If you are considering an Erasmus year as part of your degree, then chances are Madrid isn’t too far from your thoughts in terms of the perfect location. As one of Europe’s busiest and most thriving capitals and a hotbed of academic excellence, students from all over the world flock to the city every single year.

Your Erasmus experience is one you should cherish and remember for the rest of your life, as living in a new city and a new culture is one of the most exciting things you are likely to have done in your fledgeling career to date. With this in mind, we have put together the following guide to getting the very best out of your Erasmus experience in the Spanish capital.

 

Incredible Universities

Although you may be looking at aspects such as weather and culture when assessing where to go for your Erasmus experience, the first consideration should really be the quality of education and academia.

Madrid scores extremely well with aggregators such as the QS Best Student Cities and the four main universities are also excellent performers in terms of examination grades and the quality of their research. The highest-ranking institutions in the city, which may well be worth you considering for your Erasmus in Madrid are:

 

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

 

What To Do During Your Madrid Erasmus

Of course, you will not just be an Erasmus student in Madrid purely to study, sampling the lifestyle will be a huge part of the experience and there is so much for you to get up to in Madrid. To list them all in this feature would just not be possible but below are a few of the more popular activities you can get up to in this fantastic city.

 

Tapas

Predictable as it may be, no guide to Madrid would be complete without mentioning the superb range of tapas that is available on pretty much every street corner.

As the capital of the great nation of Spain, the country’s signature dish is inevitably available in abundance. Look out for the 100 Montaditos restaurants which are definitely student-friendly or perhaps Malasaña, where you can combine traditional tapas with fine wine and dance well into the night. 

 

Las Huertas

There is nowhere in the city that the aforementioned culture and history of Madrid are more evident than in Las Huertas. The capital’s literary quarter and the cultural hub of the city, all of Spain’s most famous writers spent considerable time here and you can still see the remnants of classic periods in time. The artistic atmosphere and beautiful passages and walkways make this one of the most bohemian districts of Madrid.

 

Check Out Collegiate Marina Real

With all of this and more going on in Madrid, you may well be looking for acclaimed student accommodation in the city for your Erasmus year. Collegiate’s Aravaca residence is just that and is just a short walk from all of the city’s main attractions and universities. With transport links so easy and accessible, our exceptional properties are perfectly positioned and come with all the mod cons one would expect from modern accommodation.

With fitness suites, cinemas, private study rooms, high-speed wi-fi and state of the art security, Collegiate Aravaca could well be perfect for your Erasmus year in Madrid. You can find out more by heading to our dedicated page where you can learn more about our facilities and even arrange a booking online.