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Madrid University Studies

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Sponsor: BU Study Abroad

Location: Madrid, Spain


The Madrid University Studies program is a specialized program for exceptionally well-qualified students who have a strong command of Spanish. Offered in the spring semester (winter/spring quarters) only, students enroll directly at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), where they attend classes at the university’s Cantoblanco campus alongside native speakers. Founded in 1968, the UAM is widely considered to be one of the premier universities in Spain.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Winter/Spring


Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a BU application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

3 years or the equivalent of college-level Spanish


Homestays (meals included)

Program Costs: 

Spring 2018: $35,676

Billed by Northwestern: $32,031

  • Tuition: $25,490
  • Program fee: $3,841
    (room/board, group flight from New York, and other services)
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,700

Estimated additional costs: $3,645

  • Local transportation: $285
  • Books & supplies: $350
  • Personal expenses: $2,850
  • Visa: $160
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