Madrid is located in the virtual centre of Spain, in the centre of Castille. Madrid is also the centre of government, home of the Spanish Parliament (las Cortes), the Spanish Stock Exchange (la Bolsa), and an important cultural and educational centre.
Madrid is known as an artistic centre and as a city with intense cultural activity and an active nightlife. Madrid has over 3 million inhabitants.
The character of the madrileños is known to be open and hospitable. Madrid is a city made up of immigrants from diverse origins, and this means that no one feels like a stranger for long.
Madrid has a continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers, although temperatures are rarely extreme (it rarely snows in the city, for example.) In the peak of winter, the temperature is around 7ºC (43ºF). In July and August the temperatures can reach 33ºC (90ºF). Madrid has the highest number of cloudless days of any European capital.
The following table contains an estimation of the expenses that a student coming to study in Madrid may have. Please note that these quantities are very relative, as they depend on the student:
|EXPENSES||PER SEMESTER||PER YEAR|
|Shared flat||1.500 €||3.000 €|
|Meals||800 €||1.600 €|
|Books||60-80 €||150 €|
|Other fees||Estimated Internacional Club expenses: 55 €||55 €||Local transportation||200€||400 €|
|Personal expenses||2.000 € (depends on the student)||4.000 €|
|Health insurance||Free: European Students need the European Health Insurance Card in order to be covered by the Spanish health system.
Private insurance: Students from outside the European Union will need private health coverage.
|Other||Adventure Trips and other activities organized by the Sports Club : ±300 €/ year|
The best way to move about Madrid with public transportation: metro or bus. You can buy a 10-ticket pass for both services called a metrobús. These are available in metro stations, EMT (Municipal Bus Company) kiosks, tobacco stands, and regular kiosks.
The cheapest way to travel around Madrid is with the Abono de Transporte. This pass permits an unlimited number of trips on the metro, bus, or train (with marked zones) for an entire month. You can buy this pass at tobacco stands.
For those over age 21, you need your passport and a photograph. At the tobacco stand you can fill in the paperwork and sign it. In about 15 minutes they will give you your pass.
For those under age 21 that want the pass immediately, you must follow the above procedure. If you want, you can pay directly to Nebrija University and they will acquire an Abono joven for you.
|Abono de transporte
(age 21 and Over)
(Campus Dehesa de la Villa)
|Zona B3 (Campus de La Berzosa)|
If you are under 26 years old, you will be able to get the “Abono Joven” for only 20€! This monthly transportation pass includes all zones!
If your classes are at Madrid-Princesa Campus or Dehesa de la Villa Campus you should purchase Zone A.
If your classes are at La Berzosa Campus you should purchase Zone B3
In the event of an emergency, the most important number to know is the general emergency number. This is a central number where an operator transfers the call to the pertinent emergency number:
Otros teléfonos de emergencias:
Students can also contact with anyone at Nebrija's International Programmes Department during office hours: