Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is a Spanish public university and was founded in 1996, making it the youngest and most modern public university in the Community of Madrid. It is one of six public universities in the Community of Madrid, next to the Complutense, Carlos III, Technical, Autonomous and Alcalá universities.
Its name is a tribute to King Juan Carlos I and was created with the Latin motto Non nova, sed nove (” Not new things, but new ways “). The university’s objective is to combine theoretical teaching with practical training, facilitating rapid access to the labor market. URJC is the third biggest university in the region in number of students, with an enrolment of more than 31,000 students. It has a staff size of more than 2,300 members.
Research and technological innovation are one of the most important anchors of the university, as well as its cooperation with business sectors.
The university is in close contact and collaborates with the international scientific community and participates in exchange programs for both teachers and students.
URJC currently houses more than 3.200 international students from over 100 countries.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos is located in the East and Southern part of Madrid and is accessible by public transport, underground, buses and railway.
It is divided over four campuses, of which the most important one is situated in Móstoles, as it hosts the Rectory. Each campus consists of one or more schools and university faculties:
Móstoles Campus – since 1998 home to the School of Experimental Sciences and Technology (ESCET) and since 2007 to the School of Computer Engineering (ETSII).
Alcorcón Campus – houses the Faculty of Health Sciences(FCS) since 1997 and the University Hospital URJC.
Vicálvaro Campus (Madrid) – the main home to the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences (FCJS) since 1998.
Fuenlabrada Campus – houses, since 2000, the School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIT) and the Faculty of Tourism (FCT).
URJC also has a Foundation, whose headquarters is located in Madrid’s Plaza de Manuel Becerra.
At URJC students can obtain the new degrees adapted to the European Higher Education. It currently offers a large variety of official degrees in Spanish, double degrees, on-line degrees and 8 degrees in English, as well as Masters, PhDs, special degrees and continuing education programmes taught in Spanish. A full list of offered degrees can be found here.
Programs offered in English
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (FCJS)
- International Relations
- Business Administration and Management
- Pre-School Education
- Primary Education
Faculty of Tourism Sciences (FCT)
Main language: Spanish
Also offered: English (8 degrees)
Language Requirements / Courses
As most programs are taught in Spanish, exchange students should demonstrate an adequate language level. This should be proved documentally; otherwise they should attend a Spanish course upon arrival. The Spanish Intensive Course for 1st semester students takes place from 22nd to 31st of August 2012.
General admission requirements
For a complete overview on admission requirements, please click here .
Students from non-EU countries will need a formal VISA issued by the Spanish Consulate in their country. Upon arrival, if they are staying longer than 3 months, they must request a residence permit, more information can be found at www.mir.es
Foreign students who come to Spain have an endorsed study which lasts 90 days. They should ask for their NIE (Foreign Identification number). Steps to follow can be found here .
Whole year and first/Autumn semester
May 15th 2012, for nominations and May 31st 2012, for documents
October 15th 2012, for nominations and October 30th 2012, for documents
- Whole Academic Year: from September 3rd, 2012 to May 21st, 2013.
- First or Autumn semester: from September 3rd 2012, to January 12th, 2013.
- Second or Spring semester: from January 14th, to May 21st, 2013.
URJC is currently in the process of building residence halls, expected for 2013. Until that time students may find accommodation in shared flats with prices ranging from 300 to 370 Euro. A two month deposit is usually requested. Generally, the rent for a single room in a private flat with shared cooking facilities costs about 325 Euro, full board 490 Euro.
In Madrid it is not difficult to find accommodation. For many students the best option is to arrive for the Intensive and free Spanish course and stay during the first days in some hostel or hotel. Once there, seeing the city and campus, a decision can be made about accommodation with other students.
Several organizations provide lodging for different prices. More information can be found here .
Cost of living
|Single room in shared flat:|
Menu of the day at the campus’ restaurants:
Eating at home:
|From 300 to 500 € monthly4,90 € (2 main courses, dessert, bread, water)|
From 150 € to 200 € monthly.
2 € (Coffee shop). Metrobus – 10 trips, 12 € (1 trip: 1,5 €)
Travelcard Season Tickets:
There are special fares for different areas in Madrid
Erasmus ID Code: E MADRID26
International Ratings for Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Outgoing students / Movilidad de Estudiantes Españoles:
Contact information International Students
| Post address:|
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
International Relations Office
Edificio Rectorado office 414
Calle Tulipán s/n.
28933 Móstoles, Madrid
| Contacts for Erasmus Incoming Students: |
Dª. Raquel Gutiérrez del Río
D. Alberto Palacios Ferrer
TEL: 34 91 488 83 08 / + 34 91 488 93 49
FAX: + 34 91 488 71 73
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Calle Tulipán s/n. 28933 Móstoles, Madrid