Requirements & Application Procedure

Academic Year Abroad Madrid at the Universidad Carlos III, the Universidad Complutense, & the Universidad Autónoma

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 or Autónoma 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 application forms and for answers to any further questions or problems, please write, e-mail, or phone:

Post Office Box 67
Red Hook, New York 12571
Phone: (845) 758-9655
Fax: (845) 758-1588
e-mail: [email protected]

You may also download the application forms here: AYA Applications

Students are encouraged to request the full AYA application packet, including a brochure and application forms by following this link: Inquiry Form

Applications for admission should be made on official AYA forms. 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 Academic Year 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. Visas are valid for only three months before entering Spain. Students already in Europe may facilitate the process by making inquiries at our Madrid address. Those wishing to correspond with the Directora in Madrid should address themselves to Dña Gayle Witzig. You may write to her at [email protected].