Requirements & Application Procedure

AYA Study Abroad Madrid at the Universidad Carlos III or the Universidad Complutense

In order to be eligible to apply for study with AYA in Madrid, a student applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.5 for asignaturas ordinarias or for Complutense study as an alumno visitante) and sufficient training in Spanish and subject-matter courses to take courses at the Curso de Estudios Hispánicos at Carlos III. AYA will give careful consideration to the student’s application, statement of purpose, official transcript, and language evaluation form. Applicants are chosen on a rolling basis on merit.


For answers to any further questions, please contact:

16 Cohasset Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: (617) 327-9303
Fax: (617) 327-9390

Although there is no fixed cut-off date after which applications will not be accepted, an applicant must be aware that AYA practices rolling admissions whereby sets of applications are reviewed at intervals. When all the places available have been filled, admissions are necessarily closed. Further, an applicant should allow ample time both for gathering the credentials which are required, for the certificación of preliminary admission, and for obtaining the SPANISH STUDENT VISA, without which it is impossible to enroll in any Spanish university. The Visa is affixed only to a valid U.S. or Canadian Passport and requires an attestation from AYA Study Abroad, special application forms, and a Medical Report. These steps will require at least a month in most cases, often much longer. As a rule, applications for the fall should be completed (not initiated) by the end of April, for the spring by the end of October.