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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Program Arranged Housing Dates of Instruction: Fall: September - December
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: Yes Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:


The university aspires to excel in all its endeavors with the objective of becoming one of the best universities in Europe. Within the public service framework of higher education, UC3 strives to promote the development of all those individuals who form part of the university community. The values of merit, capacity, efficiency, transparency, fairness, equality and respect for the environment guide all of UC3's activities.

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The official language of instruction at UC3 is Spanish, however many courses are offered in English. Since the program still requires the student to attend courses in Spanish, students applying to the program are still required to submit proof of Spanish proficiency.

  1. Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.

  2. Students with Spanish majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s). 

  3. Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).

Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the UC3, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in courses specifically geared to exchange students and the WCL/Universidad Carlos III Dual Degree Program.

A selection of courses available at UC3 during the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below. For a detailed list of course offerings, please check the UC3M law degree webpage and look under the 'Schedules' tab.

  • Private International Law
  • Public International Law
  • Business Criminal Law
  • International Organizations
  • Law of the European Union
  • International Courts and Criminal Law
  • Theory of Law and Legal Sociology


Both on and off campus housing options are available; for more information on both housing options, please check the UC3M Accommodations page. To find out more about the UC3M campus and life in Madrid, check out the university website.


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
WCL Abroad

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.