Carlos III University has four campuses, three of them located in districts just outside Madrid (Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo) and one in the center of Madrid (Puerta de Toledo).
Getafe campus is located very close to the center of Getafe district. The nearest metro station is Juan de la Cierva (line 12) and is only a few minutes walk from the university. Living in Getafe is the best choice if you study on this campus because, despite being outside Madrid, is well connected with the center of the capital by train (line C-4, which stops at Getafe Center).
Getafe is also a good option to find accommodation if you study in the campus of Leganés, as the journey by metro (line 12) takes about 30 minutes. The University is located in the center of Leganés and has very modern facilities, including an indoor pool and an auditorium. The nearest metro station is Leganés Central (only 7 minutes by walk to the university) and next to it there’s also a train station (also called Leganés Central).
Colmenarejo campus is in Colmenarejo district, located northwest of the city. This campus also has modern facilities and its highlight is the library.
Madrid campus is in the Embajadores neighbourhood, near the famous Rastro market and the Ribera market. The metro stop Puerta de Toledo (line 5) is right next to the University and Embajadores metro stop (line 3), only ten minutes away.
If you study in the Puerta de Toledo campus, the best areas to look for accommodation are Puerta de Toledo (you can even walk to the University), La Latina (one stop on the metro line 5), Sol ( 22 minutes by bus number 3 or 19 minutes on the metro line 5 to Gran Vía) and Embajadores (10-15 minute walk).
Student accommodation in Madrid
Carlos III University was founded in 1989 and is one of the 150 best universities in the world according to the classification of employability by university graduates conducted by QS in 2016. The university offers an excellent international environment, study programs in both Spanish and English and modern facilities.
Living in Madrid is an incredible experience. Madrid is the best place in the country to savour all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, as well so many other local traditions. Here, you will always have something new to do, as Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Madrid is home to one of the world’s most famous museums – the Museo del Prado. However, there are plenty more landmarks and museums to see. Whenever you want to party, the city will be ready for it! Studying in Madrid can’t be done without experiencing the tapas the city is known for. Head over to Malasaña or the party barrios near La Latina to experience just how the Madrileño students enjoy their tapas and cañas.
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