Studying in Madrid, Spain

Study Master's Degrees in Madrid

Spain

Madrid at a glance

Study abroad in Madrid, the capital of Spain, home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. University programmes combine teaching of the highest quality with research activities that keep up with international standards. Madrid is a top famous destination in Europe for travel and study, the equivalent of Spanish hospitality and history, business, and vibrant nightlife.

Studying

Studying in Madrid

Offerings of the universities in Madrid cover the whole range of degrees: Bachelor’s degree, postgraduate Master and PhD programmes, and double majors, professional development courses and Erasmus programmes.

Most courses are taught in Spanish, especially for the Bachelor programmes and candidates should prove a high level of Spanish proficiency. The DELE exam certificate is the most common Spanish test accepted by the higher educational institutions.

International students who don’t meet the requirements for university entrance can enrol in several foundation degree programmes in order to get used to university level expectations.

Choose between the following study programmes: arts, languages, philosophy, musicology, software engineering, video games development, medicine, health sciences, food science, education, media, economics, business, pharmacy, marketing, human resources or follow a double major such as: law-business administration, political sciences-philosophy and others.

For the online (distance) learning programmes, subject areas cover: management and business, financial analysis, journalism, libraries and documentary heritage, project management, study and treatment of pain, international accounting, systems engineering.

Career

Career opportunities in Madrid

Local economy of Madrid is growing and sustainable and the main financial institutions of Spain have their headquarters in the city. Major sectors in Madrid are: banking, publishing, public and financial services, tourism, high technology production, electronic and industrial machinery manufacturing.

Names of big companies with local offices include: Telefónica, Iberia, Repsol, Prosegur, BBVA, Urbaser, Dragados, Accenture, Indra, IBM, Amadeus, PwC.

Students will find numerous internship opportunities in various fields in local companies and organisations.

Life

Madrid city life

As the capital and the main commercial, economic and cultural hub of Spain, Madrid simply has it all in terms of city life and leisure activities. You will not get bored a single moment while you discover the lovely and vibrant Madrid.

Major landmarks in Madrid include:

  • The Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Cibeles Palace and Fountain
  • The Royal Convent of La Encarnación
  • St. Michael's Basilica
  • The Golden Triangle of Art
  • Las Ventas Bullring
  • The Buen Retiro Park

You have a myriad of museums to choose from that you can visit like Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, The Museum of the Americas etc.

For simply relaxing in the middle of nature, you will find many parks and green spaces, or if you would like to hear some classical music, check out The Auditorio Nacional de Música, which is the main venue for classical music concerts in Madrid or The Teatro Real, the main opera house.

Football fans can enjoy matches of the two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid or they can simply visit the famous Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

The nightlife in Madrid is pretty rich and vibrant and a major attraction for visitors. Everyone has heard of tapas bars, but you can also find cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, flamenco theatres, and other interesting night venues, catering for everyone’s taste.

International atmosphere in Madrid

Madrid is one of the most popular touristic destinations, but also, due to a high quality of life, a significant number of the population belongs to ethnic minorities, the largest ones include: Ecuadorian, Romanian, Bolivian, Peruvian, Chinese, Moroccan and Brazilian.

Considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and major international regulators of Spanish: the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA).

Weather Madrid

Madrid has mild to cold winters and warm to sometimes hot summers. During winter there are occasional snowfalls and average temperatures of 9 – 10 °C (49-50 °F).Minimum temperatures can go sometimes below freezing. Average temperatures in summer range from 32 to 33 °C (90 to 91 °F) depending on location, with rare rainfalls, mostly taking the form of about two showers and/or thunderstorms a month. Precipitation occurs mostly in the autumn and spring.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Madrid

Choose between the following housing options in Madrid:

  • University residence – prices are between 700 and 1,000 EUR/month, depending on the size of the room, facilities and if it’s single or double.
  • Apartment – the average rent price for one bedroom apartment is around 1,250 EUR/month to which you have to add the basic utilities cost of around 85 EUR/month. You can also rent a room in a shared flat for 500 EUR/month/person.
  • Host family (home-stay) – for an individual room you would pay around 800 EUR/month with half board included, or around 950 EUR/month with full board included.
  • Hostel –rates start from 50 EUR/night.

Living costs in Madrid

Madrid is listed in the top 10 European capitals with the lowest cost of living. An average student would spend between 1,000 – 1,350 EUR/month for all expenditures (accommodation, food bills, social activities and public transportation). Lunch or dinner in a budget restaurant costs between 8 and 12 EUR; in some restaurants tapas are free of charge of you order a beer. Food bills from the local supermarkets would lead to 120 EUR/month and a student public transportation pass is 35 EUR/month.

Universities in Madrid

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