Educating Global Billikens for Over Fifty Years. We are the Academic Home for your Students.
Saint Louis University — Madrid (SLU-Madrid) is a diverse academic community where your students can discover themselves and their 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, efforts to serve others and a commitment to making a high-quality education attainable.
The American University in Spain
full degree programs
Madrid Campus founded
Why is SLU-Madrid the Academic Home for your Students?
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 around 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 students' horizons, helping them discover their place in today's globalized world, and preparing them for their future.
SLU-Madrid: the American University in Spain
You students can earn one of 15 fully accredited undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees that can be pursued entirely in Spain. What's more, SLU-Madrid offers over 200 courses each semester that fulfill degree requirements for undergraduate majors available in St. Louis.
If your students expect rigorous, experiential academic programs that challenge their way of thinking and inspire their futures, SLU-Madrid rises to the challenge while providing them with the supportive infrastructure they'll need to achieve their scholarly and personal pursuits.
A Bridge to Europe – or to the US
A SLU-Madrid degree is, at its heart, an American-style liberal arts education framed within the context of a cross-continental experience.
Students from the US can place their studies in a European context, and students from around the world get a taste of American education. All students have the option of studying at our main campus in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). This diversifies the options available for their college education, including:
- Earning their undergraduate degree entirely in Spain's vibrant capital city.
- Beginning studies in Spain and then transferring to the St. Louis campus to complete one of more than 70 different undergraduate majors.
- Transferring from another university to SLU-Madrid to complete one of the 15 majors available in Madrid.
- Studying abroad at the U.S. campus for a semester at the SLU-Madrid tuition rate or experiencing Madrid as an exchange student for a summer, semester or academic year.
SLU is consistently recognized as being an outstanding value, and your students will earn a first-class Jesuit education at an affordable price. In fact, US News lists SLU as a Top 50 Best Value School (2020) and as a veteran-friendly school. We are also Title IX compliant, meaning U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FAFSA (SLU's FAFSA code is 002506).
All students admitted to SLU's Madrid Campus are considered for our merit-based scholarships at the time of admission. We are also an ACT/SAT test-optional university and believe that a student's test scores are not a measure of their potential contributions to our student body and campus experience.
Connect with SLU-Madrid Anytime
Explore our virtual resources to learn more about the American University in Spain, like a virtual tour of our urban campus – just steps away from Madrid’s main sites - or attend an online information session with admissions representatives and current students.
Who are SLU-Madrid students?
There is not one archetype for a SLU-Madrid student, but they all share the same qualities: they are open-minded, curious and want to contribute to and be embraced by a diverse, supportive community.
Studying at SLU-Madrid has allowed me to see reality in a different way and from multiples perspectives. I better understand others: their values, their choices and their behaviors. But SLU-Madrid is like a big family: we come together to face different challenges and grow and improve from them.”
Edoardo del Gross, Class of 2023, Modena, Italy
Do you know a student who would thrive at SLU-Madrid? Do you know a student who would thrive at SLU-Madrid? Encourage them to reach out!
Join us for a counselor fly-in and discover SLU's unique academic experience
Saint Louis University — Madrid Campus offers various fly-in dates throughout the year. Our immersive programs will introduce you not only to SLU-Madrid but to Spain's cosmopolitan capital city – there's even built-in time for a siesta.
Please fill out the following form to express interest in future fly-in programs.
Big dreams can sometimes be uncomfortable, but choosing to immerse yourself in a new country opens new horizons, puts you in contact with ideas and customs new to you. It will leave you forever transformed by the knowledge that our similarities are always much greater than our differences.
Alexis Boyer-Meyerman, Admissions Counselor for North America