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Universidad Carlos III (Semester)
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA:: 3.0
Program Description:
  Quick Facts Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3)
General The mission of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3) is to contribute to the improvement of society by offering quality education and carrying out advanced research in accordance with demanding international criteria UC3
Location Madrid, Spain
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Madrid, Spain
Languages of Instruction Spanish, English Madrid Spain Map
Dates of Instruction  Fall: September - December


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.

Program Dates:

The program is offered only in the Fall. Students accepted to this semester program participate in the first half of the WCL/Universidad Carlos III Dual Degree Program. Students who participate in the semester program can apply their semester at UC3 to the Dual Degree Program if the students decide to complete the Dual Degree Program at a later date and have conferred on them the Master en Derecho de la Union Europea.

Fall: September - December

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Language of Instruction:

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 list of the course offered and the language a specific course will be taught in is provided on UC3's website.


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.