Admissions Procedure: First-Year Students

The admission process at Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus is highly personalized and we’re here to help. We look at each applicant to determine their preparation and potential for college-level work. We are looking for students who wish to learn about the world around them through their academic coursework as well as through interaction with an internationally diverse community.  

Tuition & Fees

Student Visas



Steps for becoming a SLU-Madrid student:

1. Apply

  • Online application

    You can apply either through our free online application or the Common Application.

    Application Deadlines: 
    These deadlines are for the submission of our online application only. Admission documents can be sent in after these deadlines. We encourage you to apply sooner to increase your chances of getting greater financial aid packages and scholarships. For deadline extension requests, contact the Office of Admissions at

    Applicants who require a Spanish student visa

    Term Application Deadline
    Fall May 31
    Spring October 15

    Applicants who don’t require a Spanish student visa

    Term Application Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15

2. Submit Your Documents


  • Personal essay
    As part of the online application, you will be asked to write a 500-word essay. The topic is given on the online application.
  • Official high school transcripts or academic records
    Seniors must submit a sixth- or seventh-semester transcript. If you have already finished high school, you must supply your final transcript.
  • ACT/SAT scores (U.S. high school applicants only)
       Order test scores from the testing service by using the specific code:
          ACT: 5291
          SAT/AP: 2586
  • Other test scores 


  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV/Résumé

Although these documents are not required, should you wish to submit one or two letters of recommendation and a CV of your extracurricular activities, they will serve to strengthen your application.

Language Requirements

Non-native English speakers should consult our English language requirements for admission.

How to submit your documents

Official high school transcripts and test scores (with the exception of the ACT and SAT) can be sent by email to or by mail to the Madrid Campus or St. Louis Campus addresses below. You can also have your high school counselor email transcripts or have them sent through Parchment or Naviance. Essay, CV/résumé and letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the online application or sent by mail:

Office of Admissions in Spain
(Applicants from outside the U.S.)

Office of Admissions in the U.S.
(Applicants from U.S. institutions)

Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
Office of Admissions
Avenida del Valle, 34
Madrid 28003, SPAIN

Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
Attn: Kaylyn Stoll
DuBourg Hall, Room 149
One North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097

3. Application Review

The application will be considered complete when the online application and all other required and/or optional documents have been submitted. The Office of Admissions starts reviewing applications on November 1st. After that, once your application is complete, we will notify you about your admission by email within a week to 10 days.

If your final grades or test scores won't be made available until after the application period, we will review your application on the basis of your latest high school transcripts and predicted grades.

If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Applicants from outside the U.S.

Office of Admissions
Telephone: (+34) 91 5545858

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