The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is the most modern of all the public universities in Madrid. It has four campuses, in Madrid and nearby. It was created in 1996 with the objective of offering all round preparation for its students, combining theoretical teaching with training in laboratories and companies, thus facilitating rapid acess to the labor market. The University system has about 39,500 students. Students in this program will take their courses at the Vicálvaro Campus located about 40 minutes from the city center of Madrid.
The Vicálvaro Campus is known as the English Campus for the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos system offering a number of degrees and courses in English. Students will take their courses alongside Spanish and other international students. Students may take courses in English, Spanish or a combination of both. Courses in English are offered in the following fields: Business Administration and Management, Marketing, Pre-Primary Education, Primary Education, International Relations, Tourism, History, and Political Science. Students have the option of taking courses at the Language Center in Spanish. Other languages offered include: French, German, Chinese, and Arabic. The campus webpage in English is: http://www.urjc.es/version_ingles/.
For course listings and descriptions, please visit the following website: http://www.urjc.es/estudios/grado/15-habla-inglesa.
Housing and Meals
Students have the option of residing in program arranged housing with a host family or in an apartment with other students. Students choosing the host family housing option will receive two meals per day. Students choosing the apartment housing option will cook for themselves in their apartment. Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to complete a housing questionnaire indicating their housing preference. Students who choose not to reside in program arranged housing have the option of residing in the university residence hall or independently, both of which are arranged directly by the student.
All Participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a long stay student visa at the Spanish Consulate General of Spain in New York City. Details and instructions on obtaining the Spanish Student Visa will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Note: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
Students make their own travel arrangements to Madrid's International Airport Barajas (MAD). All students must arrive to Madrid on the official program arrival date.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program specialist, Lizette Alvarado, for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.