Spring Semester in Madrid. Spanish Language: Linguistic and Cultural Immersion. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Autonomous University Madrid Study Abroad Spain
Program Name: Spanish Language: Linguistic and Cultural Immersion
School: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
City: Madrid, Spain
Term: Spring (25 March – 15 June)
Duration: Semester
Cost: € 2,400 / [currency amount=”2400″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false]
Housing See below.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Eligibility: Open Enrollment: No min GPA req’d, must have high school diploma; min age 18; Application deadline: July 22

Program Description

The Intensive Language courses offer 20 – 25 hours of classroom time a week complimented by excursions to museums, local markets, nearby sights, theaters and other venues. Students have the opportunity to use Spanish in real settings, and meet other Spanish university students at language exchange happenings or any of the numerous social events on campus.

Since culture is the cornerstone of the Study Abroad Office at the Autonomous University of Madrid (SAM), language is taught through culture with an emphasis on intercultural development. After completion of the intensive course, and once you have reached a Spanish proficiency level of B1 (intermediate) or above, you may enroll in the DiLe. The combination with the Diploma de Lengua Española, Cultura y Civilización Courses (DiLe) or the Spanish for Academic Purposes course is the perfect pathway to studying an undergraduate degree in Spain.

Program Cost

Tution – € 2,400 / [currency amount=”2400″ from=”EUR” to=”USD” show_from=false round=false] per semester.

The fee covers tuition for the semester.

Housing – Cost varies according to accommodation type.

For more info see “Housing / Accommodation” below.

Program Structure

The Intensive Language courses are divided into modules, and each module aims to develop communicative skills in Spanish focusing on grammatical structures, oral and written communication, and the acquisition of vocabulary while familiarizing the students with socio-cultural contents.   Classes are from Monday thru Friday (9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. /and Fridays until 1:30 p.m.)

Housing / Accommodation

The University Autonoma de Madrid offers university housing through the  Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives and the Residencia Universitaria Erasmo.

Aluni.net offers housing accommodation for students in shared student apartments or studio apartments that are furnished and have internet access. For more information contact:  instituciones@aluni.net   o www.aluni.net

Students can also live in shared student apartments. The university provides links to several websites where students can search for housing.

Eligibility / How to Enroll

Who can apply?

High School graduates from a non-Spanish speaking country

Official non-Spanish college/university students (undergraduate or graduate)

Graduates from a non-Spanish university

Spanish Language Requirements

All applicants must be non-native speakers of Spanish and provide proof of their Spanish language ability. Minimum required Spanish proficiency level is B1, recommended proficiency level B2 (intermediate to upper intermediate).

If you do not have a certificate that can attest your level of Spanish, or you are unsure about your current level, the UAM will send you a level test.


You can enter the program (1) as a free mover (“freemovers,” meaning they can study for one, at most two semesters without being part of an exchange program), or (2) through a University agreement:

1) Free mover (independent student / direct enrollment): All students meeting the requirements will be admitted on a first come first served basis until all places are taken.
2) Through University Agreements (university students only): Students will be admitted under the terms of the bilateral Agreement with their home University.

Please scan and send the following to studyabroad@uam.es

  1. Application form
  2. Passport or National ID (for EU citizens)
  3. Record of transcripts / academic transcript showing the courses you have taken and the grades you have earned
  4. Proof of Spanish language proficiency level

Once you have been admitted to the program, you will have to pay a deposit to reserve your place in the program: 250 € (for one semester) or 500 € (full academic year).