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About SLU-Madrid

Educating the Whole Person

Saint Louis University — Madrid Campus (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 16 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 Madrid and St. Louis majors.

  • 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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One University. Two Continents. 

An innovator in international education, SLU's 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 yourself for your future.

Accreditation

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.

Language

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 a wide range of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, including merit and non-merit scholarships, U.S. federal financial aid and veteran benefits. 

Housing

Students are placed with selected host families and live in nearby university residence halls available through outside providers. 

Why SLU-Madrid?

  • Live in a vibrant, European capital.

  • Earn a fully accredited U.S. bachelor's degree.

  • Be a member of our dynamic, multicultural community.

  • Learn from internationally recognized researchers and scholars.

  • Prepare for life through the University's liberal arts core.

  • Invest in an affordable U.S. degree: our tuition rates are approximately 40 percent lower than comparable private universities in the U.S.

  • Become fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Transform yourself and the world you live in.

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