Study in Madrid

Choose Your Study Program in Madrid

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students may find opportunities to study a variety of subjects across disciplines in Madrid.


  • Approximately 3.2 million residents
  • 7 public universities and more than 10 private universities
  • Ranked 25th among the safest cities in the world
  • Spanish capital, well connected to the world.

Universities in Madrid

Madrid can provide you with high-quality educational resources to help you embark on the path of establishing a successful career locally and internationally. Madrid offers some of the world’s best training in research, technology and innovation. The educational institutions, whether public or private, are subject to continuous evaluation and review by the Spanish national government, the Madrid Autonomous regional government, professional evaluation agencies and other stakeholders.

Complutense University of Madrid

The Complutense University of Madrid is a public research university located in Madrid, and it’s one of the oldest universities in the world. It consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. More than 86,000 students are enrolled here.

Autonomous University of Madrid

The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) was founded in 1968 and is among the best Spanish universities according to different international rankings. It is a Campus of International Excellence under the UAM+CSIC program.

Carlos III University of Madrid

The Carlos Ill University of Madrid is a public university in the Community Autonomous of Madrid. UC3M is included in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking, which highlights the top 50 universities in the world established within the last 50 years.

University of Alcalá

The University of Alcalá is a public university and was reconstructed in 1977. The University of Alcalá is especially renowned in the Spanish-speaking world for its annual presentation of the highly prestigious Cervantes Prize.

Rey Juan Carlos University

The King Juan Carlos University is a Spanish public research university located in the southern area of Madrid. With 44,916 students, it is the second largest and the second youngest public university in the Community Autonomous of Madrid.

European University of Madrid

The European University of Madrid was established in 1995. It’s a private university with two campuses located in Madrid. The university currently has 12,500 students from over 60 countries. In the international accreditation rating QS Stars, the European University of Madrid has obtained a total of four stars out of five.

City Life in Madrid

The main landmarks of Madrid include Prado Museum, Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid Royal Palace, Las Ventas Bullring, Retiro Park, etc.

Madrid has more than 130 libraries including the Spanish National Library, nearly 200 cultural centers, 5 newspaper and periodical libraries, more than 50 cinemas, more than 70 theatres and nearly 200 art galleries. As the capital of Spain and the main commercial and cultural center, Madrid has everything to do with urban life and leisure activities. When you explore lovely and vibrant Madrid, you will never be bored.

Madrid is the economic center of Spain and one of the major financial centers in Europe. It has attracted a large number of foreign investors to come to do business, thereby creating numerous employment opportunities. 16% of Spanish companies are located in Madrid, making it, together with Barcelona, the two most influential cities in Spain.


Madrid has a large number of universities with a complete range of disciplines. Students can find degree programs in all levels and fields in Madrid: bachelors degrees,  master’s programs, PhD programs, double diplomas, professional development courses and Erasmus courses.

Another advantage of studying in Madrid is that Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, but also its economic center. Its economic growth rate is considerable and its development is sustainable. Most of the major Spanish financial institutions are headquartered in Madrid. Therefore, students are more likely to find internship opportunities in local companies and organisations in order to avoid moving to other cities.