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Apply to Study Abroad at SLU-Madrid

Saint Louis University welcomes students who wish to enrich their university experience by spending a summer, semester or a year in the Spanish capital. 

Founded more than 50 years ago, Saint Louis University's Madrid Campus has been educating global Billikens since 1967, and we welcome study abroad students from around the globe. If you enjoy interacting with an internationally diverse community while maintaining a high level of academic success, SLU-Madrid is the right place for you. 

Learn More About Studying Abroad at SLU-Madrid

How to Apply

Admission to SLU-Madrid is based on a review of the following items:  

Online Application

Apply through our free online application.  When you register on the application portal, select "Madrid" when prompted to choose "type of prospective student." Current Saint Louis University students from the St. Louis campus who want to study abroad in Madrid must speak with the Office of International Services and apply through the SLU study abroad program portal

Some U.S. universities have partnership agreements with SLU-Madrid. Check with the study abroad office at your university before applying or email the coordinator of visiting groups in the Office of Admissions at

Deadlines for applicants who require a Spanish student visa

  • Fall: April 15 
  • Spring: Oct. 1 
  • Summer I: March 1 
  • Summer II: April 15 

Deadlines for applicants who don't require a Spanish student visa: 

  • Fall: Aug. 1 
  • Spring: Dec. 1 
  • Summer I: March 1 
  • Summer II: April 15 

Personal Essay 

As part of the online application, you will be asked to write a 500-word essay. The topic is indicated on the online application and can be uploaded to the application or sent by email to

Official Transcripts From Home University or College

Official college transcripts can be sent by email to

Study Abroad/Academic Advisor Authorization Form

Non-Saint Louis University students whose schools do not have a partnership agreement will need to submit an authorization form. Your study abroad/academic advisor must approve the program and recommend students to study abroad at Saint Louis University − Madrid. Once approved, scan and electronically submit the completed form to your SLU-Madrid study abroad counselor ( Students who do not complete the form will not be accepted into the program. 

English Language Requirements 

Non-native English speakers must send proof of university-level academic English in order to be placed into the appropriate course. Please consult our English language requirements page for more information.