Autonomous University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain
The Autonomous University of Madrid was found in 1968. Its Spanish name is Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.But it is known as "la Autónoma". It is a public university. It is regarded as the most prominent higher education institutions in Spain.



The Autonomous University of Madrid was found in 1968.


The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, carries out a wide international activity through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Office for International Relations and Mobility.

The programmes are coordinated and funded by means of: activities carried out by the UAM in collaboration with other institutions (International Exchange Programmes); the participation in programmes promoted by European Union (European Programmes); and the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores [AECI: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation).


The Autónoma University of Madrid is the first Spanish University to establish an Integrated Research Management Service. The Research Directorate performs the functions of information, dissemination, management, monitoring and accountability for its wide range of activities in the field of research. It liaises between the numerous financing entities and researchers as well as other partners from within the university community. It is structured in three main units:

  • Research Service
  • International Projects Office
  • Research Funding Management

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)


Housing services

The UAM offers university housing through the Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives and the Residencia Universitaria Erasmo on campus.

Medical services

To apply for the residency card for the first time and later to renew it, you will have to provide a certificate of having taken out insurance for health, accidents and repatriation. There are numerous insurance companies that offer policies which cover these requirements. The policies have at different prices and therefore offer varying medical coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Cantoblanco Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Medicine Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid