IAU College - Madrid, Spain

Due to travel restrictions, programs are suspended through Spring 2021. Please consider your application for Fall 2021 or later.

IAU offers semester, summer and January term programs in the lively and beautiful city of Madrid, Spain. IAU’s campus in Madrid is centrally located at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in close proximity to many of Madrid's famed attractions. IAU Madrid employs a student affairs and academic affairs staff to advise, place, house, and otherwise support incoming students for full semester, year-long, and summer programs. It is part of IAU's mission to make study abroad affordable and accessible to the broadest possible range of students. To that end, IAU's Madrid program fees are among the most competitive.

Madrid is regarded as an important economic, artistic, and educational center, home to the Spanish Parliament (las Cortes), the Spanish Stock Exchange (la Bolsa), as well as a number of world renowned cultural and historical sites. Students studying in Madrid will have access to a wide variety of activities, including visiting the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Parque del Buen Retiro, to catching a fútbol (or soccer) match at The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, to flamenco dancing, and sampling local cuisines such as tapas, bocadillo de calamares, and churros con chocolate.  

Students can participate in one of the following programs as part of their semester in Madrid:

  • Spanish Honors Program
  • Business & International Relations Program
  • Art & Art History Program
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Program Type: Study Abroad

Language of Instruction: English & Spanish

Housing: Homestays or Shared Apartments

Dates: IAU Academic Calendar

Courses: IAU Course Descriptions and Schedules

IAU website: IAU College - Tangier

Eligible Participants: Sophomores; Minimum GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: March 1
Spring: September 15

Estimated Cost: 
(New budgets are generally made available the summer prior to the program running.)
IAU College offers a number of scholarships and grants, including a Pell Matching program for students participating in semester programs. All scholarship information can be found online.

Application: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education.

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