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


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is an innovative research university that aspires to become one of the best universities in Europe. UC3M ranks in the top 125 universities in the world for law on the THE World University Rankings 2019. The university is a globally focused with international students making up approximately 20% of the student population.

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The official language of instruction at UC3M 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.

Exchange students can take law classes offered through the Master in European Union Law. A selection of courses available during the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below. For a detailed list of course offerings, please check the Master in European Law webpage and look under the 'Practical Information' tab.

  • Legal Order of the EU
  • European Business Law
  • European Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Law of Financial Markets
  • The Internal Market and the Law of the EU Trade Policy
  • EU Taxation and Budget


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 and the exchange student page.


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.