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About SLU-Madrid

An American University. A Global Experience.

Saint Louis University — Madrid (SLU-Madrid) is a diverse academic community where you can discover yourself and your place in the world.

SLU-Madrid is the European campus of Saint Louis University (SLU), founded in 1818, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities in the United States. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, and guided by its enduring Jesuit mission, SLU is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Saint Louis University is ranked among the top Jesuit universities in the United States and has received honors for its academic excellence, efforts to serve others and commitment to making a high-quality education attainable.

SLU's Rankings and Honors

An innovator in international education, the Madrid Campus is widely recognized for its highly rigorous and transformative American educational programs. The campus is home to over 900 students from the United States, Spain and more than 50 other countries, which means the SLU-Madrid experience is about much more than academics; it's about broadening your horizons and preparing you for your future.

Internationalize your college education. With Madrid as your campus, you can:

  • Earn your entire U.S. degree in Spain, choosing from 15 fully accredited undergraduate majors and two graduate degree programs.

  • Begin your U.S. degree in Spain and then transfer to the United States to complete it. Choose from more than 40 available in Madrid, or take credits toward majors offered in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Transfer from another university to complete your U.S. degree in Spain.

  • Study abroad in Spain for a summer, a semester or a full academic year, enrolled in accredited courses that keep you on track to graduate. More than 200 courses are offered each semester that fulfill degree requirements for SLU's undergraduate majors.

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Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in the United States, Saint Louis University is authorized by and registered with the Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid (the provincial higher education authorities in Madrid) to deliver U.S. degree programs. Learn more about Accreditation.


The primary language of instruction is English, with selected courses taught in Spanish.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

More than 50% of all students benefit from some sort of financial aid, such as merit scholarships, awards, grants and U.S. federal aid.


Students are placed with selected host families, and residence halls and shared apartments are available through outside providers.

Top Reasons to Attend SLU-Madrid

  • Study in English with regular opportunities to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture outside the classroom.
  • Learn intercultural communications skills. 
  • Live in a vibrant, European capital while enjoying the amenities of a U.S. campus.
  • See the world from a different perspective with international peers and professors. 
  • Experiment with different career paths before deciding on a degree program thanks to SLU's undergraduate core
  • Make Madrid your home base while exploring other European countries and Northern African destinations while on break. 
  • Be of service to others in the community through SLU's Jesuit values. 
  • Have the opportunity to transfer to SLU-St. Louis's campus. 
  • Rest assured that your degree is U.S.-accredited. 

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