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Language requirements

At bachelor level, the major part of the courses are given in Spanish while the offer of courses given in English is growing at Master and Bachelor level. You may consult our list of courses given in English: 

COURSES given in English at ETSIT-UPM

The bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Technologies and Services is given in both English and Spanish language. 

The bachelor of Biomedical Engineering is fully taught in Spanish language.

It is advisable to have a Spanish language level equivalent to A2/B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. When signing the learning agreement, the home University's Coordinator guarantees that the nominated student has the language level required.

If following classes in English, the minimum of English level required is B2.

No certificate is requested when applying but it may be requiered along the acceptance process if needed.




Spanish courses


NOTE: Spanish courses at UPM are not free of charge. The registration must be done through the webpage of the UPM Language Center: Cursos de Español – Centro de lenguas de la UPM


The Language Center of UPM offers to exchange students a SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS through its Language Programme for Internationalization. Starting in August and in January, UPM offers a 2-3 weeks Spanish intensive language course, that may be complemented with the regular Spanish language course taught along the fall and spring semester. 

The first week of classes, students will take a proof level in order to dictaminate the group they will belong to. At least 80% of classes must be attended in order to get the language certificate, which will be given by the Professor at the end of the course.

  • The intensive Spanish course is granted 5 ECTS
  • The regular Spanish course is granted 3 ECTS

IMPORTANT: Spanish courses do NOT appear in the transcript of records. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate by the UPM Language Center with the ECTS obtained.


  • Spanish preparation course to DELE is granted 4 ECTS

In November and May, you may take the official examination DELE (official diplome of Spanish as a foreign language) that the Language Center of UPM organized in cooperation with Cervantes Institute.

Registration must be done in the UPM Language Center page: Cursos de Español – Centro de lenguas de la UPM


  • Conversation in Spanish - intermediate level is granted 1,5 ECTS

Registration must be done in the UPM Language Center page: Cursos de Español – Centro de lenguas de la UPM