Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus - SLU

Madrid, Spain
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain that welcomes students of all faiths and no faith. SLU values academic excellence, life-improving research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to serving others.



Foundation and Charter: Saint Louis University, founded in 1818, was chartered by the State of Missouri in 1832; it established its Madrid Campus in 1967.


Career Services: SLU-Madrid offers career counseling, practice interviews, résumé critiques and workshops/ networking events on campus. A complete list of companies and organizations where recent graduates are employed is available on-line.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)
  • English Language and Literature


Student services

The Student Life team lives the mission of the University through both serving and helping our students serve others. As educators in the Jesuit tradition, we believe in educating the "whole" person; we are concerned with the life of the mind, as well as the body and the spirit. We facilitate programs, services and experiences that will help as a "whole" person and become a leader who is critically reflective and socially and personally responsible.

Housing services

Saint Louis University strongly encourages those seeking housing to consider living with a host family. Students living with a host family have the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish language and culture on a daily basis. This is often one of the most rewarding experiences students have outside of the University in Madrid.

  • The Host Family Experience
  • Online Housing Application
  • Housing Payment Information
  • Housing FAQs

Library services

Library: Students at SLU-Madrid have access to the vast collection of electronic resources and databases owned by Saint Louis University. The Madrid library's collection holds over 10,000 volumes that support specific course and research needs in Madrid.

Medical services

SLU-Madrid does not have a medical center on campus. Its Student Life staff as well as its counselors, however, may serve as liaisons between students and doctors, even going with them to hospital or to different practitioners when needed.

Student Life

Campus life

Madrid, located in the very heart of the Iberian Peninsula, has been the capital of Spain since 1562. It is in the center of the Castilian plain (meseta), 646 meters above sea level. It's the third largest city in Europe, with a population of 3.2 million in the city and 6.4 million in the metropolitan area.

Sports facilities

Our sports director, César Rioja, is an avid advocate for exercise: to remain focused on your studies, you need to take breaks, and physical activity involved in playing a sport is his ideal. Our fine and performing arts faculty feel the same; they'd invite you to sign up for a Latin Dance class or join the Concert Choir. SLU-Madrid has its own dance studio and music practice rooms, and our students perform in recitals, concerts and plays throughout the semester.


  • Saint Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Other Degrees