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Universities in Madrid

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Complutense University of Madrid
Complutense University of Madrid

The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is the largest university in Spain with an annual enrollment of close to 100,000 students. With 76 official degrees, the Complutense offers the widest range of degree courses in Spain. Its official degrees are arranged with respect to four areas of knowledge: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The University Library contains over 2.2 million volumes, over 40,000 journal titles, and over 300 student computer terminals. The UCM, with a female/male ratio of 2:1, boasts over 2500 tenured professors. The two UCM campuses, located in the Ciudad Universitaria (Moncloa) and Somosaguas, cover more than 900 acres. This terrain includes a natural space of 250 acres, of which more than 160 are forested and 90 are landscaped grounds.

Our programs at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid

Antonio de Nebrija University is a private and independent university which takes its name from the 15th century humanist who published the first grammar of the Spanish language. In keeping with the effort to expand Spanish language and culture and to promote understanding between people of many nations, the university welcomes students from all over the world to experience modern Spain in a traditional university setting. The university aspires to maintain the highest quality of scientific investigation and academic instruction. It is a small university, with an annual enrollment of approximately 3,000 Spanish students and 500 international students. The student to teacher ratio is roughly 10:1.

The university is divided into two campuses: Dehesa de la Villa and Berzosa. ISA students will take classes at the Dehesa de la Villa campus, which is conveniently located in northwest Madrid. It is well-communicated by metro and bus to the rest of the city. The Dehesa de la Villa campus is home to international students taking classes at the Hispanic Studies Center and also to Spanish students taking classes in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. All of these students, international and Spanish alike, share the same academic building and have access to the same library, computer lab, cafeteria, and general university services.


Custom Programs in Madrid

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Madrid
  • Service-learning and/or internships