Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – students

The UC3M has 22.666 students, being similar in size to some of the major European universities, such as Paris II, Uppsala, Maastricht, Tilburg, Cambridge and Oxford (all of which have with in the order of between 14,000 and to 22,000 students).

  • Undergraduate students, 44,3% of which are women and 55,7% are men.
  • Approximately 25% of our students receive grants from the Ministry of Education, from the Community of Madrid or from the UC3M’s own funding programmes.

Sources: UC3M Financial and Management Report for 2019, approved by the Governing Council and Social Council on 15 June 2020, and official websites of the universities above mentioned.

The highest standards

Estudiantes en un aula de bolonia

In 44 of our undergraduate degree courses, UC3M students have obtained the highest admission grades of all the Madrid-based universities.

  • The average grade achieved by students admitted to all degree courses at UC3M stands at 12,229 out of a maximum of 14 points.
  • UC3M covered in its whole all student places in June. In relation to the demand for university studies, for each 100 places offered, the University received 198 applications. 

Sources: UC3M University Registrar and data from the Community of Madrid referring to the 2020-21 academic year.


  • 20% of students at UC3M are foreign. This proportion is notably higher at both master’s (30%) and doctoral (43%) levels.

Source: International Relations Department based on data from the UC3M Financial and Management Report.

  • 54% of UC3M graduates have participated in  international mobility programmes.

Source: Sources: UC3M Financial and Management Report for 2019, approved by the Governing Council and Social Council on 15 June 2020, and official websites of the universities above mentioned.

Graduate career placement and student satisfaction at UC3M

Inserción profesional de sus titulados y satisfacción con la UC3M
  • 93,4% of graduates successfully found work in a degree-related field in the first year after graduation.

Source: XXII Career Placement Study of Graduates from UC3M.  (2018 Academic Year). Prepared by UC3M in collaboration with Accenture. Published in March 2020.

Source: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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