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Autonomous University of Madrid


The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), commonly referred to as la Autónoma, is a Spanish public university situated in Madrid, Spain. Established in 1968 through a royal decree, UAM is recognized as one of the most esteemed universities in Europe.

STUDENTS: 30,000+
RANK: 149
Autonomous University of Madrid

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is organized into eight faculties and superior schools, overseeing and managing the majority of the university’s academic and administrative functions.

Within each faculty, there are various departments responsible for coordinating the teaching and research across different subjects. Researchers have the option to form research institutes to facilitate collaboration within specific research fields.

Currently, the university encompasses 59 departments and eight research institutes. Additionally, UAM has seven associate schools. While not fully integrated into UAM’s administrative structure, these schools confer UAM-recognized degrees and operate under UAM’s academic regulations.

Application Requirements

There are five main levels of the English language requirement for an Italian visa:-

  • Functional Level
  • Vocational Level
  • Competent Level
  • Proficient Level
  • Superior Level
  • Participate in an eligible course of study
  • Bring family members to Italy with you
  • Apply online in or outside Italy
  • Work unlimited hours in any sector.
  • See Temporary changes to visa work conditions for Students and Working Holiday Makers.
  • Be enrolled in a course of study and provide evidence.
  • Make welfare arrangements if you are under 18 years.
  • Have adequate health insurance.
  • Have this visa if applying while in Italy.
  • Have enough money for your stay.
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant.
  1. Application Form: Complete the application form provided by the chosen Italian university. This is often available online on the university's official website.

  2. Educational Documents:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent for undergraduate programs.
    • Bachelor's degree and transcripts for master's or postgraduate programs.
    • Translations of academic documents if they are not in Italian or English. These translations may need to be certified.
  3. Language Proficiency: Proof of proficiency in the language of instruction (usually Italian or English). This may include language test scores such as IELTS, TOEFL, or relevant Italian language proficiency tests.

  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: Provide a detailed CV or resume outlining your academic and professional background, extracurricular activities, and any relevant experiences.

  5. Letter of Motivation: Write a letter explaining your motivation for choosing the specific program, your career goals, and why you want to study in Italy. This is often a crucial part of the application process.

  6. Letters of Recommendation:  Include letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, or employers who can vouch for your academic abilities and character.

  7. Portfolio (if applicable): For programs in the arts, design, or architecture, you may need to submit a portfolio showcasing your work.

  8. Copy of Passport: Provide a copy of your passport or other identification documents.

  9. Proof of Financial Means: Demonstrate your ability to cover living expenses and tuition fees. This may include bank statements, scholarship award letters, or a financial guarantee letter.

  10. Health Insurance: Obtain health insurance coverage that is valid in Italy. Some universities may offer their own insurance plans for students.

  11. Visa Application: If you are a non-European Union student, you will likely need a student visa. Check with the Italian embassy or consulate in your home country for specific requirements.

  12. Pre-Enrollment Application (for Non-EU Students): Non-EU students may need to complete a pre-enrollment application through the Italian embassy or consulate in their home country.

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