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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Calle del Tulipán s/n Móstoles - Madrid,
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The Rey Juan Carlos University,  founded in 1996, is the most modern of the six public universities located in the Madrid region.  With a current student body of about 46,000, it is the university with the second highest number of students in the Madrid region. The university’s modern buildings are distributed over its five campuses in Alcorcón, Aranjuez, Fuenlabrada, Madrid and Móstoles.

International students are drawn to the Rey Juan Carlos University due to the high-quality training provided by over 2,000 specialist teaching staff. The annual intake of more than 5,000 international students, pertaining to 113 nationalities, can obtain any necessary support through our University Language Centre. During your stay at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos you will develop a critical attitude, enabling you to acquire not only academic knowledge but also grow professionally while immersed in the fascinating university culture.

 In the 2008-09 academic year the Rey Juan Carlos University began to offer joint honour undergraduate degree programmes, and since their implementation the choice has increased due to the boost from the European Higher Education Area. Rey Juan Carlos University ranks as the Spanish university with the highest number of joint degree courses which make it possible for students to take two degrees simultaneously thereby broadening their horizons professionally. Increasingly, students require courses which will ensure they obtain university degrees covering a wide range of possibilities and at the same help students acquire the type of profile expert companies seek. Becoming an expert who is qualified in different areas will help students forge a prestigious career.  

The Rey Juan Carlos University collaborates actively through projects with institutions, and scientific and cultural bodies since one of our main aims is to be open to our social and productive environment. We strive for academic excellence so our students may attain the best professional training.


  • Students: 46,000
  • Degrees: 63
  • Joint Degrees: 74
  • Degrees taught in English: 9
  • Official master degrees: 72
  • Doctoral programmes: 13

The Alcorcón Campus has facilities tailored to suit teaching and the necessary practical sessions, in line with the degree courses. The campus features research laboratories related to the study of: Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Biochemistry/Human Physiology, Cytology and Histology, Pharmacology, Electron Microscopy, URJC Technology Support Centre Genomics Unit, Dentistry, Motion analysis, biomechanics, ergonomics and motor control, Psychology, Mother and child, Anatomy and Human Embryology. Additionally there are laboratories at hand for teaching practice, a Psychomotor development room, an intelligent apartment to cater for disabled persons, and a research laboratory REDLABU (movement analysis, biomechanical, ergonomics and motor control).

Special mention must be made the URJC University Clinic which provides Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services. 

Fuenlabrada Campus: One of the main facilities located on this campus is a 1,500m2 hangar with 14 laboratories. This facility is unique in that the Rey Juan Carlos University is the only Spanish university which boasts an installation of this kind. The hanger serves to carry out practical training for students taking undergraduate courses in Aeronautical and space engineering and Aerospace Vehicles Engineering.  

On the same campus, is a specialized computer room for tourism and travel management, with hotel management and catering programmes, computerized booking systems, ADSL on BTN service with ISDN line. The computer room provides a computer, with the Amadeus Selling Platform application, per student.

The Fuenlabrada Campus features a television set of 275 square metres and 9 metres high, two multi-purpose sets of 190 square meters, radio studios, photochemical photography laboratory with 10 enlargers and a range of professional lenses, 18 networked non-linear high resolution editing rooms for video editing. Also available are facilities for non-linear Multimedia editing and a Graphic design, animation and 3D laboratory. 

Madrid Campus: There are two research laboratories pertaining to the URJC laboratory network (REDLABU): Radio Experimental laboratory (LabExRadio) and Television Image and Electronics Research laboratory (LIITE).

Apart from these, there is a computer room for travel and tourism management, provided with a hotel and catering management programme and computerized booking systems. The Madrid-Vicálvaro campus features 9 computer rooms, with basic software and access to over 400 Virtual software programmes on the university’s platform.

Móstoles Campus: Notable among the numerous state-of-the-art laboratories are the Inorganic and Organic Chemistry lab, Materials characterisation lab, Chemical Engineering laboratories related to fluid mechanics, Thermotechnics, Chemical Engineering instrumentation and basic operations control, General Physics laboratories, Electronics laboratory, Energy lab,  Joint laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, three Computer laboratories, instrumental and analytical techniques lab. Other laboratories available are the research laboratories which include: NUTRILAB-URJC “Analysis of Chemical Compounds and Nutrients of physiological, pharmacological and environmental samples”, CULTIVE which enables the maintenance, handling, production and conservation of a large variety of living organisms, under different levels of environmental control,  URJC Technological Support Centre Genomics and Flow Cytometry Unit, URJC Technological Support Centre Animal facility Unit, URJC Technological Support Centre Electron Microscopy unit. Transmission Electron Microscopy for biological samples. Furthermore, as regards our research laboratories mention must be made of: the Spectroscopic techniques laboratory (LABTE), accredited by ENAC, the Polymer Technology Lab (LATEP) certified by ISO 9001, the Flow Assurance and Petroleum Technology Laboratory (PETROLAB), the Electrochemical and Separation Techniques Lab (LETS) and the Catalysis Synthesis Lab (LABCAT).Other facilities on the campus include project classrooms with flexible configuration possibilities and electric drawing boards, a classroom-workshop for making models and prototypes equipped with small manual and electric machinery and numerical control (CNC): CNC milling machine, laser cutter and 3D printing. There are also excellent research and teaching laboratories which include the Computing and Advanced Visualization laboratory, - CAVE Automatic Virtual Reality – and laboratories which can be used with eye-tracking systems and haptic devices.
Furthermore, there is an Eye Tracker room, with an observation area as well as a monitored area. There are also, video-gaming lecture room, professionally fitted out with Dell Optiplex 9020 equipment with 8 Gb of Ram and i5 microprocessors. In addition to this equipment, we have 25 haptic Novint Falco system devices and two projectors to enhance the classroom experience.  
Aranjuez Campus: The campus is located on the Aranjuez Royal Site and town, declared a Cultural Landscape Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The facilities encompass historical buildings, such as the Pavia Barracks, The Governors House, the Lucas Jordán lecture hall building, and the Maestro Rodrigo Building. Also at hand are the Campus Library, computer rooms, a photography studio set, a Translation and interpretation laboratory and specific facilities for the Fine Arts degree course and the Design and Fashion Management degree course. Other facilities available on all campuses: 
  • Libraries
  • Catering services
  • Language laboratories
  • Sports facilities

Amongst other things, the Rey Juan Carlos University stands out for its sporting achievements. Students can choose from the wide range of the sporting activities on offer on all campuses. The URJC has Basketball, Handball, In-door football, Football 11 Rugby and Volleyball teams. To enable participation in sports activities there are: basketball courts, in-door football facilities, handball, volleyball, tennis, and paddle tennis courts, table tennis  equipment, rugby field and multi-purpose courts. The Fuenlabrada campus houses the “Raúl Blanco” stadium, which comprises athletics tracks, a gymnasium and a natural grass football pitch. 

In addition to its academic and research activities, the Rey Juan Carlos University organizes a series of programmes and events for the university community and its social surroundings. In the course of the academic year, there are several accessible artistic, cultural and training activities to complement student life and also contribute to the development and integral training of our students. 

Fior lifelong learning purposes, the University offers adult education through its Adult Education University scheme. Our social commitments include Cooperation and voluntary projects and also other projects promoting Sustainability and a Healthy University.

For further information please see: https://www.urjc.es/estudiar-en-la-urjc/vida-universitaria

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Detailed information on student admissions procedures is available at the following links: 

Undergraduate degree courses through university entrance evaluation, university entrance exam, vocational training and other studies 


Undergraduate degree courses requiring specific entrance exams. 


Partial transfer of foreign studies credits.  


Undergraduate degree courses for adults over 40 años


Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Joint Honours

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Social and Legal Sciences

University Highlights

Total students - 43,148


International students - 3,454


Total faculty staff - 1,993


Total students - 43,148


International students - 3,454


Total faculty staff - 1,993



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