King Juan Carlos University

King Juan Carlos University
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  • Founded in 1996

  • Ranking: 33/257 in Universities of Spain 2017

  • 37,939 students

  • 8 degrees taught in English

  • Has partnered with Housing Anywhere since August 2014

General Information

Campus Facilities

Split into four different campuses with unique offerings, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) has buildings located throughout Madrid. The campuses include:

  • Móstoles Campus - This campus is home to the University Senate, as well as the Recctor’s Office. Also expect to find the School of Experimental Sciences and Technology, since 1998, and the School of Computer Engineering, since 2007.

  • Alcorcón Campus - This campus boasts the University Hospital and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Fuenlabrada Campus - This campus is home to the School of Telecommunications Engineering, the Faculty of Communication Sciences and the Faculty of Tourism.

  • Madrid Campus - Vicálvaro - This campus hosts the School of Experimental Sciences and Technology, the Higher Technical School in Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Communication Sciences.

  • Madrid Campus - Manuel Becerra - This location is a smaller satellite of the campus at Vicálvaro, and it contains the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences.

  • Madrid Campus - Quintana - At this additional satellite location, you can find the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences.

Each school is divided into different departments, with each faculty governed by its own Dean.

Each campus is full of facilities to make your time on campus enjoyable, whether you’re dining with other students, attending events or working out at the fitness facility. Expect to find several bookstores on campus, offering course books and other necessities.

Each campus also has at least one canteen, offering students complete discounted meals at only €5. However, also keep in mind that there is a myriad of other dining options located off campus. Take a look at our Madrid City Guide for inspiration!

Most of the university departments also offer areas and equipment facilities to assist students with their studies, such as professional recording devices and electronic or research labs.

While there is plenty to keep you busy on campus, be sure to check out our informative Madrid City Guide for other options in the city!


URJC is the second largest public university in all of Madrid, enabling it to offer a varied choice of many different subjects, all offered at multiple levels of difficulty.

  • There are 64 different undergraduate degrees, including:

    • 6 degrees taught completely in the English language

    • 44 dual degrees

    • 6 online university degrees

    • 8 different engineering degrees

  • There are 18 diploma programs.

  • There are 81 different Master’s programs.

  • There are 34 Doctoral programs.

Fortunately, many of these programs are offered in both English and Spanish. Several double degrees, or dual language degrees, can also be earned over a five-year study period. URJC also offers teaching in these faculties:

  • Social Sciences and Law

  • Communication

  • Health Sciences

  • Technology and Experimental Sciences

However, even though your first priority in Madrid may be to study, there is so much more to do in this fascinating city once you put down your books for the day. Be sure to read more in our Madrid City Guide, and get out and explore!

International Dimension

If you earn a degree from Rey Juan Carlos University, this prestigious honor will be recognized all across Europe and beyond. In fact, this is one of the key reasons that, each year, students from over 80 different countries choose to enroll in the university.

While the main focus for students at URJC centers on academia, there is also a huge emphasis on cultural, social and professional pursuits. The university is also well-known for the assistance that it provides to international students, allowing them the opportunity to thoroughly and completely enjoy their time in Madrid.

To learn more about what incoming international students can expect, read on in our informative Madrid City Guide!

Getting Here

As that URJC is divided amongst four different campuses, as well as two satellite locations, we have presented this section to include transportation from all of these areas to the university.


Train: Station Vicálvaro: C-2, C-7 - toward Renfe Cercanías

Metro: Station Vicálvaro: L-9


Calle Daroca: 4, 100, 106, 130, N7

Calle Daroca-Camino Viejo: 4, 100, 106, 130 Calle Artilleros-S. Cipriano: 4, 106, N7, E3

Calle Calahorra: 4, 106, 130, N7

Madrid - Manuel Becerra

Metro: Station Manuel Becerra: L-6, L-2

Bus (EMT):

Calle Doctor Esquerdo: 12, 56, 143, 156, C2 Calle Alcalá: 21, 38, 53, 106, 110, 146, 210 Plaza Manuel Becerra: 2, 71, 106

Madrid - Quintana


Station Argüelles: L-3,L-4 y L-6 y

Ventura Rodríguez: L-3

Bus (EMT):

Calle Ferraz: 74 Calle Marqués de Urquijo: 21 Calle Princesa: 1, 2, 44, 133, C2

Plus, you can also download the handy ETM app, which can help you map out the best methods of transportation to your intended destination, whether it be the university or beyond.

To learn even more about how to get around Madrid like a local, read more in our fact-filled Madrid City Guide!

University Accommodation

Student Neighbourhoods


One of the most popular districts, once known as municipalities, in Madrid, this delightful area is situated Southeast of the city. One of it major boasts is that since 1998, it has been the permanent home of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at King Juan Carlos University. This area is very unique, offering a historic appeal, though quite opposite from that of the downtown area in Madrid. Many students on a budget find the prices in Vicálvaro very appealing. Plus, there are shops, supermarkets and reliable transportation to the university and other surrounding areas.


This city is noted as the Community of Madrid’s 17th largest city. It also contains a population smaller only to that of Greater Madrid and its surrounding areas. To sustain the local economy, the area relies mostly on tourism, including hotels, attractions and more. It is very popular with those visiting the area of Madrid and its surrounding locales, especially due its well-known Royal Palace, its gardens, its alluring landscapes and the Tagus River. In fact, the city was appointed as a World Heritage Cultural landscape by UNESCO in 2001, bringing in more tourists each year, until the recession in 2008.

Many students also choose to live in this city for its affordable pricing for those on a budget. It is also lively and full of fun activities for young people.


Part of the autonomous community of Madrid, this area boasts a large population. Located just 18 kilometres southwest of the city centre of Madrid, it is also convenient as well. Having expanded greatly in the 20th century, Móstoles had a humble beginning as a fishing village. If you love a scenic atmosphere, you can expect to see fountains and monuments scattered throughout the area, providing reminders of the city’s storied history and a relaxing ambiance. Alcorcón

A city in the southwest locale of the Madrid metropolitan area, this neighborhood is also very popular with students. As that one of URJC’s campuses is located here, this is a very convenient home for students studying at that faculty.


South of the city centre of Madrid, Fuenlabrada sports a mostly young population, with over 35 % of its residents under 30 years old. This has caused Fuenlabrada to develop a reputation for having a younger, working class population. There is also a campus of URJC, which is home to the popular faculties of tourism, communication sciences, business administration and telecommunications engineering, among other courses.

There is so much more information to learn about Madrid’s beautiful, bustling neighborhoods. Be sure to check out our informative Madrid City Guide!

Common Housing Practices

Many students attending URJC choose to share flats with other students, selecting those that are located close to their faculties of intended study. This enables a comradery among the students, welcoming them to mingle and make new friends, further accentuating their experiences in Madrid.

The University Rey Juan Carlos offers a wonderful environment for all students, especially those who are studying abroad. It is an ideal place to pursue higher education and experience a new culture.

On, you will find more than 200 rooms in Madrid, enabling you the opportunity to select the housing which best suites your needs! Read more in our informative Madrid City Guide!

Student Associations

Both well-known and prestigious, ESN URJC is noted as one of the 500 sections that comprises the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Part of the University Rey Juan Carlos, this is a very popular student organization, providing great assistance to international students. Consisting of over 25 volunteers, the organization offers representation for international students, as well as organizes events and workshops to further both their social and professional pursuits. Expect to see a calendar full of welcome days, sporting events and trips to other cities in Spain for educational and familiarization development.

But don’t spend all of your time on campus! Find much more to do in our helpful Madrid City Guide!

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