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Spain’s central capital , Madrid, is its most populous city – it’s also the third largest city in the European Union. Home to elegant boulevards and beautiful parks, Madrid is also renowned for its rich art heritage.  As a major financial center, Madrid is both a modern city and a city full of architecture from the Spanish Golden Age. With numerous museums, attractions, theatres, festivals, concerts, sporting events and more, there is always something to see and do!


Bachelor Courses in English
None available


Master Courses in English

None available.  However, business courses taught in Spanish are available to fluent Spanish speakers.  Students taking a full load of courses register for 24-30 ECTS units (12-15 credit hours), which may include 3 to 6 different courses. More information is available here.


Language Courses
None available


Thesis/Final Project Work
Business. Bachelor or master level students interested in working on their thesis or final project may do so; however, they must have a faculty advisor at their home institution and they still must enroll in full-time coursework at ESERP.   No academic credit will be awarded.


At the beginning of each term (in September and in February), ESERP has orientation sessions. If possible, they will also assign you a student tutor who will help to prepare you for your stay in the city as well as help during your exchange.


A limited number of off-campus paid and unpaid internships, usually in retail or marketing, are available.  Students are responsible for finding their own placement upon arrival.  If possible, an internship supervisor can be offered by ESERP.  Internships cannot be guaranteed, but if available, students can participate for a maximum of 20 hours per week.


Part-time Employment
Not possible


Students with Disabilities
Students with learning and/or physical disabilities are welcome. A tutor can be arranged if needed. Some parts of the campus are accessible for students with physical disabilities.


Grades & Transcripts

The university uses the following grading system:


9.0-10.0 Outstanding A / A+
7.0-8.9 Very Good B+
5.0-6.9 Pass C / B- / B
0.0-4.9 Failure F


For more details on credit transfer, please refer to the Student Guidebook.


The evaluation system at ESERP is a continuous assessment process, and there are no final exams. As the final grade, the student gets 50% by partial exams made throughout the semester and the other 50% from all activities carried out throughout the semester (e.g., presentations, projects).  Therefore, the exchange student has to adapt to the academic calendar and evaluation system. Regarding the calendar, the fall semester ends in early February; if the student leaves before the end of the semester, some possible exams could be done at the home university, but this must be carefully organized in advance and cannot be guaranteed.  Therefore, spring semester participation is recommended.


Health Insurance
Students must purchase a health insurance policy and provide proof of coverage.


Typically no cost.


Students planning to study in Spain for longer than three months MUST obtain a student visa prior to departure. In principle, all student visa applications must be requested and picked up in person at the appropriate regional consulate for your state of permanent residence OR the state where you attend university.



Shared/private apartments or privately-operated residence halls.  Housing services are available to help you locate your preferred accommodation option.  Many students choose to book temporary accommodation (e.g., hostel) for use upon arrival so that they can explore neighborhoods and view options in person before making a final decision.  Prices can vary greatly (e.g., 300-1,000 EUR per month) based on the type of housing you choose and its location, but there are plenty of affordable options within the city.  


A wide variety of restaurants, bars, bistros, cafes, and snack bars is available.



Students should fly into Madrid.  Public transport and taxis are available from the airport.


Madrid offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, bistros, cafes, and snack bars. Numerous cinemas, live theatre, museums, community events, festivals, concerts, and sport activities are available.  The large student population in the city contributes to plenty of nightlife and entertainment options.


There are abundant shopping options, from small shops to large shopping centers.



There is a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers.  Average temperatures in summer are 80-84ºF, while winter temperatures average 50-60ºF.