Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) was founded in 1968 and has two campuses, Cantoblanco and the Medical School, in northern Madrid. The Autonomous University of Madrid is organized into seven schools, which include: Arts and Philosophy, Teacher Training and Education, Economics and Business Studies, Sciences, Law, Psychology and Medicine, and the Polytechnic, as well as several services buildings; a sports complex; Music and Languages; University Residences and a Postgraduate Centre.
The campus has excellent connections with the city center, including a train station and a direct line to Puerta del Sol. All of this makes the Autonomous University of Madrid an ideal place for foreign students to experience life in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
A Commitment to Excellence
UAM commitment to excellence means it aims to be one of the best universities in the world as well as take on a leading role in the educational, social, cultural and economic sphere. UAM has strong links with institutions and companies by way of agreements, sponsorship programmes and collaboration frameworks.
UAM students in a privileged area aimed at providing a quality environment for the university community and covering all its needs. The campus is easily accessed and well-linked to the Madrid public transport network and is well-served in terms of sports and cultural facilities.
The University features libraries and IT rooms at all the centres, as well as two separate library buildings (Sciences and Humanities), an Agreements and International Relations Office, a guide for foreign students and a comprehensive Reception Centre.
UAM is among the best Spanish universities according to different international rankings. It is a Campus of International Excellence under the UAM+CSIC programme; a recognition based on its research talent and prestige and its association with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) which has given teaching, research and transfer capacities an enormous boost.
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Scholarships & funding
UAM offers different types of scholarship opportunities for international students:
For postgraduate studies, the MAEC-AECID scholarship programme is a leading instrument of Spanish political cooperation with countries receiving official development aid, and also promotes scientific and cultural relations between Spain and the rest of the world.
The Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme created with the aim of providing access to postgraduate study programmes. The Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme is available for nationals in any country where the IFP is implemented: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.
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