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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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Universidad Nebrija is a private university located in Madrid. There are approximately 5000 students.

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty. 
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program. 
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.


The Madrid-Princesa campus hosts the Schools of Communication and Arts, Social Sciences and Education and Languages along with the Hispanic Studies Center and the Antonio de Nebrija Foundation.

Academic Areas: 
Exchange Students can select from two tracks while studying at Nebrija.
  • Hispanic Studies Program: consisting of language, culture, conversation and literature subjects for all levels, from beginners to native speakers.
  • Integrated Programs with Spanish Students: consisting of subjects of the degree studies with Spanish students. A minimum level of Spanish of B2 is required. A level test can be requested prior to applying. Each student must take at least one subject taught in Spanish. 

Specific course listings and descriptions are provided to students directly during registration.
The Hispanic Studies program is available to students of all levels, therefore no foreign language is needed to participate. Classes will be with other international students.
For the Integrated Program, fluency or advanced skills in Spanish language is required. Students who have taken Spanish 301 or the equivalent are typically prepared for courses in this program.

Grading Scale:
Professors at Spanish universities rarely award a 10; students generally receive grades between 6-8. Spanish universities can be severe in their grading in comparison to the US. 
Sca;e Grade Description U.S. Grade Equivalent
  Matricula de Honor (With Honors) A
9 - 10 Sobresaliente (Outstanding) A
8 - 8.9   A-
7 - 7.9 Notable (Notable) B+
6 - 6.9   B
5.5 - 5.9 Aprobado (Pass) B-
5 - 5.4   C
4 - 4.9 Suspenso (Failure) F
Nebrija Credit Equivalency:
1 ECTS Credit = .5 UM Credits
Program Dates:

Fall semester
  • Integrated Programs: Early September - Mid January
  • Hispanic Studies Program: Mid September - Mid December

Spring semester
  • Integrated Programs: Mid January - Late May
  • Hispanic Studies Program: Early February - Late May


The Housing Services Office can place students in home stays and university residences, all convenient to campus. 

Off-campus housing resources:
The following resources are not affiliated with the University of Miami but are options that exist if you’d like to research further.
  • Livensa Living: Student Accommodation company with locations in west Madrid and Getafe (near UC3M) – rooms come furnished, private kitchen and bathroom and you can choose between different studio types
  • CityLife Madrid: Provides free and paid services to identify housing options
  • DoveVivo: Short-term rentals (amenities included in rent) located throughout the city

Required Health Coverage:

Health insurance coverage is necessary for all students in Spain but more so for international students, who apply for a student visa, as you will be asked to provide this during the visa application process.
Passport Requirements:

In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return.
Visa Requirements:
It is up to you to consult the Embassy of Spain in your country of origin to determine your visa requirements. 
An official letter of acceptance from your host institution is required to apply for your student visa. You must wait until within 90 days of your start date to apply.
Next Steps:

Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your academic, personal and professional goals and how admission to Nebrija will help you achieve them.?? 
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to Nebrija, however Nebrija will make the final admission decision. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to Nebrija in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your second choice option when completing this portion of your online application.

Helpful Facts: 
Currency The currency in Spain is the euro, the same as in other European Union countries.
The euro is divided into 100 cents.
• There are eight different coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros.
• There are seven different bank notes, for the following amounts: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.
Language Spanish is spoken all over the Spanish territory. However other languages are also spoken in certain areas of Spain. These are: Catalan, in Catalonia; Galician, in Galicia; Euskera/Basque, in the Basque Country; Valencian, in the Region of Valencia; and a particular variety of Catalan, spoken in the Balearic Islands.
Airport Madrid-Barajas Airport
Located on the northeast of Madrid, only 12 km from the city center  
Weather Madrid has an inland Mediterranean climate in the western half of the city transitioning to a semi-arid climate in the eastern half. Winters are cool due to its altitude and can include sporadic snowfalls and frequent frosts between December and February. Summers are hot, in the warmest month, July, average temperatures during the day range from 32 to 34°C (90 to 93°F) depending on location. Madrid is the driest capital in Europe.