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Flats, rooms and residences near the UC3M
Student accommodation near the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Flats, rooms and residences near the UC3M

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The Charles III University of Madrid, “Universidad Carlos III de Madrid” in Spanish, is one of the Spanish universities that receive the most international students each year. They make up over 20% of the student population each year! All of them tend to look for accommodation near the Carlos III University of Madrid, so we suggest you start your search as soon as possible.

In this article, we tell you different information that you have to take into account to be able to find your ideal accommodation in a simple and fast way.

Flats and rooms for students near the UC3M

The Carlos III Universidad de Madrid distributes its faculties in different study campuses. Most students look for accommodation near their campus since, being in cities close to Madrid, they can save on transportation and the cost of rent is usually cheaper.

Where is the Charles III University of Madrid located?

This Spanish institution has several campuses in different cities of the Autonomous Community of Madrid:

Getafe Campus

It is located in the centre of Getafe, in Las Margaritas neighbourhood. It is to the south of Madrid, just over 30 minutes by public transport. Here you can find the following faculties:

  • Social and Legal Sciences (including Economics, Law and Statistics)
  • Humanities
  • Communication and Documentation.

Colmenarejo Campus

It is located south of the centre of Colmenarejo, a few minutes by bus or bicycle from it. Here are some of the classes of faculties such as:

  • Social and Legal Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Engineering

Leganés Campus

In the centre of Leganés is situated this complex that has the Higher Polytechnic School, comprising the departments of:

  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media and Theory of Structures
  • Electronic Technology
  • Signal Theory and Communications

Very close to the Leganés campus is the Technological Science Park of the institution, to the north of the city.

Madrid Campus - Puerta de Toledo

This campus is the only one of the institutions that is located in the centre of Madrid. Although most of the classes taught here are postgraduate studies, you will also find the library, multimedia classrooms, and places where different cultural and artistic events are held regularly.

Best neighbourhoods to live in near the UC3M

Consider the following neighbourhoods to find accommodation close to the institution:

Las Margaritas and the centre of Getafe

Renting in Getafe is usually cheaper than in the centre of Madrid, which is why young people tend to choose to live here instead of in the Spanish capital, but moving in here to enjoy its leisure offer. If you are looking for accommodation in the Las Margaritas neighbourhood and the city centre, you will be able to be close to the Getafe Campus from UC3M.

San Nicasio and the centre of Leganés

Leganés Campus of this institution is located in the centre of that city, so that area and the neighbourhood of San Nicasio are very convenient to live near it. Of course, keep in mind that the Technological Park which is in Leganés is a little further from the centre, so you can consider neighbourhoods like North Leganés or Zarzaquemada, which have good public transport connections to it.

The centre of Colmenarejo and Urbanización Santiago

This municipality is small, so you will be able to easily get from one place to another by public transport or by bicycle. However, these two neighbourhoods are ideal for living near Campus Colmenarejo.

Lavapiés and Arganzuela

If the campus you are going to is the one located in Puerta de Toledo, one of the best neighbourhoods that you can consider is Lavapiés. We also recommend that you consider the area of ​​the Madrid suburbs called Arganzuela, where there is usually more nature and slightly more affordable rents.

Student residences near the UC3M

The Carlos III University Foundation manages residences and colleges for students of the University itself. There are a total of three residence halls, two in Getafe and one in Leganés. In general, there are waiting lists to get a place, so we recommend that you investigate other options, such as spare rooms in shared apartments. Of course, remember that you will also be able to stay in private residences for students, where it is usually easier to get a place.

Erasmus in the Charles III University of Madrid

Some information that you have to take into account:

  • By studying at this institution you can obtain the Tarjeta Universitaria Inteligente (TUI), the Smart University Card, with which you will be able to access UC3M facilities and obtain discounts for museums and other cultural activities.
  • If you are under 26 when doing your Erasmus, we recommend that you purchase the Transporte Joven card for the Madrid transport system. It allows unlimited use of all means of public transport within 30 days. Take the opportunity to get to know Madrid and its surroundings as much as you can!

FAQ about Charles III University of Madrid

Where is the Charles III University of Madrid located?

This institution has four campuses, and these are: Getafe Campus, Leganés Campus, Colmenarejo Campus and Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus.

Are there student accommodations near the UC3M?

Yes! No matter which campus of the institution you are going to, you will find a wide variety of student flats available. In Erasmus Play, you will be able to compare them and choose the one that has all the important characteristics for you in a simple way.

How to get to the Charles III University of Madrid ?

All the UC3M campuses have good connections by train (Renfe), metro or bus, both among themselves and with Madrid. Thanks to this, you will be able to move easily from one place to another to enjoy your Erasmus to the fullest.

Which are the best Apps for Erasmus students at the UC3M?

Erasmus Play is one of the most convenient apps you have to download to plan and experience your Erasmus. In it, you will not only be able to easily compare and choose the ideal accommodation for you, but you will also be able to connect with other young people before arriving in the city.

How is student life at the Charles III University of Madrid?

Student life at this institution is very lively. From the institution, including student associations, many events are organised. In addition, young people usually take the opportunity to carry out activities in Madrid every week.