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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 1 or more courses at 3000 level or equivalent for non-English taught courses
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Apartments, Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Basic
College: College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
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Study for a Semester in Spain!


The Universidad Europea de Madrid offers a holistic academic experience that transforms students into young professionals ready to enter the international workplace. The university centers its efforts on an educational based model aimed at developing each students’ competencies, including their management and communication skills, with a strong international approach.

The Villaviciosa de Odón Campus, Alcobendas Campus and the University Health Clinics comprise a university setting where students have the opportunity to learn and train with individuals from all around the world. Together, students will share the most advanced facilities and the most comprehensive services for practical work and activities including fully equipped laboratories, student dormitories, sports clubs, language centers, libraries, and many other useful student services.


Madrid is one of the liveliest European capitals with the most sports, artistic and cultural activities 365 days a year; it offers its citizens and thousands of tourists a wide range of options, including exhibitions, major sporting events, concerts, outdoor events and shows, not to mention its famous pavement cafés and tapas bars. History, tradition, and legendary avant-garde works of art all come together to form part of this bustling metropolis. Day and night, Madrid is a safe city that invites you to stroll along its streets and fabulous parks while snacking on one of the world’s most varied cuisines. Also well-known for its friendly and hospitable people, Madrid is not only a gateway to Europe but also a meeting place for three continents.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early September to Late January
  • Spring Semester: Mid January to Late June
Due to UEM's calendar exchange students are only able to study at UEM for the Academic Year or the Spring semester unless the fall is their final term.  For more information about the academic calendar please visit the UEM website.


Students have the option of living in university approved dormitories or may work with the university’s accommodation department to secure housing in shared apartments and studios.

Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to UE or their housing provider.

For more information about housing please visit view the Guide to Living in Madrid.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees) based on your residency
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Fall Spring Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800 $1200 - $1800 
1Housing $2300 - $5500 $2900 - $5500 $5000 - $12,000
Housing Deposit (Refundable) $500 $500 $500
2Meals $500 - $1800 $500 - $2000 $1000 - $4000
3Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $1500 - $2400 $2700 - $4400
Books and Materials $200 - $400 $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Local Transportation $250 - $300 $300 - $400 $550 - $700
Visa (for US Citizens) $160 $160 $160
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150 $150
4US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies Varies
5Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000 $1000 - $2000 $2400 - $4000
1Students electing to stay in the UE Dormitory should budget for the higher end of the housing estimate.
2Students electing to stay in off-campus apartments should budget for the higher end of the meal estimate.
3Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
4Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester).
5Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the UE website for additional information about living costs (under the Live in Spain section). To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: FallSpringAcademic Year.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


The European University of Madrid offers courses in English, Spanish, and Spanish/English.  Course offerings in English change from year to year but students can get an idea of what is being offered on the UE Madrid Course Google Sheet (you will need to log into your App Google account to view this document). Students can also use the timetable scheduler and an overview of this tool can be found on YouTubePlease note that students must choose one subject area and take all of their courses from this area (visiting students are allowed to take one 3 credit Spanish language course at an additional cost (300 euros).  The exception to this rule is for students in the School of Architecture, Engineering, Arts and Design.  Students in this school will be able to take courses across the different subjects.  

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the UE Madrid program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.