University of Technology, Arts and Design

Welcome to U-tad

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Welcome to U-tad

At U-tad, you can pursue a complete undergraduate program, a graduate degree, or a postgraduate degree of your choice. You will be able to study Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, VR, Modeling, Digital Design, Video Game Design, Video Game Programming, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, VFX, and Video Game Art.   

You are invited to join an international multicultural environment made up of digital industry students and professionals.

We  encourage you to learn more about our programs. Here you can review our undergraduate programsgraduate programs and postgraduate courses.  

Additionally, you can participate in these short-term programs at U-tad: 

  • Study Abroad: spend a year or a semester studying abroad for one of our degrees. To participate, you need to contact our International Department to get more information and apply for application evaluation. Contact us at: Office of International Relations.  
  • You can contact us through the information forms on the website or directly by e-mail to our International Relations Office: 

International Exchange Program

  • Students from our partner universities, with which we have an international cooperation agreement, can study with us for one semester. 
  • International mobility agreements facilitate credit validation, whether through bilateral agreements or under the Erasmus+ program.

Steps to follow

1. Be nominated by your university

The student’s university nominates the student. Therefore, you must be enrolled at a U-tad partner university to be considered. Please contact the International Relations Office of your university to find out if it is a U-tad partner and ask how to apply for the exchange program. 

If there is no international cooperation agreement with your university and you are looking to study with us for a short period of time, you can also come for a semester or a year as a Study Abroad or participate in one of our short summer or winter courses. 

2. Application

Once you have been nominated, you will be asked to complete the online application form.

3. Documents you must attach to your application
  • Academic transcript. 
  • Letter of intent.
  • 1 photograph. 
  • Portfolio / demo reel (if applying for one of the artistic degrees). 
  • Photocopy of passport. 

All documents must be submitted in Spanish or English (in both cases, if it is not the official language of the country of origin, official translations must be provided). 

4. Deadlines for submitting applications
  • May 15 – First semester (September to January) 
  • November 15 – Second semester (February to June) 
5. Languages of instruction

Our main language of instruction at U-tad is Spanish. However, several programs are taught in English. If your mother tongue is not the language of instruction of your desired program, you must provide a certificate demonstrating that you have the ability to understand the classes (either in Spanish or English).

6. Final Admission Decision

Being nominated by your university does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The final decision will be made based on the quality of your application, the conditions of the exchange agreement with your university, and the balance between incoming and outgoing students. We recommend that you also consider Study Abroad options if you do not obtain a place in the Exchange Program. 

The admission decision will be communicated by email at the latest by mid-June for the first semester and by mid-December for the second semester. 

Course selection

  • After being accepted at U-tad, you will receive information on how to select your courses of interest.
  • You can take a maximum of 30 ECTS during one semester. Exchange students student are required to complete a minimum of 20 ECTS.
  • However, you will be able to enroll in additional subjects if you exceed 30 ECTS. To do so, please contact our International Relations Office.  We will advise you on enrollment procedures and how to pay for the corresponding credits. 

Exchange Program

As an exchange student, you do not need to pay tuition fees. In other words, the cost of the credits you will take at U-tad is already included in your tuition at your home university. Any other costs, such as necessary materials and additional expenses, are the responsibility of the student. 

You will have to come to U-tad with the necessary medical coverage to cover the entire exchange program. 

If you are a student from outside the European Union, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish embassy or consulate in your country of origin to obtain a residence permit in Spain. The International Relations Office will send you the letter of admission necessary to apply for the visa. 

Accommodation - Welcome service

U-tad provides you with information about the accommodation options with which we have special agreements for our students. We also inform you about the different accommodation options in Madrid. However, it is the student’s responsibility to find accommodation for the exchange program. We recommend you to consider your options in advance, as housing options are usually booked well in advance. 

You can also contract a complete welcome service that includes: 

  • Guidance on how to obtain a visa and TIE (Foreigners Identification Card or Tarjeta de Identificación de Extranjeros). 
  • Help with accommodation. 
  • Opening a bank account. 
  • Public transport card. 
  • Sim Card. 
  • One day trip. 

For additional information, you can write to: 

Visa Eurpean Union Citizens

You will not need a visa if you are from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

Visa Non-European Union Citizens

If you are a non-European Union citizen, you will need a student visa. It is very important to apply for your visa at least three months before you move to Spain to ensure that you receive it on time. Also, we strongly recommend that you reserve your place in the university as soon as possible; once you do so, we will send you an official welcome email with further instructions.

Health Insurance

Every international student must have a Health and accidents insurance policy during his/her stay in Spain before getting admission at U-tad.

Special needs

If you need any accommodation during your time at U-tad, please let us know prior you arrival, in order to provide you an appropriate and reasonable accommodations for your needs, by

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Study Abroad

If you wish to study a semester at U-tad and your university does not have an exchange agreement with our school, you can opt for our Study Abroad program. This program will allow you to study at U-tad and enroll in our courses after paying the enrolment fees. Coordinating with your home university, you will be able to plan credit validation according to your study plan. 

If you are interested in U-tad’s programs in Animation, Videogame Design,  Digital Design, or Computer Science, check our range of courses and live the U-tad experience. 

Living in Madrid

There are so many reasons to live in Madrid that people who have to leave the Spanish capital end up taking a little piece of it with them. As the saying goes: from Madrid to the heavens. Madrid hooks you. It is a very engaging city. It has that enticing feel to it. It’s a bit chaotic at first, but when you get used to meeting people all over and at all hours, it makes you feel at home. There is no place like it. 

Madrid has it all. Do you enjoy art and culture? The renowned Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen are Madrid’s Holy Trinity of art museums. It also has thousands of galleries and cultural centers such as El Matadero or La Casa Encendida. However, that is not all. Madrid is home to a great diversity of architectural culture. As Ana Belén sang: miralámiralá… la Puerta de Alcalá‘ (look at the Puerta of Alcalá); or the Puerta de Toledo. Madrid is a city full of rich history and traditions that go back centuries. 

At the same time, the city has a modern and contemporary lifestyle. A plethora of traditions blend in the cosmopolitan rhythm of this capital city. This is why it was named ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 1992. 

If you seek relaxation and tranquility, Madrid is surrounded by mountains (at the start of the Manzanares River), and during the winter months you can enjoy snow sports at its various ski slopes. Speaking of sports: Madrid has some of the best soccer stadiums in the world. You will not be able to resist its charm. 

Gran Vía de Madrid