Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), was founded in 1968 as a public university by the Spanish Government. Situated on a rural campus connected to Madrid by commuter train, the university has a reputation for excellence both in research and academia. AUM is often considered one of the better higher education establishments in Spain; it frequently features among the country’s top universities in rankings and also ranks well in Europe and further afield as well.
The university is divided into eight faculties, each of which are home to different departments with their own areas of expertise. AUM has around 60 departments and these offer undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications as well as PhD level study.
The main campus is situated on the outskirts of Madrid in the Cantoblanco area. The area was designed to be a self-contained student city extending over many square kilometres with parkland, academic buildings and sports and leisure facilities. The campus currently boasts 16 cafes and canteens, indoor and outdoor pools, its own medical centre, sports pitches and beach volleyball courts as well as its own train station and bus services linking the campus to central Madrid.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.