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International exchange students

Before your arrival

Welcome to UAM!

Students from our partner universities can take part in the Exchange Programme at UAM. We advise you to check with your home University if there is an exchange agreement and the requirements and selection procedure of your home University.

Once you have been selected by your home University as Exchange Student at UAM, it will be necessary to follow the following procedures to be accepted as Exchange Student at UAM:

  1. NOMINATION
  2. ON-LINE APPLICATION
  3. LEARNING AGREEMENT
  4. ADMISSION

Fact Sheet 20-21

The UAM will implement the 2020-21 academic year with a full guarantee to the safety of the university community and teaching activity with the maximum on-campus activity as possible. The teaching conditions will be adapted according to the public health situation, which will always seek to guarantee the development of academic activity and the safety of people. The 2020-21 academic year is being planned with face-to-face teaching on campus when necessary and both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (deferred) distance teaching activities through electronic platforms.

In Madrid, transport, shops, and services are in operation, respecting the security and interpersonal distancing measures dictated by the authorities. The university residences are expected to be open in September, also following the established sanitary measures. As the pandemic evolves, there may be temporary mobility restrictions limited in a geographical area or a social group. You should contact the Spanish Consulate in your country to find out about travel restrictions to Spain and about the processing of a study visa (if you are a non-EU student).

More information: Attendance, quality and safety in the academic year 2020/21 (PDF)

 

Declaration of State of Alarm (25/20/2020)

On October 25, 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the declaration of the initial state of alarm of 15 days, extendable up to 6 months (prior approval by Parliament), to respond to the situation of special risk caused by the COVID-19 virus.

The period of 6 months is considered necessary, based on scientific criteria and expert recommendations to overcome the current second wave of the pandemic.

Limitation of circulation

The general prohibition of night mobility is established between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., each Autonomous Community being able to modulate its beginning between 10 p.m. and 00 a.m. and its end between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. 00 in the morning. It will be applicable to the whole country except in the Canary Islands, due to its better epidemiological situation.

During this period, circulation will only be possible for justified reasons such as the acquisition of medicines, compliance with work obligations, care for adults or minors and return home.

In addition, the Autonomous Communities may decide to limit the entry and exit of their territories, for the entire perimeter of the community or for a lower area. Likewise, they may limit the permanence of people in public or private spaces to a maximum of 6 people, except in the case of cohabitants.

 


NOMINATION

Your home University must send us your nomination, taking into account the following general deadlines:

  • First semester and full academic year: from April 15 to May 31
  • Second semester: from September 1 to October 15

Specific nomination deadlines:

See specific calendar of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science

 

The procedure and documentation necessary for the nomination varies according to the Mobility Program and the student's faculty/school destination, according to the following table:

Mobility Programme

UAM Faculty / Service

Nomination

More Information

Erasmus+

 

SEMP

 

Science

See Web

ori.ciencias@uam.es

Law

See Web

ori.derecho@uam.es

Philosophy and the Arts

See Web

ori.filosofia@uam.es

Psychology

See Web

ori.psicologia@uam.es

Medicine and Nursery

See Web

ori.medicina@uam.es

Economics and Business

See Web

ori.economicas@uam.es

Engineering

Ver Web

ori.eps@uam.es

Teacher Training

Ver Web

ori.fprofesorado@uam.es

PhD

Ver Web

Air.escueladoctorado@uam.es

International Agreements (non-EU)

International Relations and Mobility Service

List of nominated students  to be sent to serim.movilidad@uam.es

serim.movilidad@uam.es

UAM- Banco Santander (CEAL)

International Relations and Mobility Service

Information to be updated

ceal@uam.es

Erasmus+ KA107

International Relations and Mobility Service

Partner institutions should send the Official Nomination to erasmus.ka107.em@uam.es

erasmus.ka107.em@uam.es

SICUE

International Relations and Mobility Service

Send “Impreso B” before 15th June

sicue@uam.es

 

LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

In general, the language of Instruction at UAM is Spanish.

Nevertheless, some courses are taught in English:

UAM English Courses

 

Required/recommended level of Spanish for students who aren't natives and want to take courses in Spanish):

  • General rule: B1 required, B2 recommended
  • Specific rules: B2 required for the following studies:          
    • Postgraduate studies: Master
    • Faculty of Economics and Business Studies
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Arts for the following Degrees:

- Hispanic Studies Degree

- Modern Languages, Culture and Communication Degree.

 

Required Certificate of Spanish

As a general rule, students do not need to send their Spanish level certificate to UAM. It is the responsibility of the home university to select their students according to UAM linguistic requirements as mentioned above.

Exceptions where students are required to send their Spanish certificates:

o Students nominated for the Faculty of Medicine (B1)

o Students nominated for the Faculty of Law (B1)

o Students nominated for the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts for the following degrees:

- Hispanic Studies Degree (B2, DELE o SIELE certification).

- Modern Languages, Culture and Communication Degree (B2, DELE o SIELE certification).

 

Recommended level of English (For those students taking courses in English):

B2 level of English is recommended (It is not necessary to send any certificate to UAM. It is the responsibility of the home university to select their students according to UAM linguistic requirements).

*In general terms, the limited offer of courses taught in English means that exchange students must take part of their courses in Spanish and for this, they must have and prove (as stated above) a certain level of Spanish.

 

ON-LINE APPLICATION

Once you have been nominated by your home University, you will receive an e-mail informing you of the on-line application procedure.

 

General deadlines for the on-line application: 

  • First semester and full academic year:

15th May to 15th June

  • Second semester:

1st to 31st October

 

Check the specific deadlines of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science.

 

The online application process consists of two steps:

 

  • First step: user’s registration

It is necessary to register as a UAM Internet user. To register as a user you must click here, you will receive your username and password by mail, please check your SPAM folder.

  • Second step: admission request form

You must use the username and password obtained in your user’s registration in order to access to the admission request form (click here).

 

IMPORTANT: Confirm at your home university, for which faculty/school at UAM you have been nominated.

To fill in the online application, please click here

 

LEARNING AGREEMENT

Check the information related to your Learning Agreement according to your UAM Faculty/School: 

UAM Faculty / School

Learning Agreement

More information

Science

See Web

ori.ciencias@uam.es

Law

See Web

ori.derecho@uam.es

Philosophy and the Arts

See Web

ori.filosofia@uam.es

Psychology

See Web

ori.psicologia@uam.es

Medicine and Nursery

See Web

ori.medicina@uam.es

Economics and Business

See Web

ori.economicas@uam.es

Engineering

See Web

ori.eps@uam.es

Teacher Training

See Web

ori.fprofesorado@uam.es

PhD

See Web

Air.escueladoctorado@uam.es

 

REMEMBER: at least 51% of your enrolled ECTS must belong to your UAM Faculty/School.

 

Other important information

Enrolment Restrictions for Incoming Exchange Students

Courses taught in English

Erasmus+: Learning Agreement (Erasmus+)

International Agreements (non EU),  UAM- Banco Santander (CEAL) and SEMP programs:  Acuerdo de estudios/ Learning Agreement

SICUE:  Learning Agremeement (SICUE)

 

If you need more information, contact the International Relations Office at your UAM Faculty/School

 

 

ADMISSION

Once all documents are received, your application will be evaluated, and you will be notified if you have been accepted as an exchange student at the UAM.

Important: Students from non-EU/EEA countries must apply for a student visa BEFORE arriving at UAM. One of the documents required for this application is the admission letter you will received from the International Relations and Mobility Service.

 

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