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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Aeronautical, Aerospace, Agricultural, Automation, Biomedical, Building, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Computing, Electrical, Energy, Environmental, Geological, Industrial, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, Production, Software
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid, SPAIN

University Info

Language of Instruction Spanish and English. Undergraduate courses in English are only available in Materials Engineering


UPM has more than three thousand faculty members, around thirty eight thousand undergraduate students, and around six thousand postgraduate students.

In the style of the French Grandes Écoles, UPM is made up of 21 Schools dealing with the different areas of technology and awarding engineering degrees of four, five, or six years duration. 

UPM’s Schools cover most engineering disciplines, including Aeronautical, Agronomical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Forestry, Industrial, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, Geology, Energy and Naval Engineering, as well as Architecture, Computer Science, Design of Fashion and Geodesy & Cartography. In addition, UPM includes a Center for Physical Education and Sports, and a Design of Fashion School.

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities.

Although UPM is a young university, having been founded only in 1971, most of its Schools are over a hundred years old, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and existing independently until they were grouped together as UPM.

It is not an exaggeration to say that much of the history of Spanish technology for over one and half centuries was written by the Schools of Architecture and Engineering of this university, as for many years some of them were the only Technical Schools in existence in their fields in Spain. Almost all the leading Spanish educators and researchers have been involved with UPM either as students, teachers, or both.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students: Accepted
  • Graduate Students: Accepted


One/two semester academic studies. One semester Bachelor or Master project.

Research Projects and Work Experience Program - Both Bachelor and Master projects are possible provided if a suitable tutor can be found.

Company Internships up to 20 h a week possible for foreign students registered at UPM.


Disciplines Available

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computer Sciences
  • Sports Sciences
  • Design of Fashion

When will students receive their acceptance package?

About one month after application is received.


Semester Dates

  • 1st Semester: Early September-End January
  • 2nd Semester: Early February-End June

Academic Calender Early September-End June

Course Contents See below and web pages of the Schools.

Courses in English are available only in Materials Engineering

Courses in Spanish:  Undergraduate courses   |   Graduate courses

Curriculum Structure

Workload per semester: 300 hours

Grading system 


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?



When should I arrive?

Beginning of the academic semester.

Is Airport Reception available? Upon request

Is there a bank on campus? Yes


Accommodation: 300-500 €/month

Food/meals 10-15 €/day

Local transportation 15 €/week

Academic expenses (e.g. books, stationery) 200 €

Personal Expenses 250 €

Health Insurance 29 €/year


Office responsible for International Exchange Students

International Relations Office

E-Mail Address
Fax Number +34 91 336 36 64
Student Advisor - Yolanda Salvador Perez

E-Mail Address
Fax Number +34 91 336 36 64
Student Advisor - Ángel Alvarez

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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.