Academic Requirements


  • In order to be admitted as an International Exchange Student your Home Institution must have a Bilateral Agreement with ETSII-UPM. Please contact the International Coordinator at your Home Institution for instructions about the specific application process.

  • International Exchange Students must also have completed at least two years or 120 ECTS of the educational program at their Home University.

  • The selection of courses, listed in the Learning Agreement, must always be approved by the International Coordinator at ETSII-UPM as well as the Home Institutional Coordinator. A preliminary selection of courses is made before arrival. One Academic Year equals 60 ECTS. It is strongly advised that students make a LA that conforms to between 20 ECTS and 30 ECTS at ETSII-UPM per term. Studies at other UPM Centre are not recommended by the International Office and the maximum numbers of ECTS the students could follow in another UPM Centre is 6 ECTS.

  • Official Postgraduate Degrees have special requirements and only students with a Bachelor Degree or equivalent academic qualifications -at least 210 ECTS- could access to these courses.
  • Definitive Learning Agreement should be fixed within 4 weeks from the Course start date, and always with the approval of the Home University Coordinator.

  • International Students cannot be guaranteed to be accepted for an End of Studies Project at ETSII-UPM. A student who wants to carry out a Project must contact a Professor directly and make the arrangements with him/her. Then the student can apply through the same Application on-line.

  • International Students will register for their courses at the International Relations Office. It is very important that the International Students arrive in ETSII-UPM in time for the course start.

  • Examinations are taken at the end of each study period, January and June. If you fail at this time, there will be a second chance at the end of the academic year, in July. It is forbidden to do exams concerning ETSI Industriales_UPM courses from your Home University.

  • As the language of instruction is Spanish, International Students are expected to have a good command of the language. Required level of Spanish language to be accepted at ETSII-UPM is B1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
    If you are interested in improving your Spanish during your stay: UPM though PROLINTER offers intensive language courses at the beginning of each semester, or you can attend at ETSII-UPM during the academic year the course "Spanish for Foreigners" free of charge for Exchange Students. It is compulsory to do a test in order to be assigned to a group.


Please note that only students whose Home Institution has a Double Degree Agreement with ETSII-UPM can apply for DD studies.

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As Free Mover Student you are not involved in an International Exchange Program or any other Bilateral Agreement so you are required to pay tuition fees at ETSII-UPM.

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