Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain
Located in Madrid, the heart of Spain, the Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University is one SLU's most popular study abroad destinations. While originally established in the 1960s as a study abroad program for US college students, the Madrid Campus is now a free-standing campus of Saint Louis University where students from more than 65 countries study undergraduate and graduate courses to obtain either US 4-year undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees or, in the case of study abroad students, credits towards their degrees on their home campuses.
Students can choose from a great variety of courses to complete their academic programs. For specific semester offerings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, students must complete the online application and speak with their academic advisors about the possibility of taking classes at the Madrid campus during a certain term. The minimum requirement to apply for the program is a GPA of 2.5. The admission decision will be based on academic progress, admission essay and overall GPA of applicants. Please check the application deadlines.
Information for Admitted Students
Once acceptance is issued, students will be provided with detailed instructions regarding required documentation and paperwork for the program as well as legal documentation required for the program, such as passports and visas. Students are recommended to apply for a passport as soon as possible if needed, even prior to acceptance. Students who plan to attend an entire academic year (more than one semester) will need additional documentation to present when submitting their application for the student visa. These students will have to obtain an FBI background check authenticated with the Apostille of Hague (special Secretary of State Seal). As the background check can take up to 12 weeks to obtain, students who wish to apply for a yearlong visa should start this process as soon as possible. It is very important that students read information sent from the study abroad office regarding visas and passports, as these travel documents are essential for students to be able to attend the campus in Madrid.
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus offers students the opportunity to sign up for housing via the host family. This housing option allows the students to experience Spanish culture and language to the fullest.
Finance and Billing
Students currently attending Saint Louis University, Missouri: tuition will continue to be billed by the Saint Louis Campus in Missouri (adjusted to the Madrid tuition) and payments can continue to be done as in previous semesters. Saint Louis University students can apply all their scholarships (except for athletic scholarships) and financial aid (included tuition remission, FACHEX and tuition exchange) to the Madrid Campus. SLU students will be billed for tuition by the Missouri Campus, however housing will be sent via email along with the housing assignment from Madrid directly to the student. Housing will be billed by the Saint Louis University Madrid Campus. Students will receive an email which will include their host family assignment information, host family agreement and invoice along with payment method information. For complete information on housing payment, visit the specific housing payment site.
Students who currently do not attend Saint Louis University, Missouri: these students must check with their home institution regarding billing methods (will billing go to the student or to the university?) It is the student's responsibility to inform the Saint Louis University Study Abroad Advisor in regards to how their study abroad experience should be billed or if necessary submit or request that their home institution submit to the Saint Louis University Study Abroad Advisor a consortium agreement. If the student is to receive the bill directly, tuition will be billed by the Saint Louis University, Missouri Campus. For information on tuition due dates and payment method please see the Student Financial Services site. Housing will be billed by the Saint Louis University Madrid Campus. Students will receive an email which will include their host family assignment information, host family agreement and invoice along with payment method information. For complete information on housing payment visit the specific housing payment site. We also recommend students check with their home institution about the possibility of applying their federal aid, grants and/or scholarships to the Saint Louis University Madrid Campus. The decision to allow students to take their aid, grants and/or scholarships abroad is up to the home institution, not Saint Louis University.
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus does offer a small tuition scholarship opportunity for visiting students from U.S. institutions. To apply for the Robert Tieken and Cristina Acosta Scholarship, the student must have been accepted into the program and the application must be sent directly to the Admissions Office at the Madrid Campus (address information included in the scholarship form) via mail or email by no later than the corresponding deadline. Saint Louis University students can apply all their scholarships (except for athletic scholarships) and financial aid (included tuition remission, FACHEX and tuition exchange) to the Madrid Campus
There are a number of external scholarship opportunities funded by independent organizations with a dedicated interest in promoting global education. Saint Louis University students applying for these scholarships will work with the Study Abroad Office if applying for these scholarships. Non Saint Louis University students who apply for any of these external scholarships must work with their home institution's Study Abroad Office.
Predeparture and Arrival Information
Accepted students will receive pre departure information as well as specific Saint Louis University Madrid Campus arrival information, to assist them in their travel preparations as well as information regarding arrival in Madrid. Upon arrival, students will attend an orientation during which they will be able to obtain information on the campus and the city as well as information regarding different topics, such as health, safety, academics, trips ... Saint Louis University Missouri students will be required to attend a mandatory pre departure session. Students will be provided with the pre departure mandatory session date in their acceptance email as well as sent reminder emails prior to the event.
For complete information regarding the Saint Louis University Madrid Campus, you can visit their website at http://spain.slu.edu
For more information:
Saint Louis University - Madrid Web site
Ibero-American Studies Certificate Program, offered by SLU Madrid and open to SLU students studying abroad there