Universidad Carlos III

Universidad Carlos III is among Spain’s most prestigious universities, with especially strong programs in business administration, economics, law, and social sciences. It is a large, public research university located on a beautiful suburban campus. The university enrolls approximately 20,000 students.

Universidad Carlos III is located in Madrid, Spain, an easy 15-minute train ride from Puerta del Sol in downtown. With 6.8 million inhabitants, Madrid is the second largest metropolitan area in the European Union. It is the financial and commercial center of Spain and is known for its fantastic food scene, vibrant nightlife, walkable cityscape, renowned museums and other cultural attractions, and the gorgeous Parque del Retiro.

UF students from all majors are welcome to apply.



Universidad Carlos III
Universidad Carlos III
  • Open to all UF majors
  • Languages of Instruction: English
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Thomas Knight, Economics Department Chair


Carlos III offers a large number of courses in English. Students in economics, pre-law, and other social sciences will find an extensive list of English-taught major courses. See the searchable database of courses. Students should meet with Morgan Williams-Franklin or Dr. Thomas Knight, as well as their major’s undergraduate coordinator, to identify appropriate courses.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 7 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Contact Information

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Morgan Williams-Franklin
Study Abroad Advisor
University of Florida International Center
1765 Stadium Rd. Suite 170 Hub | PO Box 113225 | Gainesville, FL 32611
p: (352) 273-2161 | f: (352) 392-5575

UF Academic Manager
Dr. Thomas Knight
(352) 392-0151

Additional Information

Universidad Carlos III Exchange Flyer (PDF, 622 KB)