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Life in Madrid


Studying in Madrid is a great opportunity for our students looking for an international education to be immersed in one of the most important cultural capitals in the world.  Madrid offers the opportunity to learn Spanish – the second most spoken language in the world.

Ideal location

SIU Madrid campus is based in a historic building in the northern business district of Madrid.  We are close to major shopping centers, and an easy bus/metro ride to the historic center of Madrid.

We are opposite the Républica Argentina Metro stop and a ten minutes walk (1 stop on the metro) from the direct metro line to the Airport and to the High Speed railway stations.

Madrid is close to mountains – you can ski in winter – and well connected by both air and rail to cities such as Barcelona, Seville and the south coast.

Transnational education

Schiller is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to transfer from one campus to another, from one country to another, remaining in the same university without a loss of time or credit.

English as the unique language of instruction

All our classes are taught in English to make sure our students gain a major competitive advantage, by mastering the language of business “par excellence”, by the time they finish their studies.

Non-native speakers are required to take an English exam before admission.

However, we do offer English support classes for those who may need them.

Multicultural environment

As an independent international and American university in Madrid, we offer our students a multicultural faculty and environment that encourage diversity, leadership and global understanding.

In addition, Schiller’s student body is represented by over 100 nations, making all our campuses as international and dynamic as they could be.

Studying in such a global environment is a unique experience for our students, being inspiring and stimulating at the same time.

Small campus by design

SIU Madrid campus is small in size but big in cultural diversity, which makes it so human and unique.

Personalized attention given to students

The small size of all our classes (less than 20 students) allows maximum attention to the needs of the individual student. The latter can always count on the availability of our faculty for advice and help.

At SIU, each student is known by his or her first name.

We also promote discussion and interaction between professor and student as a way to boost education quality.

Furthermore, the friendly atmosphere found at each one of our campuses helps students in adjusting to a different country and culture and, for some, to a new language.

Comprehensive academic guidance & support service

Our helpful staff will provide students with assistance with practical matters such as housing, as well as with academic issues (course selection, work placement, career opportunities, etc.).

Flexible intake

International students often go through very different education systems according to their backgrounds.

Strong alumni body

Students will have the opportunity to join an international network of over 20,000 alumni from over 130 countries, to enhance their job search and career development.

Accredited diplomas

Students leave our university with diplomas that are accredited on both sides of the Atlantic. Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Associate, Bachelor and Master Degrees.

ACICS ( is a national accreditor of private academic institutions and is recognized by the US Department of Education as well as the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (

In addition, Schiller Madrid is Schiller International University in Madrid is recognized by the Consejería de Educación  of the Comunidad de Madrid (local higher education authorities). Students holding the “Selectividad” examination will be able to request recognition of their degree in Spain.