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Institute for American Universities, Madrid

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About the University 🏫

The Institute for American Universities was founded in 1957, and is one of Europe's oldest universities based on the American system. The university is known for being one of the largest study abroad programme provider. You can also study abroad at IAU campus in Barcelona.

The Institute for American Universities specializes in humanities, social studies, business and arts. The courses are taught in English, as the vast majority of the students are Americans. In addition, many international students from all over the world are coming each semester to study at IAU.

The teaching takes place in smaller classes which means that your learning is in focus. Furthermore, an important and interesting detail for many students is that IAU incorporates field tours into their study program, which is well organized by the lecturers.

About the city 🌇

The capital Madrid is located in the middle of Spain, and is a true European metropolis with its over 3 million inhabitants. The city has a continental climate, which gives cold winters without snow, but in turn 25-35 degrees in summer.

Madrid offers culinary experiences with its delicious Spanish Paella, tapas and more. We recommend washing the food down with a nice glass of sangria during the sunset in the pleasant climate. The city is known for its art, which gives rise to cultural experiences and countless acclaimed musicals.

Archure is one of the most beautiful in Europe and compliments the many beautiful parks, natural areas and outdoor areas.

The night life is something for itself in Madrid, and probably contains more bars than any other city on this planet. There's a sensible mix of cocktail bars and nightclubs with a glamorous charm that simply appeals to dancing late into the night.

Housing Opportunities🏫

Homestay

In the total cost of reading at The Institute for American Universities, homestay is included. Students are given accommodation with a Spanish host family. Living in a Spanish home is an ideal opportunity to experience Spanish culture up close. The families are carefully selected host families and have many years of experience hosting international students.

Each student get their own room with the family. In addition, breakfast and further 6 meals a week are served by the family. For lunch, which you take of yourself, there are countless affordable cafes, brasseries as well as small sandwich and grocery stores with a wide selection. It is also possible to visit the many food markets around the city.

Not only are you provided with weekly cleaning of your room, you'll also get a bed, linen, pillow and blankets included. However, you must bring your own towels. You have access to one piece of laundry in the machine per week. If there is an interest in being placed with a fellow student with a family, this is also possible if you apply for it.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Institute for American Universities uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January, June or September.


See more about Institute for American Universities important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Institute for American Universities, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to Institute for American Universities are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at Institute for American Universities.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Institute for American Universities in Madrid can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:


You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English


See more about the English requirements at Institute for American Universities.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Institute for American Universities vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Institute for American Universities ranges from 17.400 EUR to 18.900 EUR per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Institute for American Universities for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 8885 EUR.


See more about Institute for American Universities tuition fees for international students.

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