Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
Global E3: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure here.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English.
A bit about Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
UPM has more than three thousand faculty members, around thirty eight thousand undergraduate students, and around six thousand postgraduate students.
In the style of the French Grandes Écoles, UPM is made up of 21 Schools dealing with the different areas of technology and awarding engineering degrees of four, five, or six years duration.
UPM’s Schools cover most engineering disciplines, including Aeronautical, Agronomical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Forestry, Industrial, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, Geology, Energy and Naval Engineering, as well as Architecture, Computer Science, Design of Fashion and Geodesy & Cartography. In addition, UPM includes a Center for Physical Education and Sports, and a Design of Fashion School.
The Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities.
Although UPM is a young university, having been founded only in 1971, most of its Schools are over a hundred years old, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and existing independently until they were grouped together as UPM.
It is not an exaggeration to say that much of the history of Spanish technology for over one and half centuries was written by the Schools of Architecture and Engineering of this university, as for many years some of them were the only Technical Schools in existence in their fields in Spain. Almost all the leading Spanish educators and researchers have been involved with UPM either as students, teachers, or both.
Courses are available in the following fields:
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city with more than four million inhabitants. It is the site of the Spanish government and is the most important financial and cultural center in the country. The cultural, leisure and sports offering is rich and varied. It has countless theaters and museums, such as the "El Prado" National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofía Center for the Arts. Monuments, exhibits, and concert halls dot the city. Moreover, in Madrid, over 43 parks and emblematic green areas such as the Retiro Park, the "Casa de Campo" Recreational Park or the Sabatini Gardens can be enjoyed.
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's Globalminers.mst.edu portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via GlobalMiners.mst.edu. Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.
Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.