizons.

Have a faculty member complete the online reference form (part of the Horizons application).

If you plan to take classes in Spanish: have a faculty member in Spanish evaluate your language ability (only for students who have not completed Spanish IV).

Visa Information

Make sure to read about how to get a student visa (pdf) for Spain and review the visa information provided by the Spanish Consulate of Boston.