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About Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is an innovative research university with a distinctly international profile.

It offers a broad range of master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in English and has special programs for foreign students (Free Movers, international Foundation Program...). It is one of the top universities in Spain and in Europe with regard to the number of students who take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme. In fact 20% of the student body is made up of international students.

The UC3M is part of the YUFE alliance initiative, one of the networks selected by the European Union to build a European University.

The University offers programs in Economics and Business, Engineering, Law, Communication, Social Sciences and Humanities. Several of the bachelor degrees in Engineering have been awarded the EUR-ACE quality certificate. UC3M students are able to carry out internships through collaborative agreements the University has signed with different companies and organizations.

This institution has distinguished itself through the high job placement rate of its graduates, which, according to the latest study on career placement, is 90,6%. Students have access to a wide array of cultural and sport activities, as well as several sports centers. The University also provides first-rate student housing.

About Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is an innovative research university with a distinctly international profile.

It offers a broad range of master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in English and has special programs for foreign students (Free Movers, international Foundation Program...). It is one of the top universities in Spain and in Europe with regard to the number of students who take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme. In fact 20% of the student body is made up of international students.

The UC3M is part of the YUFE alliance initiative, one of the networks selected by the European Union to build a European University.

The University offers programs in Economics and Business, Engineering, Law, Communication, Social Sciences and Humanities. Several of the bachelor degrees in Engineering have been awarded the EUR-ACE quality certificate. UC3M students are able to carry out internships through collaborative agreements the University has signed with different companies and organizations.

This institution has distinguished itself through the high job placement rate of its graduates, which, according to the latest study on career placement, is 90,6%. Students have access to a wide array of cultural and sport activities, as well as several sports centers. The University also provides first-rate student housing.

Available programs

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers programs in Economics and Business, Engineering, Law, Communication, Social Sciences and Humanities. Most bachelor degrees in Engineering have been awarded the EUR-ACE quality certificate.

More than 71% of the degree courses offered can be taken either fully in English, or with option in English or with a bilingual option.

UC3M students are able to carry out internships through collaborative  agreements the University has signed with different companies and organizations. Furthermore, this institution has distinguished itself through the high job placement rate of its graduates, which, according to the latest study on career placement, is nearly  90.6%.

Students have access to a wide array of cultural and sport activities, as well as several sports centers. The University also provides first-rate  student housing

Bachelor in Law

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) offers 159 master programs and 20 doctoral programs in the varying fields of investigative research ongoing at the University. Over 40% are taught in English. 

The programs are organized into four Schools, encompassing the areas of Law; Business and Economics; Humanities, Communication and Social Sciences; and Engineering and Basis Sciences. The Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus, home to the bulk of the master programs, is located in the cultural and historic heart of Madrid, one of Europe’s great capital cities.  

A total of 27.3% of the students enrolled in the master programs hail from other countries, drawn by the prospect of pursuing studies in English at an international campus in Madrid.  Among doctoral candidates, the percentage of international students reaches 44.8%.

UC3M students have access to a wide array of cultural and sport activities, as well as several sports centers. The University also provides first-rate student housing

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General

5.5+
72+
24+
2+

Bachelor

5.5+
72+

Master

5.5+
72+
20,870
80%
20%
4,846
67%
33%
2,402
74%
26%

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is one of the top public universities in Madrid, Spain. It is ranked #=285 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #343
  • 2014
    #=317
  • 2015
    #=355
  • 2016
    #=314
  • 2017
    #=280
  • 2018
    #281
  • 2019
    #=253
  • 2020
    #298
  • 2021
    #311
  • 2022
    #=351
  • 2023
    #=320
  • 2024
    #=319
  • 2025
    #=285

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