Escuela Técnica Superior de
Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Magalhães/SMILE for latinoamerican students

Magalhães network is a cooperation programme between European and Latin American universities. It is leaded and coordinated by the UPM. Within the network, there is the SMILE Program (Student Mobility in Latin-America, Caribbean and Europe), which has the purpose of encouraging the student mobility between both sides of the Atlantic.

All the information and forms:


The students interested in studying at the ETSIST-UPM within the framework of SMILE program have to apply through the Moveon platform and upload send the following documents:
  • Learning Agreement
  • Identity card or  passport photocopy
  • CV with current photo
  • Transcript of records
  • Motivation letter:
    - Areas of interest
    - Courses to attend. Topics for the Final Project.
    - Dates for the exchange
    - Host University
  • Spanish language proficiency certificate (A2 level) if you are from a non-Spanish-speaking country (please see the "NOTES" below). B2 level certificate in English for attending English-conducted courses. Levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Deadlines for applications:

  • For full-year or Autumn Semester*: 1 June.
  • For Spring Semester*: 1 December.

What can you study?:

You can check the study offer of our School on this link.

Course catalogue (teaching in English)


  • If you choose courses taught in Spanish we recommend to get a B1 level on arrival.
  • The Final Project (at Bachelor or Master level) can be supervised in English. Please send us a motivation letter to know your areas of interest and we could support you with in the search of a supervisor.
  • All the students are welcome to attend the Spanish Language Course from the UPM Language Courses: the intensive course (before the beginning of the lessons, 5 or 6 ECTS) and/or the semestral course (3 ECTS).

*Academic semesters at UPM:
- Autumn semester or first period: September-January.
- Spring semester or second period: February-June.
- There are resit examinations in July for failed courses in the ordinary examination periods (January and June).