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

Free mover students

The free movers (visiting) are accepted by the UPM as students in order to attend a part of the study programmes. The students nominated within the framework of a mobility program or agreement do not apply as free movers.

The studies will be equivalent to a year or to two semesters and they give no right to obtain a UPM's degree.

Application deadlines:

  • Full year or Autumn semester (odd semesters, September-January): June, 1.
  • Second/Spring semester (even semesters, February-June): December, 1.

Application process:

  • Learning Agreement.
  • Identity card or passport copy.
  • Transcript of records.
  • Motivation letter (in English or Spanish) with a list of the courses to do at UPM. If the student would like to do the Final Degree Project, he/she needs to propose some topics.
  • CV (two pages maximum).
  • Certificado de conocimiento de español (nivel A2) si procedes de un país cuyo idioma no sea el español (ver "NOTAS" al final). Certificado en B2 de inglés para cursar asignaturas impartidas en inglés. Niveles de acuerdo al Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (MCER).

This documents will be sent before the application deadline by post to:

movilidad.etsist @

Important documents the accepted students must obtain:

The registration fees will be set by the UPM's Social Council for each year.

Complete rules

What can you study?:

These are the study programs offered by our School:

Course catalogue (with a level classification of 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 Courses from the UPM Language Centre: the intensive course (before the beginning of the lessons, 4 ECTS) and/or the semestral course (3 ECTS).

A note about 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).