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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Humanities, International Business, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Peace/Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Spanish Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

 Madrid, Spain - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

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***We are out of exchange places for 2022-2023. If you would like to study abroad at UAM for a semester, you must first set up an advising appointment to go over the requirements of the program. You can set up an appointment by emailing:

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is a modern university, interested in the complete education of its students and internationally famous, being among the 200 best universities in the world. The UAM pays special attention to the environment and is proud of working for an environmentally sustainable campus.The UAM is the Spanish university leader on researching and it has many own university research institutes and other ones in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It is a pioneer in working on cooperation and solidarity action, with NGO’s, etc. UAM graduates have a high rate of incorporation into the labour market: 90% of those who looked for a job found it, and in four and a half months on average. Over 1,000 UAM students enjoy exchange study visits. It also has privileged relations with a number of Latin American universities.

As part of its commitment to the society to which it belongs, the UAM maintains strong links of cooperation with Municipalities, Institutions and Businesses, for which it signed numerous cooperation agreements and framework agreements.It holds a great number of cultural activities, including summer courses and contemporary humanities courses. It also supports the oldest and most prestigious season of university-organized concerts, which takes place in the National Music Auditorium every year. It has numerous sports facilities, including covered and open swimming pools. The UAM holds various both in-house and inter-university competitions, and its students are university champions in a number of different sports. The UAM participates in the High-level Athletes Programme funded by the National Sports Council (CSD).

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to UAM. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through UAM directly:

For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

Students who study from UMB to UAM will be in the DiLe Program. This program requires that students have completed Spanish level 4 (4 semesters at the college level). The program offers courses in Spanish specifically designed for foreign students and allows students to take up to 2 regular UAM courses. Those 2 courses can be taught in English. 
Courses in English

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

Fall semester: September - January
Spring semester: January - June 

Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (2.5 on a 3.0 scale) with no disciplinary problems. In order to participate in the reciprocal exchange, students must have completed Spanish 4- level B2 (Intermediate, 4 college semesters). 

See Budget sheet. 
Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Prior to applying, it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

There is one student residence on campus. The University also offers assistance for students who wish to share an apartment in the city with other students, which is the more popular option. Costs vary, but students should expect to pay between 400€/month – 650€/month. You can also opt for a Homestay which can include Breakfast + Dinner for between 600€-750€/month.  

How to apply:
This process consists of two steps:
1.     Registration as user: in order to be able to manage your application online, you first need to register as a UAM user.
2.     Application form: using the user name and password you were given when registering, you can access the application form. 
You can check the list of UAM Faculties and schools, and of the studies available in each of them in the list of official qualifications. 
3.     For any questions, contact


You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. 

All students who are studying in Spain for more than 90 days must make an appointment to go to the Consulate of Spain in person to obtain a student visa. Students can apply for a visa up to 3 months prior to the start of their study abroad program. Appointment times are limited and fill up quickly, so it is strongly recommended that students make an appointment as soon as they are able. After the appointment, there is a 3-6 week processing time before receiving a visa. To make an appointment and to see what documents are required for a student visa, visit the Consulate of Spain in Boston website. 

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:

Download: Spain Country Information and Visas.pdf 


Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.