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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Spain

About Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Study at the most modern university in Madrid! Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) first opened its doors in 1997 and now boasts almost 18,000 students from around the globe. The four campuses (Móstoles, Alcorcón, Vicálvaro, Fuenlabrada) are easily reached by underground, bus and train from Madrid's center. Spanish courses for international students begin two weeks prior to the regular scheduled Spanish semester, and courses for Business Administration are taught in English. No Spanish language background is required.  


NEW: There is a possibility for students spending 2 semesters at URJC to be eligible for a special opportunity: teach conversational English for 25 hours per week, and earn 900 Euros per month plus the cost of your plane ticket. The student sets this up directly with URJC.  See Kate Mattingly Learch for details.



Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a welcoming city full of contrasts and home to Europe's best nightlife, museums, outstanding cultural life (opera, live concerts, bullfights, theatre and cinemas), restaurants and hundreds of attractive destinations. A combination of styles, customs, food and accents enriches its culture. Be sure to visit one of the world's most outstanding flea markets, El Rastro, where you can find anything from valuable antiques to fashionable clothing, and catch the world-famous tomato fight fiesta every August!



Program Information


Application Material


Academic Year Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1


Submit the following materials directly to Shelby Huber (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained


Other Information


URJC has not yet built its residence halls. Students may find accommodation in shared flats with prices ranging from 180 to 270 Euro, and a single room in a private flat with shared cooking facilities for about 180 Euro, full board 450 Euro. URJC may help in finding lodging, but early notice is needed concerning special conditions of each student (sex, arrival day, length of stay, particular wishes about board, economic restrictions, etc.). This information must be received as soon as possible, at least 3 months before arrival.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from September to January; the spring semester runs from January to May. The intensive Spanish language course takes place two weeks before each semester begins. See URJC's academic calendar for more details.

Spanish Language Courses

URJC offers a Spanish language program during each semester (students must pay the fee for this course). Students may also take a year-long Spanish language course, if available. Talk to the semester study abroad advisor, Shelby, to enroll!

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information


Maria Fernandez Casadevante
International Relations Office (G-51)
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
+91 495 9276


Alberto Palacios Ferrer or Raquel Gutierrez
International Relations Office