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Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) EXC
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Exchange Semester/Year
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65%; Credit
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Location: Madrid
Year Established: 1968
Student population: 32,200
The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) is one of the main universities in Spain’s capital. It achieves high rankings and excels as a research university. It’s an ideal place from which to experience life in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

UAM aims to create professionals who are creative and innovative. It’s strongly committed to a sustainable environment and is known for promoting gender equality and integrating those with disabilities.

Unique characteristics
UAM offers a very comprehensive range of study options across eight faculties. It has six university hospitals and 10 research institutes, which create a world class research environment. The University’s seven schools include Arts and Philosophy, Teacher Training and Education, Economics and Business Studies, Sciences, Law, Psychology and Medicine, and the Polytechnic.

Madrid is Spain’s capital and an artistic, vibrant city where you can view everything from Goya and Velázquez to the Dutch and Italian masters. It’s also one of Europe’s culinary capitals where you can enjoy modern cuisine alongside traditional Spanish cooking, including at the world’s oldest restaurant. Madrid has more bars than any other city and its nightlife is legendary. UAM’s main campus is in the northern outskirts of Madrid and is accessible by train and bus.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences

Business & Economics





Exclusions Apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September - January
Semester 2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
With honours (A+) – 9-10
Outstanding (A) – 9-10
Above Average (B) – 7-8.9
Pass (C-D) – 5-6.9
Fail (F) – 0-4.9
More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Spanish.
Language Requirement
Students must have a B1 level of Spanish for most undergraduate studies. A B2 level is required for Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, Degree in Hispanic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and the Arts and Graduate studies. Spanish language courses are available to exchange students.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university (in Spanish).
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation session will be held prior to the start of semester. Students should bring originals and photocopies of their passport and medical insurance.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. (Spanish)

Information from the host university.
Information from the Spanish Embassy

Student Experiences

Tallulah Bur
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Semester 2 2015
Host City Highlights
Most of the coolest things are suburbs - I stayed in Malasana which is an awesome spot. Lavapies is also a cool spot as well as the two parks - the Retiro and the Casa de Campo. Lots of the culture is in the street - shops, art, buskers, second-hand stores, markets - which should all definitely be seen and enjoyed!
Uni Life
The international study society at UAM is great - they organise really cool affordable trips. You get to know a few Spanish students that way but also through classes they are generally pretty friendly.
Much more like high school when compared to Australia. The great thing is the teachers are all really approachable and the learning format makes classes easy to follow!
TAPAS AND CERVEZA is all you need in life. Be prepared though for less access to fresh fruit and breach (and not many meat-free options if you're vego!)
So good, I found the coolest apartment with international students. Definitely look to live with students, best choice I made.
Money Matters
It was perfect, I didn't need to work.
Getting Around
Really cheap and easy to use. Metro is well connected and takes you to the outside of Madrid even where there are hikes and mountains and a castle.
Did so much travelling and couldn't recommend it more. Saw heaps of cities in Spain both with friends and through the international student’s society at UAM. Most weekends were spent doing that :)
Top Tips
Don't be shy!

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