Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is the youngest and most modern of all public universities in Madrid. It has five campuses, located in Móstoles, Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Madrid, and Aranjuez, as well as its Foundation in the city center. URJC offers 6 degrees taught in English, with classes offered on the Madrid campus. It was created in 1996 with the objective of offering all-around preparation for its students, combining theoretical teaching with training in laboratories and companies, thus facilitating rapid access to the labor market. The university has more than 40,000 students enrolled, including over 4,000 international students from over a hundred countries from all over the world, and a staff of more than 1,900 members, including both teachers and administrative personnel.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos is in close contact and collaborates with the international scientific community and participates in exchange programs for both teachers and students.
Research and technological innovation are one of its most important mainstays, as well as its commitment and connection with business sectors in a free-flowing university-business relationship, making it a university prepared to confront the challenges of the 21st Century.
Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:
Location: Madrid, Spain (population: 3.2 million)
University: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (students: 40,000)
*Please Note: The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos currently is not accepting exchange applications.
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: Spain page for detailed information.
This program is particularly designed for students majoring in International Business, International Relations, Business Administration, and Marketing. This program is not designed for Spanish majors, as upper-level Spanish courses are not available.
URJC offers a large variety of official degrees in Spanish and 6 degrees in taught in English. English-taught courses are in the following disciplines:
To view the list of degrees taught in English, review the program information for degrees taught in English. Click on the subject area, then click on teaching itineraries. To view the course descriptions, click on View Current Teaching Guides
To view the full list of degrees taught at URJC, review the URJC Degrees page. Note: Exchange students who want to study in Spanish must have a B1 Spanish certificate; however, a proficiency at the B2 level is desirable.
To search the courses and their descriptions, visit the course catalog.
The Spanish courses are designed to give international students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the language as well as of the Spanish culture through classroom sessions supported by an extensive program of activities in collaboration with the International Office and the service University Extension.
Spanish programs for international students are taught at the beginner and intermediate levels. More information can be found on the URJC Language Center website.
For more information visit the webpage for the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
A Note on Exams for Exchange Students Studying During the Fall Term Only: The exam period for Fall-taught modules runs from mid-December through mid-January, after classes are scheduled to begin at HPU. Exam schedules are published when exchange students arrive for their term at URJC, at which point students must see when the exam will be held for each module they choose. Students enrolled in a module with an exam that will take place after they are scheduled to leave URJC can request from the professor to take the exam early or have it proctored at HPU (which must occur at the same time as the originally-scheduled exam). Note: This option is not always approved, but inquiries can be made during orientation, and approval is granted only by the professor of the module. Students enrolled in a module with an exam they will be unable to take must make changes to their enrollment to ensure they will be able to take all exams, whether in Madrid or distance (proctored at HPU).
|Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Credit Conversion|
|Credit System||European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)|
|Conversion Multiplier||ECTS * 0.5
For quotients ending in .5 or higher, round up.
For quotients ending in .499 or lower, round down.
|General Conversion||2 ECTS = 1 HPU Credit|
|Standard Enrollment||30 ECTS per term|
|URJC Grade Scale||U.S. Grade Equivalent|
|9.0 – 10||A|
|8.0 – 8.9||A-|
|7.0 – 7.9||B+|
|6.0 – 6.9||B|
|5.0 – 5.9||C|
|0 – 4.9||F|
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
Note: In order to satisfy General Education (Core) requirements, a course must earn a minimum of 3 credits. While HPU is able to accept a relevant course worth one or two credits, one and two credit courses earned at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos will not satisfy your General Education requirements.
HPU students studying at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos are able to request on-campus accommodations and may choose single or double rooms (as available). On-campus accommodations include delivery and bath linens, weekly housekeeping, weekly change of bedding and bath linens, internet connections in the room, Wi-Fi in public areas, kitchenware, and household appliances (e.g., coffee maker, microwave, and fridge with freezer).
When not available, students may arrange their own accommodations in Madrid with the assistance of URJC staff.
Students living in on-campus accommodations are provided with half board in the restaurant, choosing lunch or dinner, every day excepting holidays. Students may choose to purchase a full board plan at an additional cost or may choose to self-cater their remaining meals.
Meals for students living off-campus are self-catered.
Rey Juan Carlos University offers more than just academic and research related activities. A number of programs and activities are offered for the university and community. Throughout the year, various artistic, cultural, and educational activities that complement university life and contribute to the personal development of students are being organized. Additionally, the university’s social commitment includes projects on cooperation and volunteering, sustainability, and health.
Welcome Days facilitate the integration of international students in university life and allow you to have an overview of both URJC and its environment, meet other students, and make first acquaintance with the art and culture of the Community of Madrid, visiting the historic center of the city, its museums, and strolling along the streets with your peers.
The Welcome Day shows you around your campus and the University, you will receive information regarding issues of your interest, you’ll meet the team of the International Office and if you join the Buddy program, a fellow student will guide you in your early days.
The Buddy Program, a welcome program of the URJC, helps all international students to integrate into the university and to know the city.
Participating in this program, the buddies (mentor/mentee) will have the opportunity to live an “internationalization at home.” You can practice languages, learn about other cultures and expand your international contacts.
At the Welcome Days, and during the year, URJC organizes various trips within the ‘Visiting Madrid and Surroundings’ program, which will take you to the ‘Museums Route’ or introduce you into the delightful local cuisine.
Students can do any sports activities in the diverse sports facilities available at the University. In some cases, these activities can be transferred with credits.
Students will find the city of Madrid to be a welcoming environment for young adults. There are parks to enjoy the beautiful weather, tapas bars around every corner, and cultural museums like El Prado to stay busy on nights and weekends.
Experience open-air markets with handmade clothes and jewelry in the morning then make your way to Salamanca District for upscale shopping and dining. Students often venture outside of the city by planning weekend trips to other Spanish cities like Barcelona by train or by finding cheap flights to other European cities.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.