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Price Details
The International Foundation price is fixed. It is based on the quantity of European Credits (ECTS) offered- students are able to take up to 60 ECTS.
May 03, 2023
Apr 22, 2023
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About Program

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a Spanish public university. We offer 70% of our Bachelor's degrees in English in various fields such as Social Sciences, Humanities or Engineering. UC3M is known for academic excellence being ranked among the top universities in Europe and a focus on internationalization with a diverse student body from more than 100 countries and international mobility agreements with top universities.

Our International Foundation Program (IFP) is specifically designed for international students who have obtained secondary studies diplomas from all over the world. The IFP provides students with this academic preparation and intercultural experience to access one of our UC3M Bachelor's degrees. The program is divided into two knowledge areas (Social Sciences and Humanities or Engineering), it lasts the whole academic year (from September to June) and it is taught in Spanish or English, allowing for adaptation to the Spanish university system and culture.

Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 7 reviews
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  • 4 rating 14.29%
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  • Academics 4.3
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.3
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

An experience that will last a lifetime

I think that coming to study in Madrid took me out of my comfort zone. I grew a lot on a personal level, I met incredible people and the learning that this great experience is giving me, I am sure it will be very useful for my future. In addition, the International Foundation Program personally helped me on my way to choose the career I wanted to study, since at the beginning I had doubts. It was an academic year that with the help of its methodology I was able to discover what my main passions were and what was the field in which I wanted to invest my next university years.

  • Good university environment
  • Professional teachers
  • City that is alive 24 hours a day
28 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience doing the International Foundation Program

I highly recommend enjoying the university and the International Foundation Program, more than just studying, and learning from a new culture, experiencing the city of Madrid, and using this open door to Europe to grow personally and professionally.

The IFP is a good experience to understand the Spanish education system and to build important relationships that will last for the rest of your lives. You have to opportunity to meet new cultures and it can guide you to find the path that you want to follow.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent course

"Studying abroad has helped me grow in a lot of aspects so I believe that after my studies at the university, my experiences will help me get to my goals in a more efficient way.
Carlos III University is the only one that offers an International Foundation Course that helps international students to study and then to stay in Spain for work. This course helped me to settle in Spain before starting my professional career". Thanks to this opportunity I have been able to stay at Carlos III University.

  • Growing opportunity
  • Context on academic life
  • Meeting new people
  • Away from home
  • Focused only on Carlos III university
  • Long trip to university
35 people found this review helpful.
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International Foundations Program

This program helps us, international students, to access Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and to learn/improve our Spanish, while we get to experience living in Madrid and discovering its culture. Four years later, in October of 2021, I have been able to finish my undergraduate studies and I am currently working for one of the biggest multinationals in the country. I would definitely define my experience as very positive and recommend to whoever wants to have a life experience or develop a career abroad.

56 people found this review helpful.
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International Foundation Program

The International Foundation Program helped me in many ways. It helped me ease into university life. Through the different classes you could choose from, I got to try different fields and decide on the bachelor degree I wanted to pursue. During the program I met people from many different nationalities, who are still now some of my closest friends. I also got to enjoy all of the activities and facilities available from the university, like the gym, as well as having enough time to visit Madrid, while still studying.

55 people found this review helpful.
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International Foundation Program

The IFP course has been one of the main reasons behind my academic, professional and social success. The program is designed in such a way that it provides students with great introductory courses in various fields. As a student of natural sciences, I found the introductory courses in the social sciences essential in preparing me for my four-year degree at UC3M. Additionally, the small-sized classes were great for better learning and it had also helped us make friends and meet people much more easily.

66 people found this review helpful.
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Review of International Foundation Program

I studied in Universidad Carlos III International Foundation Program in the academic year of 2020/2021 and this program gave me a great bridge towards university degree.
In my case, I didn't study academically since I finished my high school studies, and I found it very important to have a smooth transition into the world of college. During this program I got to attend on great lectures with amazing teachers, interact with people from different cultures and simply enjoy sunny life in the capital of Spain.

63 people found this review helpful.

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